The Stroke Program
The Stroke Program is designed to assist patients and families with the physical, cognitive, emotional and psychological effects of a stroke. Education for patients and families is a key component, with support/adjustment groups and classes held on a regular basis.
The Orthopedic Program
The Orthopedic Program is designed to treat people with musculosketetal injuries such as strains, sprains, ligament injuries, and reconstruction, amputations, multiple trauma, joint replacements, and hip fractures with medical complications. These conditions are usually the result of sports injuries, work-related injuries, automobile accidents, or even normal aging and wear and tear. The program uses individual and group therapy.
The Brain Injury Program
The Brain Injury Program is designed to treat people with traumatic brain injury, anoxic/hypoxic brain injury, encephalopathies and brain tumors. This program is part of our Day Treatment Program, providing comprehensive and coordinated care.
The Spinal Cord
and Neurological Program
The Spinal Cord and Neurological Program is designed to treat people with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions, such as motor neuron diseases, polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease. The focus is to educate patients and families with the ultimate goal of maximizing independence and transition into a new lifestyle.
The General Rehabilitation Program is designed to treat people who have become debilitated from a serious illness or after a long hospital stay. Conditions include cardiac recovery, oncology, post-surgery and complex medical care.
The Day Treatment Program
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital’s Day Treatment Program provides services for people with brain injury and stroke who are able to live at home, but whose daily lives can be improved through organized, intensive outpatient therapy. The focus of the Day Treatment Program is to successfully reintegrate individuals into home, community, and vocational environments. This is achieved through individual therapies as well as specialized groups. Patients also participate in community outings in order to practice and carry over skills they are practicing during therapy sessions in a functional, real-life setting.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic
In order to be comfortable, and to function well without causing injury, orthotics and prosthetics need to fit your body as precisely as possible. The Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic at Mount Sinai is here to see to it that your orthotic or prosthetic is the best possible fit for your body and your lifestyle.
At the Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic, you will meet with a physician, as well as an orthotist or a prosthetist. This team will work with you, possibly using evaluation braces, temporary braces, shoe inserts, or other preliminary tools, in order to arrive at a prescription for an orthotic or prosthetic.
Once your orthotic or prosthetic has been crafted, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic team will train you in its proper use, from positioning and attaching it to performing common tasks while the orthotic or prosthetic is in place. As your needs change, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic team will remain available to ensure that you remain equipped with a well-fitted and appropriately designed orthotic or prosthetic.
When prolonged or lifetime use of a wheelchair is prescribed, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Every wheelchair user’s needs must be addressed in the choice of manual or power drive, design, weight, and, especially, in wheelchair fit.
The Wheelchair Clinic is comprised of a physician, an occupational therapist, and a medical equipment representative. The physician and occupational therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation that includes an assessment of your current and predicted future living and working environments, a physical therapy evaluation, an assessment of any current mobility equipment you may be using and its ability to meet your needs, your current diagnosis and prognosis, and a functional assessment of your needs regarding seating and mobility.
Once your wheelchair has been obtained, the Wheelchair Clinic will continue to work with you to ensure proper wheelchair positioning. This is important in helping you to establish and maintain functional independence, while promoting good posture, breathing, and digestion, and avoiding skin problems.