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Rehabilitation Medicine, also known as physiatry, is the medical specialty that helps maximize patient performance after injury or disease. Rehabilitation Medicine physicians provide in-depth evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for individuals with pain, musculoskeletal and back problems and neurological disability. Working closely with physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation medicine physicians help organize and integrate a multi-disciplinary program of rehabilitation services.
Rehabilitation Medicine NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers inpatient, outpatient and acute care consultation services. The outpatient physician practice is located on the 16th floor of the Baker Pavilion. Here a variety of outpatient conditions are managed including back and neck pain, musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease, and spasticity management, among many others. The Weill Cornell Spine Center, a multidisciplinary clinic with rehabilitation medicine, neurosurgery and physical therapy, is also on Baker 16.
For people with moderate to severe physical limitations, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation is available in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Center on the 17th floor of the Baker Pavilion. Our rehabilitation medicine physicians direct an outstanding team of professionals that includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, speech-language pathologists, and recreation therapists. With a typical length of stay of about 12 days, the unit helps prepare patients with neurological or medical conditions for return to their homes and communities.
The Rehabilitation Medicine Consultation Service assesses inpatients in the Greenberg Pavilion. Along with occupational and physical therapists, our physicians help mobilize patients with neurological, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders that limit mobility and performance. This team of professional also determines if patients are eligible for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Center on Baker 17.
For information about NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Rehabilitation Services, visit www.nyprehabmed.org