Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Speech and Language Pathology
To help patients recover and function at their highest level, Weill Cornell Medicine offers physical and occupational therapy as well as speech-language pathology services.
Professional physical therapy takes advantage of the body’s own natural healing ability through the use of exercise and activity in a supervised environment. Our carefully-designed programs are overseen by highly-trained physiotherapists. Restoring mobility is a key goal of physical therapy programs, so that patients can return to full and productive lives.
At Weill Cornell Medicine, we offer outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation services at our Upper East Side and Lower Manhattan locations, as well as our network site at Saint Mark’s Place.
Physical Therapy services in the Upper East Side and Lower Manhattan are provided through our close collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian.
Occupational therapists help those who have had an illness or injury relearn the skills of daily living.
In order to maximize independent function in the home and community, occupational physical therapy focuses on self-care training and education, the use of adaptive equipment and compensatory techniques, customized brace fabrication, motor-control training, function-based cognitive and perceptual training, balance and coordination.
Occupational Therapy services are provided through NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in its Upper East Side and Lower Manhattan campuses in New York City.
Speech-Language Pathologists concentrate on communication and swallowing disorders as the result of neurological impairment, developmental conditions, injury or surgery.
Speech therapy treatment and evaluation of communication problems may focus on:
• Speech production
• Auditory comprehension
• Word finding
• Verbal expression
Speech therapy also addresses other skills, including reading, writing, attention, memory, problem-solving, thinking and learning.
Speech-Language Pathology services are provided through NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at its Upper East Side location on East 68th Street.