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.
Physical Therapy takes advantage of the body’s own natural healing ability, through the use of exercise and activity provided in a carefully designed and supervised program. Restoration of mobility is a key goal in physical therapy so that patients can return to full and productive lives.
At Weill Cornell Medicine, we offer outpatient physical therapy 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 Hospital.
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, 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.
Speech-Language Pathologists concentrate on communication and swallowing disorders as the result of neurological impairment, developmental conditions, injury or surgery.
Evaluation and treatment of communication problems may focus on speech production, voice, auditory comprehension, word finding and verbal expression. 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.