Types of Therapy

The Center for Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital offers a wide range of physical and occupational therapies at the hospital and at facilities in Croton-on-Hudson and Cold Spring. Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs are also offered at the hospital. Appointments can be made at the location of your choice. Among our specialized services:

Orthopedic Physical Therapy

The physical therapists of NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital are key to restoring orthopedic health by improving movement, building up function and relieving pain. Through evaluation and individualized treatment programs, and in collaboration with your physician, we treat existing problems and work with you to restore your previous level of activity/sport. Many of our physical therapists are orthopedic clinical specialists certified by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Specialties. Our physical therapists also provide preventative care for individuals with a variety of needs.

Sports Medicine

Our Sports Medicine program specializes in injury prevention, performance enhancement and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Our team of highly-trained therapists work with the area’s top orthopedic specialists. They are part of The Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Network, and hold prestigious accreditations. Each team member offers specialized skills, significant experience and a dedication to improving patients’ lives.

Spine Therapy

The physical therapists of NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital provide individualized treatments to patients with back or neck pain and dysfunction. We offer expert treatment of conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, radiating pain, coccyx pain, osteoarthritis, impingement syndromes, whiplash injuries, TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), postural syndromes, fractures, congenital disorders and spinal tumors. We also assist in the recovery process after surgery to alleviate pain and stiffness, and restore function.

The goal of physical therapy is to control pain and re-establish normal movement, strength and flexibility. Patient education to improve posture, and re-educate the body to prevent continued or further pain is of utmost importance. Our highly trained therapists will utilize a variety of hands-on techniques and exercise approaches to achieve the best possible results. Ultimately, we want to help our patients reach their own personal lifestyle goals. Many of our physical therapists are APTA-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists and hold additional advanced training.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular problems — including vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance — make daily life difficult, and contribute to falls and accidents. Our staff of physical therapists certified in vestibular rehabilitation provides comprehensive assessments and individualized treatment with the department’s Biodex Balance System and Infrared Frenzel Lenses. A combination of therapy techniques and exercises can help decrease or eliminate dizziness and improve balance. Patients are also educated on the best ways to manage symptoms so they can more safely engage in activities like climbing stairs and driving.

Hand Therapy

Does it hurt to use the computer, swing a tennis racquet or even lift a cup of coffee? Hand therapy can help restore function and reduce pain in patients with conditions affecting the hands, wrists and elbows. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendon and nerve injuries, fractures, arthritis, and other conditions can all benefit. The program combines exercise, manual therapy and education to help patients increase motion, dexterity, and strength. Custom splinting is also available. Our team includes certified hand therapists – professionals who have completed advanced coursework and 4,000 or more hours in direct hand experience.

Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

Following replacements of knees or hips, physical therapy is essential to help patients regain mobility, strength and range of motion. A progressive exercise plan, combined with other therapies, can help strengthen muscles and ligaments around the joint replacement and reduce swelling. Some patients may also benefit from occupational therapy designed to help with activities such as bathing and dressing.

Scoliosis Management

Fixed or progressive scoliosis causes uneven spinal curvatures due to skeletal loading forces. The Schroth method employs 3-dimentional exercises designed to help people live better with mild to moderate scoliosis. Our specially trained physical therapist, Dr. Renee Lemieux, Certified BSPTS C1 Certified Scoliosis Therapist, offers treatments that may include: Musculoskeletal evaluation & Postural Assessment, Auto-elongation, Isometric Strengthening, Corrective Rotational Breathing, Scoliosis Education, Proper Body Mechanics, Postural Training, and a Customized Home Program.

Lymphedema Therapy and Cancer Rehabilitation

Patients suffering from lymphedema – swelling that occurs when lymph fluid fails to drain properly – can benefit from an individualized therapy program. A combination of techniques, including exercise, compression bandaging and manual drainage, work together to reduce swelling, improve skin condition and get patients moving more comfortably. The therapy can address lymphedema related to trauma, cancers or vascular conditions.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

A non-surgical solution for pelvic pain and urinary incontinence is available for men and women. Our specially trained physical therapists are changing the lives of women and men dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor muscles are located in the pelvis that control urination, defecation and sexual function. When dysfunctional, these muscles can produce symptoms of pelvic pain, dysparunia (pain with intercourse), constipation, fecal incontinence, urinary frequency, urination at night, and vaginal wall prolapse. After a thorough assessment, an individualized program is developed in order to gain control of symptoms.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our medically supervised Cardiac Rehabilitation program consists of education and individualized physical conditioning. Our program adheres to the guidelines established by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Individuals 18 years of age and older with many different forms of heart disease may benefit from rehabilitation, particularly if your medical history includes:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve replacements
  • Angioplasty and stents
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Stable agina

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our medically supervised Pulmonary Rehabilitation program consists of education and individualized physical conditioning. Our program adheres to the guidelines established by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Individuals 18 years of age and older with different forms of pulmonary disease may benefit from rehabilitation, particularly if your medical history includes:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
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