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The Center for Stroke Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is devoted to providing the most advanced stroke rehabilitation and developing innovative, effective treatments for stroke survivors. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art treatments that are not widely available at other centers in the New York metropolitan area, and creating and assessing new treatments to improve the lives of individuals living with the after-effects of stroke. We believe that integrating rehabilitation as early as possible in a patient's care offers the best chance of a successful recovery.

The multidisciplinary rehabilitation team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, and physicians who are fellowship-trained in neurological rehabilitation. The goals of rehabilitation may include regaining lost function, building strength and endurance, and improving communication in patients who have lost some of the ability to speak and gesture.


Matthew Fink, M.D., Chief of the Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, discusses two emerging therapies, often used in tandem, to help stroke patients regain their lost ability to move limbs.

Comprehensive rehabilitation programs help each patient return to the highest level of function and independence, while improving his or her overall quality of life. Rehabilitation is offered on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, depending on each patient's diagnosis and personal needs. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Center features an outstanding team of professionals that includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, speech-language pathologists, and recreation therapists. The unit helps prepare patients with neurological or medical conditions for the return back to their homes and communities. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine is committed to providing the most advanced stroke rehabilitation care, including state-of-the-art treatments that are not widely available in other centers.

More information about stroke rehabilitation, please visit Rehabilitation Medicine.

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