Services & Specialties

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Rehabilitation Medicine: Physical and Occupation Therapy

The Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers a wide range of ambulatory services for patients from infancy through adulthood. Our departmental vision is to provide patient-centered, evidenced-based clinical care through interdisciplinary teamwork to impact our patients and the community through a highly engaged, skilled, and empathetic team.

Our talented and dedicated team consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. We provide many specialty services to meet the individual needs of our patients. The rehabilitation team works together to develop a comprehensive plan for each patient to achieve greater independence and quality of life.

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation:  Our board-certified rehabilitation physicians and therapists provide hospital consultations, admission and inpatient rehabilitation care.
Tel: 718-780-3233 for admission

Comprehensive Subacute Consult Service (CSCS):  Our expert physiatrists provide rehabilitation medicine consultation in subacute facilities. Tel: 646-468-2082

Programs & Services

  • Post-COVID Rehabilitation Program: Our team of rehabilitation physicians and therapists work to address ongoing respiratory and neurologic dysfunction, pain, or debility experienced after a COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Aftercare Program: Our fellowship-trained board-certified brain injury physiatrists provide comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation care.
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation therapy helps patients fully recover from an orthopedic injury or illness. Partnering with the Department of Orthopedics we offer outpatient physical and occupational therapy to those experiencing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Neurological rehabilitations provide care for patients with neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. 
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based program to address dizziness and balance problems that are associated with vestibular dysfunction.  
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an exercise-based program that can help you overcome challenges like shortness of breath, endurance, fatigue, and weakness, including those associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Pelvic rehabilitation for women and men is a highly specialized area of physical therapy that addresses many different disorders related to the pelvis. Our experienced staff evaluates problems related to urination, defecation, pelvic pain, and prenatal/postpartum issues.
  • Lymphedema is swelling and congestion in one of the extremities commonly caused by the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment or other conditions.
  • Hand therapy is a specialized field of rehabilitation that assesses and treats various conditions of the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand).
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Our pediatric therapist is skilled in providing evaluation and treatment of various disorders that interfere with a child’s ability to perform age-appropriate skills or tasks. This may include difficulties with gross motor coordination, fine motor coordination, muscle imbalances, sensory-motor coordination, and gait abnormalities.

  • Geriatrics rehabilitation physicians provide specialized rehabilitative care for those 65 and older.
  • Cancer Rehabilitation physicians address your rehabilitation needs related to your cancer diagnosis or treatments.  
  • Lifestyle Medicine:  Our board-certified Lifestyle Medicine physician provides both telehealth visits and in person appointments to help you implement Lifestyle Medicine interventions to address chronic diseases and for wellness.
  • Spine Care:   Our physicians are board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and in Interventional Pain Medicine. They specialize in providing care for a wide range of painful conditions of the spine, joints, muscles, and nerves using minimally invasive techniques such as fluoroscopically guided spine procedures, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, and neuromodulation. 
  • Sports Medicine:  our board-certified fellowship-trained sports medicine physiatrists provide comprehensive management of acute and chronic sports injuries, concussion care, and injury prevention.

Contact Us

Please contact us to schedule an appointment for Physical or Occupational Therapy

718-246-8520 Fax number for referrals

Please contact us at to schedule an appointment for Speech-Language Pathology

718-780-7802 Fax number for referrals