Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

A provider may identify patients who would benefit from inpatient rehabilitation services. These services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.

Physical Therapy Services

During your hospital stay, our physical therapy team offers services to help you regain your strength and mobility and improve your quality of life following treatment of your illness or health condition or after your surgical procedure.

Inpatient physical therapy consultations begin when your provider feels therapy is medically appropriate.

At your first therapy session, your physical therapist will perform a thorough initial evaluation and develop a comprehensive treatment plan with measurable goals promoting healing and restoring your mobility. Your physical therapist will work closely with other care team members, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and case managers, to ensure you are on track toward reaching your goals.

As you prepare for your discharge home from the hospital, your physical therapist will recommend if any changes should be made in your home so it is easy and safe for you to move around. They may also recommend equipment to aid in safe mobility. If needed, your physical therapist may recommend that you transition to a rehabilitation facility as you regain your mobility.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapists (OTs) work with individuals across the lifespan with physical and cognitive conditions. OTs are crucial in acute care by facilitating early mobilization, performing therapeutic interventions, and creating safe discharge plans. OTs also assist in addressing barriers that affect a person’s physical and psychosocial needs to increase independence with daily functional activities, such as self-care, household chores, and other meaningful occupations.

Before the first session, the OT will evaluate using various methods, such as interviews, complete standardized and non-standardized tests, and clinical observations. Following the evaluation, the OT creates a report based on the findings a creates a plan of care for future visits if additional treatment is recommended. At the time of discharge to home, OT will assist in addressing your concerns and needs in performing daily activities independently.  

Speech Language Pathology Services

Speech language pathology provides assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. At New York Presbyterian Queens, our certified speech language pathologists work as part of a collaborative team of specialists to improve each patient’s speech, language, and swallowing function. Services are available for infants, children, and adults. Speech language pathologists work with each patient to create a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.