The William Randolph Hearst Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides rehabilitation services for inpatients with a wide range of needs. The rehabilitation unit is located within the acute care hospital; as a result, you and your team have access to the hospital’s acute care physicians and a wide variety of specialists who can be consulted on an as-needed basis.
Who We Treat
We offer physical, occupational, speech, and recreation therapy for:
- Brain injuries
- Cardiac rehabilitation/ventricular assist device rehabilitation
- Hip fractures
- Major traumatic injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neurological disorders
- Orthopedic surgery rehabilitation
- Speech and swallowing difficulties
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spine surgery
- Stroke, featuring a special Stroke Rehabilitation Unit
- Transplant rehabilitation
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
In addition to 24-hour rehabilitation nursing, your inpatient acute rehabilitation program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia may include one or more of these therapies:
- Physical therapy. Physical therapists use a variety of techniques to help you get moving, reduce your pain, restore your function, and prevent disability. They apply the results of research and use proven techniques to help you achieve a healthier and more active lifestyle.
- Occupational therapy. Occupational therapists help you relearn the skills of daily living, such as taking care of yourself, getting dressed, writing, regaining balance and coordination, and using supportive equipment. Their goal is to enable you to lead an independent, productive, and satisfying life.
- Speech and swallowing therapy. Speech-language pathologists help you if you have had an illness or injury, such as a stroke, that hindered your speech or swallowing abilities. Their goal is to help you regain those functions as much as possible. They also address other skills such as reading, writing, attention, memory, problem solving, thinking, and learning.
- Recreation therapy. Recreation therapists provide treatment and education and offer recreational opportunities to improve and maintain your physical, cognitive, emotional, and social function. They work with you to enhance your independent living skills and overall quality of life.
Your family and friends are encouraged to visit during your hospital stay, typically during the hours when you are not in a therapy session, unless instructed by the therapy team to participate in family training.