Rehabilitation Services

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The Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation and Nursing Rehab team provides comprehensive and dynamic rehabilitative services for adult patients with musculoskeletal problems resulting from arthritis of the shoulders, hips, knees and spine. Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation and Nursing also specializes in rehabilitative services for individuals who have undergone total joint replacement surgery.

Our modern rehabilitation department provides residents with cutting edge, state of the art equipment and services. Through a team approach that focuses on the patient’s goals, Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation specially trained physical therapists develop individualized programs to help patients reach their maximum functional potential. Orthopedic consultations are always provided.

Our highly trained staff delivers intense rehabilitative services over a brief period of time, working towards returning residents to their communities and homes with the highest level of independence. Services are designed specifically to meet the needs of each individual resident and their families, assisting with their return as an active community member. Typically, our short term rehabilitation program provides services for, but not exclusively:

  • Falls and Fractures
  • Orthopedic Surgery (hip and/or knee replacements)
  • Amputations
  • Strokes/Cerebral Vascular Accidents
  • Cardiac surgery
  • General deconditioning following lengthy hospital stay
  • Automobile Accidents

Our dedicated staff are committed to restoring and enhancing the quality of life of our residents. Prior to discharge, our social worker and therapists work closely with the resident and family to ensure a smooth transition from our facility back to the community. Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s rehabilitation team will also order any necessary equipment to make the transition home easy and safe for the resident and family members.


Occupational therapy focuses on improving strength, upper body flexibility and fine motor coordination.Our occupational therapists have extensive experience working with repetitive stress injuries, stroke limitations, and a host of serious chronic conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Our occupational therapists use task-directed activities to improve our residents’ functional abilities and Activities of Daily Living (ADL), which include feeding, dressing and grooming.

Our occupational therapists assess functions and potential complications related to the movement of upper extremities, ADL’s, cognition, vision and perception. They then, together with the patient, help determine the best ways to perform daily living skills including showering, dressing and personal hygiene and resume daily living to the best of his or her ability. Other skills that are learned in Occupational Therapy include:

  • Cooking
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Banking
  • Budgeting
  • Readiness to return to work by assessing pre-vocational and vocational skills


Our physical therapists are skilled in treating problems that limit dexterity and help restore maximum potential. Through a broad range of treatments, our physical therapists help patients find relief from pain, recover independence, and improve quality of life. Our experienced rehabilitation team empowers residents through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence and ability. Our therapists focus on identification and rehabilitation of physical impairment and pain, as well as f preventing any future injury.

Every physical therapy program in Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. Our physical therapists are experts in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal problems that affect the abilities to move and function in daily life. Physical therapists help teach the patient how to transfer to and from a bed when a patient cannot ambulate. They then train the patient to walk again and move more normally. Physical therapist will assess, among other things, balance, posture, coordination of movement, pain management, and strength.


Speech therapy helps residents who are experiencing difficulty speaking, communicating their thoughts, or swallowing. Our expert speech therapists provide an extensive range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury and dementia, as well as those suffering from respiratory illness and hearing impairment. The therapists assess the resident’s challenges in thinking and communication such as:

  • Poor Memory
  • Poor Attention and Concentration
  • Poor Decision Making
  • Impulsivity
  • Disorientation
  • Language and Communication Abilities
  • Inability to Speak
  • Inability to Understand when Spoken To


  • “I had hip replacement surgery and came to your facility. This event became the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. Because of the type of surgery I had my movements were very restricted. I felt very despondent because I have never been so incapacitated in my life. My nurse was terrific. She took care of me as if I was a member of her family is the best way to put it without sounding maudlin or sentimental. Thanks for the terrific care I received there and I would recommend your institution to anybody.”

    Samuel Y.
    Former Resident (Discharged)
  • “Last week, you went beyond your duties to assist me regarding my grandmother. Throughout your busy schedule, in a very professional and caring manner, you expedited telephone calls and paper work as well as followed-up to get the job completed. Due to your outstanding assistance, my grandmother and myself were very pleased with the results”

    Patricia W.
    Family Member
  • “Thank you for taking such good care of my friend. . . Your facility is the best I have seen. Clean, well organized, polite, and well informed. My friend is flourishing and speaks highly of the center due to your constant care, patience and attention. Thank you for your attention and kindness.”

    Susan B.
    A Friend
  • “I’ve been in two other nursing homes and this facility is the best. I will return to this facility if I need to. Keep doing what you are doing. You all are doing a great job.”

    Susan C.
    Discharged Patient After Short Term Stay
  • “The family wishes you and entire staff the best of success. Thank you so much for all the assistance provided towards improving the well-being of our dear loved one.”

    Lauren T.
    Family Member
  • “Since I’ve been here every time I see my CNA it’s the same warm smile she greets me with and I can honestly say I’m glad to be here”

    Walden S.
  • “God bless all of you.”

    Tom D.
  • “This is my facility, I love it here.”

    Robert M.