Mount Sinai’s three inpatient rehabilitation units, with a total of 86 beds, are housed in the Klingenstein Clinical Center at 100th and Madison Avenue, and admit almost 2,000 patients yearly. Each unit has its own therapy space and gym, so that patients spend more time in therapy than in transit to therapy. All three units – spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke and general medical rehabilitation – are CARF-accredited. Additionally, Mount Sinai’s post-amputation service is CARF-accredited, the only one in NYC to be so recognized.
A defining element of medical rehabilitation within each of these units is the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. The Mount Sinai team typically consists of the patient and family members, a physiatrist (a physician specialty trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation), a rehabilitation nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist and social worker, drawing upon a variety of other disciplines as needed, including speech language pathologists, recreation therapists, vocational counselors, prosthetists, orthotists and dieticians.
Inpatient rehabilitation services on all three units combine:
- Individualized treatment, with the patient as a full participant in all aspects of care
- A minimum of three hours of intensive therapy a day, five days a week, with less intensive therapy on weekends
- One of the highest staff-to-patient ratios anywhere, ensuring almost twice the amount of personal attention available at most rehabilitation centers
- One-on-one therapy, supplemented when appropriate by group sessions
- Intensive training in activities of daily living, such as showering, dressing, eating, etc.
- The support of highly skilled, empathetic staff specially trained in the latest therapeutic advances
- Access to the latest treatment options, through participation in cutting edge clinical trials and adoption of the most recent advances in rehabilitation
- Accommodations with just one or two patients to a room, plus the option of premium comfort and amenities
- Peer support groups led by experts
- Pet assisted therapy – dogs helping people
- Patient and family education
- Carefully planned community integration activities, including community outings
- Inpatient programs that serve patients as young as 12, devoting special attention to their psychological and schooling needs
- Instant access to all of the hospital's highly specialized services and physicians
- Continuity and coordination with outpatient rehabilitation services
Additionally, physical, occupational and speech therapists are part of the interdisciplinary team that provides rehabilitation services to many patients on acute medical and surgical units. These therapists provide training in activities of daily living and functional mobility; educate patients and families regarding exercise, function and wellness; recommend adaptive or assistive equipment; initiate speech, language and cognitive remediation; and assist in discharge planning.
(Uptown) Center for Advanced Medicine: 212-241-4477
Outpatient Medical Clinics
Physicians - Rehabilitation Medicine: 212-241-6335
Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine: 212-241-6321
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center
1450 Madison Avenue at 100th Street
New York NY 10029
Outpatient Services at Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice:
5 East 98th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10029
Center for Advanced Medicine
5-17 East 102nd Street
New York, NY 10029