Rehabilitation and Human Performance

Women's Health

At Mount Sinai, our Women’s Health program is designed to help care for the unique musculoskeletal needs of adult and elderly women. Whether you are training for your first marathon, experiencing pain during pregnancy, or suffering from a pelvic disorder, our team is here for you and ready to provide you with world class care.

Women's Sports Medicine

The sports medicine team at Mount Sinai is dedicated to offering a Women's Sports Medicine program that focuses on injury prevention and rehabilitation for physically active women of all ages and skill levels.

Women are often at a higher risk for specific injuries around the ankles, hips, knees, and pelvis in comparison to men due to physical and hormonal factors. We address structural differences between men and women and then construct a personalized injury prevention and rehabilitation program depending on your needs and goals.

Prenatal and Postpartum Rehabilitation

Women's bodies go through major changes during and after pregnancy. Our expert physical therapists are highly skilled in treating pre- and post-pregnancy conditions. Pre-natal and post-natal patients will receive instruction on how to decrease back pain and improve mobility through a variety of therapy options, as well.


There are many prenatal and postpartum-related conditions that women may face including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapments
  • Incontinence (both urinary and rectal)
  • Leg and foot pathologies
  • Neck and back pain
  • Pain during labor and delivery
  • Sacral joint and coccyx pain
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction


Our patients will receive an evaluation by our specialists who will also create an individualized treatment plan that may include a combination of any of the following:

  • Home exercise program
  • Physical therapy
  • Postural training
  • Stretching, Pilates, and yoga

Lymphedema and Post-Mastectomy Care

Our program at Mount Sinai includes comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and support for individuals who have lymphedema and/or are post-mastectomy. The program is specially designed so patients can be educated through one-to-one training on how to effectively manage their condition independently. In addition, we offer a 10-week educational series for women with Breast Cancer, including 3 weeks of dedicated exercise classes instructed by Physical Therapists.

Patients are seen on an outpatient basis for 60-minute sessions, three times per week or as needed depending on the severity of their condition. Our lymphedema-certified physical therapists perform complete decongestive therapy (CDT), which includes bandaging, compression garments, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise and self-care. We also specialize in treatment for patients post-mastectomy and/or reconstruction, and address pain, posture, range of motion, and strengthening.