Types of Physical Therapy

The Centers for Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital offers a wide range of physical and occupational therapies. Appointments can be made at the location of your choice. Among our specialized services:

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vestibular problems -- including vertigo, dizziness and imbalance -- make daily life difficult, and contribute to falls and accidents. A combination of exercises to improve balance can help decrease feelings of dizziness. Patients are also educated on the best ways to manage symptoms so they can more safely engage in activities like climbing stairs and driving.

Vestibular Therapy is offered at our NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and Croton locations.


Hand TherapyHand Therapy: Does it hurt to use the computer, swing a tennis racquet or even lift a cup of coffee? Hand therapy can help restore function and reduce pain in patients with conditions affecting the hands, wrists and elbows. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendon and nerve injuries, fractures, arthritis, and other conditions can all benefit. The program combines exercise, manual therapy and education to help patients increase motion, dexterity, and strength. Custom splinting is also available. Our team includes certified hand therapists – professionals who have completed advanced coursework and 4,000 or more hours in direct hand experience. For more information on the Certified Hand Therapy Credential, please visit: www.htcc.org.

Hand Therapy is at PT & OT at the hospital.



Joint Replacement TherapyJoint Replacement Rehabilitation: Following replacements of knees or hips, physical therapy is essential to help patients regain mobility, strength and range of motion. A progressive exercise plan, combined with other therapies, can help strengthen muscles and ligaments around the joint replacement and reduce swelling. Some patients may also benefit from occupational therapy designed to help with activities such as bathing and dressing.

Joint Replacement Therapy is offered at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.


Lymphedema Therapy: Patients suffering from lymphedema – swelling that occurs when lymph fluid fails to drain properly – can benefit from an individualized therapy program. A combination of techniques, including exercise, compression bandaging and manual drainage, work together to reduce swelling, improve skin condition and get patients moving more comfortably. The therapy can address lymphedema related to trauma, cancers or vascular conditions.

Lymphedema Therapy is offered at  NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital .


Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: A non-surgical solution for pelvic pain and urinary incontinence is available for men and women. Our specially trained physical therapists are changing the lives of women and men dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor muscles are located in the pelvis that control urination, defecation and sexual function. When dysfunctional, these muscles can produce symptoms of pelvic pain, dysparunia (pain with intercourse), constipation, fecal incontinence, urinary frequency, urination at night, and vaginal wall prolapse. After a thorough assessment, an individualized program is developed in order to gain control of symptoms.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation is offered at  NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.


Scoliosis Management: Fixed or progressive scoliosis causes uneven spinal curvatures due to skeletal loading forces. The Schroth method employs 3-dimentional exercises designed to help people live better with mild to moderate scoliosis. Our specially trained physical therapist, Dr. Renee Lemieux, Certified BSPTS C1 Certified Scoliosis Therapist, offers treatments that may include: Musculoskeletal evaluation & Postural Assessment, Auto-elongation, Isometric Strengthening, Corrective Rotational Breathing, Scoliosis Education, Proper Body Mechanics and Postural Training, and a Customized Home Program.

Scoliosis Management is offered at  NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.


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