Types of Physical Therapy

The Center for Rehabilitation at Hudson Valley Hospital Center 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 Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Hopewell Junction and Croton locations.


Aquatic TherapyAquatic Therapy: Warm pool water not only feels good, it decreases joint pressure and helps muscles relax. Aquatic therapy – often used together with more traditional physical therapy – helps patients work muscles more easily and achieve greater range of motion. Aquatic therapy is also used to help patients beginning therapy feel more confident about exercising – and prepare them for a more challenging land program.

 Aquatic Therapy is offered at  Physical Therapy at Springvale.




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:

Hand Therapy is at PT & OT at HVHC.



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 Hudson Valley Hospital Center.


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  Hudson Valley Hospital Center .


Women’s Incontinence Therapy: Surgery isn’t the only answer for urinary incontinence. Our physical therapists are changing the lives of women dealing with incontinence with therapy programs that may include exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles, bladder training and biofeedback. A therapy program can reduce embarrassing “accidents” and help women regain control they may have lost because of childbirth, aging or certain traumas.

Women’s Incontinence Therapy is offered at  Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Hopewell Junction.


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