Hospital-Based Rehabilitation at Wakefield

All patients who come for rehabilitation have:

  • Initial assessment to determine the extent of physical, cognitive, and communication impairments.
  • Development of an individualized treatment plan based on individual needs and goals.
  • Physical therapy to restore mobility, strength, and balance through exercises and specialized techniques.
  • Use of assistive devices to support mobility and activities of daily living.
  • Occupational therapy to improve daily activities and promote independence.
  • Speech therapy as needed to address communication, cognitive, and swallowing impairments.
  • Neuropsychological evaluation and treatment as needed to support emotional, psychological, and social challenges.
  • Emotional support and encouragement to address emotional challenges and promote participation with all therapies.
  • Collaboration between a multidisciplinary healthcare team, including physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.
  • Patience, dedication, and consistent effort from both the healthcare team and the individual for successful rehabilitation.
  • Caregiver education and training
  • Long-term commitment and persistence from both the healthcare team and the individual.
  • Supportive environment to maximize recovery and improve quality of life.


Rehabilitation after a stroke may also involve:

  • Speech therapy to address communication difficulties and swallowing issues.
  • Stroke specific risk factor modification and education in accordance with The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association guidelines1.

1Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery. American Heart Association, Inc. 2016

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may also involve:

  • Speech therapy to address communication difficulties.
  • Neuropsychological evaluation and treatment for cognitive rehabilitation and managing behavioral and emotional challenges.

After Orthopedic Surgery

  • Post-operative evaluation by all team members upon admission to unit.
  • Pain management strategies to control discomfort and promote healing.
  • Gradual progression of weight-bearing activities and functional movements as indicated by surgeon and rehabilitation doctors.
  • Education on proper body mechanics and movement patterns to prevent strain or re-injury.
  • Close collaboration with the surgical team and regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress and make adjustments to the rehabilitation plan as needed.

Amputee Rehabilitation

  • Coordination of care with the surgical team.
  • Coordination with prosthetic providers.

Medically Complex Rehabilitation

Montefiore Inpatient Rehabilitation specializes in addressing the cognitive and physical impairments of individuals with medically complex needs including transplant, cancer, and cardiopulmonary disease.

  • Coordination with your specialists
  • As required:
    • Advanced monitoring
    • Provision of dialysis
    • Availability of respiratory support
  • Disease specific education and secondary prevention

Recovery at Montefiore

Patients admitted for acute rehabilitation at Montefiore Wakefield Campus will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team, led by one of our expert physiatrists, also known as doctors of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. There is a rehabilitation medicine doctor on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in order to ensure the highest level of care is always immediately available for our patients.

Therapy sessions will include hands-on activities and use of different kinds of equipment. Sessions will be provided for a minimum of three hours per day, five days a week depending on your tolerance and ability to actively participate. Therapists are available seven days a week.

Your care plan may focus on:

  • Training for activities of daily living such as transfers, standing and/or walking
  • Building endurance through strength and conditioning exercises
  • Adaptive strategies to improve communication and safe swallowing
  • Strategies to improve memory, concentration, judgment and problem solving
  • Medication management
  • Disease specific education
  • Strategies for returning home and to community life
  • Caregiver education and training

List of services

We provide all services appropriate for an Acute Rehabilitation unit. Most services are provided directly from Montefiore staff.

  • Rehabilitation physician
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Neuropsychological Therapy
  • Speech, Language, Cognitive, and Swallowing Therapy
  • Medical Consultation
  • Surgical Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Social Services
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Prosthetic and orthotic evaluation*
  • Durable Medical Equipment and supplies*

* Equipment provided by a contracted and approved vendor

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 833-REHAB-01 (833-734-2201).

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