Stroke Rehabilitation

University Hospital offers a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program for individuals who have suffered a stroke.

Upstate Rehabilitation at the Downtown Campus
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm

Services are provided by an interdisciplinary team including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, neuropsychologists, vocational therapist and physicians. University Hospital has the most updated equipment and treatment techniques.

What you Should Expect from your Therapy

Available Treatment Options Include:

  • Activities of daily living and independent living skills
  • Recommendations of Assistive or Adaptive equipment
  • Vision Testing and Retraining
  • Speech and swallowing training
  • Ambulation and transfer training
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Strengthening
  • Family Training
  • Stroke Education
  • Neuropyscholgy Testing
  • Tone Management
  • Wheelchair Assessments
  • Cognitive retraining
  • vocational services
  • return to work and school

The primary goal of our rehabilitation program is to maximize the individual's functional independence. Programs are based on individual needs and goals. Stroke education related to cognition and communication, physical mobility, and life independence is an integral part of the comprehensive program.

A physician's referral is required for examination and treatment within this program.

Providers

Kimberly E Brown, MACCC/SLP; CBIS
Kimberly E Brown, MACCC/SLP; CBIS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Additional Training: University Hospital, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2013

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Stroke; Speech Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Joy V Centra
Joy V Centra
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Occupational Therapy

Beth Colbert, OTR, CHT
Beth Colbert, OTR, CHT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Hand Specialist; Hand Rehabilitation

Emily J Costello, CSRS
Emily J Costello, CSRS
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury; Neuromuscular Disease; Stroke; Neurological Rehabilitation; Stroke Rehabilitation

Education Interests

  • Conpleted Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist course and exam in 2015


Caterina M Flatau, PT
Caterina M Flatau, PT
315 464-8668

Carrie E Garcia, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Carrie E Garcia, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: West Virginia University, 2001, Speech-Language Pathology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Brain Injury; Cognitive Disorders; Communication Disorders; Concussion; Dysphagia; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Jenna M Gardner, MS, CCC-SLP
Jenna M Gardner, MS, CCC-SLP
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Northeastern University, 2005, Speech-Language Pathology
  • BS: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2003, Communication Science and Disorders

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Dysphagia; Head and Neck Cancer; Lou Gehrig's Disease; Speech and Language Problems; Stroke; Speech Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Kathryn Graves
Kathryn Graves
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Syracuse University, 2009, Speech Language Pathology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Brain Injury; Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate; Cognitive Disorders; Communication Disorders; Dysphagia; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Amy M Jennings
Amy M Jennings
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist

Lynne Romeiser-Logan, PT, PhD, PCS
Lynne Romeiser-Logan, PT, PhD, PCS
315 464-5820

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2009

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist; Physical Therapy; Brachial Plexus Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Spasticity; more

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of treatments for children and adults with neurological disorders.

Education Interests

  • Evidence based practice

Clinical Interests

  • Spasticity, developmental disabilities, brachial plexus injury, neurological disorders.


Yvonne E Monti
Yvonne E Monti
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Brain Injury; Neck Stinger; Stroke

Kimberly A Nemi
Kimberly A Nemi
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; Concussion; Memory Loss; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Neuromuscular Disease; more

Kimberly Oles
Kimberly Oles
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Occupational Therapy

Kristin A Overend, PT
Kristin A Overend, PT
315 464-2300

Education & Fellowships

  • PT: Nazareth College of Rochester, 2008, Master's of Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy


Tara L Price Palmer, BS in Occupation Therapy Science
Tara L Price Palmer, BS in Occupation Therapy Science
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Utica College, 1996, Occupational Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist; Geriatrics; Occupational Therapy; Stroke Rehabilitation

Denali Remonda, PT, DPT
Denali Remonda, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Amputation; Brain Injury; Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (HMSN-1); Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Muscular Dystrophies; more

Joanne Scandale, PhD, CRC, CCM, LMHC, CBIST
Joanne Scandale, PhD, CRC, CCM, LMHC, CBIST
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Syracuse University, 2004, Rehabilitation Counseling

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist; Brain Injury; Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Donna I Sims, CTRS
Donna I Sims, CTRS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: SUNY Brockport, 1988

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Animal Assisted Therapy / Activities


Jennifer I Spieker, OTR/L
Jennifer I Spieker, OTR/L
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • OTR: Keuka University, 2001

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; Lou Gehrig's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Muscular Dystrophy (MD); Pediatric Brain Trauma; more

Emily E Talbot
Emily E Talbot
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Ithaca College, 2011

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Dysphagia; Speech and Language Problems; Stroke; Speech Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Dysphagia, head and neck cancer, stroke, TBI, cognition, aphasia, apraxia.

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association, Ccc-Slp

Lauren N Westby, MS,CCC-SLP, CBIS
Lauren N Westby, MS,CCC-SLP, CBIS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Syracuse University, 2008, Speech Language Pathology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist

Clinical Interests

  • Cognitive Communication Disorders

    Dysphagia

    Aphasia

    Apraxia

    Dysarthria

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association
  • Brain Injury Association USA

Rachel A Zerrillo, MA,CCC-SLP
Rachel A Zerrillo, MA,CCC-SLP
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MA: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2001, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Communication Disorders; Dysphagia; Speech and Language Problems; Voice and Swallowing Problems; Speech Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association, Ccc-Slp