University Rehabilitation Center at University Hospital


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

Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Services

University Hospital offers many acute care services as part of our very special care.

Patients throughout University Hospital may receive physical and or occupational therapy services as ordered by their doctor. These services are usually requested when patients have physical or cognitive problems affecting their ability to move around or take care of themselves.

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

The inpatient rehabilitation unit at University Hospital (2 North) consists of 30 beds. Adults and children are admitted for specialized care by a dedicated team of rehabilitation professionals, including doctors, nurses, therapists, and case managers.

What the Rehabilitation Team Does

The Rehabilitation Team works with patients and their families to:

  • Provide education
  • Increase independence
  • Assist in planning the transition to home or to the next level of care

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Joint replacement
  • Multiple fractures or trauma
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • General or post-operative deconditioning
  • Stroke (Cerebral Vascular Attack)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cardiac
  • Neuro-muscular disorders

Education and Therapeutic Activity

Patients and families are provided with education about their illness or injury and disability, and with a daily program of therapeutic activity. Depending on their condition, patients may receive services to address the the following issues:

  • Movement
  • Endurance
  • Functional Skills (e.g., bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living)
  • Adjusting and coping with injury and disability
  • Thinking skills
  • Pain management
  • Bowel and bladder management
  • Medication management
  • Health Maintenance Activities
  • Feeding and Swallowing
  • Skin and wound care
  • Visual impairment
  • Leisure activities
  • Environmental safety
  • Return to Community
  • Vocational and/or school re-entry

Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Services

  • Body weight support treadmill training
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema
  • Neurological
  • Pediatric
  • Speech / Language
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Tone management and movement program
  • Wound Management
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