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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Upstate University Hospital
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-5820
Fax: 315 464-8699

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Rehabilitation is the therapeutic process of improving function and wellness after injury, disease or physical hardship. The goals of rehabilitation are to reduce disability and improve independence and quality of life.

The University Hospital Rehabilitation department provides a continuum of comprehensive services to assist patients in restoring movement, promote healing, relieve pain, and adapt to physical changes.

Our highly qualified and experienced team strives for excellence in the delivery of their services. Individualized patient and family-centered care is a focus at Upstate and family is considered part of the rehabilitation team. Team providers include:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Case Mangers
  • Social Workers
  • Rehabilitation Counselors

Services may be provided in the hospital, on our inpatient rehabilitation unit or at one of our outpatient sites. At University Hospital you may receive therapy in the hospital while you are recovering from your injury, illness or procedure. Treatment may be provided at the bedside or in one of the new state of the art gyms.

If you require additional therapy services and need to remain in the hospital, you may qualify to be a patient on our 30 bed Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the downtown campus or our 20 bed acute rehabilitation unit at the Community campus. Patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit receive 3 hours of therapy, 5 days a week, with additional services on Saturdays and Sundays. The staff is a dedicated team of professionals who are experts in treating those with brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injuries, amputation, multiple trauma and other debilitating illnesses.

Extensive outpatient services are offered at six care locations in the community. Upstate's compassionate and creative therapists have unmatched experience in the areas of orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation. The offices are equipped with advanced rehabilitation tools and state of the art equipment.

For a tour of a facility or to schedule an appointment, please call 315 464-2300.