Our Medical Therapy
Physical, Occupational & Hand Therapy
Our team of rehabilitation professionals works closely with you and your physicians to design a medical therapy program that addresses impairments and functional limitations. At NWH, physical therapy is always provided one-on-one by a therapist—not by aides or assistants, ensuring the highest quality care, greater patient education and maximizing the results of each visit. Our innovative Post-Rehab/Wellness program enables former patients to safely continue their program in a supervised and familiar setting.
Request an appointment online or call 914.458.8700.
We are proud to be the rehabilitation facility of choice for patients from across Westchester County and neighboring Putnam and Fairfield counties.
Patients come to our Rehabilitation Program for:
- Rehabilitation after hip or knee replacement
- Bypass surgery recovery
- Training on anti-gravity treadmill
- Rehabilitation for stroke, MS, or Parkinson’s with LSVT
- Gait or balance retraining
- Vestibular rehabilitation and help with vertigo
- Sports medicine services
- Custom splinting
- Help with speech or swallowing difficulties
- Relief from back or neck pain
- Rehabilitation for lymphedema (see below)
Treatments may include:
- Alter G Treadmill (anti-gravity treadmill)
- Hot and cold therapy
- Ultrasound and electrical stimulation
- Pneumatic compression
Applying a therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations), occupational therapy helps people at any age regain the ability to do the things they want and need to do.
At Northern Westchester Hospital, the Occupational Therapists assist our patients in Acute Care, Transitional Care Unit and in Rehab Services at Chappaqua Crossing.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.