The team of experienced and knowledgeable physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals at Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network are not only trained in the latest physical rehabilitation techniques, but are also certified and specialized in the areas that patients need to help return them to daily activities.

Specialized programs & services

The network offers focused programs where trained professionals focus on the care of different groupings of conditions, including:

Among the specialized services provided by the network’s professionals are:

Learn more about all of the services offered by the Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network.


Honors & accreditations

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) is an independent, nonprofit accrediting agency of health and human services in medical rehabilitation and other services. CARF accreditation provides a visible symbol that assures the public of a provider’s commitment to enhancing the quality of services and programs.

Choosing a CARF-accredited program gives the consumer assurance that the facility focuses on recovery goals and outcomes as well as giving providers peace of mind that they are referring patients to the best available program.

Rehabilitation Network CARF-accredited programs are:

Southside Hospital:

  • Comprehensive inpatient medical rehabilitation program
  • Stroke specialty rehabilitation program
  • Brain injury specialty rehab program
  • Comprehensive outpatient medical rehabilitation program for adults
  • Comprehensive outpatient medical rehab for children and adolescents

Staten Island University Hospital

  • Comprehensive inpatient medical rehabilitation program

The Rehabilitation Network and its professionals have also received the following awards and accreditations in recent years:

  • Leading Age New York 2013 Employee of Distinction Award
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award for SUNY at Stony Brook’s Occupational Therapy Program
  • New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in recognition of outstanding research and resident mentoring in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • “Humanitarian of the Year Award” from the Greater New York Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • Castle Connolly Best Doctors
  • Newsday Top Doctors
  • Albert and Ellen Grass Foundation Faculty Research Award from The Marine Biological Laboratory ,The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation National Teacher of the Year
  • New York’s Super Doctors, The New York Times

Certified professionals

When choosing a rehabilitation specialist, it’s important for patients to have access to professionals who are certified in services that will best impact their care and recovery. Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network has professionals certified in more than 30 areas, including:

  • Board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) through the McKenzie Method for diagnosis and treatment of spinal dysfunctions
  • Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC)
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Wound Care Certification (WCC)
  • Certified in VitalStim® - a neuro-muscular electrical stimulation for the rehabilitation of swallow
  • Certified in LSVT® (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy for people with Parkinson's Disease) - for rehabilitation of voice

Professional organization memberships

The team members are involved in more than a dozen professional organizations. This involvement not only keeps the team members current in the latest developments in rehabilitation that they can utilize in their daily practice. These professional organizations include:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • New York State Physical Therapy Association (NYSPTA)
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA)
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association(NSCIA)
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
  • The American Paraplegic Society: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
  • Vestibular Disorders Association
  • McKenzie Institute USA
  • American Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • New York State Brain Injury Association
  • Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS)

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