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Trusted care, exceptional expertise
At the Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network, we're dedicated to providing you with results-oriented, comprehensive rehabilitation services. Our team members are your partners in care, dedicated to your safe, healthy and rapid recovery.


Our experienced and knowledgeable staff of physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals is chosen for their compassion, as well as for their skill. They are trained in the latest rehabilitation techniques and develop a customized treatment plan to speed up recovery, decrease pain and return you to your daily activities.

The rehabilitation staff provides you with the education, support and motivation you need for the best possible recovery. And for your convenience, the Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network offers easy-to-access rehabilitation centers throughout Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and Westchester. Each location features state-of-the-art technology that helps the staff evaluate and treat each injury as well as track your progress.

Community programs

The Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network is committed to educating and assisting the community.

Our outpatient rehabilitation departments partner with Operation Walk USA, a humanitarian program that provides hip or knee replacement surgeries to people that do not qualify for government assistance programs and cannot afford surgery on their own.  Services are donated by both our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

The Rehabilitation Network is involved in the Stepping On program, a fall and injury-prevention program. The program is free and focuses on simple and fun balance and strength training.

Honors and 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 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

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


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)


Adam Benjamin Stein, MD

Chairman - Physical Medicine and Rehab of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chairman - Physicial Medicine and Rehab of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Physical / Rehab Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Nina DePaola

Nina DePaola, PT, MHA

Vice President - Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

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