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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Occupational and Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery requires a carefully planned program of therapy and exercise to regain range of motion and resume normal activities. The Ellis Medicine Orthopedic team includes a highly qualified physical therapy staff to provide rehabilitation and occupational therapy for our patients.

Rehabilitation plans are as aggressive as possible without risking injury or damage to implants. In most cases, physical therapy will be initiated within 24 hours of the procedure and continue for up to three months following surgery. Some patients will begin their rehabilitation in a hospital setting, while others will opt for home and outpatient therapy.

Comprehensive rehabilitation services

The Rehabilitation Services Department at Ellis Medicine provides dynamic and comprehensive treatment for thousands of patients each year. Whether you have an orthopedic injury, chronic headaches, heart disease, or have had a stroke, our team of highly trained professionals can help you achieve your rehabilitation goals and improve your quality of life.

Specializing in rehabilitation for:

  • Spinal Pain
  • Upper Extremity Dysfunction and Pain
  • Lower Extremity Dysfunction and Pain
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Functional Mobility Dysfunction
  • Functional and Sport Specific Training

In-hospital Rehabilitation (physical and occupational therapy)

In-hospital programs aim to improve functional mobility in order to assist in a patient's discharge from the hospital. Areas of focus include gait, exercise, functional mobility training and education. Patients from various hospital units benefit from our in-hospital services, including medical/surgical, orthopedic, neurological, emergency room, cardiac, oncology and pulmonary cases.

Short Stay Rehabilitation Unit (physical and occupational therapy)

Get Better. Get Home. Get Back to Your Life.

Ellis Medicine offers the area’s newest, most contemporary setting for patients who need short-term rehabilitation care. The separate, dedicated 16-bed unit provides a stepping stone between the hospital and home after hip and knee replacements and other surgical procedures. Our new unit offers a "bridge" of seamless care from hospital to home, supported by the full resources of Ellis Hospital.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient programs offer hands-on care and functional progressive exercise for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, such as spinal pain, extremity pain, headaches and difficulty with functioning in everyday life. Areas of focus include functional and sport specific training, clinical research and clinical education. Our outpatient center works closely with the Neurosciences Center and Orthopedics group located at Ellis Hospital.

We have three outpatient rehabilitation locations:

  • Medical Arts Building, Suite 302, 1201 Nott Street, Schenectady 
    (adjacent to Ellis hospital) 
    Office hours: Early morning and evening hours available.
    Phone: 518.243.1631
  • Health Services Building, First Floor, McClellan Street Health Center campus
    650 McClellan Street, Schenectady
    Office hours: Early morning and evening hours available.
    Phone: 518.382.2216
  • Ellis Physical Therapy, 939 Route 146, Building 500, Clifton Park
    Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Phone: 518.631.9158

Contact Us

For more information about Orthopedics care at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.831.8156. We provide appointments for emergency and urgent care.