After surgery or treatment, you can recover right here at Phelps

Phelps Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County that has its own acute care inpatient rehabilitation facility right on the premises. Surgery and illness can be stressful experiences. When you’re recovering from either, the last thing you need is to leave familiar surroundings for an outside rehab facility that you don’t know. You want to stay put, close to the healthcare team you know, and that knows you best. And, you want assurance that the specialists who have treated you from Day 1 are on site and available when you need them.

At Phelps’ inpatient rehabilitation facility, we don’t treat just your condition. We treat you. We assess all of your post-operative and other medical needs, and custom-design a comprehensive rehabilitative care plan that will optimize your independence and quality of life.

Illness or surgery can leave you feeling weak or vulnerable. No one understands this better than our staff. That’s why every member of our team works with you individually, with patience and compassion. You won’t experience the awkwardness of comparing your progress with that of other patients. Instead, you’ll work one-on-one with rehab experts whose sole focus is on you, and who share the goal of getting you back on your feet and home.

While you’re here, you’ll have the security of knowing that one of our rehabilitation medicine doctors and hospitalists are monitoring you 24 hours a day and are on-site to respond to any medical needs that arise.

We use the most cutting-edge therapy equipment and offer a comprehensive range of therapies—including physical, occupational and speech therapy, hand and upper extremity rehab, orthopedics therapy, vestibular rehabilitation and low vision training-to restore your strength, range of motion, endurance, coordination, flexibility, balance and confidence.

Phelps Hospital’s licensed occupational therapists specialize in hand therapy so you can return to daily tasks

Our team of highly trained rehabilitation doctors and nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, case managers and registered dietitians will help you resume activities of daily living following surgeries or other treatments for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Trauma injuries and surgeries
  • Dizziness/balance (vestibular) issues
  • Fractures and repair surgeries
  • Lymphedema (swelling in arms and/or legs)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurological disorders & injuries
  • Orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Strokes
  • Total joint replacements

Call us for inpatient rehab admissions and more information

Nurse taking care of patient
Phelps’ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outpatient Department

Our modern 18,000 square-foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment and a therapeutic pool. Find us on the first floor of the 755 North Broadway Medical Services Building. Convenient, free parking is in the adjacent parking garage.

One-on-one therapy in our state-of-the-art therapeutic pool can help you transition back to land-based exercise with less pain.

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Getting you back to daily life
Occupational therapy can help you gain independence in daily living activities, such as dressing, bathing, and eating. Our occupational therapists provide training in range of motion, strength, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive/perceptual skills.

Whether you have been treated at Phelps or another hospital, you may qualify for admission to our rehab center. Our team of physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists can help you recover from stroke, acute injuries, surgeries, and many other conditions. Please ask your doctor, social worker, or case manager to contact our Admissions Coordinator at (914) 366-3702.

“…through some of the worst times, the team at Phelps were there every step of the way. They’ve given me all the tools I need—the rest is up to me.”

- Joe Melillo, stroke patient

Why choose Phelps Hospital? We put you first

Unrivaled in excellence and compassion, Phelps has been caring for the residents of Westchester and surrounding counties for more than 20 years. Located in Sleepy Hollow on a lush, tree-lined campus overlooking the Hudson River, our 18–bed inpatient rehab center boasts a complete array of state-of-the-art equipment, and a staff of licensed, caring therapists who have extensive experience with the latest rehabilitation techniques.

The day you arrive at our rehab center, our team will custom design a treatment plan that meets your individual medical needs. Depending on your rehabilitation goals, you will receive physical and occupational therapy twice per day, as well as speech-language therapy, if that is part of your plan. We encourage your family, friends and other caregivers to participate with you when possible. With their support, and your dedication to rehabilitation, our program will have you up and around before you know it.

Family participation and support are important components to your loved one’s recovery. We offer family education, observation and training days to help you get involved.

Phelps Hospital’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation program encourages families and loved ones to participate in your care plan to support a successful recovery and transition home.

Our care team will continue to work with you while you transition back home

Your care doesn’t stop after you leave our inpatient rehab facility. We offer outpatient rehab services and continue to work with you while you transition back into the community and get back to doing the things you love. When you are ready for discharge, your rehabilitation team will work with discharge planning nurses and social workers to recommend sub-acute care, homecare services, or outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies available to help you continue your progress.

Occupational Therapists at Phelps Hospital can help patients regain independence with daily activities such as dressing, bathing, grooming, and eating.

You may schedule outpatient physical and occupational therapy at our modern and fully equipped Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. We also provide outpatient speech-language therapy at the Donald R. Reed Speech & Hearing Center

Meet our doctors, therapists, and staff

Our expert staff will work with your care team to develop a rehabilitation plan tailored to your individual needs, so you can get back to doing the things you love.

Jock Avolio, M.D.

Physical Therapists

Puja Agarwal, PT, DPT, Manager, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Matt Landfield, PT, Manager, Acute Rehab, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ava Loresca Dela Cruz, PT, DPT, Supervisor
Deborah McCallion, PT, Senior Therapist, Level II
Joanne Gelsi, Senior Therapist, Level II
Michelle Imperato, MSPT, Senior Therapist, Level II
Leslie Sims, PT, Senior Therapist, Level I, LSVT certified
Julie Lee, PT, CLT-LANA, Senior Therapist, Level II
Christina Ronco, MPT, CCCE, Senior Therapist, Level II
Aaron Frazier, MSPT, ATP, Senior Physical Therapist, Level I
Jimmy Nunez, DPT
Rachel Friedman, PT, Senior Therapist, Level II
Michael T. Sullivan, DPT, CLT, Senior Therapist, Level I
Ron Lynch, PT, Senior Therapist, Level II
Joseph Mordus, PT, DPT, MPH, EMR, Senior Therapist, Level II
Jane Jacob, DPT, Senior Therapist, Level I
George Eastmond, PTA
Nivin Thundiyil, DPT, Staff Therapist
Charlene DelRosario, DPT, Senior Therapist, Level I
Emanuel Hidalgo, PT, Senior Therapist, Level I
Maria Charisma Hujsak, DPT, MBA, Staff Therapist
Marko Grazn, DPT, Staff Therapist
Lester Pena, PT, Staff Therapist
Neelima Reddy, MSPT, Per Diem Therapist

 

 

Occupational Therapists

Anjum Lone, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, Manager, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Gloria J. Hudson OTR/L, Per Diem Senior Therapist, Level II
Susan O’Reilly, OTR/L, Senior Therapist, Level II
Laura Corbelli, OTR/L, Senior Therapist, Level II
Sheetal Shenoy, OTR/L, Senior Therapist, Level II
Shannon Clearwater, OTD, MSHA, OTR/L, CHT, CEASII, Supervisor, Rehab Services, OT
Kathleen Gibbs, OTR/L, Senior Therapist, Level II
Amy Harper, OTR/L, Senior Therapist
Michelle Dunn, OTR/L, Senior Therapist, Level II
Ann Buzzeo, OTR/L, Staff Therapist