Physical and Occupation Therapy
Northern Dutchess Hospital provides individualized and comprehensive outpatient therapy services, which set the standard of excellence in the Hudson Valley. Physical and Occupational Therapy services are available at our main campus in Rhinebeck or our satellite located in Hyde Park. Each of these locations is staffed by licensed and well trained physical, occupational and hand therapists, who are skilled in treating orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary and geriatric diagnoses. Therapy may be obtained through referral (prescription) from a healthcare provider or in some cases by direct access, allowing a patient to go directly to therapy without a referral. Therapy services are available for the following injuries or maladies:
- Bone and joint pain including arthritis
- Post injury and post surgery
- Sprains, strains, tendon and nerve injuries
- Back pain
- Neurological therapies for cerebral vascular accidents, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and associated balance disorders
- Decreased pulmonary function
- Decreased functional levels affecting daily activities of life such as walking and stair climbing
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand injuries and associated surgeries, as well as burn care, requiring scar management and splint fabrication.
- Women's health issues including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy pain and postpartum care
- Lymphedema management
After a patient's initial evaluation, the therapist will utilize the state-of-the-art treatment and exercise equipment to develop a thorough and comprehensive therapy plan of care to address the specific needs of each patient.
Upon completion of their therapy, each patient is eligible for membership in our hospital based exercise program free for 30 days. This program encourages patients to continue a personal fitness program that started with their therapy, using our well- equipped Wellness Center with the help of certified fitness professionals.
Northern Dutchess Hospital participates in most managed care plans. Private health insurance and Medicare are also accepted.
The following classes are offered throughout the year:
Handwriting without Tears is an innovative, proven program that administrators, teachers, therapists, and parents across the country have successfully implemented to teach pre-printing, printing, and cursive handwriting to more than 10 million children in Pre-K through 12th grade. This developmentally-based program uses fun and engaging hands-on materials and lively music to inspire active learning, enhance academic achievement, and build self-esteem. A prescription/referral from a healthcare provider is required. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact the Northern Dutchess Hospital Occupational Therapy Department at 845-871-3425.
NDH Back School is a two hour lecture session offered to provide a simple approach to understanding back injuries, what causes them and their prevention. During this session a slide presentation covers the following topics:
1. Basic anatomy of the back including vertebrae, vertebral discs, spinal nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
2. Body mechanics or how movement and posture can affect a person's back.
3. Common types of back injuries and how these can be prevented. In addition, two informational booklets covering back pain and daily activities are reviewed and may be purchased at the end of the session for future reference.
The session concludes with a question and answer period. For information, call 871-3427. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a recreational program that uses gentle movements to help increase joint flexibility, range of motion, and maintain muscle strength. With both recreational and social components, this program has been shown to reduce pain, stiffness and feelings of isolation and depression. This class meets for eight weeks, one hour per session. For information, call 871-3427.
Osteoporosis Program Participants will interact with a Physical Therapist, Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist to learn about managing and preventing the disease. The four week program will include both discussion and exercise. The fee is $100. For information, call 871-4380. Northern Dutchess Hospital Physical Medicine Department
6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck, NY Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Call 845-871-3427 or 28 to schedule an appointment for Physical, Occupational or Hand Therapy.
Northern Dutchess Hospital Physical Medicine in Hyde Park
11 Crum Elbow Rd. Hyde Park, NY
Hourse of operation:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Call 845-229-2899 for Physical, Occupational or Hand Therapy in Hyde Park.
Physical Medicine Center of Hyde Park