Maximizing Recovery

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is vital to the care of patients who are recovering from an accident, stroke, or neurological disorder, or who are learning to live with a chronic disease.

Our neurologists, neurosurgeons, and physiatrists work together to bring patients back to maximum function through the most advanced technology.

Care Throughout the Capital Region

This page features information about rehabilitation services at Albany Medical Center. To schedule an appointment with Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-5633.

Learn more about rehabilitation services at Columbia Memorial Health, Glens Falls Hospital, and Saratoga Hospital. Learn more about Albany Med Health System member Visiting Nurses.

All providers and locations in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

Inpatient Unit at Albany Medical Center

In this unit, patients receive comprehensive rehabilitation services while still being seen, when needed, by the doctors who treated them in the hospital.

For patients with orthopedic conditions, the team works in collaboration with surgeons to provide optimum wound care and pain control, and to promote walking, self-care skills, and endurance.

Patients who have had a stroke or other neurologic issue are seen by specially trained physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists who have access to the latest technologies, including functional electric stimulation and robotic therapy.

Our physiatrists specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues, and nervous system (such as stroke or trauma patients). They routinely assist in the treatment plan of patients diagnosed with the following types of conditions:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Chronic lower back and neck pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Lymphedema
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders including arthritis, joint pain, and tendon pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spine pain
  • Spina Bifida

Our physicians can perform certain diagnostic procedures, as well as therapies to help in treating or managing certain neurological conditions such as chronic pain or musculoskeletal disorders. Some of the services and treatment methods provided include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Behavioral therapies
  • Botox therapy
  • Electromyography
  • Epidural and nerve blocks
  • Interventional pain therapy
  • Injections surrounding tendons
  • Joint injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Rehabilitation strategies
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials

Training the Next Generation of Physicians

Learn more about our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program at Albany Medical College.