Specialized Inpatient Programs: Brain Injury

The effects of stroke can be physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological.

The Stroke Program is designed to assist patients and families with the physical, cognitive, emotional and psychological effects of a stroke. Education for patients and families is a key component, with support/adjustment groups and classes held on a regular basis.

Patients in the Orthopedic Program find help through physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other services provided by Mount Sinai physical therapists.The Orthopedic Program is designed to treat people with amputations, multiple trauma, joint replacements, and hip fractures with medical complications. The program uses individual and group therapy.

Thomas B. Miller, MD
Medical Director Inpatient Brain Injury Unit 

Patients find rehabilitation from the effects of brain injury at Mount Sinai.The Brain Injury Program is designed to treat people with traumatic brain injury, anoxic/hypoxic brain injury, encephalopathies, and brain tumors. A 14-bed secured unit allows patients maximum mobility within a safe, contained environment. Patient rooms are designed to minimize distractions and confusion, and a daily orientation group is held to maximize patients' awareness of their surroundings and strengthen cognition.

Patients learn to maximize independence and transition to a new lifestyle with neurological conditions or following spinal cord injury.The Spinal Cord and Neurological Program is designed to treat people with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases, polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease. The focus is to educate patients and families with the ultimate goal of maximizing independence and transition into a new lifestyle.

Following serious illness or extended hospital stays, some patients require special therapy.

The General Rehabilitation Program is designed to treat people who have become debilitated from a serious illness or after a long hospital stay. Conditions include cardiac recovery, oncology, post-surgery and complex medical care.