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2006 - 2007

2006 (continued)

The acquisition of new therapeutic technologies becomes a vital focus, and a key contributor to patient successes at Mount Sinai.

As one example, the arrival of the SMART BalanceMaster® system assists clinical staff in the assessment and treatment of patients diagnosed with a variety of conditions, including stroke, sports injuries, brain injuries, and vertigo. The device allows therapists to assess sensory and motor impairments, and functional limitations.

Physical therapist Joan Karpuk guides a patient through the use of the SMART BalanceMaster system.


The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research opens at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital. The Mandell MS Center offers a coordinated approach to MS care, combining rehabilitation, technology, and research in an integrated, comprehensive program. The Center is named in recognition of the leadership that Joyce and Andy Mandell have provided in establishing the Center and their $1 million gift to support its mission.

Pictured, left to right: Dr. Albert Lo, M.D., Director of Neuroscience Research; Jennifer Ruiz, Research Manager; Peter Wade, M.D., Medical Director, Neurology; Amy Neal, Research Assistant; Joyce D. Mandell and Andrew J. Mandell; Robert Krug, M.D., Medical Director, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital; Marilyn Santaella, Medical Assistant; Edward Johnson, D.D.S., Mount Sinai Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors; and Joan Page, Director, Clinical Programs at Mount Sinai.


Advanced therapeutic technologies are added to Mount Sinai’s patient rehabilitation program, expanding therapy alternatives, and availing more tools and methods to patients and treatment teams. Specific technologies include the Lokomat® robotic treadmill (pictured at left), and the Bioness® Neuroprosthesis.

The Golfers in Motion program is developed, taking rehabilitation outside the walls of the Hospital and into the community. Participants work with therapists to address challenges such as balance issues, prosthetic limbs, and fatigue and neuropathy, while returning to an activity they love.

A golf instructor teaches a patient the stance for a perfect putt.


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