The Virginia F. and William R. Salomon Rehabilitation Department plays an integral role in patient care and research at Hospital for Special Surgery. Its multidisciplinary staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, ATCs, certified strength and conditioning coaches, a massage therapist, and speech and language pathologists, as well as clinical psychologists.
Its skilled professionals provide quality rehabilitative care for patients of all ages - pre-operatively, post-operatively, and/or for conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. The Department offers comprehensive services on-site at its main HSS campus, off-site at the Integrative Care Center (ICC), and through its HSS Rehabilitation Network.
The Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center offers the multi-disciplinary services of physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and exercise physiologists to those who want to improve performance, whether they are recovering from an orthopedic or sports-related injury, or seeking to take their fitness to the next level. Sports Rehabilitation is provided with the goals of restoring function, improving mobility, relieving pain, and preventing or limiting physical disabilities. Individualized treatment is developed through a team approach that includes the patient, therapist, trainer, and physician. Learn more about the HSS Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center.
The Joint Mobility Center provides comprehensive and dynamic rehabilitative services to adult patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Through a team approach that focuses on the patient’s goals, its specially trained physical therapists develop individualized programs to help patients reach their maximum functional potential. They offer a broad spectrum of manual techniques in tandem with the most up-to-date therapeutic modalities, exercise equipment, and treatment approaches. Learn more about the HSS Joint Mobility Center.
The HSS Rehabilitation Network provides Hospital for Special Surgery patients who cannot utilize HSS for their outpatient rehabilitation with appropriate continuous care within their own community. Learn more about the HSS Rehabilitation Network.
The Integrative Care Center (ICC), affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery, brings together conventional medical and therapeutic approaches with complementary therapies to promote wellness and enhance the long-term mobility and health of patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. This comprehensive approach is ideally suited to individuals interested in preventive health services as well as individuals with musculoskeletal conditions - osteoarthritis, back/neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, sports injuries, and post-operative care.
The ICC provides a wide array of orthopedic and rheumatologic services including a full range of physical therapy programs. Alternative care services include pilates, acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic medicine, pain management, t’ai chi, osteofitness, and yoga. Learn more about the HSS Integrative Care Center.
The Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory reviews and analyzes movement and muscle patterns for research and clinical purposes. One of only 40 in the country, this laboratory performs comprehensive evaluations of a patient's structure with computerized measurements of their function during activities of daily living. The laboratory provides services to individuals of all ages with orthopedic, rheumatic, and neurological diagnoses. The Analysis Laboratory often sees patients who have sought help from several healthcare professionals and still do not have a clear understanding of their injury or source of functional limitation. Patients also seek motion analysis when expert knowledge is needed to plan sophisticated surgical treatments. Learn more about the HSS Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory.