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Physical Therapy After Surgery


Your doctor will most likely recommend continued physical therapy (PT) after your discharge from the hospital. There are a few ways to go about that:

Home(care) PT

A physical therapist comes to your home a few times each week to provide your therapy, commonly through a certified home care agency.

In this option, the Case Manager who meets with you after surgery will make your home care arrangements through the agency serving your neighborhood. For more information prior to surgery call 212.606.1271. For issues regarding home PT after you’re discharged, call 212.606.1666.

Outpatient PT

Once you’ve gone home, you will travel a few times a week to a therapy facility for all of your rehabilitation appointments. You will need a prescription from your surgeon to receive outpatient PT.

Our physical therapists at the following locations are specialists in arthritis and joint replacement. Services provided include preoperative and postoperative care, and one-time follow up appointments. Please contact these locations for any questions you may have.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center
535 East 70th Street (Main Hospital)
2nd Floor
Tel: 212.606.1213

HSS Westchester
1133 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: 914.821.9300

HSS Paramus
140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 175 S.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Tel: 201.599.8000

HSS Rehabilitation Network
Available in various locations throughout the tri-state area.
Tel: 212.606.1317 or 1.800.493.0039