A Better, Stronger, Healthier You...
The Rehabilitation Services Department at Ellis Medicine provides dynamic and comprehensive treatment for thousands of patients each year. Whether you have an orthopedic injury, chronic headaches, heart disease, or have had a stroke, our team of highly trained professionals can help you achieve your rehabilitation goals and improve your quality of life.
- Spinal Pain
- Upper Extremity Dysfunction and Pain
- Lower Extremity Dysfunction and Pain
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Work Conditioning
- Work Injury Prevention
- Cervicogenic Headaches
- Functional Mobility Dysfunction
- Functional and Sport Specific Training
- Speech & Swallowing Therapy
Programs for inpatients and outpatients
Ellis Medicine's Rehabilitation Services combines the expertise of our Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech - Language Pathology departments. We offer rehabilitation programs for inpatients, outpatients and residents of the Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center, with specific goals and strategies as follows:
Inpatient Rehabilitation - programs that aim to improve functional mobility in order to assist in a patient's discharge from the hospital. Areas of focus include gait, exercise, functional mobility training and education. Patients from various hospital units benefit from our inpatient services, including medical/surgical, orthopedic, neurological (we are a key component of the Stroke Center), emergency room, cardiac, oncology and pulmonary cases.
Outpatient Rehabilitation - programs that offer hands-on care and functional progressive exercise for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, such as spinal pain, extremity pain, headaches and difficulty with functioning in everyday life. Areas of focus include functional capacity evaluations, work hardening/work conditioning, functional and sport specific training, clinical research and clinical education.
The Rehabilitation Services Department at the Ellis Medicine provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services for individuals experiencing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, stroke, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, diabetes and weakness related to acute and chronic medical conditions.
We have two outpatient rehabilitation locations:
- Medical Arts Building
Suite 302, 1201 Nott Street, Schenectady (adjacent to Ellis hospital)
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Health Services Building
First Floor, Ellis Health Center campus, 650 McClellan Street, Schenectady
Office hours: Monday- Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Nursing Home & Short Stay Rehabilitation services
Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center is an 82-bed nursing home offering a variety of rehabilitation programs. We work with residents on a regular basis to improve and maintain function. Additionally, we provide short stay rehabilitation services in a modern new facility. The separate, dedicated 16-bed unit within the Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center provides a stepping stone between the hospital and home after hip and knee replacements and other surgical procedures.
How to Reach Us
Our outpatient office is located on the first floor of the Health Services Building at the Ellis Health Center campus (650 McClellan Street, Schenectady). For more information, please call 518.382.2216.
Treating disorders that effect speech and swallowing
Ellis Medicine is one of the premier providers of outpatient speech and swallowing therapy. We provide services to patients from ten surrounding counties. Our staff of speech language pathologists provides a level of care and expertise not readily available in the region. We provide care for a variety of disorders that effect speech and swallowing, and hold a particular expertise in the management of patients with dysphagia, dysarthria, aphasia, head/neck cancer, CVA and head injury.
Our experts specialize in:
- Videofluuroscopic Swallowing Studies
- Certified "VitalStim" Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Swallowing Therapy
- Swallowing Therapy
- Speech/Language Evaluation and Therapy
Outpatient Speech & Swallowing Therapy
Ellis Health Center, 600 McClellan Street, Schenectady
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get better - Get back to your life
Ellis Medicine offers the area’s newest, most contemporary setting for patients who need short-term rehabilitation care. The separate, dedicated 16-bed unit provides a stepping stone between the hospital and home after hip and knee replacements and other surgical procedures. Our new unit offers a "bridge" of seamless care from hospital to home, supported by the full resources of Ellis Hospital.
Our focus is on you - to help you make progress and get stronger - so you can get back to your life. From the expert round-the-clock nursing staff and rehabilitation coordinator to therapists, nutritionists and case managers - our entire team is dedicated to helping you reach that goal. In addition, you’ll be seen by our physicians, who are also available 24/7 to respond to your needs.
Members of your team come up with a plan of care that addresses your individual needs. Your team follows through and carefully monitors your progress to help you achieve your goals.
- IV therapy
- Physical and occupational therapy, 6 days a week
- Speech and swallowing therapy, 6 days a week
- Wound care, including wound vacs
What sets our Short Stay Rehabilitation Unit apart?
- Expert staff
- Access to full hospital resources
- Warm, welcoming, contemporary setting
- Enhanced functionality and safety features support and promote your progress and independence: easy access, wide doorways, special low beds adjust to assist your needs
- Flat-screen TVs with pillow speakers
- Made-to-order breakfasts, restaurant-style dining with daily chef specialties
- Comfortable private and semi-private rooms
- Cyber center, equipped with computers and free wireless internet access
- Roof Garden
- Beauty Parlor
Our interdisciplinary team of health care providers work together with patient and family to formulate personalized plans to maximize independence with the goal of teaching the patient skills needed to return to home. Patients in this program typically stay between 10 to 30 days.
For more information about the Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center, please call 518.382.2250.