Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Therapy Services)
The primary objective is to maximize the function of individuals with physical or mental disability so they can resume their life roles. This is accomplished through delivery of compassionate, comprehensive, evidence-based patient care services and with the active involvement of patients, family and care-givers in the rehabilitation process.
Patients from infancy through adulthood are served by all therapeutic specialties with the exception of Therapeutic Recreation which is only available in the Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit.
The department accepts all patients with an order (referral) from a physician or an independent non-physician provider with an appropriate diagnosis for the discipline referred.
Cardiac Rehabilitation – The exercise physiologist provides customized exercise programs for patients with coronary heart disease to restore cardiovascular function, to modify coronary heart disease risk factors, and to promote behaviors that lead to improved health and social independence.
Occupational Therapy – Occupational therapists (OTs) utilize everyday life activities with individuals or groups to support participation, performance, and function in their pre-hospitalized roles. Occupational therapy services are provided for rehabilitation and the promotion of health and wellness to those who are experiencing an illness, injury, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health, well-being, and quality of life.
Physical Therapy – Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Speech-Language Pathology– Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) assess and provide treatment for individuals with communication, swallowing, and cognitive disorders. They manage and supervise programs and services related to human communication and its disorders. Speech-Language Pathologists treat those individuals with disorders of communication, their families, caregivers and other service providers relative to the disability and its management.
Therapeutic Recreation– Therapeutic Recreation Specialists use recreation / leisure activities to promote functional behavior, to improve or maintain physical, mental, emotional, and/or social functioning, and to assist individuals in expressing independent leisure lifestyles.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Doctors Office Center (DOC) – 3300
90 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
|Dr. Patrick Foye
|Dr. Todd Stitik
Recognized Standards or Practice Guidelines
Cardiac Rehabilitation follows the Practice Guidelines of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and American College of Sports Medicine.
Occupational Therapists follow the Guidelines from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Physical Therapists follow the Guidelines of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Speech Language Pathologists follow the practice guidelines from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialists follow the guidelines of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.