Bethesda Hospital East

Specialized Rehabilitation Programs


At the Cornell Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, we offer specialized programs to meet the needs of patients with neurological disorders, orthopaedic injuries and speech and language communication.

Neurological Rehabilitation
For individuals who have experienced a stroke or other neurological disorder, our team will develop an individualized exercise and educational program tailored to meet their needs. Our goal is to help patients regain their independence with activities of daily living and functional mobility.


Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Whether it’s a hip fracture, multiple fractures or spinal surgery, Bethesda’s therapists provide our patients with exercises and skills that will allow them to improve their quality of life.


Speech, Language and Communication
Helping patients regain their abilities to communicate with their families and the world around them is a vital step in the recovery process, following a serious illness or acquired disability. Our therapists work with patients one-on-one to help them regain speech, language and critical thinking skills necessary for daily living.


Swallowing Rehabilitation

Many of our patients are admitted with difficulty swallowing due to an acquired or chronic illness which requires modified diets or nutrition via a feeding tube. Our speech pathologists work with the patients in one-to-one settings on strengthening the muscles needed to swallow safely. Our speech therapists also work with our patients during lunch time to carry over the necessary compensatory strategies to decrease the risk of aspiration.