Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

Howard Rusk

The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine is named after the “Father of Rehabilitation Medicine,” Howard A. Rusk and has been voted the best rehabilitation hospital in New York and among the top ten in the country since 1989, when U.S. News & World Report introduced its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings. The world’s first university-affiliated facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine, the Rusk Institute is the largest center of its kind for the treatment of adults and children with disabilities.  Rusk is comprised of adult and pediatric inpatient wards with approximately 100 beds as well as numerous outpatient clinics, electrodiagnostic suites, research laboratories, and treatment areas for the broad range of therapeutic modalities offered at the Institute.  Large spaces are available with assistive devices to perform full, functional evaluations, as well as for inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, neuropsychological testing and treatment, speech and language therapy, and swallowing disorders evaluation and treatment.  For Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, specialized equipment includes a large gym with aerobic equipment and telemetry monitors; for Pediatrics, there is an inpatient early intervention and preschool program, computer classroom, recreation room, adaptive playground, sensory integration gymnasium, infant therapy rooms.  At the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, we benefit from the academic affiliation and physical connection to the NYU Langone Medical Center, a World-Class Patient-Centered Integrated Academic Medical Center.

Inpatient Beds: 99
Outpatient Clinics: Yes

Rehabilitation Areas:
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Stroke/ Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Parkinson’s Disease
Neurodegenerative disorders
Pediatric Rehabilitation