The NYU Medical Center's Rusk Institute, the stroke rehabilitation center, offers inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilition programs. Since 1950, more than 15,000 people with disabilities due to stroke have been treated at the Rusk Institute.
Rusk's team of stroke specialists provides comprehensive, integrated treatment for the problems associated with stroke, with the goal of enabling each patient to return to a maximum level of productivity.
The Rusk Stroke Rehabilitation Program features a "clinical pathways" model, with a team approach including the patient, family members, physiatrists, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, recreation therapists, and vocational rehabilitation counselors. Many staff members are multilingual, and translators are available as needed.