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Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W, West Haverstraw
NY 10993

Physical Rehab Blog

May is Stroke Awareness Month and the Stroke Rehab Team at Helen Hayes Hospital would like to share some stroke education with you! A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. The blood carries oxygen that is essential for the cells of the brain to function. The cause […]

Posted On: May 19, 2015

Therapists present unique treatments at national conferences The physical therapists at Helen Hayes Hospital view each patient as a unique individual and focus on each patient’s specific needs. Some of our patients have extremely unusual situations. In these cases the therapist does a lot of problem solving. One such patient arrived at Helen Hayes Hospital […]

Posted On: May 13, 2015

May 15, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the HHH Adapted Sailing Program. In 2005 I was thrilled to work with our then Assistant Director of Outpatient Services, Jan Crittenden, to form a partnership between HHH and the Nyack Boat Club (NBC). This year, another 30 people will participate in our Adapted Sailing Clinic, bringing […]

Posted On: May 4, 2015

Carol Guarino, MS,RD,CDE, is the primary clinical dietitian on unit 3B. Carol was encouraged by Dr. Marjorie King to join the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Shortly after joining, Carol was asked to serve as the nutrition expert on the association’s committee to review questions to be included on the association’s certification examination. […]

Posted On: April 22, 2015

As we age, we strive to maintain our independence. For many, this includes the ability to drive. Driving is a complex task that requires the coordination of many skills, from basic movements to quick reaction times. Yet subtle changes in physical fitness, vision, hearing and cognition start in our 40’s! In order to maintain our […]

Posted On: March 24, 2015

Pioneers in SCI Empowerment Helen Hayes Hospital is happy to announce we have started the Hudson Valley Chapter of The United Spinal Association. The Hudson Valley Chapter is a united effort of dedicated individuals dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with spinal cord injury/disease, their families and those who provide their care. The Association […]

Posted On: March 9, 2015

Neuroplasticity, mirror therapy and graded motor imagery At Helen Hayes Hospital, we as clinicians strive to provide the most dynamic and most effective therapies available within our professional practices. Over the 27 years of my practicing occupational therapy, many new treatment interventions have become available and have been proven by research to be effective. The […]

Posted On: March 2, 2015

Intense Inpatient Rehab Offers Patients Maximal Gains Helen Hayes Hospital’s state of the art and highly acclaimed orthopedic rehabilitation unit offers an innovative and intensive therapy program, specially designed for patients who have recently had hip or knee replacement surgery. Our team strongly encourages patients to actively participate in all aspects of their physical and […]

Posted On: February 6, 2015

Perturbation Training May Help Prevent Falls Interesting research is being performed on the science behind falls and how to prevent them. We learn in childhood how to resist falls by actually experiencing a fall. There is a thought that one could possibly “inoculate” against a future fall by performing perturbation training. Perturbation training is the […]

Posted On: February 2, 2015

Meeting the needs of patients and their referring clinicians Just recently, we announced the appointment of Mindy Tallis, RN, BSN to the position of Director of Utilization Management at Helen Hayes Hospital. A dedicated member of the HHH staff for over 20 years, Mindy’s new role will have her overseeing the hospital’s Admissions and Case […]

Posted On: January 26, 2015
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