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Helen Hayes Hospital

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West Haverstraw, NY 10993

Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation New York

I get asked this question fairly often. My name is Jacqueline Brigandi and I am the Staff Development Coordinator at Helen Hayes Hospital and a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, CRRN for short. Maybe this excerpt from our Hospital Plan for Nursing Care can shed some light on it for you… The professional nurse who practices […]

Posted On: July 1, 2015

How can I determine where my loved one or I should receive physical rehabilitation? What are outcomes and why are they so important in a post-acute care setting? You may find yourself asking these questions if you are looking for a post-acute care facility for yourself or a loved one. It is important to make […]

Posted On: June 10, 2015

When most patients are utilizing a wheelchair for mobility, their typical “cardio” exercises are limited to hand bikes or hand weights. Strengthening interventions for the upper body include those same hand weights, resistive bands, or cable machines. After a while, these exercises can become repetitive and frankly, boring. Introducing the therapy ropes. These heavy, nylon […]

Posted On: June 9, 2015

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

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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