The Mount Sinai Department of
Located in New York City, the Mount Sinai Health System offers comprehensive patient care services for individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and a variety of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and chronic conditions. U.S. News & World Report ranks our rehabilitation medicine program 14th in the 2014-2015 "Best Hospitals" issue.
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Medicine is accredited by CARF — the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities — for our spinal cord system of care, brain injury program, Amputation Specialty Program, and Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Medicine is the only CARF-accredited program in New York State in both spinal cord injury and brain injury, and the first program in New York State that is CARF-accredited in post-amputation care.
Our rehabilitation medicine specialists offers a wide range of comprehensive patient care services for individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and a variety of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and chronic conditions. We are accredited by CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for our inpatient spinal cord and brain injury programs — the only such accredited programs at non-VA hospitals in New York City—as well as for our comprehensive rehabilitation medicine program. Our Amputation Specialty Program is the first CARF-accredited program of its kind in New York State.
Our department’s interdisciplinary team approach is pivotal to successful rehabilitation because we take advantage of each discipline’s expertise to provide high-quality, coordinated care. Our experienced professionals evaluate each patient and meet regularly to develop and implement individualized treatment plans in partnership with patients and their families. Our goal is to make each person with a disability maximally self-sufficient, mobile, and able to return to community life.
Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD, heads the rehabilitation medicine team. Dr. Ragnarsson's leadership and innovative approach to patient care has had a major impact in the field of rehabilitation medicine. The center includes physicians, primary rehabilitation nurses, nurse practitioners, and professional staff in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition, social work, psychology, therapeutic recreation, and vocational counseling.
Specialized rehabilitation programs offer personalized treatment
Our rehabilitation medicine programs focus on:
- Spinal cord injury. Our Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program offers a wide range of innovative medical and rehabilitation services, including our “Do It” program — a unique outpatient program that facilitates community integration.
- Brain injury. Individuals with cognitive and behavioral challenges need specialized treatment for successful integration back into the community. Our brain injury rehabilitation specialists are exceptionally qualified to meet these challenges.
- Sports therapy. Patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions receive comprehensive, individualized physical and occupational therapy at our Sports Therapy Center, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan.
- Amputation. Persons who have had limb loss receive comprehensive care, to aid healing, and functional restoration as well as support for preventive management of future limb loss as part of a continuum of care.