Neuromuscular & Stroke Rehabilitation

Doctor examining patient's hand

Neuromuscular & Stroke Rehabilitation Services

The Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine is committed to providing the most advanced stroke and neuromuscular rehabilitation care, including state-of-the-art treatments that are not widely available in other centers.

Our physicians and researchers are active in creating and testing new treatments to improve the lives of individuals struggling with the after-effects of stroke. Additionally, we have specialists who treat patients with neuromuscular disorders, including ALS, motor neuron disease, muscular dystrophies, and neuropathies, such as Guillan Barre syndrome. 

Outpatient evaluations include a review of prior medical and neurological history and prior rehabilitation therapy you’ve received. A structured rehabilitation program is established to maximize your independence and may include physical (PT), occupational (OT), speech-language, and cognitive therapy (SLP). The treatment plan also incorporates specialized exercise programs, medications, and assistive devices when needed. A full range of spasticity therapies are available, including botulinum toxin injections. Patients may also be referred for clinical trials of emerging treatments for stroke recovery and rehabilitation, such as robot-aided rehabilitation or non-invasive brain stimulation therapy. We work closely with PT, OT and SLP staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to coordinate therapy and achieve the best possible outcome.

Evaluations with one of our stroke or neuromuscular specialists are available at our offices at Columbia University Irving Medical Center at Harkness Pavilion. Please call 212-305-3535 for an appointment.

Support Groups

Stroke Warriors Support Group

Stroke Warriors is a stroke support group sponsored by the Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Stroke Division. The group offers resources for stroke survivors, friends, families, and anyone affected by stroke. 

Parkinson's Boxing Program

Our patients have access to a boxing program by stoPD (support and training to overcome Parkinson’s Disease). Contact stoPD or email for an assessment and class schedule. The location is:

Gleason's Gym
130 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201