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Rusk Rehabilitation

We maximize your physical recovery and rehabilitation with treatments that also address your personal needs.

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation was founded to fulfill a basic principle: Physical medicine and rehabilitation shouldn’t focus solely on illness or disability—it should involve the whole person, emotionally, psychologically, and socially.

Patient Rehabilitation with Exoskeleton

Since its founding in 1948, Rusk Rehabilitation has built upon that fundamental idea by providing people with the recovery resources they need to lead full and rewarding lives. At our inpatient and outpatient locations, we work with people who have a variety of diagnoses and treatment needs for injuries that include brain injury, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, chronic neurological conditions, limb loss, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, pediatric conditions and injuries, spinal cord injury, and stroke

Rusk Rehabilitation Physical Therapist with Pediatric Patient

A physical therapist blows bubbles with a pediatric patient.

As a patient at Rusk Rehabilitation, you meet with a board-certified physiatrist, a physician who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. Your doctor evaluates your care needs and develops a treatment plan just for you. This may include physical and occupational therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, vocational therapy, psychological services, music and recreational therapy, nutrition, and social work services.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Eric J. Strauss with patient

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Eric J. Strauss sees a patient.

Our efforts are supported by members of the nursing team, whose advanced training and dedication to their work with patients of all ages have earned our program Magnet® recognition. This designation is awarded to healthcare organizations for their commitment to quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in nursing. 

During treatment, you are provided with therapies needed to address your challenges. We can teach you new ways to handle the everyday activities so important to your independence. We also provide support for your loved ones so they have the skills and information they need to help you through your journey. And, if pain is a complicating factor for you, we provide the latest techniques for easing discomfort and improving healing.

Our treatment is supported by programs that address our patients’ needs that go beyond the physical. Our therapeutic recreation, child life, and creative therapy experts use music and art to help adults and children heal emotionally as well as physically. Our integrative health practitioners offer treatments such as yoga, meditation, and massage. And our support groups bring together patients and families to benefit from the knowledge and understanding of how others are coping with similar challenges.

Today’s Rusk Rehabilitation is an evolution of an idea first put into action by Dr. Howard A. Rusk, widely considered the father of rehabilitation medicine and the program’s namesake. Dr. Rusk’s philosophy was inspired by the challenges he saw in injured veterans returning from World War II, and he became passionate about giving people the tools they needed to live life to its fullest. 

We continue that commitment and work with you individually to achieve your goals and overcome any challenges, so you are empowered to live life on your terms.

Rusk Rehabilitation’s Programs and Services

Our Team

Rusk Rehabilitation physicians, known as physiatrists, are specialists in rehabilitation medicine.

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Our Locations

Rusk Rehabilitation

530 First Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10016


Inpatient Admissions: 212-263-6034
Cardiopulmonary and Medically-Complex Patients: 855-632-7875
Fax: 212-263-3777

Getting Here
Rusk Rehabilitation at the Hospital for Joint Diseases

301 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003


Pediatric Physician Appointments: 212-598-7671
Pediatric Fax: 212-598-2316
Adult Appointments: 212-263-6037

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Rusk Rehabilitation at the Ambulatory Care Center

240 East 38th Street
15th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Rusk Rehabilitation at the Center for Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health

207 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health

555 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

NYU Langone Rusk Pulmonary Function Lab

240 East 38th Street
Room M-15
New York, NY 10016

Rusk Rehabilitation at Columbus Medical

97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11374


Physician Appointments: 718-261-9100
Fax: 718-897-2916

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Rusk Rehabilitation at Levit Medical—Avenue P

1220 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11229


Physician Appointments: 718-376-1004
Fax: 718-382-6814

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Rusk Rehabilitation at Levit Medical—86th Street

1902 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214


Physician Appointments: 718-621-9400
Fax: 718-621-9777

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