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Life-altering, medically complex injuries or conditions such as limb loss or amputation may require daily, round-the-clock rehabilitation care before you return home from a hospital stay.


For more than 25 years, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” has ranked Rusk Rehabilitation as the best rehabilitation program in New York state and among the top 10 programs in the country.

At NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation at Tisch Hospital, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of individualized care you need to achieve your recovery goals.

A physiatrist—a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation medicine—is at the helm of your rehabilitation team. Along with our other experts, including physical and occupational therapists, he or she works to customize a treatment plan for you while you are in the hospital. We take into consideration not only your medical and physical needs but also your personal wishes so the program is truly yours.

Our rehabilitation nursing team—including a nurse manager, a primary registered nurse (RN), and a patient care technician (PCN)—cares for you 24 hours a day and helps you prepare for therapy sessions.

Conditions We Treat

Our rehabilitation experts work with people who have been hospitalized with pulmonary conditions and cardiac conditions and require 24-hour care. These specialists also see people who need access to multiple services because they have had medically complex procedures such as amputations, face transplants, heart transplants, lung transplants, kidney transplants, liver transplants, and bone marrow transplants.

Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Excellence in Rehabilitation

Our acute rehabilitation program at Rusk Rehabilitation at Tisch Hospital has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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To begin a rehabilitation program, you must be physically able to participate in therapy for a minimum of three hours a day. Everyone receives both physical therapy and occupational therapy. Depending on any additional needs, you may also receive speech–language pathology and swallowing therapy and vocational therapy, as well as care from psychologists and social workers. Our therapeutic recreation services are designed to support emotional healing and include music therapy and art therapy.

We also provide on-site hemodialysis for people who have kidney failure, so that you can receive your rehabilitation therapy and regular hemodialysis treatments in one convenient location.

After you finish your inpatient care, your rehabilitation team assesses whether you need outpatient care services at one of our NYU Langone ambulatory care locations.

Contact Us

John R. Corcoran, PT, DPT, MS, is the site director for rehabilitation therapy services at Rusk Rehabilitation at Tisch Hospital. Rusk Rehabilitation also offers inpatient care at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. A social worker or case manager helps you decide which of our three inpatient sites is best suited to your care needs and requests a referral. For more information about inpatient admissions to Rusk Rehabilitation at Tisch Hospital, please call 212-268-6034.

Our Team of Doctors

Our team of rehabilitation specialists works closely with you during your recovery journey so you can reach your treatment goals.

Our Location

Rusk Rehabilitation at Tisch Hospital

550 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Additional Information

Patient Forms

Review our forms for new and existing NYU Langone patients.

Information About Your Doctor’s Office Visit

Get information to help you prepare and learn what to expect.

Refer a Patient

If you are a physician who would like to refer a patient, please call 212-263-6034


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