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Rusk Rehabilitation Wellness Services

Patients at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation have access to a broad array of wellness services that address specific physical or psychological challenges.


Acupuncture is a safe, painless, and effective form of traditional Chinese medicine. Disposable, ultra-thin needles are applied to specific points on the body to stimulate the nervous system to release important chemicals in the brain, such as pain-relieving endorphins. An improved energy balance also stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities.

Acupuncture complements traditional treatments for conditions such as muscle and skeletal disorders, stress, smoking, excess weight and obesity, and fatigue. For more information contact Dr. Alex Moroz or Dr. Charles Kim at 212-501-7277. For information on acupuncture at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, please call 718-630-7056.

Diabetes Management

We take a culturally sensitive, individual, and group approach to educate patients with diabetes about blood glucose monitoring, skin and foot care, diet as it relates to glucose levels, and medication management. For more information, contact Dr. Greg J. Sweeney at 212-263-6033.

Individual Psychotherapy

We take a short-term, problem-focused, cognitive behavioral approach to psychotherapy that targets the anxiety and depression that often accompany heart disease and other medical diagnoses. Family and significant others can be included in sessions if appropriate. For more information, call 212-263-6033.

Occupational Therapy and Cognitive Therapy

Occupational therapy and cognitive therapy are for people with cardiovascular problems and diabetes who are returning home, but are still experiencing cognitive impairments such as memory loss and poor problem-solving skills that can disrupt independent living and increase safety risks.

The program provides individual and group therapies, a community reintegration and vocational skills program, and family and caregiver training on how to maximize their loved one’s cognitive perceptual abilities. For more information, call 212-263-6033.

Stress Management

During individual or group sessions held over six weeks, each participant receives a thorough stress evaluation. This program focuses on helping people understand the health impact of stress and teaches them behavioral techniques and relaxation skills to help manage it. For more information, call 212-263-6033.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art combining mindful movements and breathing to help improve balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. This low-impact exercise is a way to remain active while supporting your physical and mental health and wellbeing. Our group class is open to all levels of fitness and abilities. This program is held at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center, East 38th Street, 17th Floor, every Thursday from 2:30-3:30PM. For more information, call (646) 501-7866 or email

Weight Management

We provide individual and group approaches to weight loss through cognitive behavioral therapy. We also explore each person’s experience with the stress of weight management. This program is held at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center and NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street.