The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy services to the residents of Northern New Jersey. Its spacious, modern facility is located directly across from the medical center at 360 Essex Street, Suite 202, in Hackensack. The hours of operation are: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., with convenient, free underground parking, and elevator access for patients and family members Physical therapists are highly specialized professionals who treat a wide range of orthopaedic and neurological disorders, and rehabilitate patients following joint replacement and other orthopaedic surgery. A comprehensive falls risk assessment and conditioning program is available for our older population who may be at risk for falls due to balance problems. Specialized services include biofeedback to assist clients who have urinary incontinence, certified therapists in the treatment of lymphedema, hydrotherapy, and wound care. Special Physical Therapy equipment includes a hydrotrack, and a unique aquatic treadmill, often used to promote mobility in patients with arthritis.
Occupational therapists specialize in restoring strength and function, and reducing pain in individuals who have suffered injuries to the hand and upper extremities. A certified hand therapist who has extensive experience in fabricating static and dynamic splints is on staff.
The Speech Therapy Department offers highly specialized treatment. Services include:
• Licensed LSVT-Loud Therapy for Parkinson patients
• Dedicated, computerized communication system for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease
• Cognitive re-entry therapy for traumatic brain injury
• Speech pathologists perform video stroboscopy and voice therapy
• Speech therapy for stuttering and accent reduction
HUMC is a 775-bed teaching and research hospital and has the largest number of admissions in New Jersey. The medical center was recently ranked in five specialties: geriatric care, gynecology, heart and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics in U.S. News’s 2008 publication of America’s Best Hospitals. HUMC is the only New Jersey acute-care hospital to receive rankings in five specialties. For two years in a row, HealthGrades® named HUMC one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals. This designation recognizes hospitals that have demonstrated superior clinical quality over a seven-year time period, based upon an analysis of more than 75 million Medicare patient records from 1999-2005. These hospitals have achieved better survival rates and lower complication rates across dozens of medical procedures and diagnoses, from cardiac care to orthopedic surgery, consistently ranking among the top five percent in the nation for overall clinical outcomes. HUMC is the only healthcare facility in New Jersey, New York, and New England to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Only one percent of the nation’s hospitals can make this claim.
For more information, to schedule an appointment, or for a tour of the facility, call Barry Davidoff, PT, MAS, Operations manager of the Department of Physical Therapy at 201-996-4608 or the Department of Physical Therapy at 201-996-3830, or visit www.humc.com.