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Rehabilitation Services to Restore Quality of Life

A Better, Stronger, Healthier You...

The Rehabilitation Services Department at Ellis Medicine provides dynamic and comprehensive treatment for thousands of patients each year. Whether you have an orthopedic injury, chronic headaches, heart disease, or have had a stroke, our team of highly trained professionals can help you achieve your rehabilitation goals and improve your quality of life.

Specializing in:

  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Upper Extremity Dysfunction and Pain
  • Lower Extremity Dysfunction and Pain
  • Joint & Muscular Pain
  • Limited Strength & Mobility
  • Sports Injuries
  • Post Surgical Treatment
  • Vestibular & Balance Conditions
  • Headaches
  • Functional Mobility Dysfunction
  • Functional and Sport Specific Training
  • Speech & Swallowing Therapy
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Concussion Management

Programs for inpatients and outpatients

Ellis Medicine's Rehabilitation Services combines the expertise of our Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech - Language Pathology departments. We offer rehabilitation programs for inpatients, outpatients and residents of the Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center, with specific goals and strategies as follows:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation - programs that aim to improve functional mobility in order to assist in a patient's discharge from the hospital. Areas of focus include gait, exercise, functional mobility training and education. Patients from various hospital units benefit from our inpatient services, including medical/surgical, orthopedic, neurological (we are a key component of the Stroke Center), emergency room, cardiac, oncology and pulmonary cases.
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation - programs that offer hands-on care and functional progressive exercise for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, such as spinal pain, extremity pain, headaches and difficulty with functioning in everyday life.

The Rehabilitation Services Department at the Ellis Medicine provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services for individuals experiencing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, stroke, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, diabetes and weakness related to acute and chronic medical conditions.

We have three outpatient rehabilitation locations:

  • Medical Arts Building (Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Concussion Management) - This location is closing July 1.
    Suite 302, 1201 Nott Street, Schenectady (adjacent to Ellis hospital)
    Office hours: Early morning and evening hours available
    Phone: 518.243.1631
  • Health Services Building (Occupational Therapy)
    First Floor, Ellis Health Center Campus, 650 McClellan Street, Schenectady
    Office hours: Early morning and evening hours available
    Phone: 518.382.2216


As of Tuesday, January 31, The Physical Therapy Center at Ellis medicine is no longer seeing patients at the McClellan Street Health Center at 600 McClellan St. Schenectady, NY. We sincerely thank you for choosing our practice for your care; it has been a privilege to serve and care for you through the years.

Given the number of local specialists devoted to these services, you can be assured a seamless transition in care, should you require it. We included here a list of other providers that offer these services close by:

PT Associates
42 Saratoga Road, Scotia NY 12302

500 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

Sunnyview Outpatient Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
Has 14 locations in Capital Region 

A convenient location near our offices
1270 Belmont Ave, Schenectady NY 12309


Nursing Home & Short Stay Rehabilitation services

Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center is an 82-bed nursing home offering a variety of rehabilitation programs. We work with residents on a regular basis to improve and maintain function. Additionally, we provide short stay rehabilitation services in a modern new facility. The separate, dedicated 16-bed unit within the Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center provides a stepping stone between the hospital and home after hip and knee replacements and other surgical procedures.