Rehabilitative Therapy


At Ditmas Park, we are prepared to help and heal no matter what your age, stage, or medical condition.

At Ditmas Park, we are prepared to help and heal no matter what your age, stage, or medical condition. From our impressive short term rehabilitation care and our renowned palliative care to our world class, on-site pulmonary program, Ditmas Park offers an impressive variety of exceptional rehabilitative care. The unique approach of healing the body, mind, and spirit sets us apart from other facilities. We recognize that no two patients are the same. Each patient is thoroughly evaluated based on physical and psychological needs as we curate an individualized course of action. Browse our menu to see which options are best for you or your loved one. Our goal is to return our patients to their optimal level of activity and movement as quickly as possible.

World Class Rehab Right Here in Brooklyn

When you or your loved one are in need of supreme short-term rehabilitation in an elegant atmosphere that provides impeccable accommodations and comfortable surroundings, Ditmas Park is your answer. For well over 25 years Ditmas Park has excelled in the field of quality care and short-term rehabilitation. Ditmas Park’s facility at 2107 Ditmas Avenue is one of the area’s most advanced rehab centers, providing state-of-the-art care for our guests. Our exceptional therapy program caters to the needs of our residents, encouraging their independence and placing a major emphasis on early homecoming. At Ditmas Park, we understand the requirement of a unique treatment program, valuing the diversity of our guests and their families. This belief is inherent in the caring way that our guests are treated.

Ditmas Park is highly recommended by a wide range of hospitals for patients who require rehabilitation and therapy. Our highly trained therapists specialize in many areas including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Orthopedic Therapy
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation, including Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Assessments
  • Music Therapy Through Recreation
  • Pet Therapy through Recreation Therapy
  • Spasticity Management
  • Wound Care

Physical Therapy

From injuries to chronic conditions, our top tier physical therapists are trained to develop pinpointed plans using exercise and movement incorporating our state of the art equipment. Our renowned programs are specifically designed to revitalize our patients and bring them back to full mobility.


Occupational Therapy

At Ditmas Park, we are fully committed to ensure that our patients develop the necessary skills to manage day to day tasks. Our focus is on essential activities for daily living so that patients can feel confident in their independence. This includes:

  • Community reintegration
  • Adaptive/Assistive device training
  • Patient/family education and training
  • ADL simulation


Speech and Language Therapy

Employing advanced technologies and audiovisual aides, our team provides patients whose speech abilities have been impaired with stellar and effective treatment to help them regain their communication. Our services include treatment for:

  • Dysarthria/aphasia
  • Speech and language delays and disorders
  • Voice and resonance disorders


Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive orthopedic program covers a multitude of musculoskeletal care. We offer spine, hand, foot, wound, and even reconstructive therapies with the added benefit of on-site follow up physical therapy to allow for optimal healing. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Fracture repair and post surgical rehabilitation
  • Joint replacement therapy
  • Spinal surgery rehabilitation
  • Amputee Rehabilitation (LE prosthetic fitting and training)


Vision Therapy

Vision rehabilitation or therapy is a form of medical rehabilitation to improve vision or low vision. It is the process of restoring functional ability and improving quality of life and independence in an individual who has lost visual function through illness or injury.


Cognitive Therapy

Embracing a flexible, “real world” experiences model to address the diverse attention, concentration and memory needs of patients, Ditmas Park’s rehabilitation professionals build individualized care plans for each patient and work with families and caregivers to educate them on cognitive exercises, memory compensation techniques and follow-up care for their loved ones. We offer thorough and specific services for:

  • Attention/concentration
  • Memory
  • Thought organization
  • Problem solving


Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Assessments

Our Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Assessments are for any patient requiring the use of wheeled mobility in their home, work and community environments.The program enables you to try a wide variety of manual and power wheelchairs, seating and positioning accessories and environmental challenges. You can trial the device and make accurate and informed decisions based on its performance. Ditmas Park has a specialty clinic that evaluates individuals for their seating and positioning needs. The licensed occupational therapists on our staff have extensive training and experience with complex rehabilitation seating and mobility needs.


Music Therapy Through Recreation

Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities and help strengthen areas of cognition and the overall spirit of a patient, important for recovery.


Spasticity Management

Our specialists work on various aspects of spasticity management and rehabilitation. This includes the proper positioning of the body on the bed/wheelchair, easy catheterization of the bladder, pain relief, and improving sleep. Importantly therapists work on improving movement through unmasking of voluntary movements previously covered by significant spasticity in cases of incomplete lesions, accelerating the “spontaneous” recovery process, modifying the “immature” motor pattern and using new recovery techniques to promote guided neuroplasticity, and working on new functional pattern in moving and walking. Ultimately, the goal is for improvement of daily life activities such as getting around, putting on clothes, personal hygiene, driving, etc.