Rehabilitation Services


Greg Jason, DPT

Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy
23 Fish and Game Rd
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518.828.8704
Fax: 518.828.8772
 
Outpatient Speech Therapy
Medical Office Building (Lower Level)
71 Prospect Ave
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518.828.8206
Fax: 518.828.8094


 

 

Physical Therapy at Columbia Memorial Hospital uses a range of non-invasive interventions to reduce pain and restore function for individuals dealing with injury, disability or disease. We work closely with Columbia Memorial Bone & Joint Center as their rehabilitation partner for patients recovering from orthopedic procedures or who simply require physical therapy.

 

The most common tools of physical therapy are:

  • Specialized therapeutic exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles
  • Soft spine adjustments and joint mobilizations to improve range of motion
  • Posture, biomechanics and lifting instructions
  • Therapeutic massage and myofacial release techniques
  • Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and cold therapies
  • Step-by-step home program with exercises, rest, ice, and heat

  • Our Physical Therapists

     

    Columbia Memorial's Physical Therapists are licensed health care professionals with extensive education in human anatomy and biomechanics and a unique appreciation for the workings of the human body. Our physical therapists will work together with your doctor to design an individual program to enhance both sports and daily life activities. If you are experiencing pain and disability resulting from an injury, or just normal wear and tear of everyday living, ask your doctor if physical therapy may be helpful.

    The following are examples of conditions which we can treat:

     

  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Joint sprains and strains
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Joint replacements
  • Conditions of the spine
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological conditions
  • Strokes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ataxia
  • Gait disorders
  • Developmental problems
  • Fall prevention
  • Balance problems
  • Arthritis
  • Stress and urge incontinence


  • Occupational Therapy

     

    Occupational Therapy at Columbia Memorial is a rehabilitation field that assists in improving a person's quality of functioning. In addition to upper body motion, strength, and coordination, persons receiving occupational therapy are evaluated in their ability to perform functional skills such as dressing, eating, grooming, using a writing utensil, cooking and driving.


    Our occupational therapists can tailor a program to fit your individual needs including:


  • Provision of exercises to improve motion and strength of upper extremities
  • Fabrication of custom splints and bracing to support or increase function
  • Improvement of fine motor skills and hand therapy
  • Instruction of clients in adaptive skills for dressing, cooking
  • Recommendation of appropriate assistive devices to improve function
  • Treatment of disorders of the inner ear and vertigo


  • Examples of conditions which we can assist you with are:



  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Fractures of elbow, wrist and hand
  • Hand injuries
  • Tendonitis and arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon repairs
  • Vestibular conditions
  • Vertigo
  • Inner ear dysfunctions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Strokes
  • Multiple sclerosis


  • Speech Pathology

     

    Speech-Language Pathologists can help children, adults and geriatric population with:

     

  • Limited expressive language
  • Difficulty comprehending verbal and written information
  • Cognitive impairments, including those related to memory, organization and attention
  • Difficulty positioning and moving muscles for speech
  • Swallowing difficulties such as coughing or choking while eating or drinking
  • Oral/facial muscle weakness
  • Voice difficulties such as hoarseness, breathiness, strained voice, low vocal volume, abnormal pitch, abnormal nasality, vocal muscle tension, abusive vocal behaviors
  • No voice resulting from trach placement
  • Unclear/mispronounced speech sounds, such as dysarthria or developmentally inappropriate
  • Stuttering
  • Accent reduction/modification
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication for patients without speaking abilities


  • Disorders commonly related to speech, language or swallowing impairments may include:


  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Alzheimer's Dementia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Vocal nodules
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Contact Ulcers
  • Vocal polyps
  • Laryngeal trauma
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia


  • We provide services for both inpatients and outpatients and patients of Kaaterskill Care Rehabilitation Program. For more information please contact 518.828.8295.