Cary Grossman Physical Therapy Center

A personalized approach to rehabilitation and recovery in a motivating and comfortable environment.

Opened in May, 2011, the state-of-the-art Cary Grossman Physical Therapy Center offers advanced programs for joint replacement rehabilitation, stroke recovery, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.

With programs and services that are fully integrated with Peconic Bay Medical Center's Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery and the Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, to which it is adjacent, the Center helps provide a unique continuum of care that is without equal in the Tri-State area.

The Center offers a wide range of services including balance evaluation and rehab, adaptive equipment, wheel chair and assistive technology consultation, and other special modalities.

With its advanced rehabilitative equipment, 1,380-square-foot physical therapy gymnasium, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, and situated adjacent to 18 beautifully appointed private rooms for post surgery patients, the Center provides a comfortable, confidence-building setting for patients recovering from surgery, stroke, accident or illness.

Services

Among the conditions for which specialized treatment is offered are:

  • Joint Replacement
  • Stroke
  • Low Back Pain
  • Cervical Dysfunction
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Upper and Lower Extremity Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Speech and Language Pathology

Patients first receive a thorough evaluation. The therapist creates an individualized treatment program to address the specific deficits identifiedin the evaluation. The goals are established based on the therapist's findings and the patient's own treatment expectations. Patients are then managed and monitored individually by the licensed professional staff throughout the course of treatment.

The physical therapy team works with patients to help alleviate pain, recover strength and mobility after surgery, rehabilitate damaged joints, build strength, and restore balance, endurance and range of motion.

Joint Replacement Program

In supporting Peconic Bay Medical Center's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, the Physical Therapy Center offers an advanced and highly specialized program of intensive post-replacement rehabilitation. The program includes individualized attention and therapy sessions conducted by experienced specialists in orthopedic rehabilitation, overseen by a specially trained Joint Replacement Patient Navigator.

For more information about the Joint Replacement Program at Peconic Bay Medical Center, call 631-369-5000.

Speech Pathology Program

Headquartered in the Cary Grossman Physical Center, Peconic Bay Medical Center's Speech and Language Pathology Department provides diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of communication and swallowing conditions, including:

  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: including gagging, choking and other symptoms of dysphagia
  • Voice Disorders: including slurred speech and resonance disorders
  • Language Disorders: including issues with comprehension and expression
  • Cognition Impairment: including memory, sequencing, problem-solving and executive functioning

These conditions can be the result of aging, injury or illness, including respiratory compromise such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), vocal cord nodules or polyps, neurological disease or stroke, genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, or cancers of the head, neck or chest.

Evaluation by one of Peconic Bay Medical Center's trained Speech and Language Pathologists can help identify the source of any speech or swallowing abnormality and point the way to an effective plan of treatment.

Peconic Bay's Speech Therapists offer state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques to assist patients recover language, communication and cognition skills, including patients recovering from stroke, vocal cord paralysis and tracheostomy.

Peconic Bay also offers advanced treatment for dysphagia--the VitalStim® Therapy System—the only dysphagia therapy cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A safe, effective and non-invasive therapy system based on neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), the program is proven to restore the swallowing function for patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia.

For more information, call the Peconic Bay Medical Center Speech and Language Pathology Department at 631-548-6812.