Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

(718) 963-7656, 7657

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is dedicated to providing professional & compassionate care to all patients.

Scope of Care:
Physical/Speech Therapy Services are provided to patients of all ages in both inpatient and ambulatory settings at all acuity levels. In-patient services are provided to all patients in the facility as warranted or so ordered. In patient treatments are provided at the bedside and in the 3rd floor P.T. gym as needed. Ambulatory services are provided in the 3rd floor Physical Therapy gym area & Speech Therapy office.

Physical Therapy is a form of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects, and alleviates  acute or prolonged movement dysfunction of anatomic or physiologic origin.

Speech/Language Pathology is a form of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects and alleviates speech, language, cognitive, voice and/or swallowing disorders.

Physical/Speech Therapy encompasses areas of specialized competence and includes the development of new principles and applications to more effectively meet existing and emerging health needs.

Staffing Availability
The Physical Medicine & Rehab Division is comprised of Board Certified Physiatrists, Licensed Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants,  Speech/ Language Pathologists, front office support staff and residents rotate through this Division. The Division is staffed to provide adequate services.

Why Patients Choose Us
    Board Certified Physicians
    Licensed physical and speech therapists
    State-of-the-Art Facility, Convenient Location
    Immediate Appointments
    Effective Treatment Plans
    Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff
    Early Morning & Evening Hours

What We Treat

Inpatient Services
   Stroke Therapy
   Amputation Management and Rehabilitation
   Neurological Disease Therapy
   Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation
   Neuro-Surgery rehabilitation
   General medical/surgical rehabilitation
   Speech /dysphasia Therapy
   Rheumatic Disease (i.e. arthritis and lupus) Therapy
Areas of Expertise Conditions in outpatient services
   Arthritic pains
   Back and Neck Disorders
   Chronic Pain syndromes, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia
   Degenerative Disc Disease
   Sciatica, Radiculopathy, Spinal Stenosis
   Sports Injuries/Whiplash injury
   Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
   Shoulder Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ankle pain
   Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
   Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
   Amputation Management and Rehabilitation
   Stroke, Neurological Diseases
   Pain Management
   Prosthetics/Orthotics (braces)


Electromyography (EMG)
Electromyography is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons).

Nerve conduction study (NCS)
A nerve conduction study is a medical diagnostic test commonly used to evaluate the function, especially the ability of electrical conduction, of the motor and sensory nerves of the human body.

If you have leg pain or numbness, you may have these tests to find out how many your nerves /muscles are being affected. These tests check how well you’re spinal nerves and the nerves in your arms and legs are working.

Musculoskeletal Injections
  Trigger point injections
  Multiple joint injections
  Soft tissue injections

Modified Barium swallows (MBS)

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of swallowing FEES &  with sensory testing FEES (ST)

Physical Therapy Hours:
Ambulatory Services: Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
In-patient Services: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for both in and Outpatients.       
Saturdays & Sundays for in patient priorities

Speech Therapy Hours :
Ambulatory Services: Mon Tues Wed Fri   8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
In-patient Services: Mon Tues Wed Fri   8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
Saturday or Sunday as patient load dictates   

For more information or to make an appointment please call 718-963-7656, 7657.

Aruna Thyagraj, MD., FAAPMR
Divisional Director

Ray Savidge MSPT
Clinical Director

Division Contact
Tel: (718) 963-7656, 7657

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