Physical Therapy


Everyone deserves world-class physical and rehabilitative therapy

Our rehabilitation and physical therapy department has offices at three of our locations: 

Adirondack Medical Center

Phone: 518-897-2697

Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center

Phone: 518-523-8580

Mercy Living Center

Phone: 518-359-2479

Get back on the path to your healthy lifestyle

Adirondack Health provides a full spectrum of physical and rehabilitative therapies to help you return to an active lifestyle.

The rehabilitation and sports science program offers world-class therapies to elite athletes and general public alike. Our program is staffed with physical therapists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists, all of whom are leaders in rehabilitation and sports medicine.

Our goal is to help individuals of all ages and abilities become more active and healthy. The rehabilitation staff offers evaluations and treatments to enhance movement and function for our patients, and can treat chronic or acute problems, as well as provide preventive healthcare for people of all ages. If you experience back or neck problems, are recovering from an injury or have pain or stiffness associated with an arthritic condition, our rehabilitation staff can help you return to your normal activities with greater ease. Our team of physical and occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists also is available to help you achieve your goals and return to your desired level of activity.

We are proud to serve the Adirondack region with offices in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. Call us at one of our three convenient locations l to schedule your appointment today.

Exercise is medicine

Physical therapists are highly-educated, licensed healthcare professionals with extensive clinical experience who help patients address pain issues and improve or restore mobility. Often, treatment provided by physical therapists is a less costly alternative to surgery and reduces the need for long-term prescription medication treatment and associated side effects.

Physical therapists work with patients to prevent or manage their condition in order to achieve long-term health benefits. They diagnose and treat individuals of all ages and develop a plan, using therapeutic techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, physical therapists work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) work as part of a team to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. PTAs implement treatment, obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions to progress the patient/client as directed by the physical therapist.

Once patients have graduated from physical or occupational therapy, we offer continued support of their wellness goals through our Post Rehab, MedFit or Fit for Life programs.

Free screenings

Coping with a nagging pain? We can help.

If you are coping with an injury, pain or other physical ailment, our rehabilitation specialists provide free screenings for anyone who may benefit from physical therapy.

The free screening is a one-on-one consultation with a licensed physical therapist or athletic trainer. After gathering information about your condition, an assessment will be completed to help you decide the best course of treatment.

If this includes rehabilitation services, a member of our staff will help you get any referrals you need to ensure those services provided are covered by your health insurance.

Outpatient rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered at our facilities in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake.

All clinics are open Monday through Friday from early morning to late afternoon. Our highly trained staff can provide you with expertise in all areas of rehabilitation, including pediatric physical therapy, neurologic rehabilitation, hand therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine, ergonomics and much more.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Helping you achieve your highest level of function

If you are a patient at Adirondack Medical Center - Saranac Lake, the hospital's rehabilitation staff will work with your physician and the nursing staff to help you achieve and maintain your highest level of function during your stay.

You will receive a visit from a rehabilitation staff member if you have surgery for total knee or hip replacement or to repair a broken bone. The rehabilitation staff may also visit you during pre-admission testing for a total joint surgery to answer questions and provide education about rehabilitation. Other illnesses that may require rehabilitation are chronic lung problems, stroke, heart attack, gait disturbance, balance dysfunction, general weakness or difficulty swallowing.

The rehabilitation team can help you regain independence with mobility, self-care skills and the resources needed to continue your care after returning home.

For more information on inpatient rehabilitation services, please call AMC-Saranac Lake at 518-897-2697.