Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Vassar Brothers Medical Center physical rehabilitation services help you recover from surgery, injury and chronic pain. Our skilled, compassionate therapists will support you every step of the way, whether you're healing from an injury or surgery, struggling with arthritis, or dealing with the effects of heart or lung disease, cancer or stroke.

We offer a wide range of physical rehabilitation options tailored to your needs:

  • Physical therapy (PT)
  • Occupational therapy (OT)
  • Speech-language and swallowing therapy (ST)
  • Specialized rehabilitation


Vassar Brothers Medical Center participates in most managed care plans. Private health insurance and Medicare are also accepted.

We will verify insurance coverage prior to starting your therapy and will work with your insurer to guarantee the greatest degree of coverage. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to be aware of your coverage. Contact your carrier if you have any questions or concerns.

Specialized Rehabilitation Programs

Vassar Brothers Medical Center offers a variety of specialized rehabilitation programs for various conditions:

  • Vestibular Rehab Dysfunction. We provide therapy for anyone who experiences inner ear or central vertigo, dizziness, has had a concussion or has problems with balance.
  • Cancer Therapy. Therapy can be provided for scar management, risk reduction, and minimizing effects of cancer treatments through customized rehab programs and education.
  • Lymphedema Treatment. Therapy is available for those experiencing swelling following the removal of lymph nodes or as the result of other conditions.
  • Neurological Disorders. Those recovering from stroke or other neurological conditions may benefit from therapy.
  • Orthopedic Disorders. Services are offered for those who have experienced an injury or amputation, or who are recovering from surgery, including joint replacement.
  • Pulmonary Disease. Therapy can benefit those struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis. Specialized services also are offered for patients who have had a lung transplant.
  • Pelvic Health. Therapy for pregnancy pain, pelvic pain, postpartum care and male/female incontinence and lymphedema.

Hand Therapy

Certified hand therapists are an integral part of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center rehabilitation team. Hand therapists work with patients who have a wide range of conditions, including fractures, tendonitis, amputations, arthritis, repetitive stress and nerve injuries, and focus on treatments that aim to both rehabilitate the injury and prevent future ones. For more information, see Orthopedic Rehabilitation.

Meet theTeam

Tylene Lizardi PT, DPT, ATC
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Marie Vegeto, MS, OTR/L, CLT
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Sarah Anson, BSPT, tDPT
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Tuan Cao,PTA
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Deborah Rohan, PT,DPT,CLT-LANA
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Sabashnee Govender, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA
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Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Center for Speech and Physical Rehabilitation
21 Reade Place, Suite 2000
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 483-7391
(800) 421-1220


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30am–6pm
Tuesday, Friday 7:30am–4pm

Vassar Brothers Medical Mall
Vassar Brothers Rehabilitation Services
200 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 311
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: (845) 838-8191
TTY/Accessibility: (800) 421-1220


Monday to Thursday 8am–7pm
Friday 8am–4:30pm