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Stories of Care – Every Encounter is a Story

Every day, our dedicated staff provide hands-on, expert care to New Yorkers who need it. These are their stories.
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Building Confidence to Motivate Patients to Improve

Building Confidence to Motivate Patients to Improve

This VNSNY physical therapist lets his patients know right away that he's there for them, 100 percent, and seeks to build their confidence as he motivates them through their recovery. Read More
The Importance of Rehab in Recovery

The Importance of Rehab in Recovery

Joe Gallagher, VNSNY’s Director of Clinical Operations Support, oversees our rehabilitation therapy program and knows first-hand the important role therapists play in their patients’ recovery. Read More
Physical Therapy Combats a Patient’s Fear

Physical Therapy Combats a Patient’s Fear

Through medical knowledge and compassion, one VNSNY physical therapist helped a patient rebuild confidence—and identified a secondary cause of her weakness. Read More
Inspiring Confidence Helps a Stroke Patient Recover

Inspiring Confidence Helps a Stroke Patient Recover

One of the challenges in rehab therapy is to help clients avoid getting discouraged, but this OT inspires confidence that keeps her patients motivated. Read More
Restoring Quality of Life and Preserving Independence

Restoring Quality of Life and Preserving Independence

This Nassau County-based occupational therapist believes that improving the quality of patients’ lives on a daily basis is what a visiting OT’s job is all about. Read More
Patience and Understanding Help a Client Recover

Patience and Understanding Help a Client Recover

A post-operative patient needed both physical therapy and emotional support following hip replacement, and VNSNY physical therapist Patricia V. was there. Read More
Ensuring the Right Care After Hospital Discharge

Ensuring the Right Care After Hospital Discharge

A VNSNY Intake Nurse talks about the steps needed to make the transition for hospital to home safe and seamless. Read More
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