Newton Wellesley Hospital Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department

New Ambulatory Care Center Opens Today!

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department, Spine Center and Pain Management Service are moving to the Hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Center at 159 Wells Avenue in Newton. This new location allows for even closer collaboration between care providers across multiple services, enhancing the overall patient experience. The new location has convenient, free parking and allows for more seamless patient care.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department, newton wellesley hospital ambulatory care new center

A complete spectrum of outpatient rehabilitation services will be offered at the new Wells Avenue location, including: adult and pediatric physical therapy, hand therapy, occupational therapy, adult and pediatric speech therapy, and sports medicine services including community outreach programs for weekend warriors, competitive athletes and those interested in learning more about sport-specific training. The brand new clinical space includes a variety of innovative equipment:

• Dedicated private evaluation and treatment areas for all specialties.

• A large, open functional training gym featuring Medical Exercise Treatment, Plyometrics, TRX and free weights.

• A 12’ x 18’ aquatic therapy pool with an overhead lift.

• New sports and cardiovascular rehabilitation equipment such as treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, elliptical and NuStep and upper body ergometers.

• State-of-the-art pediatric speech therapy rooms with separate observation/audio space for parents to watch and participate in their child’s treatment.

Newton Wellesley Hospital Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department

The rehabilitation services team works very closely with the Spine Center and the Pain Management Service, which will also be located at the Ambulatory Care Center on Wells Ave.

The Spine Center offers the expertise of leading back and neck experts and provides surgical and non-surgical consultation and intervention for a variety of spine conditions and needs, including neck and arm pain, back and leg pain, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, second opinions for surgery, workmen’s compensation claims, chronic back and neck pain, and degenerative disorders of cervical and lumbar spine.

The Center provides multidisciplinary care for spinal conditions and anyone who suffers from back- and neck-related pain that interferes with work, recreational activities, daily living functions and the overall enjoyment of life. Specialists care for the full range of spinal disorders – from simple to complex – affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas of the spine.

The Pain Management Service at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, also moving to the new Center, is committed to helping patients relieve their pain and return to their optimal level of functioning to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

“Chronic pain can disrupt every part of a person’s life including work and social activities,” says Paul Satwicz, MD, Anesthesiologist and Director of Pain Management at Newton-Wellesley. “At Newton-Wellesley, we have highly trained specialists who help our patients reduce and even eliminate their pain.”

The Pain Management Service works closely with Rehabilitation Services and the Spine Center to offer individualized care for people with acute, chronic or cancer-related pain. The Pain Management team provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating and relieving chronic pain through both medical and alternative behavioral methods. The team works together to develop treatment plans tailored to each individual patient’s needs with the primary goal of reducing or eliminating pain and enabling patients to achieve the highest possible level of function and independence.

For more information about the programs and services offered at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, call CareFinder at 1-866-NWH-DOCS (694-3627) or visit

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