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Outpatient Rehab

Regaining Independence

The Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation provides multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services for adults who have more complex medical issues, assisting them in remaining in their own homes. With a spectrum of therapy services, as well as specific treatments for a range of health issues, participants visit us for the therapy they need to return to their highest level of independence. Our experienced therapists work in a team approach in order to provide comprehensive support. We offer physical, occupational, speech & language therapies in one location to support recovery and build patient strength and confidence to get back to fuller functioning and living.

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“The staff was knowledgeable, pleasant, efficient and punctual. – Jackie, Client

Meet the Outpatient Rehabilitation Staff

Patients at Jewish Senior Life’s Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation benefit from individualized treatments and one-on-one therapy sessions with our highly trained and professional staff.

Clarence Ziegler, PT, Physical Therapist

Clarence has been working for 18 years in physical therapy across the continuum of outpatient rehabilitation, hospital/acute care, home care, and with individuals with developmental disabilities.  His clinical expertise includes manual therapy, LSVT BIG and BIG for Life, vestibular assessment and training, wheelchair maintenance and training and prosthetic/orthotic management. With 8 years of home care experience Clarence helps our patients make the most of their mobility and safety, both in clinic and in their homes. A graduate of Nazareth College, Clarence continues to serve the Greater Rochester community.

Kathy Stoklosa, OTD, MPA, OT/L, Doctorate Occupational Therapist

Kathy brings more than 30 years experience to Outpatient Rehabilitation. She has worked in many areas including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home care, and has worked closely with orthopedic and plastic surgeons in the area. Her clinical skills are highly developed for working with individuals with orthopedic, burn, trauma, post-surgical and neurological conditions including stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. Her most recent clinical work included working in home care for Lifetime Assistance and as Chief of Occupational Therapy for UR Medicine.

Kathy is a clinical assistant professor at Nazareth College. She has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and an M. P. A., Public Administration with Health emphasis from SUNY College at Brockport, and an Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Margaret Zlotnick, Speech Language Pathologist

Margaret is a graduate of Nazareth College and Boston University and has a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology. She has professional certification in LSVT Loud.

She brings 20+ years of clinical experience to our outpatient rehabilitation program. She specializes in the treatment of adults with neurological disorders who have difficulty in the areas of speech, language, and cognition. She has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders. Margaret is a certified Endoscopist, providing Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing (FEES), to aide in the diagnosis and treatment of these swallowing disorders. Margaret also utilizes biofeedback assisted swallowing treatments (sEMG) and is trained in Modified Barium Swallow studies (MBS). She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Greater Rochester Area Medical Speech Pathologists (GRAMS).

Most commonly, we see patients whose abilities have been affected by the following:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Head injuries
  • General neurological disorders
  • Imbalance/gait disturbances
  • Head and/or neck surgeries or injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Dizziness, disequilibrium & vertigo
  • Orthopedic injury

Our individualized treatment programs include the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Orthopedic and spine rehabilitation
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Big and Loud*
  • DriveOn program therapy**
  • Bioness L300 and H200 NMES systems
  • Manual therapy
  • Transportation within Monroe County

* LSVT Big and Loud is a treatment that helps those recovering from Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders regain strength and improve clarity in their speech.The Atkin Center’s certified clinicians provide LSVT care across all disciplines (PT, OT, and SLP).

**We have partnered with Rochester Rehabilitation’s DriveOn program to help seniors drive safely, comfortably and stress-free. Our occupational therapists work with DriveOn’s experienced driver specialists to evaluate driving ability and create a customized driver training program to help older drivers maintain their driving independence.


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