The MoveWell Program at Cushing Neuroscience Institute

How Well Are You Walking?

Whether you’re recovering from surgery or suffering from a medical condition or disability — especially those affecting the brain and spine — your ability to walk has a big impact on your quality of life.

At the Cushing Neuroscience Institute, we’re dedicated to finding the best ways to improve the way you walk. Our MoveWell Program offers neurorehabilitation consultations to determine whether you would benefit from using assisted devices such as a cane, bracing or physical or occupational therapy to help you better perform various everyday tasks.

We offer innovative strategies and interventions for people with even minor trouble walking due to conditions including:

  • Parkinson’s disease and all movement disorders
  • Stroke
  • Ataxia
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Drop foot
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Multiple sclerosis

We Can Strengthen Your Steps

Even if you think your walking is “good enough,” our specialists may be able to help you improve your balance, stability and the quality of your walking.  The MoveWell Program is headed by neurologist Dr. Karen Blitz, a former physical therapist who has a special interest and advanced certification in neurorehabilitation.

The MoveWell Program is offered at the Cushing Neuroscience Institute at 611 Northern Boulevard in Great Neck and the program is accepted by most insurance policies.

Contact Us

For more information call (516) 325-7000.

About Cushing Neuroscience Institute

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute was established in 2006 and is a multidisciplinary continuum of neuroscience programs that combines medicine, scientific research and technology, clinical programs, surgical techniques and education to advance the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders. The Cushing Neuroscience Institute team of neurospecialists is dedicated to providing high-quality, world-class medical and surgical care, while maintaining the highest ethical standards. We are committed to serve our patients and community with a blend of technical expertise and compassion, and continually work to discover new and cutting-edge treatments through research.