Welcome to the Cardiac Fitness Center of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center - the only hospital-based program of its kind on Long Island.

The center is located on the park-like grounds of The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education in Greenvale.

Located just off Northern Boulevard, its serene setting offers plenty of convenient and accessible parking.

Our popular fitness center enjoys more than 60,000 visits a year and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Visitors are greeted by our friendly staff to make sure every exercise session feels like a welcome visit.

All of our cardiac fitness programs are medically supervised by a doctor, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals, who are always on site.

Our award-winning center is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment.

The workout circuit includes bicycles, treadmills, weight lifting stations and an indoor walking track.

All patients are prescreened for an appropriate fitness plan to ensure all of their cardiac needs are met.

Everyone is continually monitored for their progress by our highly dedicated staff.

For more information on how you can step up to better health and how we can help, call (516) 629-2040.

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Center of St. Francis Hospital is dedicated to providing the quality and care you’ve come to expect from the Heart Center for your body’s other aches and pains.


Whether you suffer from back pain or arthritic joints, injuries or balance problems, our physical therapists can bring relief and healing.

Our personalized service includes prompt appointments, individualized assessments and treatment plans, convenient hours, showers, lockers and a variety of equipment.

We always keep in close communication with your physician and our compassionate, experienced, licensed physical therapists take the time to really listen to you.

Sessions are by appointment only. A physician referral is required. Our fees vary depending on the services required, but most insurance is accepted.

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Conditions Treated
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Total joint replacements
  • Arthritis pain and limitations
  • Neurological problems
  • Balance difficulties

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Key Treatments
  • Manual therapy
  • Electric stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Whirlpool
  • Traction
  • Massage
  • Heat and cold treatments
  • Progressive exercise programs
  • Education in home programs, balance and posture awareness, body mechanics, movement energy conservation and adaptive functional activities

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Contact the Department of Physical Therapy

Call the Department of Physical Therapy at (516) 629-2047.

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