Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center - Newton

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department, Spine Center and Pain Management Service are moving to our new Ambulatory Care Center at 159 Wells Avenue in Newton. This new location will allow 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.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department
Overcoming an illness or injury can be a lengthy and involved process. However, with the help of a skilled rehabilitation team, patients can learn the necessary skills to regain their quality of life and take part in an active lifestyle once again. The Outpatient Rehabilitation Services team is committed to providing a complete spectrum of services at the new location including:

  • Outpatient adult and pediatric physical therapy – general musculoskeletal, sports, spine, neurologic/vestibular, pulmonary, cancer and aquatic therapy, as well as lymphedema management and women’s health specialties.
  • Outpatient hand therapy – the program includes a Hospital-based clinic for splinting and evaluation on same-day visits with hand surgeons with continued care at the Ambulatory Care Center. The team at the Wells Ave location will continue to have a close collaboration with hand surgeons and will also offer custom splinting and individualized evaluation and treatment.
  • Outpatient occupational therapy – including drive safe evaluations and neurologic rehabilitation. The new Center includes new functional training equipment for Activities of Daily living.
  • Outpatient adult and pediatric speech therapy – the Speech- Language Pathology service includes highly qualified speechlanguage pathologists who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric, adolescent and adult speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive, literacy and swallowing disorders.

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department also offers a variety of sports medicine services including community outreach programs for weekend warriors, competitive athletes and those interested in learning more about sport-specific training. Year-round programs are offered throughout the year in the form of clinics and workshops designed to help athletes avoid injury and maximize performance.

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department will feature brand new clinical space and 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.

The multidisciplinary rehabilitation team offers expert care and personalized attention to every patient. With a dedication to excellence and high patient satisfaction scores, Newton- Wellesley is a leading provider of rehabilitation services in the greater Boston area.

“We are looking forward to moving to this new location as it will provide great benefit to our patients,” says Paul Glynn, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Newton-Wellesley. “The Ambulatory Care Center offers larger, more spacious treatment areas. We have had input on the design from the very start and have been able to create a state-of-the-art treatment space in which to deliver the very highest quality care. Many of our patients have mobility concerns and the new design will allow patients to move throughout their visits in an efficient, effective, manner.”

The Ambulatory Care Center has an aquatic therapy pool, which will allow the team to expand their treatment options.

“We haven’t had the option of pool therapy and are excited about including this rehabilitation tool,” says Paul. “Having a pool will enhance therapy options for a wide variety of patients from bariatric patients to total joint replacements to the high-end athlete.”

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

The Spine Center
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
  • 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. Patients are carefully evaluated at the Spine Center through state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging technologies. Based on the results of the evaluation and the patient’s goals, an individualized treatment plan is created.

“This new location will be terrific for our patients offering collaborative care for all our patients with spine, sports, pain and other musculoskeletal issues,” says Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Medical Director, Spine Center and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Newton-Wellesley. “The facility is state of the art offering a therapeutic pool, a new gym, a full array of rehabilitation services, spine care, radiology, fluoroscopic guided spine and pain procedures, musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative injections for sports injuries. It will be an opportunity for many disciplines to work together side by side, which has been a dream of ours for many years.”

The Pain Management Service
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. “Dealing with pain can make a person feel alone and distanced from family and friends. At Newton-Wellesley, we have highly trained specialists who help our patients diminish 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.

“Everyone in the Pain Service is excited about the move to the new Center,” says Dr. Satwicz. “We will be able to take care of our patients in a new environment that has been specifically designed to meet their needs. We are looking forward to the opportunity to work side by side with the Spine Center and Rehabilitation Services. Our patients will be able to reach us easily and will benefit from having a team in one location providing dedicated, high-quality care.”

Rehabilitation Services 617-243-6172  
The Spine Center 617-243-5777
Pain Management Service 617-243-6142  


  • Exit 19B off I-95 to merge onto Highland Avenue toward Needham
  • Left onto Hunting Road
  • 3rd left onto Kendrick Street
  • Continue onto Nahanton Street
  • Right onto Wells Avenue
  • Left to stay on Wells Avenue
  • 159 Wells Avenue will be on your left 

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

Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
Medical Director, Spine Center and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Dr. Borg-Stein received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Columbia University. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain medicine. Dr. Borg-Stein is the director of the Harvard/Spaulding Sports Medicine Fellowship and team physician at Wellesley College.

Paul E. Glynn, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Director of Rehabilitation Services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Paul is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and fellowship trained in manual therapy. He received his doctorate degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.


Paul Satwicz, MD
Anesthesiologist and Director of Pain Management at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
 Dr. Satwicz is board certified in pain management. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

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