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What is Physiatry?

Physiatry is the branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and manages disorders and injuries of the muscles, bones, and nerves. It is sometimes called physical medicine and rehabilitation.

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists are board-certified experts who specialize in nonsurgical treatment of disabilities, including those from accidents, conditions/diseases, and surgery. Physiatrists focus on conservative treatments, including customized rehabilitation plans, selective injections, and minimally invasive procedures to achieve patients' goals.

Our physiatrists can use musculoskeletal ultrasound to help diagnose and guide steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and injections for joint and tendon disorders. They work with patients of all ages to develop individualized rehabilitation programs that help restore strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and range of motion.

The goal of outpatient physiatry is to help patients become strong enough to manage activities of daily living and be independent.

In most cases, our physiatrists treat patients who are not hospitalized (outpatients); but they also can help people who are hospitalized (inpatients).

Before scheduling an appointment, please call 908-277-8936 to speak with a staff member who can direct you to the provider who can best serve your needs.

Our Team Evaluates and Treats Patients Who Have Impairments With:‚Äč

Outpatient Physiatry Procedures:

  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Independent medical exams
  • Interventional spinal therapies
  • Joint Injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma injection
  • Prolotherapy
  • Radiofrequency treatment
  • Spasticity management
  • Spinal nerve block
  • Trigger point injection

Our Team Evaluates And Treats Patients Who Have Impairments With:

  • Disorders or conditions that weaken or disable you
  • Back and neck pain
  • Heart (cardiac) disabilities
  • Joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Lung (pulmonary) disabilities
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions such as fractures and injuries
  • Postsurgical disabilities
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke disabilities

Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine team offers a wide range of nonsurgical, patient-centered treatment plans that focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries with the goal of maximizing or restoring function.

Our specialists provide care for all levels of athletes and treat the full spectrum of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal injuries, including:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Concussion

These conditions are commonly treated by our physicians in the following body parts:

  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist/Hand
  • Hip
  • Neck
  • Low back
  • Foot/Ankle

Our physicians are also are equipped to assist patients in increasing fitness level, injury prevention, strength training, and lifestyle modifications.

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