why choose us

Services from Leaders in the Field

If you’ve had an orthopedic or spine injury or surgery, you may be working with many specialists on your road to recovery. At NewYork-Presbyterian our team of Physical and Occupational Therapists, in conjunction with Physiatrists from our academic partners at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine, make up a comprehensive musculoskeletal rehabilitation team to help restore your comfort and function and get you back to activities you enjoy. Ranked nationally as one of the top rehabilitation medicine programs in the country, we offer patients personalized care at various outpatient locations, as well as video visits options. Our interdisciplinary team of physicians and therapists is knowledgeable in treating a wide range of orthopedic and spinal conditions using the latest in advanced technology, applied research, and proven treatments to help you get back in motion.

Our Team and What They Offer

Our Physiatrists or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians are board-certified specialists, many with fellowship subspecialty training in areas including sports medicine and interventional pain medicine. They are experts in diagnosing and providing non-operative treatment of conditions that affect muscles, joints, bones, and nerves.

Our physiatry services include a full array of options such as diagnostic ultrasound, a tool used to make an immediate diagnosis. If needed they may order additional tests such as MRI or CT scan. Making an accurate diagnosis is the first and most important step in your care. These tools along with the physical examination help our physicians identify the cause of your problem so they can tailor an individualized plan for you.

Non-operative treatment options include:

  • Regenerative medicine, for healing and pain relief of chronic tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint injuries.
  • Interventional spine procedures include medial branch blocks, epidural steroid injection, and radiofrequency ablations.
  • Non-operative pelvic health options such as pelvic floor trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to manage pelvic pain are also available.

Our Physiatrists utilize an interdisciplinary team approach when indicated and oversee care when referring to other members of the rehabilitation team. 

NewYork-Presbyterian’s physical therapists work closely with you and your referring physician (physiatrist, primary care physician, orthopedist, neurosurgeon) to design a treatment plan that meets your specific needs – whether it is getting stronger, increasing flexibility, improving balance or coordination in order to return to work, leisure activity or play. Many of our highly trained physical therapists have advanced certifications in orthopedics, sports physical therapy, lymphedema, and McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment. Our therapists are also certified in orthopedic manual therapy (NAIOMT), hand therapy, pelvic floor rehab, and the Schroth Method; a technique for balancing the spine and optimizing alignment.

Our occupational therapists collaborate with you and your referring physician to design a treatment plan that meets your specific needs - such as getting stronger, increasing flexibility, decreasing pain, and improving coordination. Whether it’s basic self-care activities such as dressing, bathing, grooming, returning to work, or playing piano, an occupational therapist can help you navigate your environment by promoting independence with activities of daily living. NewYork-Presbyterian boasts a team of highly trained occupational therapists with advanced certifications in wound care, lymphedema, and hand therapy.

Care for All Conditions

At NewYork-Presbyterian our rehabilitation medicine team provides postoperative rehabilitation for patients who have had surgeries such as:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs or reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Tendon repair and carpal tunnel, Dupuytren's and trigger finger release
  • Knee, hip, and shoulder replacements
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Spinal fusion, discectomy, laminoplasty, and laminectomy
  • Skin grafting and muscle flaps due to burns

We can also help people recovering from injuries and living with chronic or degenerative conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthritis, and other causes of joint stiffness and discomfort
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Ligament sprains, strains, and tears
  • Neck and back pain including herniated disc
  • Lymphedema
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Tendonitis and bursitis