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Physiatry


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:

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Ankle Pain Bursitis Cancer-related musculoskeletal problems Carpal tunnel syndrome Concussion
Elbow pain Heart (cardiac) disabilities Headache associated with whiplash Herniated discs Hip pain
Joint pain Joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder Knee pain Low back pain Lung (pulmonary) disabilities
Motor vehicle accident injuries Neck pain Neurologic disorders Orthopedic conditions Osteoarthritis
Pinched nerves Sciatica Shoulder pain Spinal cord injury Spinal stenosis
Spine arthritis Spine pain Sprains and strains Stroke disabilities Surgery
Tendonitis Upper back pain Work-related injuries    


Outpatient physiatry procedures:

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

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 increasing fitness level, injury prevention, strength training, and lifestyle modifications.

Our Physiatry Practitioners

Our Physiatry Locations

Main phone number:

Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Berkeley Heights Campus
Wittmann Pavilion, 2nd floor
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
908-277-8897
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Florham Park Campus, 140 Park Avenue, (Enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel), Florham Park, NJ
Florham Park Campus
Floor 2
140 Park Avenue
(Enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel)
Florham Park, NJ
973-718-5800
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Westfield Campus, 574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ
Westfield Campus
574 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
908-389-6500
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