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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists) at Rochester Regional Health treat conditions of the brain, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, spinal cord and tendons throughout the Western and Central New York regions.

We treat people of all ages and work with you to manage conditions and pain throughout your lifetime. We also work closely with other medical professionals to help you get the best possible care, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and primary care physicians

Conditions Our Physiatrists Treat

Our Rochester Regional Health physiatrists provide a wide range of treatments for: 

Medical Rehabilitation Treatments

  • Back and neck pain
  • Cancer side effects
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Geriatric care, including fall prevention, hip fractures and exercise
  • Lower limb prosthetics
  • Lymphedema
  • Obesity
  • Orthostasis
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Wound care
  • Venous insufficiency 

Musculoskeletal Treatments 

  • ACL injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical radiculopathy, whiplash or stenosis
  • Concussion
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • Lumbar disk disorders, radiculopathy, stenosis and spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendon, ligament and joint injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Vertebral compression fractures

Nervous System Disorder Rehabilitation Treatments

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • Consciousness disorders
  • Cranial nerve, vision or hearing dysfunction
  • Epilepsy
  • Fertility and sexuality after spinal cord or brain injuries
  • Heterotopic ossifications
  • Infectious encephalopathies and leukoencephalopathies
  • Language, speech and swallowing disorders
  • Metabolic encephalopathies
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Seizures
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke
  • Venous thromboembolism

Pain-neuromuscular Medicine Rehabilitation Treatment

  • Adult geriatric muscle disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy pain
  • Phantom pain
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Post-stroke pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Ulnar nerve mononeuropathy
  • Upper limb amputations 

Pediatric Rehabilitation Treatment

  • Brain injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

Depending on the injury, illness, or disabling condition, some physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians may treat you using the following procedures/services:

  • Electromyogram (EMG) and other nerve conduction studies
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Fluoroscopy-guided procedures
  • Injections of spine
  • Discography, disc decompression and vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty
  • Spine and peripheral nerve stimulators, blocks and ablation procedures
  • Injections of joints
  • Prolotherapy
  • Spasticity treatment (phenol and botulinum toxin injections, intrathecal baclofen pump trial and implants)
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy
  • Manual medicine/osteopathic treatment
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Complementary-alternative medicine (e.g., acupuncture, etc.)
  • Disability/impairment assessment
  • Legal consulting related to your medical needs