How Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Makes a Big Difference in People's LivesFriday, December 23rd, 2016, 9:21 am
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) services at Comprehensive Healthcare Group (CHG) aim to restore mobility to those who are immobilized following an injury or disease. The Physiatrists or PM&R Physicians at our Oceanside and Valley Stream offices on Long Island, NY will evaluate your injuries and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan.
Understanding Physical Medicine
Physical medicine and rehabilitation services specialize in the evaluation and treatment of injuries, illnesses and disability. A comprehensive treatment program is then designed to enable the individual to manage their pain and get him/her back to normal life.
Patients are evaluated, diagnosed and treated for various reasons including, work related injuries, car accidents, slip and falls, sport injuries, arthritis and more.
A plan for non-surgical treatment is devised with the aim of restoring the function and mobility of the injured part of the body. Long-term rehabilitative programs are sometimes necessary when the condition is complicated.
The Rehabilitation Process
The rehabilitation process is designed to enhance or restore the functionality of the injured joint, limb, ligament, tendon, muscle or bone. PMR doctors focus on non-surgical treatments for the spine, shoulder, wrist, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. Coordination of care may also involve an on-staff Orthopedic surgeon where surgery is indicated. The goal of CHG's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program is to restore maximum mobility to the affected area.
Common treatment modalities include:
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Myofascial techniques
- Manual hands on therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Heat and cold applications
- Alternative therapies
- Kinesio tape strapping techniques
Trigger point injections, therapeutic joint injections and synovial injections are also used as physical medicine treatment options. Trigger point injections help alleviate pain that’s generated due to muscles forming knots, irritating the surrounding nerves and causing pain. Therapeutic joint injections help in relieving pain caused by inflammatory conditions of the joint. Synovial injections help in lubricating and restoring the elasticity of joints, and are particularly essential for patients with osteoarthritis.
At Comprehensive Healthcare Group, physical medicine and rehabilitation is an important element of our care as it helps people get back to the lives they left behind. With more than two decades of offering dedicated services in the Nassau County area, you can trust our specialists to provide the most professional and customized care.
Category: Physical Medicine