Phone: (718) 670-2558
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation includes Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists, or physiatrists. Physiatrists provide medical care to patients with pain, weakness, numbness, and loss of function so that they can maximize their physical, psychological, social, and vocational potential. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from back pain to shoulder and arthritis pain; they specialize in restoring function to people.
Physiatrists maximize what a patient can do and assist the patient in adapting to what he or she cannot. A physiatrist should be consulted when pain, weakness or disability is preventing a patient from achieving their desired level of independence.
Physiatrists work in a variety of environments including inpatient, outpatient, and consulting roles. They can practice solo, in groups, hospitals and academic settings.
In addition to management used in general medical practice, physiatrists prescribe therapeutic exercise, prosthetics / orthotics and adaptive devices to treat patients of all ages.
Physiatrists facilitate physiologic adaptation to disability to prevent complications or deterioration secondary to disabling conditions.
The goal of the physiatrist is to provide medical care to patients with pain, weakness, numbness and loss of function so that they can maximize their physical, psychological, social, and vocational potential.
Our PM&R outpatient services (or musculoskeletal primary care services) offers options for patients suffering from chronic pain who have not responded to previous treatments or undiagnosed joint pain. Physiatry specialists improve the quality of patients' lives by incorporating exercise-based rehabilitation and pain management into the nonoperative treatment of a variety of injuries and disorders. During these clinics, we also offer electrodiagnostic testing and interventional spine and joint injections.
Every Monday and Tuesday
Physician in attendance:
Richard Gasalberti, M.D. (Tuesdays)
Jason Hu, M.D. (Mondays)
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