Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, is the medical specialty that helps patients function at their highest level and treat their pain after an injury or disease.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York
At Weill Cornell Medicine’s physical rehabilitation center in New York City, our physiatrists help patients alleviate back, joint, neck and pelvic pain. We also provide rehabilitation services for those who have sustained sports injuries or who have suffered from neurological disorders, cancer or stroke. We aim to maximize our patients’ function so they can get back to their daily routines and favorite activities.
We offer several treatment and pain management options, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as medications, fluoroscopically guided spine injections and regenerative medicine, an emerging discipline that taps into the body’s natural ability to heal damaged tissue.
We offer outpatient services as well as inpatient rehabilitation for moderate to severe physical limitations in conjunction with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Our physicians are also actively developing and researching new, cutting-edge therapies. Through our clinical trials, we can offer access to many treatments that may not be available in other clinical practices or even other academic medical centers.
Weill Cornell Medicine’s physical medicine and rehabilitation program is among the best in the New York metropolitan area and the nation. In partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian — one of the top hospitals in the country and the #1 hospital in New York for 17 years running — our physiatry program is ranked #12 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Patients who seek care from Weill Cornell Medicine receive personalized treatment plans from our physicians, who collaborate closely with physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, recreation therapists and other medical specialists to provide the most comprehensive care possible.
For more information about some of the services Weill Cornell offers at its local New York facilities, to learn about our physicians, or to make an appointment, please visit the links below.
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"I found Dr. Singh to be very helpful and informative about my complicated back issues. He is obviously well qualified in his field and i would not hesitate in recommending him to others"
"Dr Yao and her assistants listened carefully to me, did a thorough examination and applied their knowledge about my complex pain issue to come up with posture suggestions on the computer and the drums & a prescription for therapy. (I hope it works). Overall positive experience."
"this time, as always, the visit was first-rate. dr. gellhorn explained a procedure he wants me to have at the spinal center later this month, and he answered all my questions thoroughly and in language i can understand. he set my mind easy about it, and like always it is a pleasure to be in his care. he is the very best."