Woman holding knee in pain

Relief for Weather-Related Joint Pain

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our dedicated physiatrists understand that certain kinds of weather present challenges to patients with joint pain. This is not an old wives’ tale; it’s a scientific fact. If you are one of the Long Islanders who finds your joint pain exacerbated by bad weather, contact one of our five…

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Common Hockey Injuries and Prevention Tips

Many of the patients who come to the offices of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine are sports enthusiasts who have been injured in their preferred activities. As you may have imagined, hockey is not only one of these popular sports but is one with a notable number of injuries. Understanding the demands and risks associated…

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Physical therapist working with patient to improve range of motion

Helpful Exercises to Increase Range of Motion

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our team of capable, caring physiatrists is dedicated to helping patients regain mobility and reduce pain nonsurgically. By combining physical therapy exercises with a variety of other traditional and complementary treatments, we strive to enhance our patients’ quality of life as well as range of motion (ROM).  What Is…

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Elderly man lifting weights for physical therapy

The Importance of Physical Therapy in Injury Prevention

At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, physical therapy (PT) is central to our holistic approach, not only aiding in recovery but also playing a pivotal role in preventing future injuries. If you have suffered a musculoskeletal injury, contact us now. Not only will we provide excellent physical therapy to help you heal; but we will…

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Man performing physical therapy after surgery

Why is Physical Therapy So Important After Surgery?

After undergoing spinal or other orthopedic surgery, the road to recovery can be challenging and demanding. Whether you’ve had a minor procedure or a major operation, one crucial component of your recovery journey is physical therapy, commonly known as PT. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our physiatrists understand the significance of physical therapy in…

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Model of SI joint

Treatments for SI Joint Pain

The SI (sacroiliac) joint, which plays a pivotal role in connecting the spine to the pelvis, can unfortunately be a source of chronic pain. Over the years, SI joint pain has been notoriously misdiagnosed as a spinal problem, so consulting with specialists in pain diagnosis and treatment is critical. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine,…

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Patient with sesamoid pain in foot

Sesamoid Pain: Causes and Treatments

Sesamoid pain is a discomfort that affects the small, delicate sesamoid bones embedded in the tendons of the balls of the feet. While this condition can be debilitating, the good news is that effective treatments are available. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, our physiatrists specialize in nonsurgical pain relief and the restoration of function…

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Female athlete putting on a knee brace

Tips for Returning to Sports After an ACL Repair

Though primarily associated with sports injuries, ACL tears (tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee) can also occur in slip and falls and car accidents and during recreational activities. Because such injuries cause serious pain and greatly limit mobility, they can bring your athletic pursuits and active lifestyle to a grinding halt. Nonetheless,…

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Man hiking outside with foot cast and crutches.

What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Trauma?

Orthopedic trauma refers to sudden, severe injuries to the musculoskeletal system. At Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, many of our patients come to us with traumatic orthopedic injuries to their bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. These injuries typically require immediate and comprehensive care.  Because we are a nonsurgical practice, if we diagnose injuries…

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woman with wrapped hand speaking with physiatrist

What to Know for Your First Visit to a Physiatrist

Perhaps you, like many of the patients who come to the offices of Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine for the first time, are unfamiliar with the word “physiatrist,” a term that describes a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This blog is designed to help you understand the nature of the help we…

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