Services // Physiatry




What is physiatry / physical medicine and rehabilitation
(PM & R)?

Physiatry is the branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and manages disorders and injuries of the muscles, bones, and nerves. It is sometimes called physical medicine and rehabilitation.

What is a physiatrist / PM & R doctor?

Physiatrists are board-certified experts who specialize in nonsurgical treatment of disabilities, including those from accidents, conditions/diseases, and surgery. Physiatrists focus on conservative treatments, including customized rehabilitation plans, selective injections, and minimally invasive procedures to achieve patients' goals.

Our physiatrists can use musculoskeletal ultrasound to help diagnose and guide steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and injections for joint and tendon disorders. They work with patients of all ages to develop individualized rehabilitation programs that help restore strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and range of motion.

The goal of outpatient physiatry is to help patients become strong enough to manage activities of daily living and be independent.

In most cases, our physiatrists treat patients who are not hospitalized (outpatients); but they also can help people who are hospitalized (inpatients).

Before scheduling an appointment for physiatry,
please call our office to confirm which doctor is best for you.

Outpatient physiatry includes evaluation and treatment for people who have impairments associated with:

  • Ankle pain
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer-related musculoskeletal problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Elbow pain
  • Heart (cardiac) disabilities
  • Headache associated with whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Hip pain
  • Joint pain
  • Joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Lung (pulmonary) disabilities
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine arthritis
  • Spine pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke disabilities
  • Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Upper back pain
  • Work-related injuries

Outpatient physiatry procedures at Summit Medical Group include:

  • Electrodiagnostic testing
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Independent medical exams
  • Interventional spinal therapies
  • Joint injections
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Radiofrequency treatments
  • Spasticity management
  • Spinal nerve blocks
  • Trigger-point injections

Physiatry Services for Hospitalized Patients

Our physiatrists can provide general medical treatment to help maintain stability and prevent additional disability in hospitalized patients. In addition, they can help patients transition to rehabilitation centers when they cannot return home after an injury or illness. They also can provide personalized care for patients who are staying in one of our affiliated rehabilitation facilities.

Inpatient physiatry includes evaluation and treatment for people who have impairments associated with:

  • Disorders or conditions that weaken or disable you
  • Back and neck pain
  • Heart (cardiac) disabilities
  • Joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Lung (pulmonary) disabilities
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions such as fractures and injuries
  • Postsurgical disabilities
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke disabilities

Our physiatrists lead a team of medical practitioners, including:

  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists / dietitians
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists

After completing a rehabilitation program, patients can continue working with our highly qualified strength and conditioning staff.


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Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Berkeley Heights Campus
Wittmann Pavilion, 2nd floor
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
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Florham Park Campus, 140 Park Avenue, (Enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel), Florham Park, NJ
Florham Park Campus
Floor 2
140 Park Avenue
(Enter "The Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, across from the Wyndham Hotel)
Florham Park, NJ
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Westfield Campus, 574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ
Westfield Campus
574 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
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