Always in Motion features the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's efforts to provide effective, patient-centered care to persons with disability.
In November 2012, Denise Melzer suffered a stroke while riding a taxi cab in her native Brazil. Several emergency surgical procedures saved her life, but this 37-year-old mother of two young daughters lost her ability to speak and move the right side of her body. Rehabilitation programs in Brazil helped her improve her speech and […]
A full-day program, Living with Acquired Brain Injury: The Critical Roles of Family and the Interdisciplinary Team, will bring together patients, their loved ones, their caregivers and their clinicians. Together, they will explore the interdisciplinary, integrative treatment of acquired brain injury. Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers physical issues that can cause neuro-cognitive, physical and psychosocial... Read more »
A physical therapy program can help improve, restore or maintain the necessary level of function for a fulfilling life. Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapy assistants (PTAs) educate, motivate and support patients to speed recovery after surgery or illness, improve independence at home or prevent the recurrence of a chronic injury. As you begin rehabilitation,... Read more »
Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) of the North Shore-LIJ Health System has developed a unique program combining a team of top professionals from several disciplines to help you recover from injury, improve your fitness, optimize your mechanics and ultimately improve your game. Each participant receives an individualized screening utilized for elite player development. Additional […]
Golf is tough. It’s hard enough to hit a 1.68-inch ball to 18 specific locations in fewer than 72 shots (like LPGA golfers are doing this week in Southampton, NY), but without a proper golf swing, the game is hard on the body too. Sports medicine orthopedists are witnesses of golf’s growing popularity by the... Read more »