NON-SURGICAL PAIN RELIEF AND RECOVERY
At Rehab Orthopedic Medicine, our goal is to alleviate your pain and help you return to your pre-injury level of functioning as quickly as possible. Our team offers a wide variety of services all under one roof, including the latest advancements in non-surgical orthopedic treatments, diagnostic testing, brace fitting, and on-site physical rehabilitation. We are here to help you make informed decisions and encourage you to consider non-surgical treatment options before undergoing surgery. This may include non-surgical treatments such as medications, injections, therapeutic exercises, and physical therapy.
PHYSICIAN WITH TWO SPECIALTIES - ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY AND PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
At Rehab Orthopedic Medicine, treatment and diagnostic services are rendered by Ralph D’Auria, MD, a board-certified physician who has completed residencies in both Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehab (PM&R). He combines these two specialties to diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions without surgery.
ON-SITE PHYSICAL THERAPY
Our physical therapy center is staffed by a licensed physical therapist who has extensive experience in orthopedic rehabilitation. We are fully equipped with cutting edge rehabilitation tools including state-of-the-art Med-X spinal rehabilitation equipment that has been shown to produce positive outcomes even in patients who have had poor results from previous surgery or other forms of treatments. Each patient is individually evaluated and started on a treatment program designed specifically for them. The patient's course of treatment is physician-monitored and will be modified as needed to achieve optimum results.
ADVANCED MED-X REHAB EQUIPMENT
Med-X is the most sophisticated rehabilitative equipment in the world. The efficacy of Med-X has been extensively tested and confirmed through hundreds of studies published by the University of Florida in Gainesville, the University of California in San Diego, and other major academic and clinical institutions in Europe and across the world.
How does Med-X work? This advanced equipment effectively isolates, tests and rehabilitates injured or weakened muscles of the spine unlike any other equipment available. During rehabilitative exercises, the muscles of the hips, buttocks, and thighs are restrained, and the pelvis is stabilized, thereby isolating and strengthening the muscles of the spine. This muscle isolation is the key to successful back and neck rehabilitation. The pelvis must not be free to rotate during exercises for the lower back. If the pelvis is allowed to rotate, larger muscle groups such as the hamstrings or buttocks will compensate for weaker lower back muscles, leaving them weak and inactive. Med-X has been very successful for treatment of muscle spasms, ruptured or degenerative discs, and bulging discs, and has produced positive results even for patients who suffer from chronic neck or back pain who have tried other methods without relief. Over 80 percent of patients who complete the program see positive results.
When surgery to the spine is necessary, a post-operative Med-X rehabilitation program will improve the outcomes of surgery by reconditioning the surrounding muscles and helping the patient return to full function.
ON-SITE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
In order to provide successful treatment, we use techniques including detailed medical histories, comprehensive orthopedic and neurological physical examinations, electromyography and nerve conduction studies, and X-rays to determine an accurate diagnosis. We also utilize Med-X functional testing and computerized functional capacity evaluation (FCE) to accurately evaluate the current physical condition and the specific needs for rehabilitation.
We offer flexible scheduling and are happy to accept patients on a walk-in basis when necessary.