Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a unique medical field that focuses on taking care of the patient as a whole rather than just treating a single part of the body. Its goal is to minimize the suffering, pain, and impairment, as well as to maximize your daily functions and overall quality of life. The two types of management approaches that are most common are Musculoskeletal and Neurological rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation focuses on pain management, the strengthening of muscles and the improvement of joint movement. Neurological rehabilitation focuses on minimizing disability and functional recovery after brain or spinal cord injuries. These management approaches may include one or several of the following treatments; therapeutic exercise, assistive devices, heat therapy, massage, exercise guidance, life style modification, injections and, if necessary, medication.
Further more, Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography, Nerve Conduction and Electromyography (EMG) are advanced techniques that are very helpful and may be necessary for further research on detailed pathological changes. These techniques are especially helpful in difficult and chronic situations involving a variety of Musculoskeletal and Neurological conditions. Ultrasound-guided injections for arthritis, tendinosis, bursitis, faciaitis, etc. can be added to the management plan at our office to enhance improvement in the most difficult cases. Furthermore, all of these techniques are conveniently available in our office.
Making our office unique, Dr. Li and Dr. Zheng both possess expertise and experience in both rehabilitation and acupuncture. Very few rehabilitation physicians combine acupuncture with rehabilitation in daily practice. At our offices, we not only can take care of your discomfort, pain and impairment, but also enhance the wellness of your body and guide your daily activities for a healthy life.