Rehabilitation Specialist

IMC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Doctors, Chiropractors & Physical Therapists located in Nanuet, NY

IMC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specializes in helping patients regain control of their lives through rehabilitation therapy. Whether your injury is from an accident, on the job incident, disease or just the result of living your life, the key to recovery is effective rehabilitation. It’s a collaborative effort between the patient, therapist, and physician, but one that strengthens your body, so you can participate again in your daily activities without risk.

Rehabilitation Q&A

What does rehabilitation mean?

The after-effects of an injury or illness are the most challenging, both physically and emotionally. Rehabilitation is the road to recovery. The goal is to access your physical state and create a personalized plan to manage your injury or condition, one that includes treatment modalities that rehabilitate your body and get you moving again.

What is involved in the rehabilitation process?

That depends on the individual needs of the patient. No 2 medical problems are alike, so rehabilitation starts with an assessment by the doctor and a physical therapist specialist. This collaborative effort allows for the creation of a personalized rehabilitation plan and timeline.

The actual treatment may include a variety of services such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy. The underlying goal is to maximize movement, strengthen the affected area and improve your quality of life.

Is rehabilitation only for people who have been in car accidents?

No. Rehabilitation applies to many different kinds of injuries and medical problems, even ones related to repetitive use, sports or aging. An effective rehabilitation plan takes into account the type of disability along with the patient’s level of health and develops a strategy to promote recovery. This is effective whether your disability is due to disease or physical injury.

What types of conditions benefit from rehabilitation services?

We tend to associate rehab and physical therapy with mechanical injuries like you see in on the job accident or car crash but there’s a variety of conditions that benefit from this service such as:

  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lymphedema
  • Arthritis
  • Brain injuries
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke
  • Vestibular or balance disorder
  • Wounds
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dysphagia
  • Chronic migraine

Rehabilitation helps patients regain their body functions and mobility. It’s as much about teaching them to manage their conditions and prevent future injuries as it’s about making them physically stronger.

What should you expect during rehabilitation?

The first thing you can expect is a personalized treatment plan that likely includes a number of modalities such manual manipulation and physical therapy. Rehab takes it to the next level by including:

  • Advice on getting around outside the office including staying safe at home with ways to maximize your movement and reduce risks
  • Help with physical tools that aid in your recovery such as splints
  • Discussion of the emotions that come with physical pain