Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called Physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, bones and brain – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment.
Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of PM&R. Rehabilitation physicians treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move, with the aim of enhancing performance. Physiatrists treat any disability resulting from disease or injury involving any organ system. The focus is not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person's life back together – medically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally – after injury or disease.
Dr. Scheinfeld will take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment. He will design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patient, or with the help of his medical team. By providing an appropriate treatment plan, Dr. Scheinfeld seeks to help patients stay as active as possible at any age.
Specifically, Dr. Scheinfeld (and the field of Physiatry at large) can:
- Diagnose and treat pain
- Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions
- Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
- Lead a team of medical professionals
- Provide non-surgical treatments
- Explain your medical problems and treatment/prevention plan
In addition to non-operative management of orthopedic problems we specialize in the rehabilitation of the physical manifestations of neurologic problems including, Stroke, Parkinsonism, Headaches, Balance and Gait problems, weakness and lack of coordination. We also have expertise and special training in the physical treatment of the painful and disabling physical manifestations of Rheumatologic Diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Sjogen's Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis.
INSURANCES ACCEPTED AT CRSM:
GHI & GHI HMO
Hudson Health Plan