Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy News

After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is called rehabilitation. Rehabilitation often focuses on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and treatment of pain.
  1. Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier.
  2. Mobility aids are designed to help people with their independence and reduce pain. What types of mobility aids are there and who can benefit from them?
  3. Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...
  4. Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.
  5. Dorsiflexion is the movement of raising the foot upwards. Learn about the potential injuries that can affect dorsiflexion, and exercises to treat them.
  6. There are many potential causes for dizziness, and it can cause a lot of distress and disorientation in daily life. Fortunately, there is a wide range of remedies and medicines that can help to resolve dizziness safely. This MNT Knowledge Center article explains how to prevent and manage dizziness effectively.
  7. Vertigo can be a disorienting and debilitating condition. However, there are solutions for relieving symptoms and dizzy episodes. The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This MNT Knowledge Center article explains how it is performed and how it helps.
  8. Yoga has many benefits and can help to ease the discomfort and pain caused by certain conditions. An enlarged prostate can make urinating difficult. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, learn about six yoga poses that can help ease and manage the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  9. While many scars do not hamper everyday life, some cause life-long problems. Find out how scars form and why it is so difficult to prevent them.
  10. Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart patients who refused conventional rehab.
  11. Dyskinesia involves unusual movements that a person cannot control. There are different types, such as Parkinson's dyskinesia, tremor, and chorea. Causes include muscle disorders and some medications. Treatment may involve reducing or discontinuing any drugs that may cause the condition. Botox may help in some cases.
  12. Opponent process theory looks at the emotional and motivational factors underlying addiction. It is based on the idea that repeated exposure to a stimulus, such as fear, will eventually provoke an opposite emotion. Could this theory help develop treatments for addiction and improve job motivation? Find out more.
  13. Scars can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Keloid scars occur when the skin overreacts to the injury, after which they grow and darken. This MNT Knowledge Center article takes a look at keloids and how to get rid of them. Included are details on why keloids form, their relation to body piercings, and the outlook.
  14. Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations
  15. Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain.

News Highlights

COR Doctors Listed In Washingtonian's Top Doctor List For 2016

09 August 2008

Dr. Rockower and Dr. Barkin:  Washingtonian's "TOP DOCTORS"  again for 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010! Dr. Grossman was also a "Top Doc"

Congress Has FINALLY Changed Cuts Medicare Payments To Doctors

10 August 2008

April 2015 -  The SGR has finally been fixed and updated!  We have spent innumerable hours working on this in Washington.  We were "down" for 2 weeks at the beginning...

Mike Tabasko a Winner!

20 April 2012

Our own Mike Tabasko, PT recently won a major bicycle race in New York, the "Tour of the Battenkill".  He is an avid Biker, and we are VERY proud of...

Maryland FREE Rx Card

25 June 2012

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New Physical Therapists

29 September 2012

We are pleases to announce the addition of two additional Physical Therapists to our staff:   Suzanne Niksheresht and Gina Stewart.  They are both well trained, personable and fine additions...

AffordableCareAct

30 September 2013

On October 1, 2013 (whether or not the Government shuts down) The new Health Care Exchenges will open for individuals in Maryland.  MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, has been...

COR In The Media

21 January 2014

Dr. Stephen Rockower and Dr. Marc Grossman were recently featured on the Montgomery County Cable Network's health show, Housecall, hosted by Dr. David Doman.  

ALS Run

18 March 2014

On April 5th, Billing Supervisor, Elysia Mathias, will be participating in a 5.7 K run fundraiser in Baltimore through the Brigance Brigade to benefit patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS,...

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Neil J. Barkin, MD, FAAOS*Ω
Stephen J. Rockower, MD, FAAOS*
Victor A. Wowk, MD, FAAOS
Christina L. Cervieri, MD, FAAOS
Victoria A. Lilling, MD

In Association with: Marc J. Grossman, MD, PC

* Certified Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Fellows of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

ΩNo longer performing surgery

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