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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Muscle stiffness is when the muscles feel tight and difficult to move. Most cases can be treated with home remedies, but some require medical attention.
  7. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis.
  8. A look at iliopsoas bursitis, a condition that can cause pain in the hip joint. Included is detail on recovery time and exercises for prevention.
  9. Learn about iliotibial band syndrome and how it is treated. We include a list of stretches and exercises that can help treat and prevent this condition.
  10. Trimming the whiskers of mice after a stroke seems to create space in the brain for rewiring and shortens time to recover use of the affected limb.
  11. Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain.
  12. Learn about different causes of upper thigh pain, from injuries to nerve problems. We look at the associated symptoms and treatment options.
  13. Learn about 13 causes of middle back pain and discover techniques to find relief. Common causes include poor posture, arthritis, and herniated disks.
  14. Muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. The medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points.
  15. Calf muscle pain is often caused by overuse or a sports injury. However, it can also indicate an underlying medical issue, including deep vein thrombosis or diabetic neuropathy. Learn more about the causes of calf muscle pain, as well as what stretches can provide relief and when you should see a doctor.

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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Our Doctors

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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