Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Expert

Michael D. Leibowitz, M.D.
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Advanced Pain Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.C.
7 Candy Lane
Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 11577
Phone: (516)-662-7756

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the field of Medicine that encompasses the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with injuries, illnesses, and diseases. The focus is on restoring the ability to function to patients. It is also the field of Medicine with expertise in disability determination, disability management and return to work issues.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a vast specialty which provides evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation services in the areas of Pain Management, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain, Pain Syndromes, Muscle Pain Syndromes, Spine Injuries & Spine Trauma, Spinal Cord Injury, Spine Diseases, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Whiplash, Disc Herniations, Disc Bulges, Fibromyalgia, Brain Injury, Head Injury, Neurological Disorders, Stroke & Cerebrovascular Accidents, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Orthopedic Injuries, Fractures & Dislocations, Orthopedic Disorders, Artificial Joint Replacements (i.e. Total Knee Replacements, Total Hip Replacements, etc.), Shoulder Injuries, Knee Injuries, Nerve Injuries, Cumulative Trauma Disorders (such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, etc.), Repetitive Strain Injuries, Rheumatologic Disorders, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Trauma, Amputations, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Geriatric Care, Elder Care, Sports Medicine, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Wound Infections, Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), Decubitus  Ulcers and Pressure Sores.

The specialty provides rehabilitation services to patients with Cancer, Occupational Injuries, Cardiac Diseases, and Pulmonary Diseases. The specialty provides for evaluation and treatment of wounds, wound infections, and spasticity. It also focuses on the prevention, treatment and complications of immobility such as decubitus ulcers, pressure sores, Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), and Pulmonary Emboli (PE).

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation utilizes medications, therapeutic injections, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Social Workers, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Orthotics (braces), and Prosthetics (artificial limbs) to treat and rehabilitate patients to reach their maximum level of functioning. Recent advances in Electrodiagnostic Medicine utilize the state of the art technology of EMG/NCV testing to diagnose nerve and muscle injuries and diseases.

Dr. Leibowitz is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation expert and Board Certified physician in the field with greater than fifteen years experience in this specialty who serves as a medical expert for plaintiff and defense counsel, as a consultant to insurance companies and as a consultant to disability insurance companies. He provides litigation support and consulting services regarding medical malpractice, personal injury, workers compensation, disability determination, and disability management. His consulting services also include Peer Review and Utilization Management Review. 

Dr. Leibowitz has served on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School and as an Attending Physician and faculty member at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He has served as Medical Director of a consortium of Diagnostic and Treatment Centers and as Medial Director of Ambulatory Care Services at a Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Leibowitz is currently an Attending Physician at a teaching hospital where he teaches and provides patient care. He is a published author, lecturer, expert and graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. His Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency education was served at Temple University Hospital and at Long Island Jewish Medical Center which is an academic campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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