Dr. Howard Liss treats disorders that cause pain and disability by providing consultative services and soft tissue and joint injections when needed. When medically appropriate, he makes specific referrals for diagnostic testing (lab work, imaging, electrodiagnosis), physical and occupational therapy, interventional procedures (epidurals and facet joint injections), and surgery.
Hospitals, physicians and surgeons often provide exercises or simple range of motion activities following a surgical procedure. However, physiatrists understand that the easiest and safest way to maximize results and restore functioning is through a comprehensive post-surgical rehabilitation regimen. For this reason, physiatrists often consult with other medical professionals in an effort to optimize patient care with selective standards and orthopedic and sports therapy treatment protocols.
Surgeries that benefit from post-operative rehabilitation
- Shoulder reconstruction
- Rotator cuff repair
- Carpal tunnel release
- Tendon repairs
- Hip replacement and resurfacing
- Hip labral repair
- Hip fracture
- Knee replacement
- ACL/ligament reconstruction
- Meniscal repair
- Patella tendon transfer
- Achilles tendon repair
- Ankle reconstruction
- Bone spur removal
- Discectomy, laminectomy
- Spinal fusion and stabilization
For surgical patients, treatment and rehabilitation as determined by a physiatrist, provides an enormous benefit in regard to long-term pain management and functioning. While physical wellness and recovery is important, physiatrists also emphasize the role that mental health plays on an individual’s physical condition. Thus, patient education and awareness concerning body mechanics and lifestyle habits have become a valuable component of rehabilitation used to maximize the life of many individuals.
At the Howard Liss, M.D. Rehabilitation Institute in Tenafly, patients can rely on Dr. Liss to put together the right treatment, therapy and rehabilitation plan to ensure the most optimal outcome. Dr. Liss works closely with other specialists required to rehabilitate patients suffering from chronic pain or serious injuries, and Dr. Liss will refer patients as needed to ensure appropriate treatment. With extensive education and exposure to a variety of conditions that affect the cervical and lumbar spine, bones, nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, brain, and spinal cord, Dr. Liss is uniquely positioned to help patients manage their pain and maximize their functioning.
Contact the Howard Liss, M.D. Rehabilitation Institute today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.