Scientists and clinicians within the Northwell Health are working together to investigate the causes, effects and treatments of various rehabilitation-related diseases.

The Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network strives to promote participation of its faculty and staff at all levels and across the continuum of care in physical medicine and rehabilitation-related academic research, which has the goal of creating new knowledge in the field.

To facilitate participation in research, the network has strong interactions with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and multi-disciplinary collaborations with faculty in other departments within the Northwell Health, as well as at other institutions. Ongoing studies include studies of inflammation in traumatic spinal cord injury and the use of robots to facilitate stroke rehabilitation. 

Physician publications

Members of the faculty have published articles, book chapters and books in diverse areas of expertise including spinal cord injury, stroke, concussion, and traumatic brain injury.  Faculty members also serve on numerous editorial boards and play leadership roles in national professional organizations.

Below is a listing of recent publications by the network’s physicians:

2015 publications

  • “Elevated Levels of the Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) in Individuals with Acute SCI.” M. Bank, A. Stein, C. Sison, A. Glazer, N. Jassal, D. McCarthy, M. Shatzer, B. Hahn, R. Chugh, P. Davies, O. Bloom. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. November 15, 2014.
  • “Treatment Strategies for Genu Recurvatum in Adult Patients with Hemiparesis: A Case Series.” M. Malathy, M. De Witt, N. Patel, N. Yeh, O. Bloom, A. Oreste. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. January 15, 2015.
  • “Spasticity.” N. Jassal, D. McCarthy, J. Schoenfeld, M. Shatzer. In Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Patient-Centered Care: Mastering the Competencies. A. Cristian, S. Batmangelich, eds. New York: Demos Medical Publishing Co., 2015. ISBN: 9781936287833
  • “The Gut Microbiota Influences Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in Mice.” V. Braniste, M. Al-Asmakh, C. Kowal, F. Anuar, A. Abbaspour, M. Tóth, A. Korecka, N. Bakocevic, N.L. Guan, P. Kundu, B. Gulyás, C. Halldin, K. Hultenby, H. Nilsson,
  • H. Hebert, B.T. Volpe, B. Diamond, S. Pettersson. Science Translational Medicine. November 19, 2014, vol. 6, no. 263.
  • “Expert Opinion: Medial or Lateral Epicondylitis: Differential Diagnosis of Isolated Elbow Pain and Treatment, Part I.” M. Hanna, K. Trinh, G. DeGregoris III, P. Ferriter, S. Mandel, S. Aydin. Practical Neurology. September 2014.
  • Weber KT, Jacobsen TD, Maidhof R, Virojanapa J, Ocerby C, Bloom O, Quraishi S, Levine M, Chahine NO. Developments in intervertebral disc disease research: pathophysiology, mechanobiology and therapeutics. Curr Rev Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2015, Feb 19 [Epub ahed of print], PMID:25694233
  • Appasamy, M, De Witt M, Patel N, Yeh N, Bloom O, Oreste A. “Treatment strategies for Genu recurvatum in adult patients with hemiparesis: a retrospective study”. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal, Feb; 7(2):105-12. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.10.015 Epub 2014 Nov 13.
  • I.Orishimo KF, Fukunaga T. “An eccentric approach to hamstring injuries.” Lower Extremity   Review Magazine. Feb, 2015.

View additional publications by the rehabilitation team.

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