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123 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

215-627-3782

The Healing Arts Center provides everything you need to reach your health and wellness goals. Whether you're seeking acute or chronic pain relief, stress reduction, help with infertility, physical rehabilitation, anti-aging treatments or just plain relaxation, our staff are here to provide safe, effective treatment and classes to help you on your way. Our center's goal is to maximize your body's function, increase energy, give you a higher self-esteem and provide an overall improvement in your quality of life.

We named it the Healing Arts Center because every practitioner on the team has a wide repertoire of integrative techniques and treatments to draw upon. We believe the art of healing is in the creative application of techniques and the mix should always be fresh, responding to the demands of the moment. After all, we believe every patient is unique and every day presents a new challenge that demands our creativity.

Physiatry in Philadelphia

A physiatrist is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries, with a focus on restoring function. Physiatrists treat acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. They do not perform surgery, but may instead prescribe drugs, steroid and pain relief injections or assistive devices such as a brace or artificial limb. They also use diverse therapies such as heat and cold, medical acupuncture, electrotherapies, massage, biofeedback, traction and therapeutic exercise.

 

Physiatry

A physiatrist is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries, with a focus on restoring function. Physiatrists treat acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. They do not perform surgery, but may instead prescribe drugs, steroid and pain relief injections or assistive devices such as a brace or artificial limb. They also use diverse therapies such as heat and cold, medical acupuncture, electrotherapies, massage, biofeedback, traction and therapeutic exercise.

 
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What types of problems does physiatry treat?

Phyisatrists treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems. They may see a person who lifts a heavy object at work and experiences back pain, a basketball player who sprains an ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again, or a knitter who has carpal tunnel syndrome. Physiatrists’ patients include people with arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain, and work and sports related injuries.

What kind of difference can seeing a physiatrist make?

Since it is the concern of the physiatrist to restore patients to maximum function, the difference they make is dramatic. In many cases, the physiatrist not only takes care of the acute problem (like from a broken hip or herniated disc), but also treats the patient until he returns to optimal functioning, usually without surgery. The physiatrist will also teach the patient how to prevent the injury in the future.


Conditions We Treat

Pain medicine: Chronic Pain Management, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (previously named Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), Back Pain, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Musculoskeletal care: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Pain and Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sports injuries: Achilles Tendonitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Turf Toe, Medial & Lateral Epicondylitis, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, Rotator Cuff Pathology, Acromioclavicular Separation, Biceps Tendonitis, Stress Fractures, Concussion

Post-operative care: Joint Replacement, Organ Transplantation, Left-Ventricular Assistive Devices, Cardiac / Pulmonary Rehabilitation


 
Jerrold Friedman, M.D. Physical and Rehabilitative Care

Jerrold Friedman, M.D. Physical and Rehabilitative Care

Jerrold Friedman, M.D.

Dr. Freidman's Specialties

  • Chronic Pain
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Exercise Rehab

To Schedule with Dr. Jerrold Friedman, Please call 215-627-3782

 

Dr. Friedman is a physician, rehabilitative medicine specialist and acupuncturist. He maintains a practice specializing in musculoskeletal injuries and pain management. His focus is on exercise prescription and sports medicine. In addition to mainstream Western medicine, Dr. Friedman’s methodology incorporates manual medicine and acupuncture techniques that enhance body movement. Dr. Friedman received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his doctorate in medicine from SUNY Syracuse. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.