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When you are dealing with a neuromuscular condition, you want proper treatment. Whether you have pinched nerves, sprains, strains, sports injuries, or other orthopedic conditions, you can count on us for treatment of orthopedic and neurologic injuries/disorders.

Dr. Jan is an osteopathic physician in private practice located in Massapequa, NY. He completed residency in Physiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of PM&R, is a board examiner and serves on the Board. He is the current chair of the American Osteopathic Pain Medicine Conjoint Examination Committee.

Dr. Thomas Jan - Pain Management Doctor

Dr. Jan has been in practice for 23 years and he sub-specializes in patients recovering from alcoholism/addiction suffering from pain. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and has been actively involved in the field of addiction medicine for over 15 years.

He serves on the Leadership Council for the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and volunteers as Medical Director for the LICADD Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. He also serves on the Nassau County, NY, County Executive’s Task Force on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse, is a member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and the former Medical Director for the Town of Babylon, NY, Drug and Alcohol Services. He was and is a public advocate for the New York State I-STOP legislation.

Therapeutic Exercise

While there are a variety of different therapeutic exercises to choose from, they all have the same end-goal, to restore the patient back to their full potential. Due to the number of options, each individual is able to receive specific exercise instruction tailored to their needs. Fortunately, our Physiatrist on Long Island can assess and provide you with therapeutic exercises that can aid your injury recovery and get you back to healthy living. 

Types of Exercises

Therapeutic exercises are typically focused on the following:

  • Strengthening These exercises are recommended after an accident or injury to help improve muscle strength.
  • Building Endurance – The main focus of these exercises is to engage the large muscle groups in your body.
  • Improving Flexibility – These can benefit patients who have lost partial mobility in their arms or legs.
  • Maintaining Balance and Coordination – The main focus of these exercises include maintaining your center of gravity, improve your balance, and improve coordination. Patients who have lost coordination can also be retaught the ability.

These exercises are used to first stop any pain and inflammation you may be experiencing. After this is completed, the exercises will then attempt to help restore your range of motion, strength, endurance, and optimize your health and well being. If you are wondering which therapeutic exercises can best benefit you, visit a Physiatrist Long Island for recommendations.

How do they help?

A Physiatrist Long Island may suggest therapeutic exercises for any of the following issues

  • Unrelenting pain.
  • Injuries that require surgery (if therapeutic exercises can be an alternative).
  • Mobility issues.
  • Poor balance and coordination.
  • Heart and lung disease.
  • Age-related complications. 

How can a Physiatrist Long Island help?

When it comes to therapeutic exercises, there are multiple methods to select. Whether it’s an aerobic or endurance-based conditioning program or soft tissue stretching, there is something for everyone. This is why many physicians suggest this noninvasive treatment method when it comes to an injury or condition. Most chiropractors or physical therapists will suggest this form of treatment if your diagnosis indicates any of the following aspects: 

  • Increase your postural control. 
  • Increase sensory awareness. 
  • Help prevent future impairments. 
  • You have limitations when it comes to certain activities.
  • You want to reduce the symptoms of other injuries or conditions.
  • You need to increase your muscle strength. 
  • You need to enhance physical performance. 
  • You need to work on your breathing.

If you are interested in learning more about therapeutic exercises, look no further! There is both a physical therapist and Physiatrist Long Island at Massapequa Pain Management that can help! To schedule an appointment, visit our website.

Treating Soft Tissue Damage

Have you ever had a sprained ankle, a swollen bruise, or an open wound? If you answered yes, then you’ve had what is considered a soft-tissue injury. These types of injuries can affect the skin, the muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels. Typically soft-tissue injuries require less healing time than damage to the bone. However, this doesn’t mean that it should be taken lightly. A severe sprain, laceration, or contusion can result in immobilization, stitches or even surgery, and can lead to permanent damage if not treated quickly.

At Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation, we understand that soft-tissue injuries can lead to severe pain and instability of the injured body part. Our team which includes a Physiatrist Long Island can help pinpoint the exact area that needs attention and formulate a customized plan to reduce pain and prevent further damage to the tissues.

Types of Soft-Tissue Damage

  • Laceration: A laceration is a deep cut that typically occurs when a sharp or heavy object separates the skin, causing bleeding and pain.
  • Avulsion: An avulsion occurs when chunks of skin and tissue are entirely removed.
  • Abrasion: An abrasion is a scrape or minor cut to the skin.
  • Contusion: A contusion occurs when trauma doesn’t break the skin but causes blood vessels underneath the skin to break open, causing swelling and the signature bruising color.
  • Sprain: A sprain occurs when the ligaments surrounding certain parts of the body (like the ankle) become injured after a trauma, causing swelling and pain.

If at any time you feel as though you’re unable to move or put weight on the damaged area, experience numbness, or pain directly over the bone you’ll want to get in touch with a chiropractor as soon as possible!

How Can A Physiatrist Long Island Help?

At Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation, a physician can help treat the pain and instability of these soft-tissue injuries by targeting problem areas and working through passive motion exercises with you. These exercises help to relieve and manage your pain while also increasing mobility and range of motion. At Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation, we seek to alleviate pain and help you to return to your normal activities. 

By visiting our Physiatrist Long Island, your soft-tissue injuries of the neck and spine are guaranteed to heal faster! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Treating Hip Dysplasia

When the hip socket doesn’t fully cover the round part of your upper thigh bone, causing partial or complete dislocation, this is known as hip dysplasia. If caught in early infancy, a doctor will typically have the infant wear a soft brace to correct the issue. However, milder cases may not be noticeable for you when you reach adolescence or even adulthood. When it is caught later in life, it may need to be corrected surgically. Depending on your case, you may have to wait awhile until your surgery, which means you will probably still be suffering from pain. Luckily, a Physiatrist Long Island with Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation can help reduce the pain from the symptoms caused by hip dysplasia. 


The symptoms of hip dysplasia vary depending on the age of the individual. In infants, one leg may be longer than the other, which would later develop into a limp if not treated. In teenagers or young adults, the symptoms may include:

  • Hip pain.
  • Limping.
  • Clicking or popping in the joint.
  • Pain after physical activity, particularly in the front of the groin.
Physiatrist Long Island

A Physiatrist Long Island can help relieve some of the pain or discomfort before or after surgery, depending on your particular case. 


While it sometimes can be genetic, there may be other causes of the hip dysplasia. In the majority of cases, it’s more common in females than in males. 60% of hip dysplasia cases occur in newborn children, as it is the most common abnormality in newborns. Most likely, the problem will start in the womb because it may be the mother’s first pregnancy, the baby is larger and has limited movement in the womb, or because the baby is in the breech position, which will ultimately put a strain on the hips. 


As mentioned earlier, an infant can wear a soft brace that keeps the ball of the joint in the socket while the baby is still developing. This can allow the joint to mold properly into place. When the infant is 6 months or older, a full-body case or surgery may be viable options. 

Typically, when it comes to surgery, it is used for both adolescents and young adults. If it is a mild case, the surgery can be done arthroscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes tiny cuts in order for small cameras to correct it. A more severe case would require a periacetabular osteotomy. In this case, the surgeon would cut the socket, freeing it from the pelvis. Then, they would reposition it to match up with the ball. In more severe cases, hip replacement surgery may be required. 

Contact a Physiatrist on Long Island: 

With the help of a Physiatrist on Long Island , they can help relieve your hip pain! We will first administer an initial examination to determine which one of our chiropractic services may benefit you the most. This can include manual care, manipulations, and home exercise programs. Contact us today to relieve pain caused by your hip dysplasia.