Neurological rehabilitation is an important part of our practice at DCND. Our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) providers help our patients live more active and productive lives after a neurological injury/disability. They will work with your neurologist on a care plan that helps improve your quality of life. They focus on a variety of areas such as:
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- Nerve Blocks
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Brain Injury
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Our PM&R doctors treat a variety of conditions, but most commonly treat symptoms from global neurologic dysfunction. These include MS, Stroke, Parkinson’s and other diseases of the brain and central nervous system.
Restoring Functional Ability
One of the biggest goals of physical medicine and rehabilitation is to improve the patient’s quality of life by putting into place a proper rehabilitation plan. If followed properly, these protocols can dramatically change the way the patient feels both emotionally and physically. Many times these plans refer patients to other medical specialists and medical device manufactures.
Our providers use non-surgical treatments and stategies to improve physical function.
EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
An Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) are diagnostic tests that look at your nerves and muscles and analyze how well they’re working. This test is conducted by one of our highly trained providers and can evaluate for possible injury to the nerves and muscles by stimulating the nerve and recording how each nerve conducts a signal. The results help your physician determine if your nerves and muscles are healthy or if there is a nerve or muscle injury. These tests can help diagnose issues such as Carpal Tunnel, pinched nerves in the back and neck, neuropathy, ALS, and certain muscle diseases. To prepare for an EMG, we ask that you do not apply any lotions, oils or perfumes. For your comfort we also ask that you wear clothing that is easy to remove. Any further test preparation will be discussed when scheduling your appointment.
- Your PM&R doctor will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that could include everything from therapeutic exercise, self-care training to adaptive equipment and assistance devices.
James Beegan, MD
Dr. Beegan joined DCND in 2001. He’s always had a drive to help patients facing disabling illnesses and has dedicated his career to them. He has years of experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been given the high honor of being named a Fellow of both the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Ryan Maenpa, MD
Dr. Maenpa has been a physiatrist with DCND since 2006. He has helped people with neurological conditions live better lives from the start of his career through rehabilitation & physical medicine. He has a special interest in electrodiagnostic studies (EMG) because it can give patients real-time information about what is going on.
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What You Need to Know About Your Appointment
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to care for you or your family. We are the regions top provider in patient services caring for spinal, brain and neurological disorders. DCND is accepting new patients on a referral basis only. Please contact your primary care physician or another specialist to request a referral to our office. They can do that through their Electronic Health Record System or they can fax us at 937-439-5462. Our physicians see patients by appointment only at several locations.
A list of your medicines
Please bring a current list of all medications you are taking. Please include dosage and frequency. We also request you bring a copy of any recent imaging or have it sent to our office before your appointment.
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