Dr. Josephine Huang is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as a physiatrist. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation.
Dr. Huang specializes in nonsurgical care for musculoskeletal and spine and joint disease and sports medicine (care of injuries that impact athletes, weekend warriors, and enthusiasts). Her approach as a physiatrist focuses on resolving the cause of pain, restoring function and improving quality of life.
Dr. Huang also is a certified MD-acupuncturist in New York State. She uses the Chinese medicine theories of Yin-Yang, Qi-Xie, and Meridian, along with the rigorous guidelines of Western medicine and state-of-the-art modern technology to evaluate patients’ injuries, pain, and other stress-related conditions and dysfunctions, to make diagnoses and individualized treatment plans for various conditions.
The first step is to establish an accurate and specific diagnosis that will guide the treatment plan. During the initial visit, Dr. Huang will do a comprehensive consultation about a patient’s acute or chronic medical history, including a physical examination, and evaluate patients’ function impairment to establish an accurate, specific diagnosis to guide the treatment plan. When indicated, she also will order diagnostic studies, such as x-ray, MRI or CT, to clarify the diagnosis.
Based on that diagnosis and evaluation, Dr. Huang’s treatment plan will include counseling and patient education along with a personalized acupuncture plan, physical therapy, and exercise. For certain patients, the specialized treatment will include peripheral joints injection, soft tissue injections (such as trigger-point and tendon injections), and prescribed anti-inflammatory/ analgesia medications.
The goals of the individualized comprehensive treatment plan are to control the pain caused by injuries, promote healing, and bring back full functionality to restore the quality of life and prevent recurrence of the same injury.
After you have been seen and evaluated by Dr. Huang, acupuncture treatments are also performed by Dr. Ying Xu, Lac, a New York State-licensed acupuncturist who has many years’ experience in acupuncture practice, research and teaching. Our calm, professional office helps you relieve pain, quiet the mind, improve sleep quality, relax the body and relieve stress to achieve your maximum health and energy level.