2019 Scholarship Available at NYDNR

2019 Scholarship Available at NYDNR

NYDNRehab is one of the nation’s foremost physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics, located in mid-town Manhattan, NYC. We embrace innovative therapies and cutting edge technologies to give our patients the very best treatment for healing and recovery. Our expert team of professionals are experienced in sports medicine, neurorehab, orthopedics, back pain treatment and pediatric rehabilitation. We work with athletes, dancers and runners to correct mechanical deficiencies and optimize performance.

Our clinic offers the most advanced rehabilitation technology available in an outpatient setting. We are continually raising the bar and setting new standards for the entire field of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our use of technology combined with emergent holistic treatment methods is unparalleled in the field of physical therapy.

Physical therapy is a robust and growing field of study, and we are always looking for brilliant new talent. Every year we award $1500 in scholarship funds to help cover the tuition expenses of promising physical therapy students.

Who Can Apply?

Current graduate or undergraduate students are eligible to apply for NYDNR scholarships. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program, and enrollment must be verified by official transcripts. Email your transcript to scholarship@nydnrehab.com, with your name in the subject line. Incoming students without transcripts may submit a copy of their letter of acceptance to an accredited program.

Previous scholarships or monetary prizes will not influence this scholarship award, except for the previous receipt of an NYDNRehab award.

How to Apply

Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude in the field of biomechanical and movement science, which should be reflected in a 400 word (maximum) written essay. The essay should include three (3) sections answering the following questions:

  1. What is the role of technology in the future of rehabilitative medicine?
  2. What is the role of virtual reality in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients?
  3. What are the challenges of implementing research-based approaches to everyday practice?

Complete and submit the application form, along with your completed essay. Submissions are accepted beginning November 15, 2018, and will continue to be accepted through July 20, 2019.

Selection Process

Our selections are based on the quality and content of submitted essays. Each essay will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The two students whose essays reflect the greatest thoughtfulness, knowledge and understanding of the essay questions will each be awarded a $750 scholarship.

Award Announcement

An announcement of scholarship winners will be posted by August 15, 2019, on this page. The winners will be contacted directly, and will receive their scholarships through their schools’ financial aid office.

Additional Details

This scholarship may be used to cover tuition and book fees only. Once awarded, a check will be sent to the recipient’s school, to be credited toward the winner’s academic costs. The awarded money must be used within one semester. This scholarship is available only once in a recipient’s lifetime.

Mission Statement

Our goal at NYDNRehab is to assist other physical therapy and rehabilitation centers with the development of technology-based care programs, and to help patients learn more about new technology-based treatments.

Media Contact: Dr. Lev Kalika
Email: scholarship@nydnrehab.com
Address: 130 W 42nd Street, Suite 1055, New York, NY 10036


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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