Looking for a Shoulder Pain Specialist in NYC?

Shoulder pain can be debilitating, keeping you from performing everyday tasks or participating in physical activities. But with hundreds of clinics to choose from, it can be challenging to find the best shoulder pain specialist in NYC to resolve your shoulder condition and restore pain-free movement.

Conventional practitioners often manage shoulder pain with drugs, without attempting to uncover the root cause of your condition. When your pain persists, risky surgery is often the next step, with no guarantee of success.

Run-of-the-mill physical therapists and chiropractors may prescribe one-size-fits-all exercises and therapies without differentiating the specific mechanisms of your pain and dysfunction. Without accurate diagnosis, your recovery process could be prolonged, and your condition may even get worse.

At NYDNRehab, we take a holistic and individualized approach to patient care. Our high-tech diagnostic tools and personalized one-on-one treatment protocols are designed to accurately pinpoint and resolve the underlying cause of your shoulder pain and dysfunction. Our shoulder pain specialists understand that physical therapy takes time, and we believe that time should not be wasted.

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Dr. Lev Kalika
Dr. Lev Kalika

Clinical director & DC RMSK

Best Rated Neck Pain Doctor in

Dr. Lev Kalika, clinical director of NYDNRehab, has dedicated his life’s work to finding innovative solutions for treating patients’ physical pain and dysfunction. As an expert in musculoskeletal ultrasonography, Dr. Kalika has made significant contributions to the growing body of research on alternative therapies and diagnostic approaches.

The sports medicine facilities at NYDNRehab and the expertise of our staff have attracted elite athletes, runners and dancers from across the USA to our clinic, for injury rehab and performance enhancement. Our growing inventory of advanced technologies and our extensive menu of evidence-based therapeutic approaches make NYDNRehab the premier clinic for physically active people in NYC.

Superior Diagnostics Mean Outstanding Results

The clinic at NYDNRehab is equipped with some of the most advanced diagnostic technologies in the world. Our dedication to thorough and accurate diagnosis ensures that your condition is never misdiagnosed, and that no factor contributing to your pain and dysfunction is overlooked.

We use high resolution research-grade diagnostic ultrasonography to visualize the structures that surround and support your shoulder joint, including bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissues. Ultrasound enables us to view the shoulder in real time, with the patient in motion, to uncover the true source of your shoulder pain and the full extent of damage.

Our gait and motion analysis lab features advanced technologies for assessing motor deficits and measuring movement parameters. With quantitative data in hand, we are able to establish a baseline, set treatment goals, and monitor your progress.

Superior Diagnostics Mean Outstanding Results
Non-Surgical Options for Treating Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction

Non-Surgical Options for Treating Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction

Research has shown that non-surgical approaches to treating shoulder pain and dysfunction can be just as effective as surgery over the long run, with a fraction of the risk. In rare cases where surgery is the best option, post-op rehabilitation is critical for ensuring that pain-free shoulder function is fully restored.

Some of the non-surgical methods we employ at NYDNRehab for shoulder pain treatment include:

Ultrasound Guided Dry Needling

This innovative approach targets myofascial trigger points, tiny knots of tightly contracted muscle fibers that cause pain and interfere with movement. Thin needles similar to those used for acupuncture are inserted “dry,” meaning that no medication is delivered. Ultrasound guidance ensures that the needle hits its target, immediately releasing the trigger point and eliminating the need for repeated insertions.

Manual Therapies

Myofascial massage, manipulative assisted movement, chiropractic care and other hands-on techniques may be used to relieve muscle tension and improve shoulder movement and range of motion.

Corrective Postural Training

Shoulder pain is sometimes caused by poor posture that gradually causes the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint to become overly lax or tight. Muscle imbalances can undermine the function of structures within and surrounding the glenohumeral joint, causing pain and inhibiting movement. Good postural alignment is fundamental to healthy joint function.

Regenerative Therapies

Our regenerative technologies speed recovery from shoulder pain by stimulating the healing of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissues at the cellular level. Depending on the nature and severity of your shoulder pain, your treatment plan may include a combination of regenerative therapies:

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

ESWT stimulates the growth and repair of tissues at the cellular level, to accelerate healing and provide fast relief for shoulder pain.

Extracorporeal Magnetic Transduction Therapy (EMTT)

EMTT is making headlines as the next big thing in physical therapy and chiropractic care. When combined with ESWT, the two technologies make a dynamic duo for reducing inflammation, eliminating pain, and stimulating new cell growth.

Ultrasound Guided Injection Therapies

We use ultrasound guided injections to reduce pain and inflammation and promote the growth of new cells. Corticosteroids, platelet rich plasma, hyaluronic acid and other injection therapies may be included in your treatment protocol.

Regenerative Therapies

Professional associations and memberships

Dr. Kalika is currently a certified member of:


American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine


Active member of ISMST

International Society of Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy


Active member of GCMAS

Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society


Active member of NASS

North American Spine Society


Active member of IADMS

International Association of Dance Medicine and Science


Active member of Virtual Rehabilitation Society


Active member of ASRA

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


American Academy

Association of Orthopedic Medicine


Active member of Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation

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Why Patients with Shoulder Pain in NYC Trust NYDNRehab

There are hundreds of physical therapists and chiropractors in NYC to choose from, but few of them have the expertise, experience and technologies needed to provide patients with the best possible care. In many cases, their goal is to treat as many patients as possible in a given day, depriving you of the care and attention you need to fully resolve your pain and restore functional movement.

The shoulder pain specialists at NYDNRehab prioritize quality care over volume of patient traffic. Our personalized one-on-one approach sets us apart from the average clinic. We tailor our treatment plans to each patient’s unique diagnostic results and monitor your progress using sophisticated tools.

At NYDNRehab, our goal is to help you restore pain-free functional shoulder movement, so you can get back to doing the things you love. Contact us today, and see why active people in NYC trust NYDNRehab for physical therapy, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement.

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    Dr. Lev Kalika
    Dr. Lev Kalika

    Clinical director & DC RMSK

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    Dr. Mikhail Bernshteyn MD (Internist)
    Dr. Michael Goynatsky DPT
    Dr. Daniela Escudero DPT
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    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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