Congratulations to Our 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to Our 2017 Scholarship Winners!


NYDNRehab is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship winners, Greg Stavinski and Daniel Kuchter.

Scholarship applicants were required to demonstrate a strong interest in biomedical related research, and an understanding of biomechanics and movement science as applies to rehabilitation. They were also required to articulate their perspectives on technology’s role in the future of rehab.

As you know, NYDNRehab is proud to be the first clinic utilizing research technology for functional diagnosis and treatment. Collectively, our professional staff has extensive experience in sports medicine, neurorehab, orthopedics, back pain treatment and pediatric rehabilitation. Our clinic employs the most advanced rehabilitation technology available in an outpatient setting.

Our goal is to set a new and unparalleled standard for physical therapy and rehabilitation using cutting edge technology and advanced methodology. It is in the interest of raising the bar that we support promising young students who wish to expand the body of research in the field.

NYDNRehab would like to thank the dozens of applicants who submitted essays. You made our selection process a challenge, and we wish you well in your future research endeavors. We also invite you to apply to future scholarship opportunities at NYDNRehab, and to visit our website frequently to stay abreast of the most current innovations in biomedical science and treatment.

Greg and Daniel will each receive $750 toward tuition and books at their respective institutions.


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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