Dr. Aulisi
MedStar WHC Neurosurgeon and Director of the Spine Center in McLean, Ed Aulisi, MD, showcases his 3D imaging machine that is used with patients while discussing their cases. Dr. Aulisi sees patients in D.C. and Virginia and conducts IME’s as well as treats back and neck injuries.

Treatment and Management of Work Related Injuries

Man lifting properlyMedStar Health works closely with employers to provide expert medical care for work related injuries. Our specialists understand all aspects of the workers' compensation process with the goal of providing advanced, specialized care in a cost-effective manner. Our specialists cover all areas including:

MedStar Physicians Accepting Workers Compensation

 To view all of the MedStar physicians accepting workers compensation, please visit the MedStar Physician Directory.

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Featured Specialist Physician

Melissa Yadao
Melissa Yadao, MD

Dr. Yadao is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sports medicine fellowship training. Her practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries but also includes general orthopaedics. Her surgical expertise is reconstructive and arthroscopic (minimally-invasive) procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip.

Dr. Yadao's approach to patient care is personal, dynamic and interactive. She strives to build a solid relationship with each patient so together they can understand the injuries, explore the treatment options and create a treatment plan that addresses the patient's needs. Dr. Yadao sees patients in Alexandria, Lorton and Woodbridge Virginia.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

Featured Physiatry Physician

Michael Shear
Michael Shear, MD

Michael Shear, MD, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry. Dr. Shear evaluates and treats injuries and illnesses of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. He is a specialist in electrodiagnostic testing, as well as in nonsurgical options. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. He also performs Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs). Dr. Shear sees patients in Baltimore and Lutherville.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

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Featured MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network Service

Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective physical therapy modality used in conjunction with other interventions in the treatment of orthopedic injuries with a component of myofascial pain and dysfunction.

A physical therapist with specialized postgraduate training uses dry needling as part of their treatment protocol with appropriate patients. A solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. When inserting the needle into the muscle, it is essential to elicit twitch responses, which are spinal cord reflexes. The twitch response is both diagnostic and therapeutic, as it is the first step in breaking the pain cycle.

Many different musculoskeletal problems can be treated with dry needling. These include, but are not limited to neck, back and shoulder pain, arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow), headache to include migraine and tension type headache, jaw pain, and buttock and leg pain (sciatica, hamstring strains, groin strains, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis).

To find a dry needling service location near you, click here.