James Wyss, MD, PT is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. As a doctor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), Dr. Wyss specializes in nonsurgical musculoskeletal and sports medicine care. He began his career as a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. Following three years of work in New York in a sports and orthopedic setting, he began pursuing a degree in medicine. Dr. Wyss attended New York Medical College and graduated with medical school honors (AOA). He completed his residency in PM&R at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation and a Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. He maintains his PT license and is board certified in both PM&R and Sports Medicine. Dr. Wyss is committed to shifting the paradigm of “pain management” perceptions to overcoming pain. His unique approach to overcoming pain focuses on restoring function and improving quality of life. Blending his diverse backgrounds as a PT and MD, his assessments aim to establish an accurate and specific diagnosis, which guide the treatment plan. The foundation of Dr. Wyss’ treatment plans consist of patient counseling and education, followed by treatment and a personalized physical therapy and/or exercise plan. Integrating state-of-the-art technology, his research and manual skills as a PT, Dr. Wyss’s treatment programs may also include image-guided injections (e.g. ultrasound, fluoroscopy), hyaluronic acid (AKA joint lubricants) and/or PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. He works closely with physical therapists and fitness professionals in the care and tracking of patient outcomes. Dr. Wyss maintains a robust clinical practice with offices in NYC and Long Island. As an educator, he dedicates time on a daily basis to conducting research, teaching and mentoring Residents and Fellows of HSS of the Physiatry Department. He enjoys maintaining a connection to professional athletics and has served as a team physician for St. John’s University athletics from 2010 – 2016. Currently he serves as an Assistant Team Physician for the Brooklyn Nets D-League team, the Long Island Nets.
Click here to read how Dr Wyss’ approach to overcoming pain positions Pilates as the bridge between physical therapy and the fitness profession.
Join us for this special pre-conference event designed to explore the necessity and importance of “overcoming pain”, as opposed to “managing pain” – a paradigm shift that allows for significantly better movement outcomes for clients and patients. Conceived and coordinated by the PMA Board of Directors in collaboration with Hospital for Special Surgery faculty and invited guests, […]