Dr. Tsai C. Chao M.D.
Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation450 Clarkson Ave Rm All1-452 Brooklyn NY, 11203
Dr. Chao, MD, is the founder and the Medical Director of Naturo-Medical Health Care, P.C located in New York. He is a board certified and diplomat physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Chao graduated from Zhejiang University School of Medicine. He was a staff surgeon and assistant professor at the Department of Surgery, University Hospital in China. Dr. Chao is also the Associate Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Director of Medical Acupuncture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Furthermore, he is a guest professor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He graduated from Zhejiang University School of Medicine and holds nearly 50 years of expertise and strives to treat all of his patients with complete devotion and dedication. Dr. Chao was a staff surgeon and assistant professor of the Department of Surgery at the University Hospital in China. He earned his medical degree in the USA and has been voted to be best attending physician of the year for many consecutive years, and physician for outstanding service and dedication for two consecutive years at SUNY teaching hospital. Dr. Chao holds special expertise in traumatic injury, orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine.
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Education and Training
Zhejiang Univ School of Med MD 1968
Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationABPMR
Dr. Tsai C. Chao M.D.'s Expert Contributions
What is the best exercise for shoulder bursitis?
For joint rehabilitation, the first step is always restoration of normal range of motion of the joint. Shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body. The normal range of motion of the shoulder joint is up to 180 degrees in forward flexion and abduction, 90 degrees in external rotation, 80 degrees in internal rotation, 70 degrees in backward extension, and 30 degrees in adduction. The normal range of motion for dancers should be a lot more than persons with an ordinary job duty. Patients with shoulder pain always have some limited range of motion and shoulders with more severely limited range of motion are more painful and more functional limitation. While we always have to fight for gaining normal range of motion and therefore tolerate some pain in the exercises, deep heat modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound prior to or during the active and passive range of motion exercises as well as gentle and sustained stretching are very helpful to decrease pain and achieve better outcome. READ MORE
Is physical therapy necessary after hip replacement?
Absolutely. Aggressive physical therapy to restore hip joint function and ambulation training is important part of the post total hip replacement rehabilitation management. READ MORE
Is there physical therapy after hip replacement?
Yes. READ MORE
When should I start physical therapy after leg injury?
This would be dependent on the nature and severity of the injury and all programs should be individualized. READ MORE
How long does it take to recover from tennis elbow?
With appropriate patient education and treatment, full recovery including prevention of recurrent would require three months. READ MORE
Does physical therapy help headaches?
About 80% headaches are cervicogenic. Physical therapy does treat neck pain and therefore would ease majority headache patients. READ MORE
What exercises are good for shoulder tendonitis?
Exercise is usually doe during or following deep heating modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound. active and passive range of motion with low tension, gentle and sustained stretching to achieve functional range of motion. When this is satisfied, you may start progressive resistive exercise to increase muscle strength and endurance to achieve full recovery. READ MORE
How long does it take to recover from hand nerve damage surgery?
It's all depended on how long and how severely the nerve was damaged and also depended on how successfully done and your own healing power which is related to your age, nutritional status, and general health condition. If some of the nerve fibers were permanently damaged prior to surgery. the recovery may not be complete. In general, few months is required to see improvements. READ MORE
What does a physical therapist do for sports injuries?
A sport related leg injury should be evaluated by an experienced physician based on how and when the injury occurred, the associated symptoms and signs to determine the nature of the injury and therefore a clear diagnosis. A therapeutic program will then be established for physical therapist to carry out. The program may include modalities, joint range of motion, and therapeutic exercises to decrease pain and swelling, maintain functional joint range of motion, muscle strength and endurance, and functional restoration. READ MORE
How does physical therapy relieve pain?
Physical therapists use deep heat modality such as therapeutic ultrasound and electric stimulation to ease shoulder pain. To restore functional range of motion is important to radically ease shoulder pain and therefore range of motion exercise and gentle stretching should be emphasized. Acupuncture before stretching may improve your tolerance to the therapeutic program. READ MORE
Can migraine headaches be cured by physiotherapy?
Migraine is a neurological condition marked by intense, often debilitating headaches. It can also be accompanied by symptoms like nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, and numbness or tingling. There are various treatments for migraine, and physical therapy may be helpful in treating migraine for some people. I personally do not believe that it could cure this disease. READ MORE
Is physical therapy recommended after back surgery?
Postoperative physical therapy is essential for pain release and functional restoration. READ MORE
Can bone spurs be removed without surgery?
Bone spur such as the one with the heel bone is actually ossification of the tendinous attachment to the bone and need not and should not be surgically removed. All you need to do is to have your doctor to treat the associated focal inflammation as the cause of pain and ambulation difficulty. stepping on and rolling a gulf ball under your foot or have a steroid injection may resolve your symptoms. READ MORE
When should I start physical therapy after back injury?
As soon as you can. READ MORE
Can a chiropractor help with dislocation?
Treating a joint dislocation id beyond the scope of the practice of chiropractic service. READ MORE
How soon after a stroke should you start physical therapy?
Physical therapy should start as soon as the stroke is completed. Stroke completion is determined by no additional neurological signs for 48 hours. Early intervention which acupuncture may speedy and favorable recovery. READ MORE
My heel is hurting?
You may have developed plantar fasciitis and it could be resolved by medical treatment. READ MORE
Can you get physiotherapy on hospice?
I have no experience working in a hospice. However as a physiatrist, I do believe that all patients regardless of the stage of life should be treated with physiotherapy when it is beneficial to the patient either for reduction of pain or ease in functioning. READ MORE
Upper arm soreness?
The causes of upper arm pain vary. If you did not have preceding trauma, the most common cause would be some condition in your shoulder joint. Having your physician check tender points and range of motion measurement with associated change in severity of pain and appropriate imaging study may help make the diagnosis which should be the base to make the treatment plan. READ MORE
What can cause arm pain?
There are many causes for arm pain. Musculoskeletal conditions acute or cumulative trauma involving the muscles, tendons, even joint pathology of the shoulder could all cause arm pain. angina pectoris may also refer pain to medial aspect of the left arm as well. Consult a physician is advised to make a correct diagnosis and treat accordingly is advised. Thanks for your question. Tsai C. Chao, M.D. READ MORE
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- Frozen Shoulder
- Herniated Disc
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer's Elbow
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Get to know Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician Dr. Tsai Chao, who serves the population of New York.
Dr. Chao graduated from Zhejiang Medical University in China. After graduation he became a staff surgeon and assistant professor at the Department of Surgery, University Hospital in China. After relocating to America, he obtained his doctor’s degree where he has been voted the best attending physician for many consecutive years. With his 49 years of extensive practice and experiences, he treats his patients with complete devotion and dedication.
Dr. Chao is the founder and the Medical Director of Naturo-Medical Health Care, P.C. He is a board certified and diplomat physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Chao is the Associated Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Director of Medical Acupuncture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is also a guest professor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, Tsai Chao, MD, Welcomes Patients at Naturo-Medical Health Care in New York
Tsai Chung Chao, MD, is a well-versed physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who diagnoses and treats patients at Naturo-Medical Health Care in New York City, NY. Established in 1992 by Dr. Chao, Naturo-Medical Health Care specializes in treating various ailments like acute and chronic pains, debilitating conditions, fracture, and dislocation, headaches and migraines, arthritic and rheumatic pains, injuries caused due to various accidents, strokes, hemiplegia disabilities, implants and many more. Services provided include physical medicine, acupuncture, regenerative medicine, and physical therapy. Furthermore, he serves as the Associated Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine and Director of Medical Acupuncture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. For more information about Dr. Tsai C. Chao, MD, please visit http://www.naturomedical.com/newinst2/our-staff/.
Tsai Chung Chao, MD, attended Zhejiang Medical University in China, and received his medical degree in 1968. Prior to relocating to the United States, he served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Staff Surgeon at the University Hospital in China. His impressive professional journey spans forty-five years and his experience covers all facets of physical medicine and rehabilitation. In addition to his work in private practice and with SUNY, Dr. Chao is a guest professor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For more information about Dr. Tsai Chung Chao, MD, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1564881-Tsai-Chao-physiatrist-physical-medicine-Brooklyn-NY-11203.
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