Presentation Title
Shoulder Pain
About the Presentation

Shoulder injuries can be either, acute or chronic, depending on when diagnosed and the initial time of the pain/disability.  A shoulder injury can occur suddenly or can occur over time.  The injury could occur through direct impact, over-stretching a muscle, tendon or ligament, overusing a muscle or tendon or twisting of the shoulder or joint.  This session will cover diagnosis and treatment for the most common shoulder injuries as well as injury prevention.


Michael Wolk, MD, Physician, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates         

Presenter Biography

Dr. Michael Wolk is a partner at Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates and has been with the practice since 1992. Dr. Wolk received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Scranton and his Medical Degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.   He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a Sub-specialty in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.   Dr. Wolk's area of practice includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, independent medical examinations, impairment rating evaluations, and utilization/peer reviews.  He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Commonwealth Medical College. He has been the Medical Director of Allied Services Institute of Rehabilitation Hospital since 2004 and the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Allied Services  Rehabilitation Hospital since 1994.  Dr. Wolk is also the Medical Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit and              Out-Patient Services at Allied Services Institute of Rehabilitation located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  In 2004, Dr. Wolk received the special recognition award from the American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania division.