Dr. Tabby emphasizes nonnarcotic treatment to neck and back pain such as topical medication, trigger point injections, massage and therapeutic exercises. Often specific exercises will be demonstrated and “prescribed” to aid in the healing process and reduction of pain and discomfort.
Dr. Tabby provides electrodiagnostic tests (EMG/NCV) in the office to appropriately diagnose and treat a variety of muscular and nervous system conditions. Dr. Tabby will confirm the need to perform the test, but it may be performed in those suffering from numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, muscle cramping, or certain types of limb or muscle pain.
Dr. Tabby provides a multi-disciplinary approach to arthritis and joint pain with an emphasis on therapeutic exercises versus just a pharmacologic approach. The goal of treatment from a physical medicine and rehabilitation perspective is to use physical and occupational therapeutic tailored exercises, topical medication and other modalities to reduce pain and inflammation.
Dr. Tabby treats slips, falls and other accidental traumas with nonnarcotic multidisciplinary methods so patients can return to activity in their daily lives. She will carefully listen to the patient’s story of the mechanism of injury and perform a thorough examination to determine a diagnosis and develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
No matter the level of athletic ability, the sport played, or the mechanism of injury, Dr. Tabby works in a multidisciplinary manner, utilizing nonnarcotic treatment methods to heal sports-related injuries so that patients can return to being active in their daily lives.
Dr. Tabby understands the types of injuries that dancers incur and the demands on their bodies and creates treatment plans tailored to the dancer’s needs. While there is focus on protecting the injury, she may suggest specific exercises to continue to maintain flexibility and strength within the technique when possible, rather than stopping dance and exercise altogether.
Dr. Tabby provides personalized treatment plans for musicians experiencing overuse injuries to the wrists or fingers, or suffering neck or back pain. She works in a multidisciplinary fashion, coordinating care to return musicians back to playing as quickly as possible, with the appropriate healing time and nonnarcotic treatment methods aimed at preventing re-injury.
Dr. Tabby treats hand injuries ranging from overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel, to acute injuries to the wrist, hands and fingers. Dr. Tabby works in a multidisciplinary fashion, coordinating care to restore function in patients’ hands, while still allowing for the appropriate healing time and utilizing treatment methods aimed at preventing future re-injury.
Dr. Tabby will work with patients following joint replacement to improve vigor and protect the integrity of the replaced joint and other joints for optimum function. She wants patients to feel comfortable leading active lives and hopes to provide them with the resources to get to that point.
Dr. Tabby works to ensure that her patients feel confident using their prosthetics and remain able to function optimally in their daily lives following amputation. She works closely with prosthetists and will write letters of medical necessity to obtain appropriate prostheses.
Dr. Tabby performs EMG/NCV to determine the cause of neuropathy and utilizes nonnarcotic treatment methods aimed at reducing numbness, tingling, pain and weakness. Her goal is to help those suffering from neuropathy experience less pain and symptoms that interfere with their daily activities, and coordinate care with specialists that may be able to slow disease progression and nerve damage in some cases, such as diabetic neuropathy.
Dr. Tabby works with patients following a stroke to address residual deficits and assembles a multidisciplinary team to provide optimal rehabilitation services. The goal of treatment following stroke from a physical medicine and rehabilitation perspective is to use physical and occupational therapeutic tailored exercises and other modalities such as bracing to provide as much functional support as possible.
Dr. Tabby provides ongoing care for patients with varying types of multiple sclerosis, providing support in performing activities of daily living. It is a multi-disciplinary approach with collaboration between rheumatologists, surgeons, orthopedist, physical therapists and other providers in an attempt to provide a well-rounded, versus just pharmacologic approach.
Dr. Tabby assists Parkinson’s disease patients in maintaining their independence and activities of daily living through a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Although many of the treatments for Parkinson’s Disease are pharmacologic in nature, Dr. Tabby seeks to use her expertise as a physiatrist to provide treatment in balance and gait support, management of tremors, and assistance with completing activities of daily living.
Dr. Tabby supports her patients with cerebral palsy, both young and old, through the various stages of their life and the ongoing medical support they may need. Medications, Botox injections, orthotics (bracing) and physical therapy may be required on an ongoing basis throughout the lifetime.