The Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine team consists of dedicated medical assistants, front desk, medical records, patient services, and support staff who work collaboratively with our expert clinical team making it the largest physical medicine and rehabilitation practice in Western New York. Our expert clinicians help patients understand their pain and the treatment options necessary to achieve their goals and take back their lifestyles.
Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine enables you to “take back your lifestyle” with various services that meet your specific needs such as a comprehensive exam, physical therapy, diagnostic testing and pain alleviating injections including Botox injections for pain/spasticity/migraines. The vast majority of our injections are image-guided via sonogram or fluoroscopy for better results.
To become a PM&R physician, individuals must successfully complete 4 years of medical school and 4 additional years of residency training. Residency training includes 1 year developing fundamental clinical skills and 3 additional years of training in the full scope of the specialty. Additionally, our physicians have spent 1 year longer than the standard residency requirement, working in the spine and sports specialty that includes injection training.
There are 80 accredited residency programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation in the United States. Many PM&R physicians choose to pursue additional advanced degrees (M.S., PhD) or complete fellowship training in a specific area of the specialty. Fellowships are available for specialized study in such areas as musculoskeletal rehabilitation, pediatrics, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and sports medicine. To become board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a PM&R physician must pass both a written and an oral examination given by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R).
Please Note: Due to a full capacity program, Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine will not be accepting any new residents or medical students for Clinical Rotations. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Gambino at email@example.com
Nationally-recognized, non-surgical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) practice for all generations
Treatment ranges from musculoskeletal to spine injury rehabilitation
Commitment to shared decision-making and coordinated care
Emphasis on performance enhancement and functional improvement
Utilizes electrodiagnostic testing and ultrasound visualization
We place a strong emphasis on the role of the medical exam and medical history in evaluating patients, focusing on function.
Pain management injections performed with imaging guidance
What We Treat
Treatment areas include: back, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, pelvis, knees, ankles and feet and more.
• Spine injuries/conditions
• Sports injuries
• Occupational injuries
• Degenerative and painful joint/muscle conditions
• Women specific musculoskeletal conditions
• Chronic migraine headaches
• Spasticity/Dystonia conditions