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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Clinic

The Musculoskeletal Clinic at Tufts Medical Center focuses on diagnosing and treating people suffering from a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, conditions that affect muscles, joints, bones and soft tissue. Our team receives numerous referrals from primary care providers and orthopaedic specialists throughout Greater Boston to evaluate and treat their patients.

Many orthopaedic problems result from injuries to joints, chronic strain, overuse, or they can be caused by conditions associated with aging, such as degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis.

We treat a wide range of chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Sports- and work-related injuries
  • Improperly healed fractures
  • Congenital disorders (present at birth) and neuromuscular conditions, such as trisome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Hunter syndrome and Rett syndrome.

Personalized care for every patient

The team tailors a care plan for each patient based on his or her needs and goals.  Typically, we begin by exploring non-surgical treatments, which may include physical therapy, exercise, lifestyle changes and medications, and for some patients, precisely guided, fluoroscopic spinal injection therapy provided in conjunction with our colleagues in the Pain Management Program.

If the patient and his or her doctor ultimately agree that surgery is the best treatment option, our physiatrists will work closely with our expert colleagues in our surgical departments, including Vascular surgery, Orthopaedics, or Neurosurgery, to develop an optimal care plan for the patient. Care plans cover every rehabilitation need before and after surgery to help the patient reach his or her goals and return to enjoying everyday activities.

Rina M. Bloch, MD

Rina M. Bloch, MD

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Adult and geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, brain injury, stroke, rheumatological management, spine care

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