Dr. James Wyss completed his graduate degree in physical therapy at the University of Scranton. After completion, he returned to New York and practiced physical therapy in a sports and orthopedic setting for three years before pursuing a degree in medicine. He then attended New York Medical College and graduated with honors. He completed his residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation and a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is board certified in both PM&R and Sports Medicine, and is currently a team physician at St. John's University.
Dr. Wyss treats common sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions and specializes in lumbar spine and hip care in active individuals. He has a special interest in spinal rehabilitation, interventional spine procedures, the use of ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, and injury prevention programs. Dr. Wyss does not specialize in pain management. Services provided include: a detailed history and physical that helps to establish a specific diagnosis, counseling and patient education, physical therapy and/or exercise prescriptions, ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections, fluoroscopic guided lumbar spine epidural and facet injections, hyaluronic acid or joint lubricant injections, and PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. Dr. Wyss also does his best to connect you with other specialists or primary care physicians when you are in need.
Sports Medicine, Spinal Rehabilitation, Spinal Injection, Spine
James P. McLean “Resident Teaching Resident” Award, 2010
Most Outstanding Preliminary Intern, Winthrop University Hospital, 2007
Alpha Omega Alpha, NYMC, 2005
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
Past Chair Residents/Fellows Council
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Liason to the Group on Faculty Affairs
Ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections
Fluoroscopic guided lumbar spine epidural and facet injections
Hyaluronic acid or joint lubricant injections
PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections
One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
As of February 27, 2014, Dr. Wyss reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, HSS’ Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.
Wyss, J; Patel, A. Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. demosMEDICALm 12/2912
Back, J; Wyss, J; Lutz G. Bertolotti's Syndrome as a Potential Cause of Low Back Pain in Golfers. PM&R. Accepted for Publication.
Wyss J, Foye P, Stitik T. An Infected, Extruded Lateral Meniscal Cyst as the cause of Knee Symptoms. 2010 March; 89 (3): 175-176.
AAPMR Online Case Study Program: EMG Case #104 A Normal Reflex (Wyss J, Altschuler E - August 2010) and EMG Case # 105 Anatomy Teaches Physiology (Marrinan R, Wyss J, Altschuler E - September 2010)
Wyss J, Yoon S, Tran J. PM&R Medical Student Interest Group Guidebook. Online publication @ AAP website (2009)
Wyss J, Motor Neuron Disease. In Chimes GP, Visco CJ (Ed) McLean Course in Electrodiagnostics, (1st edition)
Stitik T, Foye P, Stiskal D, Nadler R, Wyss J, et al. Osteoarthritis. In Delisa JA (Ed) Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice, (5th edition)
Rehab in Review. Contributing editor. (2/09 – 6/09).
Torgovnick J, Sethi N, Wyss J. Spinal epidural abscess: Clinical presentation, management and outcome (letter to the editor). Surgical Neurology. 2005 April; 63(4): 364-371; Discussion 371.
Wyss J, Wettig J, Cardello M. Education for Patient’s with Chronic Low Back Pain - One Clinic’s Perspective. Advance for Physical Therapists. 2001 June 4; 12(11): 6-11.
Common Sports Medicine Injuries of the Knee, Shoulder and Lumbar Spine. Update Your Medicine. NYC- Weill Cornell Medical College. 6/13/11.
Spine injuries in Sports and Pre-Participation Examination. Resident’s & Fellows Workshop at Association for Academic Physiatrists annual meeting. Phoenix, AZ. 4/13/11
“Intra-articular applications of Platelet Rich Plasma,” HSS Sports Core (3/2011)
“Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine – workshop,” Cornell Medical School (3/2011)
“Platelet Rich Plasma Update,” HSS Physiatry Grand Rounds (2/2011)
“Adolescent Disc Herniations: Update,” HSS Physiatry Grand Rounds (11/16/10)
“Lumbar Spondylolysis in the athlete,” Stony Brook Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (9/17/10)
“Shoulder Anatomy and Physical Examination,” NS-LIJ Physiatry Dept. (12/29/10)
Resident/fellows program, Fellowship Panel, and Medical Student Roundtable Session at AAP annual meeting (4/2010)
“Physical Therapy Prescription Writing,” Kessler Conference Center (2/2010)
“Teaching Gross Anatomy to Medical Students via the use of Injured Athletes” New Jersey Medical School (9/3/09)
“Home Exercise Program: Clinical Applications for Physiatrists,” Kessler Conference Center (4/15/09)
“Clinically Relevant Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics,” Kessler Conference Center (3/18/09) and North Shore–LIJ (12/29/10)
Resident Electrodiagnostics Course: Co-coordinator/Instructor, UMDNJ PM&R Residency Program. (8/2008 – 12/2008)
“Posture Training for Medical Students,” New York Medical College (10/2002)
LBP in athletes, tendinopathy, sports injury prevention programs
Thank you for choosing Dr. James Wyss as your physician! Below you will find important information that should be read prior to your appointment.
Physiatrists are Medical Doctors who specialize in non-surgical physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). They diagnose, treat injuries and conditions, and direct your expanded treatment team using non-surgical methods. The most common methods are physical therapy, minimally invasive injections and certain medications.
Dr. Wyss’ practice is not a private practice - it is an academic practice. This means that he trains and teaches Residents (post-med school graduates), Fellows and Physical Therapists. Your care will be provided by his team and in his opinion this improves the quality of your care. Integrating teaching and research into a practice takes extra time. This may increase the time need at each visit, and for new patients will increase the time you should expect to be here for your initial visit (approximately 2 hours). Please let us know if you have any questions about Resident/Fellow/Physical Therapist’s role in your exam. If you would prefer a different type of practice or physician please let us know and we will do our best to direct you to another provider.
Dr. Wyss treats common sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions and specializes in lumbar spine and hip care in active individuals. He does not specialize in pain management. Services provided include: a detailed history and physical that helps to establish a specific diagnosis, counseling and patient education, physical therapy and/or exercise prescriptions, ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections, fluoroscopic guided lumbar spine epidural and facet injections, hyaluronic acid or joint lubricant injections, and PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. Dr. Wyss also does his best to connect you with other specialists or primary care physicians when you are in need.
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