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Joel M. Press, MD
Medical Director
Center for Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
Chicago, IL

About Joel M. Press, MD

Dr. Joel Press graduated from the University of Michigan in 1980 with a B.S. Degree-with distinction, Microbiology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1984, and did his Internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School in 1984-85. He completed his Residency at Northwestern University Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1988. He has been an attending physician at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago since 1988 and in 1989 he founded and directed the Sports Rehabilitation Program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In December of 1994, Dr. Press was instrumental in the opening of the Center for Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation, with Dr. Press as its Medical Director.

He has published numerous articles, edited a textbook, chaired numerous courses, and been invited to lecture many times. Dr. Press is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical School.

 

Dr. Press is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and board certified by The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is the current Vice President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, past President of The Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, been an Oral Board Examiner and Written Board Examination-item writer. He is currently the President-Elect of the North American Spine Society.

Publications

Journal Articles

1. Green D, Lee M, Ito V, Cohn T, Press J, Filbrandt P, Vandenberg WC, Yarkony G, Meyer P: "Fixed vs. Adjusted Dose Heparin in the Prophylaxis of Thromboembolism in Spinal Cord Injury". J.A.M.A. 260; 1988, p. 1255-1258.

2. Press JM, Wiesner SL. Prevention: conditioning and orthotics. Hand Clinics 6(3):383-92, 1990 Aug.

3. Press JM, Berkowitz M, Wiesner SL: "The Medical History and Low Back Pain" J Back Musculoskel Rehabil 1991: 1(1): 7-22.

4. Jantra P, Monga TN, Press JM, Gerrais BJ: "Management of Apraxic Gait in a Stroke Patient". Arch Phys Med and Rehabil 73(1):95-7, 1992 Jan.

5. Press JM, Rayner SR, Phillip M, Monga T, Katz R: "Intraoperative monitoring of an unusual brachial plexus tumor". Arch Phys Med and Rehabil, 73(3):297-9,1992 Mar.

6. Levy CE, Lee WA, Brandfonbrener AG, Press JM, Levy AE: "Electromyographic Analysis of Muscular Activity in the Upper Extremity Generated by Supporting A Violin With and Without A Shoulder Rest". Medical Problems of Performing Artists, December 1992, p. 103-109.

7. Bussell M, Graham T, Press JM, Primack S: "The Busman Orthosis: An Innovative Design in a Supramalleolar Ankle Foot Orthosis", Ballert Briefs, Vol. 10, No 2, Feb 1992, p. 1-3.

8. Geiringer SR, Bowyer BL, Press JM. The Physiatric Approach. Sports Medicine Study Guide. Arch of Phys Med Rehabil, 74, (5-S):S428-32, 1993 May.

9. Akau CK, Press JM, Gooch JL. Spine and Head Injuries The Physiatric Approach. Sports Medicine Study Guide. Arch of Phys Med Rehabil, 74,( 5-S): S443-6, 1993 May.

10. Press JM, Akau CK, Bowyer BL. The Physiatrist as Team Physician. The Physiatric Approach. Sports Medicine Study Guide. Arch of Phys Med Rehabil, 74, (5-S).S447-9,1993 May.

11. Press JM: "Vague Upper-Extremity Symptoms? Consider Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". The Physician and Sports Medicine. Vol. 22, No. 7, July 1994.

12. Young JL, Press JM. Athletic Performance- must it decline with age? J Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Vol. , 1995.

13. Press JM, Davis PD, Wiesner SW, Heineman A, Rymer WZ, Addison RA: The National Jockey Injury Study: An Analysis of Injuries to Jockeys, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 5(4):236-240, 1995 Oct.

14. Sliwa JA, Mason K, Yarkony GY, Press JM, Lovell L: "The Value of Routine Chest Roentgenograms Upon Admission for Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury". Submitted for publication April 1993.

15. Press, JM, Young JL. Overload Injuries in the lower extremity in Running.", J Back Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 5(1995)295-303.

16. Press JM, Young JL, Casazza BA. Knee Ligament Injuries: Making the Diagnosis, Restoring Use. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Vol13, Number 10, p. 14, 1996.

17. Young JL, Herring SA, Press JM, Casazza BA. The Influence of the Spine of the Shoulder in the Throwing Athlete. J Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 7(1996), 5-17.

18. Young JL, Press JM, Herring SA. The disc at risk in athletes: perspectives on operative and non-operative care. Med Science in Sports and Exercise, 29(7 Suppl):S222-32, 1997 July.

19. Casazza BA, Young JL, Press JM, Heinemann AW. Suprascapular Nerve Conduction: a Comparative Analysis in Normal Subjects. Electromyogr Clin. Neurophysiol, 1998, 38, 153-160.

20. Press JM, Lawler MH, Smith JC. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. JAMA, 282(10):925-6,1999 Sep 8.

21. Sullivan, W. , Willick SE, Chira-Adisai W, Zuhosky J, Tyburski M, Dreyfuss P, Prather H. Press JM. Incidence of Intravascular Uptake in Lumbar Spinal Injection Procedures. Spine, 25(4);481-486, 2000 Feb 15.

22. Willick SE, Lazarus M, Press JM. Quadratus Femoris Strain. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 12(2):130-131, 2002 Mar.

23. Zhang LQ, Wang G, Nuber GW, Press JM, Koh JL. Iv vivo load sharing among the quadriceps component. J Ortho Research, 21(3) 565-571, 2003 May.

Book Chapters

1. Wu Y, Press JM: "Prosthetics and Rehabilitation in the Diabetic Amputee", In: The Diabetic Foot, ed. G. James Sammarco, M.D., Lea and Febiger 1991.

2. Press JM, Wiesner SL: "Prevention: Conditioning and Orthotics", In: Hand Clinics of North America; Hand Injuries in Sports and Performing Arts, 6(3); 383, August 1990 W.B. Saunders and Company.

3. Press JM, Wiesner SL, Maclean I: "Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Lumbar Spine Problems". In: Clinics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Low Back Pain, 2(1): 61, February 1991.

4.Press, JM. Young JL: "Low Back Pain". Sports Medicine Secrets. Morris Mellion, Editor. Submitted March 1993.

5. Young JL, Press JM. Rehabilitation of Running Injuries. In Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: A Sports Specific Approach. (eds) Buschbacher RM, Braddom RL. Hanley and Belfus, Inc. Philadelphia 1994.

6. Branfonbrenner A, Press JM: "Dance Medicine".

7. Press JM, Herring SA, Kibler WB: "Rehabilitation of the Combatant with Musculoskeletal Injuries". In; Zajtchuk R. (ed) Textbook of Military Medicine, Borden Institute, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

8. Press JM, Young JL: "Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Spine Problems". In: Spine Care. White AH, Schofferman JA (eds) Mosby Publishers 1995.

9. Young JL, Press JM: "Physiologic Basis of Spine Rehabilitation". In: Spine Care. White AH, Schofferman JA (eds) Mosby Publishers 1995.

10. Press JM, Pfiel M. "Sports Specific Stabilization: Basketball". In: Spine Care. White AH, Schofferman JA (eds) Mosby Publishers 1995.

11. Young JL, Press JM: "Rehabilitation of Running Injuries". In: Buschbacher RM, Braddom RL (eds) Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: A Sports Specific Approach. Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia 1995.

12. Press JM, Olsen N, Young JL: "Bursal Injections". In: Lennard TA (ed) Physiatric Procedures in Clinical Practice. Hanley and Belfus, Inc. Philadelphia 1995.

13. Young JL, Olsen NK, Press JM. Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Limbs. In Krusen's Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 5th edition.

14. Young JL, Press JM. Physiologic Basis of Exercise" Clinics in Phys Med Rehabil: Sports Medicine, (ed) Press JM. February 1994.

15. Press JM, Young JL. "Lower Extremity Injuries in Runners" J Back Musculoskeletal Rehab. Accepted for publication.

16. Young JL, Casazza BA, Press JM, Herring SA. Biomechanical Aspects of the Spine in Pitching Injuries in Baseball, ed. Andrews JR, Zarins B, Wilk KE, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1998, p. 23.

17. Young JL, Casazza BA, Press JM. The Physiatric Approach to Sports Medicine. In: Rehabiltiation Medicine: Principles and Practice, third edition, (eds) DeLisa JA, Gans BN. Lippincott-Raven, , Philadelphia, 1998 pp. 1599-1627.

18. Prather H, Press JM, Young JL. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Approaches to Pain Management. In: Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anaesthesia (eds) Benzon H, Raja S., Borsook D., Molloy R, StrichartzG. Churchill-Livingstone, New York, 1999. Pp. 115-119.

19. Kibler WB, Willick SE, Cole AJ, Press JM, Herring SA. Shoulder assessment and Management . In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: The Complete Approach. (eds.) Grabois M, Garrison SJ, Hart KA, Lehmkuhl LD. Blackwell Science, Malden, Mass. 2000, pp. 1157-1173.

20. Press JM, Young JL. Rehabilitation of Knee Disorders. . In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: The Complete Approach. (eds. ) Grabois M, Garrison SJ, Hart KA, Lehmkuhl LD. Blackwell Science, Malden, Mass.2000, pp. 1227-1245.

21. Press JM, Young JL. "Low Back Pain". Sports Medicine Secrets, 1st edition, 1994, Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, Penn. Pp.270-274.

22. Press JM., Young JL, Sports Medicine. PM&R Secrets, 1st edition, 1997, Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, Penn. pp.449-455.

23. Press JM, Young JL. "Low Back Pain". Sports Medicine Secrets, 2nd edition, 1999, Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, Penn. pp.285-289.

24. Young JL, Press JM. The Physiologic Basis of Sports Rehabilitation. In Functional Rehabilitation of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries. (eds) Kibler WB, Herring SL, Press JM. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, Maryland 1998, pp/ 9-16.

25. Press JM , Livingston BP. The Effective Use of Rehabilitation Modalities. In Functional Rehabilitation of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries. (eds) Kibler WB, Herring SL, Press JM. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, Maryland 1998 pp. 79-85.

26. Kibler WB, PressJM. Rehabilitation of the Elbow. In Functional Rehabilitation of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries. (eds) Kibler WB, Herring SL, Press JM. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, Maryland 1998 pp. 171-183.

27. Kibler WB, Press JM. Rehabilitation of the Wrist and Hand. In Functional Rehabilitation of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries. (eds) Kibler WB, Herring SL, Press JM. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, Maryland 1998 pp. 183-188.

28. Press JM, Young JL. Rehabilitation of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. In Functional Rehabilitation of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries. (eds) Kibler WB, Herring SL, Press JM. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, Maryland 1998 pp 254-265.

29. Press JM, O'Connor A. Cost Containment in Sports Rehabilitation. Phys Med Rehabil Clinics of North America, Volume 11, Number 4, November 2000. pp.721-728.

30. Willick SE, Herring SA, Press JM. Basic Concepts in Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. In: Management of Pain. (ed) Loeser JD. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 3rd edition, 2001 pp. 1815-31.

31. Akuthota V, Chou L, Press JM. Electrodiagnostic Testing in Runners. In: The Complete Book of Running Medicine, McGraw Hill, 2001.

32. Chou L, Press JM, Akuthota "Pronator Syndrome" In: The 5 minute Sports Medicine Consult. (ed) Mark Brader, Lippincott, William and Wilkins. 2001.

33. Press JM, Young JL. Sports Medicine. In: P M and R Secrets. 2nd edition. Hanley and Belfus, 2002 pp385-391 (eds) O'young BJ, Young MA, Stein SA.

34. Press JM, Plastaras CT, Wiesner SL. Physical Modalities and Pain Management. In: Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries: Scientific Basis. Frontera, Walter (ed). Blackwell Publishing 2002 pp. 204-232.

Textbooks Edited

1. Kibler WB, Herring SA, Press JM. Functional Rehabilitation of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, Maryland 1998.

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