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Christopher J. Visco, MD

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Christopher J. Visco, MD
Christopher J. Visco, MD

Christopher J. Visco, MD, FAAPMR, RMSK is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, an Assistant Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, and Associate Residency Program Director. He specializes in treating patients with sports and spine injuries.

He completed his residency in PM&R at Kessler/UMDNJ and his Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University. His main areas of interest are in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, preventative and regenerative musculoskeletal care, and medical education. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, and is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer.

He is an award-winning teacher, has been an invited lecturer internationally, edited a textbook, is a peer-reviewer for multiple journals and has been a regional, national and international course director multiple times.

Dr. Visco sees patients at both CUMC's main campus at 180 Ft. Washington Ave., Suite 199, and at CUMC's midtown campus at 51 W. 51st Street. Call 212-305-3535 for an appointment.

Primary Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Board Certified)
Sports Medicine (Board Certified)
Education And Training
UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Internship: Atlantic Health System - Overlook Hospital
Residency: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine -UMDNJ
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Clinical Expertise
Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Meniscus Tear
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Morton's Neuroma
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Muscle Pain
Second Opinion
Muscle Stiffness
Second Opinions
Muscle Strain
Shoulder Arthritis
Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
Muscle Weakness
Shoulder Disorder
Elbow Disorder
Muscle/Ligament Disorder
Shoulder Instability
Elbow Joint Pain
Musculoskeletal Disease
Shoulder Joint Instability
Elbow Pain
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Spinal Injection
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Neck and Back Pain
Spinal Nerve Root Block
Electrodiagnostic Testing
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis of Thoracic Region
EMG (Electromyography)
Nerve Blocks
Spine Care
Epidual and Facet Injections
Nerve Conduction
Spine Disorder
Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
Nerve Conduction Studies
Spine Problems
Nerve Conduction Study
Exercise Medicine
Nerve Disorder
Functional Exercise
Nerve Injury
Hamstring Tear
Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
Heel Pain
Neuro Electrodiagnostic Test
Sports Injuries
ACL Injury Tear
Heel Spur
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Ankle Injury
Herniated Cervical Disc
Patellar Tendinitis
Sports Medicine
Ankle Pain
Herniated Disc, Cervical
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Arthritis of Spine
Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
Peripheral Nerve Disorder
Sprains and Strains
Back Pain In Pregnancy
Hip Pain
Physiatry Consult
Cervical Disc Herniation
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Cervical Herniated Disc
Injury of Muscle
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Stress Fracture
Cervical Pain (Neck)
Injury to Nerves
Trigger Finger
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Joint Ache
Cervical Spine Disease
Knee Injury
Rehabilitation Medicine
Low Back Pain
Repetitive Stress Injury
Consultations and Second Opinions
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Resident Education
Spinal Stenosis
Knee Problem
Spinal Injections
Golfer's Elbow
Occupational Injuries
Shoulder Problem
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Degenerative Spine Disease
Shin Splints
Elbow Problem
Rotator Cuff Tear
Arthritic Rehabilitation
Electromyography (EMG)
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Knee Pain
Shoulder Injury
Acute Pain Management
Hand Disorder
Shoulder Tendinitis
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Hip Problem
Spinal Arthritis
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Joint Pain
Spinal Block
Patellar Tendonitis
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Herniated Disc
Back Pain
Soft Tissue Injury
Hand and Wrist Problems
Neck Pain
Foot Pain
Musculoskeletal Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Muscle Injury
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Cortisone Injection
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Finger Therapy
Runner's Knee
Sports Injury
Rotator Cuff Injury
Ankle Disorder
Shoulder Pain
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Ankle Injuries
Knee Injuries
Tennis Elbow
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Kinetic Chain Approach
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Spinal Injury
Disorder of Ligament
Stress Fracture of Femur
Stress Fracture of Hip
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Stress Fracture of Tibia
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Spine Rehabilitation
Low Back and Neck Pain
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Lower Back Pain
Exercise Physiology
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Peripheral Neuropathy
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Local 1199
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
UnitedHealthcare [HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-3535
Primary Office
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 1-199
New York, NY 10032

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 3-375
New York, NY 10019

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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