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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
Areas of Expertise
Injury of Muscle
Musculoskeletal Disease
Shoulder Joint Instability
Injury to Nerves
Arthritis of Spine
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Nerve Disorder
Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
Muscle Weakness
Low Back Pain
Hip Pain
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Nerve Conduction Studies
Patellar Tendinitis
Nerve Blocks
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Muscle Strain
Nerve Conduction Study
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Nerve Injury
Cervical Spine Disease
Shoulder Arthritis
Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
Elbow Disorder
Physiatry Consult
Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Second Opinions
Shoulder Instability
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
Morton's Neuroma
Shoulder Disorder
Epidual and Facet Injections
Spinal Stenosis of Thoracic Region
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Spine Disorder
Exercise Medicine
Nerve Block
Heel Spur
Hamstring Tear
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Heel Pain
Joint Ache
Meniscus Tear
Muscle/Ligament Disorder
Trigger Finger
Resident Education
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Testing
Ankle Injury
Peripheral Nerve Disorder
Neck and Back Pain
Back Pain In Pregnancy
Sports Medicine
Spine Problems
Cervical Herniated Disc
Cervical Disc Herniation
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Nerve Conduction
Second Opinion
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Stress Fracture
Consultations and Second Opinions
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Neuro Electrodiagnostic Test
Functional Exercise
Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Muscle Stiffness
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
ACL Injury Tear
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Rehabilitation Medicine
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Sprains and Strains
Ankle Pain
EMG (Electromyography)
Spinal Nerve Root Block
Cervical Pain (Neck)
Herniated Cervical Disc
Muscle Pain
Knee Injury
Herniated Disc, Cervical
Repetitive Stress Injury
Elbow Pain
Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
Sports Injuries
Spinal Injection
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Spine Care
Elbow Joint Pain
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Stress Fracture of Femur
Hand and Wrist Problems
Spinal Injury
Knee Problem
Spinal Stenosis
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Peripheral Neuropathy
Spinal Injections
Occupational Injuries
Shoulder Pain
Spinal Arthritis
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Trigger Finger Therapy
Shoulder Tendinitis
Knee Injuries
Muscle Injury
Shoulder Injury
Hip Problem
Musculoskeletal Pain
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Hand Disorder
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Soft Tissue Injury
Rotator Cuff Tear
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Electromyography (EMG)
Foot Pain
Tennis Elbow
Elbow Problem
Lower Back Pain
Degenerative Spine Disease
Cortisone Injection
Low Back and Neck Pain
Joint Pain
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Ankle Injuries
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Ankle Disorder
Kinetic Chain Approach
Trigger Point Injections
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Rotator Cuff Injury
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Sports Injury
Acute Pain Management
Neck Pain
Knee Pain
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Arthritic Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Shin Splints
Disorder of Ligament
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Herniated Disc
Shoulder Problem
Spinal Block
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Golfer's Elbow
Exercise Physiology
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Back Pain
Patellar Tendonitis
Spine Rehabilitation
Runner's Knee
Stress Fracture of Tibia
Stress Fracture of Hip
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Affinity [Medicare]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, PPO]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Health Net (PHS) [HMO, POS, PPO]
Local 1199 [Union]
Medicare [Medicare]
Multiplan [PPO]
Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO, Liberty HMO, Medicare, Medicare Advantage]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]


Primary Office
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 199 Floor: 1
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375 Floor: 3
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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