About Dr. Paulinder Rai

Dr. Rai is a specialist in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He focuses on the health and well-being of the whole person, utilizing the body’s natural tendency towards health and repair to achieve higher levels of function and independence. He believes in the importance of strength and physical conditioning to maintain optimal health and to treat and prevent injury. He emphasizes that nutrition plays a vital role in the pursuit of a healthy body. Dr. Rai treats patients as partners in health, and he practices a teaching model of medicine to help patients achieve their desired health and lifestyle goals.  His areas of expertise include sports medicine and non-surgical management of orthopedic injuries, limb loss rehabilitation, pain management, post-stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management, and wound care.

Dr. Paulinder S. Rai is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He practices in Brightwaters, NY where he cares for patients with various musculoskeletal impairments. He is a specialist in mobility and function. Through his understanding of human anatomy, fitness, health, and nutrition he brings quality to the life of each of his patients. His comprehensive approach to health and disease helps him partner with his patients to create effective treatment plans and restore function to those who have suffered from their ailments. His philosophy is anchored in both treatment as well as prevention of disease, and he aims to facilitate the body’s natural tendency towards healing through the use of all medical modalities. He believes in evidence-based, common sense medicine, and always keeps his patients at the center of his care.

Dr. Rai completed undergraduate training at New York University, where he studied philosophy, then earned his Master’s degree in Public Health. He earned his medical degree from The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Since graduation, he has continued to serve as a leader of the academic medical community, completing his tenure as president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, of which he is currently serving as treasurer. Dr. Rai is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has mentored countless medical students and residents, and is passionate about teaching and empowering the future generation of medical practitioners.

He has returned to Long Island to serve and care for the community in which he grew up, and is the founder and president of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island, PLLC.

Located on the beautiful south shore of Long Island, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island, PLLC was founded to meet the needs of the eastern Long Island community. By offering a unique combination of vital services, combined with a patient-centered, holistic approach to medical science, we deliver a truly remarkable, gold standard level of service. Our goal is to relieve pain and suffering in every way, to improve function and human independence, and to strengthen our community by improving the health of individuals.