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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 strengthen our community by improving the health of individuals.

Our Mission

To improve health, maximize function and restore quality of life through the provision of comprehensive medical rehabilitation services across the continuum of care for all patients.  

Our Care Philosophy

To pursue higher states of health and function through a partnership with patients, empowering them through health education and by providing the highest quality medical care and rehabilitation services.  Understanding your medical condition is the first step towards better health. Setting health goals is the first step towards achieving them.

About Our Multiple Sclerosis Doctors on Long Island

Dr. Rai uses EMG Testing on Long Island

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. If you are in search of multiple sclerosis doctors on Long Island, contact PMRofLI today.  

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. If you are in search of multiple sclerosis doctors on Long Island, contact PMRofLI today.  

About Dr. Kalliopi Nestor

Dr. Nestor

Dr. Nestor is a physiatrist who received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Nestor is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Nestor was the medical director of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation services in Pennsylvania for 10 years treating patients with Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal cord injury, multiple neurological conditions (such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS) as well as patients with hip and knee replacements and neck and back surgeries and injuries.  Dr. Nestor is one of the best multiple sclerosis doctors on Long Island.

For the past three years Dr. Nestor was part of ThinkSmart!, St. Charles Hospital’s Concussion Management Program. She also saw patients with musculoskeletal conditions and other physiatric conditions.  She is experienced in the management of spasticity with proficiency in botulinum toxin injections.

Dr. Nestor believes that the patient is the nucleus of the rehabilitation team and she strives to assist patient’s achieving their goals and independence. She believes everyone needs to live life with dignity and good quality as it is defined by each individual patient.


About Dr. Hui Chon KimDr. Kim

Dr. Hui Chon Kim is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. Dr. Kim’s goal is to improve and restore function for patients with spine, nerve, bone, joint, muscle and tendon injuries. She treats the patient as a whole and spends time to assess each patient thoroughly to reduce pain and improve function using conservative, non-surgical measures.

Dr. Kim’s area of expertise include:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Spine conditions including neck pain, back pain, joint pain, arthritis, sports related injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Workers’ compensation injuries
  • Injections for pain relief including intra- articular injections, peritendinous/tendon sheath injections, and trigger point injections
  • Electro-diagnostic testing for diagnosis of various entrapment neuropathies, peripheral neuropathies, radiculopathies and myopathies

Dr. Kim completed undergraduate training at the Sophie Davis School of Medicine 7 year accelerated program. She obtained her medical degree at New York College of Medicine and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of NYU Langone Medical Center. She went on to also complete a fellowship in Musculoskeletal, EMG, Pain Management and Research at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of NYU Langone Medical Center. Since graduation, she has provided Rehabilitation services In New York City.

Dr. Kim has joined Physical Rehabilitation of Long Island to bring her care closer to home and her community.

Recent Blog Posts From Our Multiple Sclerosis Doctors on Long Island

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

At Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island, our staff offers assistance to those living with multiple sclerosis. As one of our multiple sclerosis doctors on Long Island, Dr. Rai is well versed in this condition and the rehabilitation methods that can be used to manage any developmental issues. As an expert in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, you can trust that you’re in good hands with him and his staff.   


What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis occurs when your immune system begins to attack the fatty material that protects your nerves. This process begins to subject your nerves to damage. When nerves become damaged, the brain can no longer send messages to and from them, which leads to an array of issues. Symptoms that occur as a result of multiple sclerosis may include the following:


  • Muscle spasms or weakness.
  • Problems with walking.
  • Cognitive issues.
  • Poor bladder or bowel control.
  • Constant fatigue.


Causes Of Multiple Sclerosis

At the time of this writing, the exact cause of this condition remains unknown.  However, our multiple sclerosis doctors on Long Island believe that there are a few factors that increase the likelihood of this condition developing. Certain people are born with a genetic predisposition to this condition. Exposure to the Epstein-Barr virus or human herpesvirus 6 may also increase the likelihood of it developing. 


Treatment With Our Multiple Sclerosis Doctors On Long Island 

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for multiple sclerosis at this time. However, there are ways to manage this condition. Dr. Rai and his team are multiple sclerosis doctors on Long Island that will come up with a comprehensive plan that will allow for this management to take place. Depending upon your specific condition, the plan may include some of the following:

  • Medicinal Treatment: Numerous medications can be prescribed to help manage multiple sclerosis. These medications can range from relaxing your muscles to limiting the erosion of your nerve function. 


  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy uses physical-based activities to help you regain strength, increase flexibility, and improve your range of motion. This can be used to help combat muscular issues multiple sclerosis can bring about.


  • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on helping patients adapt to their new conditions. During a session of occupational therapy, patients will learn new ways to function so that they can improve their quality of life. They may be taught how to use assistive devices, new ways to tie their shoes, or how to get dressed.  


Although multiple sclerosis cannot be cured, patients should not let this condition define them. With the help of Dr. Rai and the rest of our team at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island, your multiple sclerosis can be managed. To learn more about how our multiple sclerosis doctors on Long Island can help, be sure to contact us today!   

Our Location

234 Orinoco Drive
Brightwaters, NY 11718
Tel (631) 300-0797
Fax (631) 647-8429
Email: [email protected]

Monday: 9am – 4pm
Tuesday: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 4pm
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed

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