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Dr. Christopher Plastaras, MD

Physiatrist

Elkins Park, PA

About Dr. Christopher Plastaras

Dr. Christopher Plastaras specializes in non-surgical treatments of low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, lumbar spinal stenosis, and other musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Plastaras brings extensive non-surgical expertise to his role as Moss Rehab's Clinical Director of Musculoskeletal Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Medicine. He sees patients at offices in Center City Philadelphia and Elkins Park, PA. Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, sub-specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Plastaras is an accomplished compassionate academic physiatrist. He is uncompromising in his dedication to the well-being of his patients and looks forward to providing them with the proper tools and advice they need to improve and maintain their health. He graduated from Emory University, where he received his bachelor's degree. He then pursued his medical education from the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Spine Intervention Society, and the North American Spine Society.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Emory University (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • North American Spine Society
  • Spine Intervention Society

Awards and publications

  • Outstanding Spanish Student, Emory University
  • Helen Cooper Award, Voted as best senior resident teacher by peers - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Plastaras C, Heller D, Sorosky B, Houle T. “Pain reproduction during lumbosacral transforaminal epidural steroid injection does not affect outcome” Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 19(2-3): 57 – 60, 2006

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134135767

Dr. Christopher Plastaras's office locations

Moss Rehab Physical Medicine Associates

Einstein Healthcare Network

60 Township Line Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

Moss Rehab Physical Medicine Associates

2323 Ranstead St

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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