Dr. Kimelman is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Electrodiagnosic Medicine. Dr. Kimelman is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also referred to as rehabilitation medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with physical disabilities. A physical medicine physician, also called a physiatrist, treats diseases and disorders including neck and back pain, and sports injuries or disorders resulting from trauma, such as spinal cord injury or head injury. The physiatrist works with the patient using X-rays, a physical exam, laboratory study, pain management and/or physical therapy, to achieve rehabilitation. The primary goal of the physiatrist is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation.
Electromyography and nerve conduction studies are tests that measure muscle and nerve function.
Dr. Kimelman has been in practice since 1983. Dr. Kimelman has multiple Bay Area offices, but his main office is located in Novato. Dr. Kimelman’s practice consists of Workers’ Compensation cases, both primary treating patients and the medical legal Qualified Medical Evaluations, in addition to private insurance. Dr. Kimelman strongly believes that the patient must take an active role in his or her own recovery.
Kathleen Ayers, Psychologist, is a Clinical Psychologist, licensed in both Canada and California. Psychologist Ayers has been in practice since 1997.
Ms. Ayers' practice specializes in chronic pain and the psychological components of chronic medical conditions, adults and geriatric neuropsychological assessment. The practice also involves cognitive-behavior orientation. Psychologist Ayers also strongly believes that the patient must take an active role in their own recovery.