Dr. Melfi is now offering Acupuncture treatments. Please call 315-701-4027 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Renée S. Melfi, M.D., PC Acupuncture practice does not accept insurance. Full payment is required at the time of service. We will, upon request, provide you with a superbill, which you may then submit to your insurance company.
Dr. Melfi is a triple-boarded medical sub-specialist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Integrative Holistic Medicine) and is now certified in New York in Medical Acupuncture. She completed the Helms Medical Acupuncture for Physicians Course. The Helms Medical Institute (HMI) sponsors the oldest ongoing Medical Acupuncture training program in North America. Ninety percent of physicians practicing acupuncture in the United States have been trained through the Helms Medical Institute. The Helms program emphasizes the French energetic acupuncture system, the five phases approach and neuroanatomical acupuncture. Dr. Melfi completed the HMI Pain Management Pathway. This pathway addresses the pain of acute trauma, musculoskeletal problems such as myofascial pain and muscle tension, headaches, pain of spine lesions, peripheral neuropathies, and joint pain. As such, in addition to acupuncture, Dr. Melfi has special training in:
Chinese scalp acupuncture
Myofascial Trigger Point deactivation
Section III athletes have started competition in winter sports. Here are some tips to help prevent injuries in a variety of winter sports such as basketball, volleyball, and hockey.Follow the links below or head over to our patient resources page to view these injury prevention tips.
Information on Overuse Injuries
This week’s RSM Sportsmanship award winner is Allie Butler of Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer. The Red Rams dragged Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake into penalty kicks in the Nov. 5 Class A regional game at Stillwater as Butler piled up 16 saves in a brave attempt to keep her team alive in the state tournament.
The Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol can be heard Saturday mornings at 9am on ESPN Radio 97.7./100.1 AM 1200/1440.
From the Inside High School Sports Show, our award-winner for the October 26 show is….
Josh Rodriguez of Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball. Rodriguez had 26 kills and five blocks in the Northstars’ five-set win over Liverpool on Oct. 21 and, two days later, nearly led his side past Oswego, losing in five despite his 21 kills and nine digs.
With Orange Madness in the past basketball season in Central New York is HERE!!! High Schools are putting together their teams for the upcoming season and young kids are signing up for recreation leagues all over the area. Follow the link for information and tips to help prevent basketball injuries. CLICK HERE
Dr. Melfi recently graduated from the Helms Medical Institute’s Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course. The Helms Medical Institute sponsors the oldest ongoing medical acupuncture training program in North America. Ninety percent of physicians practicing acupuncture in the United States have been trained through the Helms Medical Institute. Dr. Melfi awaits certification by NYS and will be adding medical acupuncture treatments to the practice soon.
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Congratulations to this week’s RSM Sportsmanship Award winner, Louis Avellino of Fayetteville-Manlius boys volleyball. Avellino was a critical factor in the Hornets’ five-set victory over neighbor Jamesville-DeWitt on Oct. 9, putting away 29 kills and adding seven digs.The RSM Sportsmanship Award is given away Saturday mornings at 9 on the Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol the show airs on ESPN Radio 97.7/100.1 AM 1200/1440. To visit the Inside High School Sports website CLICK HERE.
The Syracuse University football team suffered a tough loss on Saturday to Clemson and received more bad news on Monday. Starting cornerback Keon Lyn has been lost for the season with a lower body injury. As stated in the article below Syracuse team physicians and RSM’s own Dr. Brad and Dr. Irving Raphael will perform the surgery. You can find the article on syracuse.com HERE.
Congratulations to Kyria Plunkett of Herkimer field hockey for winning the RSM Sportsmanship Award on this week’s Inside High School Sports Show. The Magicians won a tense 1-0 overtime game over Little Falls in Center State Conference play on Oct. 2 as Plunkett scored the winning goal in the seven-on-seven extra period. The Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol airs Saturdays at 9 on ESPN Radio 97.7/100.1 AM 1200\1440.
This past Saturday Dr. Brad Raphael was interviewed on Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol. Dr. Brad gave an in-depth interview on ACL injuries and warns athlete’s to err on the side of caution when it comes to pain from playing sports. To listen to the interview CLICK HERE.
Also congratulations to this this weeks RSM Sportsmanship Award winner Matt Stedman of CBA Boy’s Soccer. Before the Brothers’ game against Homer on Sept. 24 was 12 minutes old, Stedman already had picked up three goals, his hat trick pushing the state Class A no. 10-ranked Brothers to a 4-0 win over the Trojans. You can tune into the Inside High School Sports Show with ESPN’s Mike Bristol Saturday Mornings at 9am on ESPN Radio 97.7/100.1 AM 1200\1440.