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Dr. Dennis Giannini

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Troy, MI
38 years experience male

Locations

SPORT Physicians, PC

Troy, MI

Address

1950 E. Wattles Rd., Suite 110, Troy, MI
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

2485280909

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Office

Troy, MI

About

Bio

I'm board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1986. I specialize in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems. My practice is located in Troy, MI at S.P.O.R.T. Physicians, P.C. (Sports, Pain, Occupational, Rehab & Team). I'm known for my ability to locate the origin of pain and dysfunction, as well as my exercise prescriptions and therapeutic injections.

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

159 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Yes: Exercise as a group can make it much easier to keep it going and develop a good habit of lifelong exercise.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) ice exercise: Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, as needed. Follow directions on label. Ice for about 30-45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never app... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Yes: Exercise burns calories and increase the total calories you can consume and still lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Likely flare: Nsaid's are well know to flare uc. Check with your GI doctor. Some people can get away with limited amounts occasionally.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Inflamed v infection: Could just be inflamed or may be infection. Ice could help, but go see your surgeon to be sure not an infection.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Nutrition ; exercise: Good nutrition including protein. Optimal range of protein intake for an athlete trying to gain muscle is .72-.81 grams per pound per day. Resistance ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Yes: Exercise is the key to treatment. Core strengthening, spine and lower extremity stretching, and low impact cardiovascular exercise are all necessary. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
No: This will not firm or fill out breasts.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity of the degenerative disc disease and the chiropractic methods used. The more severe the disc disease and the higher energy tec... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
ice: Ice for about 45 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. If the muscle... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
R.I.C.E.: This is the recommended treatment for sprains/strains the first 3 days. Rice: rest, ice, compression ; elevation. Give it a rest. Ice at least 30 min.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Stop: See your doctor if you are having problems with your digestive tract. Colon-hydro therapy is not something i recommend.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Regularly is best: Dancing and yoga are both very good exercise. Start with smaller amounts that don't wipe you out and can be repeated regularly, then increase each exe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Neuromyotonia (NMT): Neuromyotonia (nmt), also known as isaacs' syndrome, is a form of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability that causes spontaneous muscular activity resulti... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Some risks: Gentle range of motion and strietching are good. Quick and/or forceful cracking can put you at risk for injury to joints ligaments and nerves.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Yes: Muscular dystrophies are a subgroup of myopathies characterized by muscle degeneration and weakness.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Gradually: Depends on your strength, general health and level of conditioning. Work out 3 to 5 days per week, then add increments to the workout routine once a w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
~6 weeks: Typically will take 6-8 weeks of physical therapy plus independent exercises(per therapist) to see recovery. If not, see your doctor.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice f... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Move wallet: Sitting on a wallet in your back pocket can result in buttock and low back pain and sometimes even pain radiating down the leg. Move the wallet into ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
No: The movement of the pillow should have no effect on the disc. If the massage pillow gives you good temporary relief, it is something you can benefit f... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice f... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Likely lumbar spondy: Gentle range of motion, core strengthening, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-coun... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Regularly: Start with brisk walking or any low impact cardio exercise (elliptical, cycle, etc...) start with an amount that is relatively easy and repeat daily. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Depends on calories: Consumed each day. Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
No: Exercises won't focus the area in which you lose weight, but will firm and tone muscles in a specific area.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Pain, tightness...: Pain, muscle tightness and/or spasms, limited range of motion, fatigue and weakness.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Unknown: Treatment key: daily stretching and moderate intensity low impact cardiovascular exercise. Gently stretch the sore muscles, remembering to breathe as ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
40's & 50's: But some can begin in there 20's.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, but typically takes a year or more to develop after the injury.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
No: Pes cavus is high foot arches and not associated with neck pian.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
After warming up: Warm the muscles, 15 to 20 minutes or longer, with low-impact cardiovascular exercise (walk or cycle). The muscles stretch much better when you have w... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Sit-up squats lunges: Sit-ups, crunches, leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges. Good nutrition including protein.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Not typically: Depends on patient and therapist. Can vary based on a lot of variables, from uncomfortable to moderately intense.
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A member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Precautionary : No one knows exactly what causes guillain-barre syndrome or why some people get it and other do not. Most people who get guillain-barre syndrome do so... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Squats and lunges: Good nutrition including protein. Resistance traing(weight lifting), leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
R.I.C.E.: This is the recommended treatment for sprains/strains the first 3 days. Rice: rest, ice, compression & elevation. Give it a rest. Ice at least 30 min.... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Squats and lunges: Resistance traing(weight lifting), leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges. Good nutrition including protein.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
See your doctor: He/she may want to do laboratory testing and/or emg/ncs (electromyogram/nerve conduction testing). Most common symptoms are burning or stabbing or ele... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Sit-ups and crunches: Sit-ups and crunches, as well as low impact cardiovascular exercise (brisk walking, elliptical, cycling...). Good nutrition including protein.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Any low impact exerc: Swimming, elliptical machine, stepper, cycling, circuit training, dance, zumba, water aerobics...
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Not really: Royal jelly has very minimal benefits for joints. I would recommend glucosamine and chondoitin as well as gentle exercise. Water exercise is one of t... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Ice: Ice for about 45 minutes 3-4 times per day, will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Pain... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
A disease caused by: Inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. The arachnoid c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Daily exercise: Daily exercise is key to treatment. Gentle range of motion and walking! pain may be reduced with over-the-counter medications(advil/aleve) ice will a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Ice: Ice for about 30 minutes 3-4 times per day, will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Pain... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
NSAIDs ice exercise : Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice f... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Advil or Aleve (naproxen): These are nsaid's, non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs. They are used to treat pain and inflammation.
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Dr. Dave Burns
Nov 6, 2013
Dr. Giannini enjoys helping patients with their problems.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Giannini is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Giannini is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have had generalized enlarged lymph nodes associate with extreme fatigue and no infection ect. Will make appt
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I was hoping that was all it might be. I have an appointment in a few days. If it gets worse, I'll go sooner. Thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am doing all of these things. Nice to have it confirmed! Thanks!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Awards

Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, Second Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Detroit Medical Center
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