Practice: Dr. Robert Henry specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has practiced within these disciplines in outpatient non-surgical spine and extremity musculoskeletal medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine in Southern California for the past 30-years. Dr. Henry is also currently a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California Department of Worker’s Compensation.
Dr. Henry evaluates and treats patients with spinal disorders or injuries; musculoskeletal conditions associated with sports, recreational, or occupational injuries; and peripheral neurologic injuries or conditions. He is an experienced electromyographer, and has remained active throughout his career in performing consultations for orthopedists, spine surgeons, rheumatologists, physiatrists, pain management anesthesiologists, and other medical and chiropractic specialists, for the evaluation and diagnosis of spinal and peripheral nerve disorders, using specialized nerve and muscle testing termed, “EMG/NCV”, or “electromyography and nerve conduction velocity” testing. Dr. Henry co-founded Valencia Sports Medicine, in Valencia, CA, and BDX-Integrated Sports Medicine, at Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA—both are currently thriving multidisciplinary sports medicine practices.
At The Cohen Centers, Dr. Henry evaluates patients with potential peripheral nerve and/or muscle problems involving the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar); arms (upper extremities) or legs (lower extremities) —for example, patients with symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness involving the neck, upper or lower back, arms, hands, legs, or feet. Such symptoms may arise from a specific incident, may develop gradually, or may be associated with an underlying medical disorder. Dr. Henry works with the patient and their referring physician to clarify the neurologic diagnosis, and the location, severity, and activity of the neuropathologic process.
Dr. Henry also performs ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal and joint injections at The Cohen Center. Procedures include platelet-rich plasma (“PRP”), prolotherapy, and corticosteroid injections for specific joint or tendon disorders; trigger point injections for myofascial pain (characteristically involving the upper back and shoulder/scapular muscles), and viscosupplementation injections (joint lubrication for arthritic knee pain).
Education/ Training: Dr. Henry received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology/Biomechanics from UCLA in 1980 and 1983, respectively. During his graduate studies, Dr. Henry taught undergraduate and nursing school courses in Neuromuscular Functional Anatomy, Human Dissection Anatomy, and Biomechanics. He also developed a business in exercise consulting in West Los Angeles, which served clients ranging from professional athletes to Hollywood personalities, to “weekend warriors”. Dr. Henry graduated in the top of his class from UCLA Medical School in 1988, when he received the Merck Award for Superior Clinical and Academic Performance. He went on to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA, for a one-year Transitional Residency Program in Medicine and Surgery, and he then completed the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program and post-graduate training in Electrodiagnostic Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in 1992. Dr. Henry became Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 1994. Personal Notes: Dr. Henry has been married for nearly 35 years to his wife, Laurette. He is a father of three children, and grandfather of two young granddaughters. Dr. Henry’s favorite recreational sports are surfing, hiking, and mountain biking, which he participates in regularly. His favorite past-times are activities with his family and friends, playing guitar, being on or in the ocean, or in the mountains.