Trying to Get Back to the Things You Enjoy?

Laurie L. Glasser, MD, RMSK

Board-Certified Specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Laurie-Glasser-MD-240x300Dr. Glasser treats patients with musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries. She has considerable interest and expertise in providing non-surgical musculoskeletal orthopaedic care, especially in the spine and sports injuries. She also has a wealth of experience treating occupational/work-related injuries, as well as sports injuries.

Her interests include acute injuries and overuse injuries among athletes of all levels, including acute and chronic tendon and ligament injuries.

She is also trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound which assists in diagnosis and management of injuries. Ultrasound guided injections can also improve accuracy and decrease pain.

Dr. Glasser is committed to the whole patient and wants to optimize a safe and quick return to sport and activities.

After Dr. Glasser performs a careful history and physical examination, she will obtain appropriate diagnostic tests such as x-rays, MRI, and CT scans. When needed she will perform muscle and nerve studies called EMG/NCV (electromyography). She takes a conservative approach to treatment, with a strong emphasis on individual exercise programs for specific problems and injury prevention programs.

Areas of Interest

  • Nonsurgical treatment of sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Platelet rich plasma injections
  • Prescribing physical therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Sacro-iliac (SI) joint injections
  • Tendon sheath, bursa and joint injections
  • Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries)
  • Overuse injuries (such as tendonitis/tendinosis and stress fractures)
  • Running injuries
  • Cycling Injuries
  • Joint injections/aspirations for osteoarthritis and pain
  • Exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness
  • Injury prevention
  • Pre-participation physical examination
  • Ankle
  • Back pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Knee/non-surgical treatment
  • Neck pain
  • Radiculopathy (“pinched nerves”)
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Patellar tendinosis
  • Patellofemoral syndrome

Education

  • College: Emory University 1984-1988
  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA 1988-1992
  • Internal medicine: Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA 1992-1993
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency: UMDNJ/ Kessler 1993-1996

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1997-2007, recertified 2007-2017
  • Sports Medicine Subspecialty Board Certified 2012-2022
  • American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2001-2011, recertified 2011-2021
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, ARDMS, 2014-2024

Honors

  • Named a ‘Top Doctor’ by NJ Top Docs – 2017
  • Recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction – Talk of the Town News
  • Invited Content Expert, American Board of Family Medicine. Assisted in the development of the passing standard for the 2013 Sports Medicine Examination.
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Organizations

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  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

Personal

Dr. Glasser enjoys running, cycling, swimming, yoga, triathlons, surfing, dancing and photography.

Patient Testimonials

kneelDr. Glasser,
You stayed with my case and kept following up until we found the problem and fixed it. I am back on the trucks and serving the residents and visitors of Freehold Township, and it’s all thanks to you. I can’t thank you enough.Joe C

m1Dear Dr. Glasser,
This is a picture of my finish at the Pier House 5K in Long Branch. This is my first race in 10 months and I feel great. Thank you again for everything you did to diagnose my injury and prescribe my healing process. I hope this picture makes you smile.Meg W.

tara-crowleyAs a competitive cyclist, overuse injuries are common. Dr. Glasser keeps me going whether I need therapy or medication and never fails to help me through my neck and knee injuries. As a triathlete herself, she really understands the biomechanics of cycling and where you can get into trouble. I have referred my family and friends to Dr. Glasser, always with a good result!Tara C.

I have been a patient of Dr. Glasser’s for well over 10 years. As a person with arthritis throughout the body I have seen Dr. Glasser for many problems over that span of time. She has always been extremely courteous, knowledgeable, helpful and kind. When I have needed treatment for a problem, Dr. Glasser has always been accommodating in fitting me into her busy schedule. My admiration for her skills and persona have caused me to recommend her to my son, my wife and a personal friend. She has helped them to the same degree. I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. Glasser.John Z.

velocity1Dr. Glasser has been a tremendous asset during my roller derby career. Through various injuries she has been quick to alleviate my fears and pain and get me back on the track as soon as possible. In addition, she has been a great ally during my fight with myofascial pain syndrome. She never trivializes my concerns or symptoms, and works with me to find the best course of treatment to alleviate my symptoms. I never feel rushed in her office and she takes the time to explain the different treatment options available. She keeps on top of the latest research and that is invaluable when you are battling a disease that is still largely unknown. Being a patient of Dr. Glasser’s has changed the way I am able to live my life.Heather M.

20111008-DSC_4273As an elite athlete, immediate and successful medical care can be the difference between a winning season and no season at all! After suffering a debilitating injury in competition, Dr. Glasser’s urgent care, diagnosis and outstanding treatment allowed me to return to triathlon and ultimately, to qualify for the Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii.Kate B.

Screen-shot-2011-07-25-at-8.29.31-PMAs a competitive athlete and an outdoor enthusiast we find ourselves taking risks and we unfortunately find ourselves in situations which we can’t avoid. In 2009 I started experiencing extreme leg pain which took me off my bike and being able to do what I love to do. After searching for answers and seeing multiple Doctors I was only getting worse. After several months of searching I found Dr Glasser who took the time to help me and do everything that was needed to get me back into all my activities. She was patient with me, caring and gave me the best treatment I needed. I have to say after a year of doing everything I need to do I was back at it.

Screen-shot-2011-07-22-at-4.13.00-PMI owe it all to Dr Glasser. I even won championship title in 2011. Since then she has been our go to Doctor for any injuries. My husband had a snowboarding accident the winter of 2012 which left him not able to do anything for several weeks. As an elite racer we worried that with the comprassion fracture he had to his spine that he would not be able to ride again. He was experiencing numbness and pain for quit a few weeks. With the care of Dr Glasser he is back on his back today in hopes to be able to race before the season ends in September. We love the care Dr Glasser gives to us and we couldn’t thank her enough for the many years of care she has given us.Thank you!
Teresa D.

orthoinstWhen you are a 78 year old with a recent pelvic stress fracture, scheduled to run a marathon overseas in two month, you truly need miracle “healing hands”! Laurie Glasser and her Peak Performance team went to work on me and actually got me in shape to finish the race.

Laurie’s medical miracles equal her “bed-side manners” accomplishments! Convincing my wife and kids that I could survive such a race and still finish with my leg fully attached puts her solidly in the “walk on water” category.

Thank you!

glasser-testimonial-shockwaveThank you Dr. Laurie for allowing me to resume my active lifestyle ! After months of doctors visits, tests and eventually six weeks in a boot I was still in pain and unable to run. I made an appointment to come and speak to you as you have always been so helpful In the past. Your suggestion to try this new shock wave treatment was nothing short of a miracle! Really! After the first five minute treatment I felt much much better and with the addition of two more minute five minute treatments I am 100% pain free!!!! Thank you so much:)

Dear Dr. Glasser,
I would like to thank for pursuing the mass found on my kidney while treating me for a back injury. As of now I am home recuperating from kidney surgery. All went well and I am thankful the cancer was found at an early stage. I appreciate all you have done. Thank you again.Sincerely,
Richard V.

My back feels so much better! Thank you, once again, Dr. Laurie Glasser. You are the VERY BEST and I appreciate you-all the time.Barbara R.

Dear Dr. Glasser,
I wanted to give you some feedback regarding the EPAT procedure done in your office and about my experience in your office. I am a young patient who began having pain in my foot in May, which was attributed to the workouts from the cardio kickboxing activity I do. I came to see Dr Glasser in June, who was recommended to me. When I sat down with Dr. Glasser, my first concern was did I injure this foot to the point that I will never be able go back and work out again? Dr. Glasser has been excellent throughout this whole experience. She is optomistic, caring, confident, and really has made me feel very much involved in the care she has been providing me for my foot. In July, when home interventions were not relieving the pain, she recommended that I’d try the EPAT procedure. In the beginning, I didn’t feel much relief but as I continued to get the EPAT as scheduled. I can tell you today, that I don’t have any pain, and within the next 4 weeks will be on my way back to the gym. This is the best treatment, and a lifesaver to a faster recovery. Although it is an expense that it not covered by the insurance, I think this is a great piece of equipment to have in your office. The insurance companies should cover this treatment. I am so excited to get back to living a pain free, normal life again. I would also like to mention that Tammy, is excellent as well; she is very caring and friendly. Thanks to your staff!Sincerely,
Kathy C.

I am so happy that I did EPAT. It just works; I got better. I am actually amazed at how well it worked. I had a really bad case of tennis elbow for years but I can now grip and use my arm for all of my activities. Thank you, Dr. Glasser.Frank I.

Dr. Glasser,
I sincerely appreciate all of your time and attention. I honestly think you are one of the best doctors I have been to. I felt that you were extremely attentive to my needs and listened to me.Sincerely,
Nicole R.

Dear Dr Glasser,

First, thank you again for your tremendous knowledge of research and medications-and then choosing one that would help me without the horrible side effects that over thirty (over 30!) doctors in the past prescribed for me.

Second, thank you for the referral for Jack. He was most pleased.

With our sincere thanks, warmest good wishes and love.Jack and Barbara R.

Dear Dr. Glasser,
I just want to say how lucky I am to have a doctor like you. I respect all of your opinions and knowledge. You are wonderful!! So very thoughtful!!Thank You,
Patricia P.

I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you again. Your kindness and skill as a doctor were so wonderful today. Thank you for seeing me so quickly and knowing just what to do — I certainly owe you a lunch for taking yours away this afternoon. Thanks again!Frank

Dr. Glasser:
After years of knee pain I am finally feeling better. Thank you for the PRP injection and Baker’s cyst aspiration. My knee is still feeling good after working all day!! It’s better than it has ever been. My knee joint is the most pain free that I can remember! I am excited!
Thank you, thank you thank you!Ronda S.

I have never been treated by a better physician than Dr. Glasser. Her warm, compassionate manner makes you comfortable discussing even the most difficult problems. She never gives up trying to help you. This combined with being is extraordinarily knowledgeable about her field, has made her able to solve problems of mine that no one before was able to. I have been very lucky to be treated by her.Fred H.

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