Joy L Meyer, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

On Sabbatical

Compassionate and Personalized Care!

Board Certified

With 20 years of extensive training and experience in Prolotherapy, Dr. Meyer is the ONLY Capital Region Physician offering a full-spectrum of Prolotherapy options. This non-surgical approach offers an extremely affordable, and more natural path to eliminating pain. Get back to enjoying activities and living a healthy, full life today!

Unsurpassed Skills:

  • A thorough history and physical exam

  • Expertise in diagnosing the cause and source of pain, injury, and decrease in abilities - even when standard tests have not been helpful

  • A biomechanical assessment determining factors contributing to the dysfunction

  • Individually designed treatment program and discussion of therapeutic options

  • Restoration to maximum activity without surgery

Proactive Approach:

  • Perhaps you thought you just needed to accept certain problems, even though they negatively impacted your daily life.

  • Dr. Meyer offers an alternative to using solely pain killers or receiving steroid injections which may merely be masking symptoms or put you at risk for future injury.

  • Pain from arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, disc problems, whiplash, nerve impingement, cartilage damage, fibromyalgia, strains, overuse injuries, chronic illness, etc. require a hands-on evaluation and often involve the entire kinetic chain.

  • A foot problem may have originated from weakness in the hip and vice versa. The upper and lower core and even the way you breathe affects the neck and back. The shoulders and knees often take the brunt of overall deconditioning.

Are You a Candidate for Prolotherapy?

  • Exercise therapy addresses muscles and proper mechanics.

  • Hands-on soft-tissue work, other therapeutic modalities, as well as exercise prepare the body for return to activity

  • Orthotics can add needed support to the foot to improve gait and alignment.

  • PROLOTHERAPY CAN: repair the damaged tissue that causes pain.

  • It heals the injured tissues in and around the joints (i.e. in the knee or the spine). It strengthens ligaments and tendons and takes away pain. It involves the injection of a safe solution causing a natural local reaction, which increases blood supply and flow of nutrients and stimulates tissue repair. It is less traumatic to the body than arthroscopic, microscopic or open surgery and there is no down time or months of recovery.

  • It is also very affordable.


  • After understanding your unique neuro-musculoskeletal system Dr. Meyer will help you retrain to achieve a higher level of function

  • Together you will consider prolotherapy to facilitate healing and tissue regeneration