Jonas M. Sokolof, DO

Jonas M. Sokolof, DO

I am a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation (also known as PM&R, or physiatry). After completing my residency training at Harvard Medical School, I went on to subspecialize in musculoskeletal medicine and interventional spine care (epidural injections, sacroiliac joint injections, facet joint injections, and others) at UMDNJ/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. While I was at Kessler, I acquired additional skills in the non-operative treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis, low back pain, neck pain, coccygodynia, neuropathy, dystonia, and tendinitis.

As a physiatrist, my goal is to help restore my patients’ function through the use of various non-operative treatments including, but not limited to, rehabilitation prescription, injections (for spine and joint pain), medication prescription, and manual medicine treatments. Whenever possible, I try to avoid prescribing medications for long-term use and prefer a more holistic approach to patient care. As such, I have expertise in osteopathic manipulative medicine treatment (OMT), also known as manual medicine. OMT is “hands-on care” — using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Various techniques are used including stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance. I often find this modality useful as an adjunct to my therapeutic repertoire. If clinically indicated, I am also able to use my skills in image-guided injections for the spine and peripheral joints. Additionally, I perform electrodiagnostic testing (EMG) to diagnose and guide treatment of various neuromuscular disorders.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems, interventional spine procedures (epidural, sacroiliac, and facet joint injections, peripheral joint injections) NCS/EMG, osteopathic manipulation.

Languages Spoken

DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine


Harvard Medical School


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Publications by Jonas M. Sokolof

Atkinson K, Sokolof J : Rheumatoid Arthritis, In: Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 2nd Ed (Frontera W, Silver J). Elsevier, 2008. 833-837.

Sokolof J Knight R: Deep Vein Thrombosis, In: Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 2nd Ed (Frontera W, Silver J). Elsevier, 657-663

Slovik DM, Sokolof J: Osteoporosis, In: Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 2nd Ed (Frontera W, Silver J). Elsevier, 2008. 753-759.

Sokolof J. Central Hypersensitivity in Chronic Pain. In: The Painless Messenger: A Practitioner’s Resource for Chronic Pain Management. 2006.

Goldberg RT, Sokolof JM, Lipson ML: Physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the new millennium, In: The Practice of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technique: 2005 Ed (Savitz MH, Rauschning W, Chiu JC, et al.,eds), AAMISS Press, New York, NY, 2005, pp 194-207.

Esses D, Gallagher EJ, Iannaccone R, Bijur P, Srinivas VS, Rose H, Kunkel L, Sokolof J. Six-hour versus 12-hour protocols for AMI: CK-MB in conjunction with myoglobin. Am J Emerg Med. May 2001;19(3):182-186.