Neringa Juknis, MD

Neringa Juknis, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology 
Division of Neuro Rehabilitation

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Dr. Juknis is a board-certified physiatrist who specializes in the management of spasticity after a stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.    

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Neurogenic bowel and bladder management due to spinal cord injury
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity in stoke and cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injury

Common Procedures

  • Botox injections for spasticity management
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Intrathecal Baclofen pump management for severe spasticity

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests 

Dr. Juknis's research interests include upper extremity nerve transfer study in spinal cord injury patients with tetraplegia and multicenter trials in spinal cord injuries.

Background

Dr. Juknis earned a medical degree from the Kaunas Medical Institute, in Kaunas, Lithuania, and completed an internship in neurology at the Kaunas Medical Institute in Kaunas, Lithuania, and both a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency and a spinal cord injury fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Medical Degree

  • Kaunas Medical Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania

Internship

  • Neurology, Kaunas Medical Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship

  • Spinal Cord Injury, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999-current 
  • American Paraplegia Society, 2004-2007 
  • Medical Executive Committee Member (Rehabilitation Institute of Saint Louis), 2005-current 
  • Peer Review Committee Member (Rehabilitation Institute of Saint Louis), 2010-current 

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