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NewYork-Presbyterian Opens New Sports Performance Institute PDF Print Email

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By Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender, for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


Apr. 17, 2019:  NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with physicians from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has launched a state-of-the-art sports medicine and performance training facility in Westchester County that gives patients and athletes access to some of the nation’s top sports medicine doctors, therapists, and elite sports performance coaches--all at a single location.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute is a 9,600-square-foot facility located at 693 White Plains Road in the Vernon Place Shops in Scarsdale that brings together sports medicine physicians and surgeons, physical therapists, advanced practice providers, and performance coaches to provide comprehensive and collaborative care for athletes. The institute’s services cater to athletes of all ages and skill levels, from high school athletes to weekend warriors to elite professionals--whether they are looking to enhance their performance, recover from a recent injury and return to sport, or receive medical care to heal a recent injury or relieve pain from a chronic condition. Sports performance training services are powered by EXOS, a national leader in proactive health and performance. 

Overseeing the institute are Dr. William Levine, the Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, chief of orthopedics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and head team physician for Columbia University Athletics; Dr. Christopher Ahmad, professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, chief of sports medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and head team physician for the New York Yankees and New York City Football Club; and Dr. Jeffrey Geller, the Nas S. Eftekhar Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and chief of orthopedic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

“In developing the institute, we recognized that we had an opportunity to create a unique program that could serve both orthopedic patients and athletes of all ages and performance levels,” said Dr. Levine. “People today are living longer and in a much more active fashion; we want to provide care for people participating in sports activities whether they’re 8 or 80. Working with EXOS enables us to pursue the common goal of providing the highest-quality care to athletes and patients, and we believe the Sports Performance Institute will be the go-to location in the New York region to see orthopedic and sports medicine physicians, receive physical therapy, and learn how to improve one’s sports performance.” 

EXOS has created customized sports training programs for top-tier athletes from Olympic medalists and World Cup and MLS soccer champions to NFL draft picks and national rugby teams. The NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute, which fully integrates the sports medicine and orthopedic resources of a leading academic medical center with the most advanced sports training for patients and athletes, is EXOS’s first such venture in the Northeast.

“This will be the first time athletes in the Westchester region will be able to access the services of an academic sports medicine department alongside the training, conditioning, and performance services that are typically only available to professional athletes,” said Dr. Ahmad, who is also vice chair of clinical research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. “In the case of high school and college athletes, while they receive extreme coaching, they don't have the same access to injury prevention coupled with their performance. We are changing the paradigm.”

“We are very excited to bring our proven performance system to the region through NewYork-Presbyterian,” stated Amanda Radochonski, senior director of healthcare business and operations at EXOS. “With both EXOS’s and NewYork-Presbyterian’s expertise, we can focus holistically on not only treating injuries but preventing injuries from happening in the first place—supporting the whole athlete and helping them raise their game in the healthiest way. Our goal with this program is to provide and deliver specialized game plans and solutions to individuals of all performance levels to help them achieve higher levels of success every day. We look forward to innovating and advancing the full continuum of care with NewYork-Presbyterian.”

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On-site clinical services and facilities at the institute include medical examination and surgical consultation; diagnostic x-ray and ultrasound; treatment rooms for guided injections and biologic therapies; and casting, orthotics, and brace-fitting.

The sports therapy team utilizes advanced manual therapy techniques alongside specialized therapeutic equipment, including Game Ready® cryotherapy, blood flow restriction equipment, cupping, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization.

Sports performance training services utilize a full spectrum of cutting-edge equipment, including AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ with real-time video feedback; Keiser POWER Racks and Functional Trainers with pneumatic air technology; VersaClimbers; and Eleiko weight training sets; as well as equipment for speed, agility, and power training.

If athletes require surgical intervention to repair an injury or address a chronic condition, the Sports Performance Institute is just minutes away from NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, where Columbia Orthopedics’ world-class surgical team leverages state-of-the-art surgical facilities and advanced technology to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures and provide superior outcomes.

“Our program at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital offers a full range of operative and non-operative orthopedic care, with specialists in everything from foot and ankle, to hip and knee, to elbows and shoulders,” said Dr. Geller. “We have created a space that makes not only our world-class orthopedic services more accessible, but also offers the latest in sports performance training in a community setting.”

“We are thrilled to bring a first-of-its-kind sports performance institute to Westchester,” said Michael Fosina, MPH, FACHE, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. “The institute is a natural extension for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence and ColumbiaDoctors, as we have established ourselves as a leader in orthopedics and sports medicine in Westchester. We remain committed to bringing the very best care to patients in our community.”

To make a medical appointment, consult with a therapist, or sign up for sports performance training sessions, call 914-750-4690.

To learn more about the NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute, visit www.nyp.org/sportsinstitute.

Pictured here: top photo (L to R): Linda Vester Greenberg; Michael Fosina, president, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital; Mariano Rivera; Dr. Christopher Ahmad, chief of sports medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Dr. William Levine, chief of orthopedics, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Dr. Laura Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer, NewYork-Presbyterian; Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and chief executive officer, NewYork-Presbyterian; second photo (L to R): Dr. Elan Goldwaser; Dr. William Levine; Dr. Morgan Busko; Dr. Sean Lynch; Dr. David Kovacevic.

Photos courtesy NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
 
Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


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