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Sports Medicine


The NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and Columbia Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specialists have exceptional expertise caring for athletes with all types of bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and other sports-related injuries and conditions. At the NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute, located in Scarsdale, we offer orthopedics and sports medicine and sports therapy under one roof.

We Don't Just Take Care of Your Pain.
We Understand Your Passion.

Whether you're an elite professional, collegiate or high school athlete, a dedicated amateur, or a weekend warrior, our goal is to help relieve your pain, stabilize and repair your injury, and support your recovery.

Sports are a big part of life and culture in Westchester County. From children who play soccer to older residents who enjoy tennis and golf, our sports medicine specialists understand how important sports are to people of all ages. We share your passion and work with you to get you back to the activities you love and the sports you enjoy.

Our Team Is Your Team

Our orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation and pain management physicians, physical and occupational therapists, and clinical staff collaborate to provide you with the most advanced treatment and compassionate care, backed by the latest scientific research.

Serving Elite Athletes

NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s sports medicine experts serve as team physicians for the New York Yankees, New York City Football Club, Columbia University, Fordham University, and Rockland Boulders. This team of world-renowned clinicians provides the same elite-level care to athletes of all skill levels — including you.

Comprehensive Care

We treat all types of acute and chronic sports medicine injuries, including:

  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Ankle sprains
  • Elbow ligament or “Tommy John” injuries
  • Fractures and other musculoskeletal trauma
  • Golfers' elbow and tennis elbow
  • Joint instability and dislocation
  • Knee ligament and cartilage injuries, such as ACL, MCL, and meniscus tears
  • Labral tears of the shoulder
  • Athletic hip injuries
  • Chronic and acute back and neck pain
  • Muscle sprains, strains, and tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Runner's knee (patellofemoral syndrome)
  • Tendon, ligament, muscle, and soft tissue injuries

Non-operative Care

Before considering surgery, we'll see if we can help you first with non-operative treatment. Our sports medicine physicians, pain management physicians, and physical therapists specialize in the non-operative care of sports injuries through advanced diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, manual therapy, biologic treatments, and additional advanced medical therapies. Most injuries can be treated effectively without surgery.

Advanced Physical Therapy

Our sports therapy team works with athletes of all skill levels to assist with recovery from an injury or a surgical procedure, helping you get back to your sport quickly and safely. With specialized training in manual therapy, sports-specific techniques, and experience working with athletes of all skill levels, our physical therapists help you recover and gain strength and flexibility using advanced technologies and the latest techniques:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Cupping
  • Blood flow restriction, using a device to adjust pressure on the upper arm or upper thigh so you can work at a low level of resistance while achieving the benefits of a higher resistance level
  • Med4 Elite® Game Ready® units, which can be used in multiple ways to apply iceless cold therapies (cryotherapy), controllable heat therapy (thermotherapy), rapid contrast therapy (a way to improve blood flow to an injured area and reduce nerve sensitivity and pain), and active compression therapies (to reduce swelling and enhance blood flow).
  • Banding (the use of resistance bands to build strength and flexibility)
  • TRX Suspension Weight Training

Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you need surgery, the Columbia Orthopedics team at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital uses minimally invasive surgical approaches whenever possible to repair your injury — including advanced arthroscopic techniques, operating through small incisions and often on an outpatient basis. If you need an open surgical procedure for a more complex surgical repair or reconstruction, our orthopedic specialists are experts in performing those procedures as well.

Treatment for Athletes of All Ages

Growing athletes require a specialized approach that accounts for their developing bodies and future goals on and off the field. Our team includes specialists in pediatric sports medicine who have advanced fellowship training in the special requirements for treating pediatric and adolescent athletes. We take a holistic approach to caring for young athletes, and consider the psychosocial and academic impact of injury—while always striving to deliver the most conservative, effective, and safe approach to healing injury and restoring function.

Request an Appointment

Contact our team today via phone or email and we will help find the right orthopedic sports medicine provider for you — we’re here to help get you moving again.


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