For serious and recreational athletes, recovering from an injury can mean a series of trips to see a doctor, a physical therapist, and then a personal trainer or strength coach for sessions at the gym.
But the newly opened NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute aims to change all that by housing each of these disciplines — and more — under one roof. In this facility in Scarsdale, New York, the first of its kind in the region, patients now have access to the services of a prestigious academic sports medicine department along with the training, conditioning, and performance amenities that are typically available only to professional or elite athletes.
“We want to provide care for people participating in sports activities whether they are 8 or 80,” says Dr. William Levine, chief of orthopedics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center; the Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; and head team physician for Columbia University Athletics. “We believe the Sports Performance Institute will be the go-to location in the New York region for athletes to see orthopedic and sports medicine physicians, receive physical therapy, and learn how to improve one’s sports performance.”
Geared toward athletes of all skill levels — from high school students to weekend warriors to elite professionals — the institute is collaborating with EXOS, a national leader in proactive health and performance. EXOS specializes in sports training programs that provide everything from nutritional guidance to strength training to help reduce the risk of future injury and elevate an athlete’s performance. The Sports Performance Institute is EXOS’ first such venture in the Northeast.