Sports Injury Rehabilitation

The Sports Injury Rehabilitation Program at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers specialized evaluation and treatment not just for athletes, but for any active person with a musculoskeletal problem who wants to return to physical activity. This includes those who have undergone joint replacement surgery or have sports- or work-related overuse injuries. 

Rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery is one of our main areas of focus. This includes knee tears, hip and knee replacement, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder replacement and stabilization, fracture repair, and spine surgery.

Our physical therapists also treat many people for conditions that do not require surgery, such as neck and low-back pain, arthritis, hip and knee injuries, foot and ankle disorders, muscle strains and tears, joint sprains, bursitis and tendinitis, and overuse injuries such as runner’s knee, tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow.

Experts in Sports Injury Care 

A physiatrist—a doctor specializing in rehabilitation medicine—with expertise in sports medicine supervises your treatment and works with your care team through the recovery process. The experts in our Sports Injury Rehabilitation Program are Dr. Charles Kim, Dr. Alex Moroz, Dr. Salvador Portugal, and Dr. Wayne Stokes.

Outpatient Sports Rehabilitation 

Rusk Rehabilitation outpatient services, delivered at NYU Langone’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care, are designed to help you achieve your functional and sports-related goals. You and your therapist work together to improve strength, coordination, balance, endurance, and specific sport skills. 

Our physical therapists provide a full range of comprehensive services, including sport-specific programs designed to facilitate a return to sports or exercise, core-strengthening and stabilizing exercises, neuromuscular re-education, strength and cardiovascular training, spinal stabilization, as well as several treatment options for low-back pain.