Sports Performance

Physical Therapy & Acupuncture located in New York, NY

Sports Performance

Sports Performance services offered in New York, NY

Every athlete knows the tremendous benefits of an active life, but it can also be difficult to reach and maintain optimal sports performance. At Manhattan Physical Therapy in Midtown Manhattan, skilled physical therapist Erica Cole, PT, DPT, and her team work with you to help you avoid or heal from injuries and improve your fitness so you can focus on achieving your goals. Reach out to the office in New York City by phone or online today to learn more.

What is sports performance care?

Manhattan Physical Therapy provides care for amateur and professional athletes through its individualized sports performance program, whether they’re injured or seeking a competitive edge. Sports performance focuses on healing, improvement, and prevention.

Athletes from a variety of sports disciplines, including baseball, football, basketball, gymnastics, and track, rely on sports therapies to bounce back quickly from injuries, avoid future problems, and accelerate their improvement.

What injuries benefit from sports performance therapies?

Competitive athletics always has some risk for injury, but when one occurs, it doesn’t have to hold you back indefinitely. Your Manhattan Physical Therapy provider helps you address numerous types of issues, including:

  • Tears in your rotator cuff
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Meniscus and labrum cartilage injuries

Treatment depends on your injury, but your individualized plan may include exercises to strengthen the affected area, stretches to maintain your range of motion, and techniques to speed recovery, such as acupuncture,

How can you help me improve my sports performance?

In addition to treating injuries, your provider at Manhattan Physical Therapy helps you prevent future issues and promote your day-to-day wellness. To promote sports performance, your provider may combine several tools:

3D movement scan

Your provider may start your assessment by utilizing the 3D movement scan. This innovative technology identifies areas of weakness or imbalance so your provider can tailor a strengthening regimen to your needs.

This helps you address pain at its source and avoid worse injuries down the road.


This treatment aims to clear your body of areas of tightness so you can begin effective healing. The team takes an orthopedic approach to acupuncture, looking for these trigger points so they can release tension where your body needs it the most.

Suspension therapy

Redcord® suspension therapy is suitable for patients with a variety of conditions all over your body. Among other things, it can address:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Herniated and slipped discs

This treatment offers fast and effective pain relief, often after only one visit. Patients can return for a free follow-up visit if they didn’t quite achieve their desired results after one session. This  medication-free and noninvasive treatment is suitable for most patients.

Reach out to Manhattan Physical Therapy today, by phone or online, to see how they can improve your sports performance.