Who We Treat
From hockey to golf, although the sport of choice may vary, the frustration and agony of limited mobility, injury, and pain are the same. As athletes ourselves, we understand and are committed to getting you back to your peak performance as soon and as safely as possible. Using cutting-edge therapy, collaboration with other providers when needed, and individualized plans, we work towards stronger more resilient bodies.
You may not necessarily identify with being an athlete per say, but you are active! At least you were before limited mobility or injury slowed you down. Whether it’s taking the dogs for their evening walk, keeping up with kiddos, going to the gym, or getting in a round of golf on the weekends, you deserve to do them pain-free. You were made to move, and we are here to help you get back to that active lifestyle you love.
Meet Dr. Russ Manalastas
As a board certified sports physical therapist and a strength and conditioning coach, I integrate both fields of training into our practice. My passion has always been to show people they can do so much more than they think they are capable of through strength training and lifestyle modifications without needing medication or surgery. The current healthcare model unfortunately is not geared towards helping people be proactive with their health. They tell you to rest, take medicine, and wait for things to go away, and when that doesn’t work, it can be a slippery slope as to what their next recommendations are.
For our athletes and clients, we are always looking for a solution to help the current situation you are in. Whether it’s finding a way to deal with discomfort, improving your athletic performance, or just looking for guidance on how to stay healthy, you’ve come to the right place.
Education & Credentials for Dr. Russ
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS)
An SCS trained physical therapist has extensive training in the diagnosis, management, and recovery of those dealing with sports related injuries across all sports. In the state of New York, there are over 19,500 licensed physical therapists. However, there are only ~100 board certified sports physical therapists in New York. Dr. Russ truly understands sports related issues and how best to manage them!
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)
Hands on techniques are geared to reduce pain, restore limited motion, and retrain movement to reduce likelihood of aggravation or re-injury. Dr. Russ utilizes his ability to perform these hands-on techniques, in addition to education and exercise, to expedite the recovery process.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Being strong can be a protector against your body dealing with nagging issues. Increased strength can also reduce the likelihood that a person gets injured, which is something we’re really passionate about accomplishing. Incorporating strength training and rehabilitation principles can provide better global awareness of what is needed to recover faster and maintain health for the long run.
Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI)
Are you a golf athlete who wants to improve your game all while reducing the likelihood of getting hurt? The Titleist Performance Institute is a internationally known certification that assesses how golf athletes move and determines what the next steps should be to help you perform at a high level and provide you with the tools to stay healthy at the same time.