Sports and Performance Care
- Active Release Technique
- Graston Technique / IASTM
- Selective Functional Movement Analysis
- Functional Movement Screen
- Gait Analysis
- Training Plans for Events/Races
- TPI Level 1 Certified for Golf Swing Analysis
Dr. Weitzman uses modalities, treatments and analysis that were heavily used with sports teams primarily. They are treatments that he uses for professional athletes to everyday weekend warriors and to people that do not participate in sports. These treatments were designed to get players back on the field as soon as possible, but benefit everyone just the same to get results in a shorter period of time. Some of these modalities, treatments and analysis are used even after the pain or problems are gone in order to enhance everyday performance. This can allow someone to compete in an endurance event (Marathon or IRONMAN Triathlon) and perform well or allow someone to go through their every day routines or work without issues popping up regularly.
From a patient with a sports injury
From a runner
Two years ago, after training hard all summer for a fall triathlon, I realized that several months after the race and my big training I was experiencing hip and back pain. These aches and pains had become a part of my active life style, but I had expected them to fade with my less intense winter training regimen.
I went to see my general practitioner who said, “…at your age and with your medical history you should really stop running.” I was speechless and devastated as I left his office and headed to for x-rays of my hip and lower back. In layman’s terms, I was born with a congenital dislocated hip-the socket did not form properly. It was corrected with surgery and traction, then a body cast and a leg brace. It has never held me back; I have always been an athlete. My parents did say that when I was older I would most likely need hip replacement surgery-I never dreamed that older meant 43!
The x-rays showed that I have arthritis in my lower back and left hip. I was told to go to physical therapy and cut back on my running. Before I could make the appointment, a colleague noticed me stretching my back to get comfortable during a meeting. He asked me what was wrong. When I told him that I was having back pain he quickly referred me to his chiropractor, “the best guy around”, Dr. Weitzman.
I immediately went to see Dr. Weitzman for an assessment and then treatment 2-3 times per week for about 2 months and then regular adjustments once a week or as needed. I did not give up running. That fall I went on to win 1st in my age group at the Westchester Triathlon and qualified for the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in which I placed 13th in my age group. Last fall I placed 1st in my age group again at Westchester and just completed Alcatraz where I placed 4th in my age group.
Although I do sometimes get aches and pains, after adjustments with Dr. Stu I am good as new and on the road training at all times. He saved my running habit, he saved me, and I am forever grateful!L. S.