Prohealth Sports Medicine

Prohealth Sports Medicine The Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine and the Department of Physical Therapy at ProHEALTH provides a comprehensive Sports Medicine program convenien

The Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine and the Department of Physical Therapy at ProHEALTH provides a comprehensive Sports Medicine program located in Lake Success, New York. Our team of sports medicine physicians and physical therapists provide cutting edge services for active individuals of all ages and abilities. Our focus is directed towards the complete care of the active individual, which involves injury prevention, treatment and recovery. Whether one is an elite athlete or someone looking to become more active, ProHEALTH Sports Medicine provides world-class care and we are there to support our patients every step of the way. Please take a moment to get to know us and our services by looking around our website: Please feel free to contact us with any questions at (516) 622-6040.

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ProHEALTH Sports Medicine is back online! We have some exciting changes occurring in the next few months including the launch of our new sports medicine fast track! Stay tuned for more sports medicine related blogs and posts!! Over the next few days we will be coming to you live from New Orleans at this years 23rd Annual AMSSM meeting...Stay Tuned!!

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

The Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at ProHEALTH Care Associates is seeking a highly motivated Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician to join a busy practice just outside of New York City. The Sports Medicine Group includes two Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians, two full time...


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Its been awhile since we posted but our new years resolution is to give you more frequent blog posts to quench your thirst for all things healthy!!!

Don’t let the busy holiday season and the cold weather steer you away from exercise this winter! Yoga is the perfect way to remain physically active while still staying warm and cozy indoors. Yoga has been shown to improve strength and flexibility all while helping to sharpen your mental focus. Let’s face it, we could all use a little of the above at this time of year. The strength benefits are usually seen in the core, quadriceps, hamstring and hip flexor muscles. Improving the strength of these muscles can also lead to less back and knee pain! Yoga can be a wonderful stress reliever and can also aid in weight loss!!

If you are a beginner and have never taken a yoga class before, fear not! Most classes welcome beginners with open arms and have instructors that are eager to help you achieve your goals! You may need to shop around for the right class for you but in most areas there are a lot of classes to choose from. It is important to understand that there are quite a few different types of yoga out there. It may be wise to think about which type of yoga class fits you best.

Iyengar or Anusara:
These classes provide a slow pace and a lot of hands on help from the instructor to ensure that everyone is practicing with good form. Great for beginners to help correct strength imbalances and to learn proper form.

Asthanga, Flow, Power Flow and Vinyasa:
These classes are practiced at a heart pumping pace. Great for athletes who are used to getting their heart rates up and who want to really feel like they are getting a work-out when they practice yoga. They are still good for beginners because you can always work at your own pace, but in general they are fast paced classes.

These classes require you to hold positions for longer periods of time using supportive blocks and bolsters to keep your body in good form. Holding the positions for extended periods of time helps the muscles ease into a state of deep relaxation. This class provides excellent physical and mental downtime.

Bikram, Barkan, Corepower:
Some like it hot!!! These classes are held in sauna-like conditions which helps the muscles in the body to relax even more and further increases flexibility. People who are sensitive to heat should use caution. Also, it is easy to overstretch in these conditions which can also cause injury. However, when caution is used these types of yoga classes can be extremely beneficial to the body, great work outs and lot of fun!

As always, please check with your primary care physician before beginning any type of exercise program. If you have any questions about what the best exercise program is for you please make an appointment with one of our physicians for a personalized exercise prescription!

The best holiday gift you can give yourself this year is a fitter, healthier you!!
Happy Holidays from ProHEALTH Sports Medicine!!!


Check out these 7 Power foods that will boost your weight loss and taste good too!!!

1. OATS: A great tasting carb thats high on the "satiety index" meaning it will keep you feeling fuller longer. Old fashioned steel-cut or rolled oats are the best, but even the instant kind has the potential to help you reach your weight loss goals.
2. EGGS: One of the biggest misunderstood foods around. Eggs contain a concentrated version of animal protein without the downfall of all the fat that comes with animal meat. Dietary studies have found that eating one egg a day instead of, or in addition to, cereal or toast can help people lose twice as much weight as those who eat a carb laden breakfast.
3.LOW FAT MILK: Dietary studies have shown that the combination of calcium, vitamin D, and low-fat protein in reduced fat milk and nonfat yogurt trigger weight loss and help build and maintain lean muscle which can increase metabolism.
4. APPLES: An apple a day (or maybe two) can keep not only the doctor but also the FAT away!! Apples are high in fiber which can help you feel fuller longer especially when you eat them 30-60 minutes before a main meal. Also, apples are high in pectin, which binds with water and limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb.
5. RED MEAT: Surprised??? Yes, eating lean red meat in moderation can actually help you lose weight! American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study showing that meat eating women lost more weight than non-meat eaters. The experts think this is because the dense protein in LEAN red meats helps to maintain muscle mass in those who exercise on a regular basis.
6. CINNAMON:This great testing simple spice appears to have the power to help your body metabolize sugar. Data that came out of a USDA study involving diabetics showed that eating as little as 1/4 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon a day reduced blood sugar levels and cut cholesterol from 10 to 25 percent. So add cinnamon to your coffee, cereal or smoothies for better sugar metabolism!!
7. ALMONDS and ALMOND BUTTER: Another surprising addition to the power food group since nuts are thought to be high in fat. Well they are, sort of....they are a dense nutrient packed food that is excellent at combatting cholesterol. So, spreading almond butter on your morning toast gives you a nice protein boost while preventing the carbs in the toast from spiking your blood sugar.


Anyone else worried about the upcoming halloween candy home invasion?!? I am!!!!

Here are a few tips and tricks to remember....
1. Buy candy you don't like...In fact, buy candy you CANT STAND....this is will ensure that you don't over indulge in candy just because it's there.
2. Don't fall for the sales...BOGO sales may seem like a great idea until you get home with two 5-pound bags of candy that will haunt you until they are gone!
3. For once PROCRASTINATE... Wait until the last possible second to buy your halloween candy so you have less time to fight the temptation!
4. Be the night goes on give out more and more candy so you are less likely to be stuck with leftovers!!

If you have kids here are a few extra tips for you
1. Make sure you do not go out trick or treating when you are hungry. Have a filling nutritious meal before you head out so you don't pick too much.
2. When the kids come back with their hauls divide it up....freeze some of it (so its as hard as a rock when you try to eat it, plus it takes longer to eat this way)...Give as much of it away as you can get away with (bring it to work, etc)

Remember...You can get this candy all year long if you want it, so don't eat it just because its Halloween!!
Also, if you want a piece....HAVE IT!! Don't deprive yourself.....just make sure you enjoy in moderation!!

Good Luck and Happy Halloween from ProHEALTH Sports Medicine!!!!

Check this out for great tips from our friends at Core FItness!!
Curb Your Halloween Candy Cravings

Check this out for great tips from our friends at Core FItness!!

Bite-sized Halloween candy is unavoidable towards the end of October-it's just about everywhere you turn: work, the grocery store, even at the gym. Learn how to avoid the temptation this season.

Check out Core Fitness!

Check out Core Fitness!

All about healthy addictions!

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This longitudinal cohort study showed that both increase in fat mass and reduced fitness level were associated with increase risk of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and metabolic syndrome. An very good point is raised in this study: It is important to increase your fitness level, not just lower your body weight in order to decrease these risks!!

Lee D-C et al. Changes in fitness and fatness on the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors: Hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and hypercholesterolemia. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Feb 14; 59:665.


"Focused Exercises for Persistent Subacromial Impingement Syndrome" BMJ 2012 Feb 20; 344:e787
In this randomized trial, a specific exercise strategy was more effective than a nonspecific strategy in patients with persistent subacromial impingement syndrome. The findings suggest that many patients with persistent Subacromial Impingement Syndrome who adopt a specific, focused exercise program will improve and can avoid surgery.


Check out this great recipe for a healthy post-workout meal! Enjoy!!

Mushroom and Spinach Egg Crepes

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 large mushrooms, thinly sliced
Fine sea salt
8 ounces fresh spinach
Freshly grated nutmeg
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons chopped mixed herbs
2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Freshly ground pepper
Several handfuls of greens with dressing

In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat one teaspoon oil over moderate heat.

Add mushrooms, season with salt, and cook three minutes. Set aside to drain. Add spinach with two tablespoons water. Cover; cook until wilted (two minutes). Drain, chop, and season with salt and nutmeg.

Crack one egg into a bowl; lightly beat with a fork, then add a tablespoon water. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil to skillet on high.

Add egg, tilting pan to evenly spread. Cook until set but slightly wet (one minute). Remove pan from heat.

Place half the vegetables, herbs, and cheese on crepe. Fold sides of crepe over filling. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with second egg. Serve with tossed greens.

Serves two.

FAT: 12 G

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The Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine and the Department of Physical Therapy at ProHEALTH provides a comprehensive Sports Medicine program convenien


Think back to the last time you saw your doctor....Did he or she ask you about physical activity? Are you interested in safely increasing your amount of physical activity? If so, contact us at ProHEALTH sports medicine or visit our website for more information:


Tai Chi vs. Other Exercises for Parkinson Disease: Recent study published in New England Journal of Medicine shows potential benefit to Tai Chi and resistance training in patients with Parkinson Disease by improving balance and muscle strength. N Engl J Med 2012 Feb 9; 366:511.


2800 Marcus Ave
Lake Success, NY

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Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
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