The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

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The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine is dedicated to the diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical correction of foot and ankle disorders resulting from structural deformities and sports injuries. Our foot doctors, outstanding NY Podiatrists, specialize in:

Our Director, NY Podiatrist, Dr. Josef J. Geldwert is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a recognized authority on the most advanced surgical techniques to correct bunions and hammertoes. His associate in practice, Dr. Katherine Lai is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and has lectured extensively on The Diabetic Foot and Wound Care and on the Scope and Practice of Holistic Podiatry at an Integrative Medicine conference. Dr. Ryan Minara completed a 4 year Foot and Ankle residency from NY Hospital Queens where he was the Chief Resident. His focus in practice is on the treatment of complex foot and ankle problems.

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Our initial consultation will offer you alternatives and solutions. If you are contemplating surgery, call The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine for an opinion. We assure you that our foot doctors, excellent New York Podiatrists, and professional staff will give you the best foot care possible.

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Locations

There are many places to go for foot and ankle care in New York City and Westchester County. Here’s why you should choose us as your sports medicine experts:

Diagnosis: Both centers are fully equipped with x-ray, MRI, ultrasound imaging, and 3-D computerized gait analysis to complement physical exams and obtain an accurate diagnosis. We treat the root cause of injury, rather than simply prescribing medication to treat the symptoms. This is the difference between seeing your general practitioner and seeing a specialist!

Expertise: Our board-certified podiatric surgeons and sports medicine doctors specialize in the treatment of running injuries, tendon injuries, bunions, total ankle replacement, sprains, fractures, foot reconstruction following trauma, diabetic foot wounds, and natural anomalies like overpronation or flatfoot. Surgery is not our first line of treatment, but if necessary, you can feel at ease with our deft surgeons who have performed more than 15,000 procedures over the years.

Experience: After 10 years of practicing as a board-certified podiatric surgeon, Dr. Geldwert opened The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in 1990. The center quickly became the “go-to” facility for runners and local athletes of all calibers, prompting the opening of the Westchester office in 2009. Dr. Geldwert and Dr. Minara serve as Team Podiatrists for the NY Lizards lacrosse team, and consult with players from the NY Liberty women’s basketball team and NY Magic women’s soccer team.

Reputation: Our podiatrists work as medical directors for local races, such as the NYC Triathlon, the Hamptons Marathon, the Bridgehampton Half Marathon, and the Westchester Toughman Tri. We’ve served the NY Road Runners Club, Central Park Track Club, Newsweek Tennis Classic, A&P Tennis Classic, Women’s World Cup Soccer teams, and US Olympic Trials. Dr. Geldwert has been interviewed for Westchester Magazine and Podiatry Management Online; our practice was mentioned as one of the “top doctors of Westchester” in Westchester Magazine and “top foot perfecting services” in NY Mag.Our experts remain highly visible in the community, attending industry meetings and giving public speaking presentations on podiatric medicine.

Treatments: Our patients are treated to a wide range of modern technology and minimally-invasive procedures used by professional athletes. Platelet-rich plasma injections,foot lasers, ultrasonic debridement, shockwave treatment, cryosurgery, biopuncture, and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery tools are a few of the advances we offer for the treatment of acute injuries and chronicfoot pain. We are committed to getting you back to the sports and activities you love–quicker and more efficiently!

Advanced Care: We offer physical therapy rehabilitation programs, as well as injury prevention counseling and screenings. Visit us for surgery, pain relief, a pre-season checkup, or even just recommendations for the best footwear or foot care products. We never rush patients out the door. At our Manhattan and Westchester offices, you will be given the time and attention you need to recover from injury.

Dr. Josef J. Geldwert and the team at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine offer two convenient locations — in Manhattan and Westchester — that serve all five boroughs of New York City. Click on your location for more information:

“Live or work in Bronxville, Chappaqua, Larchmont, Pelham, Rye, White Plains, Mamaroneck, or Scarsdale? Visit our Westchester County facility located at 10 Mitchell Place (Suite 105) in White Plains, NY 10601.

Live or work near Central Park? Our Manhattan office, located at 111 East 88th St, 10128, is conveniently accessible for people living in the Bronx, Bronxville, Brooklyn, the Financial District, Greenwich, Midtown, Queens, Staten Island, Upper Eastside, and Upper Westside.”

About Dr. Geldwert

After completing his undergraduate degree at Yeshiva University, Dr. Josef J. Geldwert attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine earning his D.P.M. in 1973. Dr. Geldwert completed his Podiatric Surgical Residency at Northlake Community Hospital, Northlake, Illinois.

Dr. Geldwert is certified by the following:

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Fellow
  • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow
  • American Society of Podiatric Surgeons Fellow

Dr. Geldwert has privileges at the following medical institutions:

Dr. Geldwert, Medical Director, Hampton's Marathon
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center Attending,Orthopaedics New York, New York
  • Beth Israel Medical Center Attending, Surgery Department, Podiatric Section New York, New York
  • Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Beth Israel Hospital New York, New York
  • Mt. Sinai Medical School, NYC Clinical Instructor, Orthopedic Dept.

Dr. Geldwert maintains memberships with the following professional organizations:

  • Bridgehampton Half Co-Medical Director
  • NY Lizards (MLL) Team Podiatrist, 2014
  • Women’s World Cup Soccer Podiatric Consultant
  • New York Road Runners Club Former Chief, Podiatry, NYC Marathon
  • Central Park Track Club Consulting Podiatrist
  • Diabetes Treatment Center Montefiore Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Group Podiatrist
  • A & P Tennis Classic Consulting Podiatrist
  • Newsweek Tennis Classic Consulting Podiatrist
  • American Academy of Hospital Podiatrists
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Consulting Podiatrist for the former, NY Power (WUSA)
  • United States Olympic Marathon Trials Medical Advisory Committee
  • Beth Israel Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency Program Academic Coordinator
  • SOLS (3D Printed Custom Orthotics) Biomechanics Advisor
  • NYC Triathlon Medical Director
  • Hamptons Marathon Medical Director
  • Organization of Tennis Podiatrists
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery Oral Examiner
  • State of New York Supreme Court Malpractice Panel
  • New York Medical College Chairman, Surgery for the Diabetic Foot
  • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine National Meeting, Chairman
  • NY MAGIC (WLEAGUE) Consulting Podiatrist 2007-2009
  • Westchester Toughman Triathlon Chief Podiatrist
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Department of External Programs
  • NY Liberty Podiatric Consultant
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About Dr. Lai

Podiatric Care | Sports Medicine | White Plains

After completing her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Katherine M. Lai attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine earning her D.P.M., cum laude, in 1992. Dr. Lai completed her Podiatric Surgical Residency at New York College of Podiatric Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in 1994.

Dr. Lai is certified by the following:

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Board Certified in Foot Surgery

Dr. Lai has privileges at the following medical institutions:

Podiatric Care | Sports Medicine | White Plains Dr. Lai, Racing in NYRRC Event
  • Bridgehampton Half Co-Medical Director
  • Montefiore Medical Center, North Division Bronx, New York
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center Attending,Orthopaedics New York, New York
  • Beth Israel Medical Center Attending, Surgery Department, Podiatric Section New York, New York
  • Hamptons Marathon Medical Director
  • NYC Triathlon Captain,Podiatry
  • Mt. Sinai Medical School, NYC Clinical Instructor, Orthopedic Dept.

About Dr. Ryan Minara, DPM

After completing his undergraduate education at New York University on a full academic scholarship, Dr. Ryan Minara attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine earning his D.P.M. in 2007. Dr. Minara recently completed a rigorous fouryear Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency program at New York Hospital Queens where he was Chief Resident.

Dr. Minara is certified by the following:

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Associate

Dr. Minara has privileges at the following institutions:

  • Beth Israel Medical Center Attending, Surgery Department, Podiatric Section New York, New York
  • White Plains Hospital Assistant Attending, Surgery Department, Podiatric/Orthopedic Section White Plains, New York

Dr. Minara maintains membership with the following professional organizations:

  • NY Lizards(MLL) Team Podiatrist
  • NYC Triathlon Podiatrist
  • Hamptons Marathon Podiatrist
  • Beth Israel Hospital Faculty Practice Surgery Department Podiatric Division