The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Sports Injuries on the Upper Eastside Treated by Top NY Foot and Ankle Specialists

Looking for an ally in maintaining optimal health and performance during a sports season? The board-certified podiatric sports medicine doctors at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine are among the City’s most notable professionals. We oversee every major race from the Hamptons Marathon to the NYC Triathlon and are the foot and ankle specialists of choice for college prospects and professional athletes alike. If you live or work on the Upper Eastside, you’ll find us a stone’s throw away on East 88th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenue, in Manhattan.

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Peewee League and High School Sports Injuries

More than one million young athletes go to the emergency room for sports injuries each year. Many of these accidents affect the feet and ankles, which bear the brunt of an athlete’s weight. Safe Kids Worldwide conducted a survey, which found that 42% of kids have “downplayed or hidden injuries to keep playing.” Worse yet, 53% of coaches admitted they’ve felt pressured to put injured players back in the game. These are the people we trust to have our kids’ best interests at heart! Parents who want to take a proactive role in their child’s health to ensure many more years of playing ahead will find a trusted partner at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine for:

  • Injury Prevention – Pre-season checkups, gait analysis, biomechanical assessments, advice, custom stretching and strengthening programs, counseling and training advice
  • Acute Emergencies – Casting, bracing, taping, surgery, x-rays, ultrasounds, physical exams and rehabilitation
  • Chronic Pain Management – Prescription medication, holistic supplements, injection therapy, shockwave treatment, pain-relieving laser therapy, orthotic shoe inserts, cryotherapy, elective surgery and Footwear advice

Collegiate and Professional Athlete Sports Injuries

Our sports medicine doctors regularly treat collegiate, Olympian, and pro-level athletes from the Upper Eastside and all across the city. Our center’s founder, Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, opened the facility in 1990 to provide local athletes the most advanced treatments for pain management and sports injury rehabilitation. He quickly earned a name for himself by offering innovations like Platelet-Rich Plasma injections, shockwave therapy, ultrasonic debridement of scar tissue and gait analysis.

Our team has served as the official podiatrists and consultants for:

  • NY Lizards Major League Lacrosse team
  • NY Liberty Women’s National Basketball Association team
  • NY Magic United Soccer League’s W-League team
  • NY Power Women’s United Soccer Association team
  • New York Road Runners Club
  • Central Park Track Club

We offer you comprehensive diagnosis, pre and post-season checkups, long-term rehabilitation and injury prevention programs and practice and game monitoring. If you are injured, we provide acute sports injury treatment, the latest technology for pain relief and faster healing, computerized gait analysis to check for structural abnormalities, custom orthotic scanning, and customized footwear/gear counseling.

Podiatrists and Surgeons Near the Upper Eastside

You will be treated by one of three sports medicine practitioners, including:

  • Dr. Josef J. Geldwert DPM
  • Dr. Ryan Minara DPM
  • Dr. Katherine Lai DPM

All our surgeons are graduates of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine with board certifications in foot and ankle surgery and many years of practical experience. Learn more about our doctors here. To make our services affordable for our patients, we accept most major insurance plans. We can also help you access financing, make installment arrangements or other alternatives to cover any out-of-pocket charges for treatments not covered by insurance. Book your appointment with us today.

Our NY sports medicine doctors serve all of the Upper Eastside, including 10021, 10028, 10044 and 10128 zip codes at our Manhattan location.