| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Dr. Tom Ferraro (516) 248-7189 ♦ drtferraro@aol.com www.drtomferraro.com Dr. Tom Ferraro is an internationally known sport psychologist designated as one of “the nation’s top mental game gurus” by Golf Digest. He has a full-time sport psychology practice in Nassau County, working with elite and...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Of all of the joints in the body, the shoulder joint is one of the most mobile, and the ability to move in almost any direction is vital for those who play tennis. The shoulder must be able to rotate and extend so that players can generate power and accuracy in their shots. As a result of this...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Locations in Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Lynbrook, Merrick, Massapequa, Woodbury and Bohemia (516) 536-2800 ♦ www.orlincohen.com Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group is Long Island’s leading private orthopedic practice with a team of 37 board-certified and board-eligible physicians. The group...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
While many of us think of Omega-3 Fatty Acids as being good for heart health, new research shows Omega-3s also provide benefits for athletes. What are Fatty Acids? Fatty Acids, which are long chains of carbon, are classified as saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Polyunsaturated fats...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
High school tennis players work hard both on and off the court, and often forget about proper hydration and nutrition during tennis season. Tennis involves intense physical activity. Nobody can predict when a match will finish until the final point is won. The best way to prepare to play tennis is...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Any athlete knows that the body must be in optimal shape in order to perform well in their respective sport. Cardio capacity will always play a vital role in any player’s success, as a player must be able to move laterally in each direction, charge forward and retreat backwards without missing a...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation in recent years. They seem to be getting the blame for the obesity problem throughout the world. As a dietitian, I am asked frequently if carbohydrates are the reason for weight gain. The total calories a person consumes per day, high fat and a lack of...Read more
  | By Dr. Charles Ruotolo
As is the case for any athlete, taking care of the body is one of the most important things for a competitive tennis player. This means having all muscles, tendons and ligaments loose and strong before taking the court to play. The knee is considered the most important body part for the mobile...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine features one of the most prestigious sports medicine programs on Long Island. This program is led by our Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialists Dr. Charles Ruotolo, Dr. Richard McCormack and Dr. Paul Pipitone. For those not in need of surgery, this...Read more
  | By James Christian
Visualize a tennis match where you don’t have to worry about your grip slipping from sweat or embarrassing sweat stains. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a circumstance that affects millions of Americans, despite the type of climate they live in. If you are managing hyperhidrosis, which can...Read more