August 4, 2017
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

Teaching my clients of all ages, shapes and sizes how to live a healthy lifestyle is what I do every day. Focusing on small changes, realistic goals & expectations; small victories like improving one's HDL/LDL numbers, Hmg A1C or weight loss.

August 2, 2017
By Dr. Charles Ruotolo

The shoulder is the most mobile, but least stable joint in the body. Because it’s used repetitively by tennis players, special attention should be paid to maintaining its strength, health and function. In order to prevent injuries, it's important that tennis players educate themselves.

June 28, 2017
By Dr. Charles Ruotolo

Tennis is one of the few sports where each part of the body plays an equal role in power, accuracy and endurance. And while every tennis player knows that knee, elbow and shoulder injuries are common, one of the most overlooked areas that subject to injury is the lower back.

June 19, 2017
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

Tennis is an intense physical sport that burns a lot of calories. During the tennis season, it is very important to follow nutritional guidelines that will help an athlete to perform at their highest potential. 

May 5, 2017
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

Oils are not a food group, but they do provide essential nutrients, and are therefore, included in USDA recommendations for what to eat. Most athletes do not pay attention to types of oils and fatty acids that they are consuming, but it's extremely important to consume the right ones for peak performance.

April 5, 2017
By Dr. Charles Ruotolo

Just as important as proper upper body strength is for the tennis player, so is lower body strength, as a match often includes quick bursts of acceleration, changes in direction and bending.

March 9, 2017
By Dr. Charles Ruotolo

Dr. Charles Ruotolo of Total Orthopedic and Sports Medicine explains four things tennis players should know about shoulder labrum tears. 

February 15, 2017
By Carly Feigan

How many times have you tried to resist the last chocolate chip cookie on the plate and succumbed to your craving? Or, how many times have you tried to resist the scoop of ice cream that has your name on it and ended up with a triple scoop sundae when you are clearly determined to reduce some weight.

February 14, 2017
By Dr. Eric Price

Arthritis treatments include cortisone and lubricating shots, oral medications, physical therapy, and even surgery (joint replacement). Stem cell therapy is a promising alternative to surgery for people with joint and musculoskeletal pain.

January 1, 2017
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

The holidays can be overwhelming and extremely caloric, but you don’t have to gain weight! Here are some tips and suggestions on how to celebrate and enjoy family gatherings without gaining a pound.

November 23, 2016
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

High school and college students are forced to become more and more in control of their health and wellness decisions. The behaviors they learn throughout childhood and young adulthood can strongly impact their adult lives. 

November 9, 2016
By Dr. Charles Ruotolo

Tennis Elbow is the scourge of many amateur and high level players. In the past, most athletes suffering this injury were forced to take time away from the court while the pain improved, or in more severe cases, surgery was required to repair the damaged tendon.

October 5, 2016
By David Albaranes

As sports are becoming increasingly competitive, coaches and parents are striving to get their athletes to the highest level of competition as possible. The fear of being left behind other competitors or losing out on a college sport scholarship is causing a trend of early sport specialization.

October 5, 2016
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

As a registered dietitian, I try to keep abreast of sport/nutrition topics that may benefit my clients. Recently, I came across a study published in the Journal of American Academy Pediatrics by Amanda Weiss Kelly, M.D, which had many important points I would like to discuss in this column.

September 15, 2016
By Dr. Charles Ruotolo

Adhesive Capsulitis, or more commonly known as “Frozen Shoulder,” is a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. 

September 13, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

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 features orthopedic subspecialists who have completed advanced fellowship training, focusing solely on a single area of concern.

September 1, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

KryoMed Long Island is a health and wellness company that combines cryotherapy with personalized fitness, providing athletes of all ages and skill levels with treatments that promote overall physical health, recovery and performance.

August 5, 2016
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

It can get really overwhelming not only for a consumer, but also for a registered dietitian with hundreds of new products popping up on the shelves of the supermarket. 

July 27, 2016
By Joe Barbuto

In the summer of 2013, a business associate came to my office and I asked him how he stayed so fit at the age of 70. He mentioned that he exercised regularly and he used to play tennis with his brother-in-law, but recently gave it up because his brother-in-law’s knees no longer allowed him to play. I asked, half-joking, if he would teach me.

July 25, 2016
By Dr. Charles Ruotolo

Many of us do not have enough time in the day to make an appointment with a physician and then wait for an appointment to treat a nagging injury. Instead, you may think that pain in your knee will just disappear with time.

July 22, 2016
By Dr. Bennett Brown

Tennis is a fantastic sport that tests an athletes’ accuracy, endurance and skill. It is becoming increasingly popular as a great way to exercise and have fun. However, like anything that involves repetitive use of a couple of body parts, those parts can wear down and cause pain. 

July 20, 2016
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Some of the best in the area at keeping you in shape and on the court, including: American Sports Psychology, Dr. Reuben S. Ingber, Dr. Tom Ferraro, Nutrition Solutions PC, Orin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, Peak Performance, and Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. 

June 17, 2016
By Dr. Brian DeVeaux

The intensity and requirements of sports have significantly progressed over the past decade. Along with the increase in play has also come a requirement for athletes to participate in strength and conditioning for their sport for both improvement of sports performance, as well as reduction of injury susceptibility.

June 15, 2016
By Irina Belfer-Lehat

Eating right doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, it's much easier than you think. As a registered dietitian, nutritionist and health coach, I help people improve their nutrition to adopt new and healthy ways of eating that work for them.