| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff










Dr. Tom Ferraro
(516) 248-7189 ♦ 

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 professional athletes, including top-ranked tennis players. He is also affiliated with the Winthrop University Hospital Psychiatry Department, where he teaches resident doctors about the history of psychotherapy. He has also worked with professional teams in the New York area as their team psychologist.

Dr. Ferraro remains one of the few sport psychologists in the nation who is also a senior level, fully-credentialed psychoanalyst. This allows him to not only use standard behavioral techniques to help tennis players control emotions, but also enables him to diagnose accurately and fully treat underlying issues, such as depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorders that can plague an athlete’s career.

He publishes columns and feature articles in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and has appeared on major television networks. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Newsday, The Daily News and The New York Post. He can be reached by phone at (516) 248-7189 or e-mail drtferraro@aol.com or visit www.drtomferraro.com. Dr. Ferraro’s office is located in Williston Park, which is in Mid-Nassau County.


NY Bone and Joint Specialists
(646) 741-7723 ♦ 
NY Bone and Joint Specialists is an elite orthopedic practice in New York City. Dr. Leon Popovitz and Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, globally-recognized in sports medicine, built a premier team to treat all orthopedic conditions, including: Shoulder Labrum/ SLAP tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, tennis elbow, elbow cartilage damage, knee ACL tears, knee cartilage damage, knee meniscus tears, knee patella instability, ankle sprains and strains, and back and neck injuries.

NY Bone and Joint Specialists practice a systems-based approach to treating patients, providing the highest safety and quality of patient care in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation.

►Dr. Leon Popovitz: Orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee.

►Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky: Rehabilitation specialist and EMG testing.

►Dr. Roman Issac: Hand and general orthopedic surgeon.

►Dr. Allyson Shrikhande: Rehabilitation specialist and pelvic pain expert.

►Dr. Nickhil Gupta: Interventional pain management.

►Dr. Christine Ellie: Podiatric surgeon.

►All Sports Physical Therapy: Specializing in all sports injuries.

Dr. Popovitz, ranked among the top orthopedic surgeons in America since 2004, and who had the honor of being a team physician for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, says: "As specialists in sports medicine, we take a team approach to treating our patients. We return all types of recreational or professional athletes to their optimal physical condition and help make healthy adjustments to prevent future injuries."


Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group
(516) 536-2800 ♦ 
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. This focused approach results in optimum patient outcomes, as the doctors are on top of the latest advances for each specific area of expertise. The group’s highly trained and experienced orthopedists cover the entire spectrum of subspecialty needs, including sports medicine, hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, joint replacements, foot and ankle, spine, neck and back, hand and upper extremities, and general orthopedics.

Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group has multiple offices in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with a recently-opened new office on the North Shore in Woodbury, N.Y. This new state-of-the-art, full-service facility addresses all of your orthopedic related needs, including in-house diagnostic testing, digital x-ray, MRI, physical rehabilitation and a fully-accredited pain management/fluoroscopy suite. This site is part of the Orlin & Cohen network, which consists of seven orthopedic offices, five physical rehabilitation centers, four MRI centers and two fully accredited fluoroscopy suites for pain management.

Conveniently located at 45 Crossways Park Drive, the Woodbury office is a natural extension for the Orlin & Cohen team of board-certified, fellowship-trained subspecialists with offices in Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Lynbrook, Merrick, Massapequa and Bohemia. For more information, call (516) 536-2800 or visit www.orlincohen.com.


Peak Performance Physical Therapy
(516) 599-8734 ♦

Don’t let pain keep you from your passion …
Peak Performance Physical Therapy has been keeping Nassau County on the tennis court for more than 25 years. With four locations and 21 physical therapists, Peak Performance is one of Nassau County’s largest physical therapy groups, offering personal care, while maintaining a direct relationship with referring doctors. Orthopedic and sports therapy is one of Peak Performance’s specialties, featuring a combination of physical therapy modalities, hands-on manual therapy and a full range of exercise equipment.

Whether you suffer from tennis elbow, a torn rotator cuff or total knee replacement, Peak Performance’s facilities are designed to meet your healing needs.

Renowned for its state-of-the-art HydroWorx Therapy Pool, Peak Performance understands that Aquatic Therapy reduces pain and increases flexibility. The water’s buoyancy lessens pressure on knees, ankles and hips, as well as decreases post-operative swelling, accelerating the rehabilitation process, and in turn, a quicker recovery.

From its Aquatic Therapy Pool to an area dedicated to sports conditioning and an in-house fitness center, Peak Performance’s facilities offer cutting-edge equipment and a caring staff to help you achieve the results you deserve. For more information, visit www.peakptfit.com.


Dr. Arnold Sherman
227 Merrick Avenue ♦ Merrick, N.Y.
(516) 868-2266 ♦ 
Vision that is 20/20 is not enough for tennis players. Tracking and hitting a tennis ball well requires vision speed, dynamic eyesight, precise eye-hand coordination, depth perception, peripheral vision and many other vision skills that are not tested in an examination limited to reading an eye chart while sitting in a darkened room.

Dr. Arnold Sherman specializes in diagnosing and improving the specific vision skills necessary for optimal sports performance. He has worked with more than 30 professional tennis players, 60 players in the USTA's Junior Development Program, numerous NCAA players, as well as many young players who hope to improve their tennis game. Dr. Sherman has vast experience in the world of sports vision and is currently a consultant to Major League Baseball's Scouting Unit. He was the director of Visual Performance for the U.S. Olympic Committee's Elite Athlete Program, including the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team, as well as a consultant to the NFL’s Jets, NHL’s Rangers, NBA’s Knicks and St. John's University.

Dr. Sherman was the founder of the American Optometric Association's Sports Vision Section, recipient of the Outstanding Sports Vision Optometrist Award, and a professor at SUNY College of Optometry. 


Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
(855) 321-ORTHO ♦ 
Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is comprised of the most respected and experienced surgeons in Long Island. At Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, treatments range from the conservative to surgical. Total Orthopedics believes in an individualized approach to treatment determine each patient’s treatment protocol based on their health, lifestyle and goals. The team of specialists collaborates to determine the most effective treatment plan for each patient.

For those who do require surgery, the surgeons of Total Orthopedics provide the most innovative and minimally-invasive procedures at some of Long Island’s most esteemed medical centers. Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has locations throughout Long Island, and treats athletes from amateur to professional. Specialties include:

►Shoulder injuries
►Spinal conditions
►Elbow injuries
►Hip injuries
►Knee injuries
►Foot and ankle injuries
►Hand/wrist injuries
►Sports medicine

The goal of Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is to get all of its patients back to an active and healthy lifestyle as quickly and effectively as possible. For more information, call (855) 321-ORTHO or visit www.totalorthosportsmed.com.