Check back often to find out the latest news from the Professional Athletic Performance Center. You can also find out more about what’s happening at Professional Physical Therapy.
Professional Athletic Performance Center and Ava Fitzgerald are currently included in a piece on Refinery29 titled, “9 Feel-Good Stretches That Will Loosen Your Tight Hips.”
The piece includes information about why sometimes hips can feel tight and how stretching can help to loosen the pain that can come along with that tightness. Ava discussed stretches such as the pigeon stretch, spidermans, frog stretch and more. Read the article
Rob Panariello was interviewed for a segment on StrengthPowerSpeed.com called "For the Sake of the Athlete: Bringing Together Two Disciplines." In the segment, which is part of StrengthPowerSpeed.com's "Performance Concepts Chat" series, Rob discussed various topics relating to athlete performance, physical preparation and rehabilitation with Derek M. Hansen. Watch the full interview here.
Professional Massage Therapy and Massage Therapist Emmilynne Quinn were featured in Under Armour’s Map My Run Blog in an article titled “Everything Runners Need to Know Before Getting a Massage.” Read the article
Founding Partner Rob Panariello shares with Strength, Power, Speed his thoughts on toughness. Read the article
The Professional Athletic Performance Center was mentioned in a segment on News 12 Long Island discussing Wai Law’s treadmill challenge.
The segment discussed how Wai was on a mission to break the US record for most miles ever on a treadmill over a 48 hour period to raise money and awareness of leukemia & lymphoma at Professional Athletic Performance Center in Garden City. Wai successfully broke the record at 167 miles and helped raise almost $15,000 for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Professional Physical Therapy and the amazing comeback story of patient Rajiv Maragh were featured on NBC Sports. In July 2015, in Belmont Park while racing, Rajiv’s horse went down head first, and he was thrown from the horse, which fell on top of him. He suffered multiple spinal fractures, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung.
Rajiv has been a Professional Physical Therapy patient for several months and has been treated by both Tim Mauro and Rob Garrick. In October 2016, just 15 months after he was injured, Rajiv got back on a horse again, and tweeted “This feels like a dream … can’t believe I’m actually on a horse for the first time since my injury last July … Monumental day in my life.”
The news clip below describes Rajiv’s inspiring journey from his injury to recovery. Rajiv is also shown working out in the Garden City Performance Center with Rob Garrick and Tara Romeo. The clip aired on Saturday, May 6th, before the Kentucky Derby.
Tara Romeo and Aryeh Spingarn were featured on The Active Times in an article titled, “Beyond Cardio: Strength Training Moves to Improve Heart Health.” Within the article and accompanying slide show, Aryeh and Tara highlight the benefits of strength training, as well as provide advice about the best moves to improve heart health. Read the article
Michael Heller is included on PopSugar.com in an article titled, “Is Bruising After Foam Rolling Normal?” Read the article
Jose Reyes and the Professional Athletic Performance Center are currently featured in Newsday an article titled, “Mets' Jose Reyes embraces challenge of super utility job" Read the article
Jose Reyes and the Professional Athletic Performance Center are currently featured on NorthJersey.com an article titled, “Mets' Jose Reyes gearing up for the outfield” Read the article
Paul Landi and Professional Fitness Centers are currently featured in the January issue of Muscle & Fitness HERS in an article titled, “Can Your Wearable Help You Lose Weight?” Paul was quoted discussing how wearables can be very motivating and small decisions can add up to big improvements.
Tara Romeo and the Professional Athletic Performance Center were featured in the online version of Prevention. The article, titled “6 Trainers Share the One Move They’d Pick if They Could Only Do One Move For the Rest of Their Lives,” featured a round-up of trainers sharing their favorite moves. Read the article
Tim Mauro, Rob Panariello and the Professional Athletic Performance Center were featured in a Newsday article highlighting football Player Victor Ochi's rehabilitation. Read the article
Tara Romeo and Professional Athletic Performance Center were featured on News 12 Bronx in three ‘Ready, Set, Fit’ segments titled, “Train Like an Olympic Swimmer,” “Train Like a Track Star," and "Train Like an Olympic Gymnast”.
Part 1: How to Train Like a Track Star
Part Two: How to Train Like an Olympic Swimmer
Part Three: How to Train Like an Olympic Gymnast
Tara Romeo and Professional Physical Therapy’s Professional Athletic Performance Center have been included in an article on CNN.com in a piece titled, “Forget New Year's; start a summer workout instead.” Tara was one of the experts quoted within the article suggesting tips for readers on how to motivate themselves to work out during the summer and sustain that exercise year-round. Read the article
Scott Muggeo, Director of the Professional Athletic Performance Center's Golf Fitness Center was featured in an interview on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio. During the interview Scott discusses golf injury prevention and treatment, as well as performance improvement tips. He shared with listeners the most common golf injuries clinicians at PPT see with golfers, including lower back, hip, and overuse of wrist and elbow injuries. Scott also mentions that inflexibility and weaknesses, such as a swing fault, are typically the cause of injury and recommends specific techniques to improve swing, eliminate “chicken” elbow and strength training for overall improvement. Listen here
Tara Romeo and the Professional Athletic Performance Center were featured in the May fitness series of the Huffington Post in an article titled, “Why You Should Never Do the Same Workout Twice in A Row.” Read the article
Tara Romeo and the Professional Athletic Performance Center are included on The Huffington Post in an article titled, “9 Personal Trainer Tips for Mastering The Weight Room.” Read the article
Tara Romeo and the Professional Athletic Performance Center are included on DailyBurn in an article titled, “5 Everyday Tasks That Reveal Low Mobility.” Read the article
PAPC Director Dean Maddalone was featured in Men's Fitness' "10 Strength Training Moves For A Bulletproof Body," sharing his injury prevention tips. "Guys often miss their glutes and hamstrings. The RDL corrects that. Plus, by putting you on one foot at a time, it improves your balance as well as ankle and hip stability ..." Read the article here
Assistant Sports Performance Director Tara Romeo was quoted in Women's Health Magazine's, "The Workouts 6 Trainers Do When They Only Have 15 Minutes," about how she gets in a workout on limited time. “I love doing intervals when I’m tight on time! Not only do they give great sweat, but your body also will burn more calories as your body temperature rises ..." Read the article here
Partner and Vice President of Clinical Operations in New York City Tony D'Angelo was featured in FitnessMagazine.com's article on middle back pain. Read the article here
BROOKLYN (September 22, 2015) – Heading into their inaugural season at Barclays Center, the New York Islanders are aligning in Brooklyn with a diverse group of premier national and regional brands, forming multifaceted partnerships across a variety of categories.
The Islanders’ fully integrated alliances include: NYCB, BlueRock Energy, Justworks, Modell’s Sporting Goods, GEICO, Professional Physical Therapy, MillerCoors, Viber, American Express, NY Lottery, P.C. Richard & Son, TGI, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Baked in Brooklyn, Honda, Northshore LIJ, Maimonides Medical Center, Haworth, ctms, MSC, Industrial Supply Co., Lifestyle Sports Group, NAM, Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC, Pepsi, Las Vegas Tourism, OK Petroleum, and Ridgewood Savings Bank.
These alliances are in addition to previously announced partnerships with JetBlue, PIX11, DraftOps, Infor, and Barracuda Networks. All of the partners will be members of the Barclays Center Business Alliance, and several of the partners also have alliances with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets.
"We are proud that the New York Islanders will debut in Brooklyn with an outstanding family of corporate partners," said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. "It’s clear that the business community recognizes the excitement of the team’s move and the opportunity of reaching a dynamic new fan base in the borough and beyond." Full Release
Mike Heller, Director of Golf Fitness at the Professional Athletic Performance Center was featured on ABC 7 Eyewitness News. Heller demonstrates the Golf Swing Dartfish Analysis and the TPI Physical Screen. Watch the full interview
On August 1st, Professional PT's Director Of Business Relations Paul Fick was honored with the 'First Kick' before NYCFC hosted the Montreal Impact. Paul was honored for his work for the Back in the Game, a program that rebuilds strength and agility in pediatric patients with cancer and other blood disorders, and helps accelerate their participation back into everyday sports and physical activity.
Professional Athletic Performance Director Dean Maddalone explains how to find an exercise regimen that best fits your needs. Click here to read the article!
College baseball player Emerson Gross is on the comeback trail after suffering a serious wrist and hand injury.
"To help to start my rehab I have been at Professional Athletic Performance Center training with Dean Maddalone who I have trained with since High School," he said. "As soon as my casts are removed I will continue with Dean as well as Professional PT in Smithtown with Joe Kozlowski. Their facility has rehabbed and trained athletes such as Jose Reyes, Steven Matz, and along with the New York Islanders. Read the article here
Founding Partner Rob Panariello describes 4 reasons why the push press should be incorporated into strength training routines more often. Read the article here!
Professional Athletic Performance Center's Assistant Director Tara Romeo explains which muscle groups women shouldn't neglect in Fitness Magazine. Read the article!
Athlete at the Professional Athletic Performance Center and Professional Physical Therapy patient, Steven Matz joined the New York Mets' 40 man roster and had an historical debut during his first start on Sunday, June 28th against the Cincinnati Reds. Steven Matz was drafted by the New York Mets in 2009. Throughout his time in the minor league system, Matz trained with Dean Maddalone, Director of the Professional Athletic Performance Center. In 2010, Matz underwent Tommy John surgery and again turned to Professional to continue his post-op rehab and training to return to play. "I had the pleasure of working with Steve while he was in the minor league system and through his rehab," said Maddalone. "Steve has such a tremendous work ethic and drive to reach his goals... things every athlete should strive for." On June 25th, 2015 Matz joined the Mets' 40-man roster with intent to start on Sunday, June 28th against the Cincinnati Reds. In an incredible performance both on the mound and offensively, Matz lead the Mets to a victory over the Reds, and simultaneously made a name for himself in the Mets' record book. "I cannot be more proud of him on his debut with Mets. Not only is Steve an incredible athlete, but one of the most humble and personable people you will meet," said Maddalone. The entire Professional family would like to wish Steven continued success this season and a long rewarding career ahead! Read Steven Matz's July 4th NY Post Interview
Paul Fick, VP of Business Relations and Co-Founder of Back in the Game, was featured on ABC 7 New York's Long Island Viewpoint. Fick talks about why he started the after school program designed to help children recover from the effects of cancer and other blood related disorders and how they use a physical therapy evaluation to devise a program specific to them. Watch full interview.
MMN Chats With NY Native And Mets Catching Prospect Cam Maron:
“I resumed my usual winter workout routine back home on Long Island to do my strength and conditioning training at Professional Athletic Performance Center in Garden City, under strength coach Dean Maddalone," said Cam Maron. "We had a great group of guys that worked out, including major leaguers Jose Reyes, Pedro Beato, Adam Ottavino, along with fellow minor leaguers Steven Matz , Willie Carmona, Keith Couch, and a few independent-ball guys. Its a great atmosphere and we all push each other to get better, I would never train anywhere else.” Read More
Congratulations to Gian Villante on winning his UFC 167 fight by TKO! Read more about his fight here.
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Professional Physical Therapy's Regional Clinic Director Jeff Yellin is included in The Active Times in an article titled, “Workout Mistakes Even Pros Make.”
Within the article, Jeff discusses workout mistakes even the most seasoned gym goers often make. He notes that it is important to establish realistic goals and to start slow, stating “over time, after building a solid foundation of strength and exercise tolerance, you can then increase the intensities of your workout.” He also discusses common workout injuries and advises against common mistakes people often make when working out, such as too much cardio in too little time, too many reps of heavy weights and more. Check out the full article