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Sports Medicine Overview

At OrthoNY, we understand the competitive nature of those participating in sports, and we understand that occasionally injuries will occur in the heat of competition. Our sports medicine team is ready to help you prevent and recover from injuries of all types whether you are a world-class athlete, an individual who occasionally participates in sports or just slightly active.

We specialize in the rehabilitation of injuries to every major joint, including the knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow. We also provide rehabilitation to those individuals with work related injuries.

Our primary concern at OrthoNY is to return the patient to activities of daily living as soon as safely possible. It is also our goal to teach each patient how and why they were injured, and to prevent the injury from reoccurring. Special emphasis is placed on Home Exercise Programs (HEP). The HEP teaches the patients about strengthening and flexibility specific to their injury. It also gives detailed information on functional progressions and injury prevention. The HEP is very cost effective. It shortens the amount of formal physical therapy, saving the patient time and money.

At OrthoNY, we care about your ability to get back in the game

We understand the nature of sports related injuries and how to treat them. Our sports medicine specialists are ready to help by providing:

Our highly skilled sports medicine specialists, surgeons and pain management specialists use the latest in minimally invasive and conventional surgical procedures together with non-surgical intervention. We work as a team to help provide the best outcomes possible and ensure a rapid return to sports related or physical activities.

Treating the whole patient

As a leading whole orthopaedic care provider, OrthoNY sports medicine specialists consider each patient unique and work with them to understand their special needs and concerns. We treat the whole patient by getting to know them as we gather insights and information to help us select an appropriate course of treatment.

Irrespective of whether or not treatment requires surgery, as a comprehensive orthopaedic care provider, we work together as a team to address all patient needs. This team approach enables us to discuss, assess, diagnose and treat sports related conditions and injuries with confidence and care. To aid in this process all of our sites have x-ray and MRI facilities to determine the best course of action. Our urgent care services located in both Albany and Malta, Route 9, are available for walk-in care for orthopaedic injuries sustained during sporting or other activities. Please note – the last patient check-in is 15 minutes prior to the posted closing.

The Center For Sports Medicine’s Athletic Training Services

The Center for Sports Medicine provides athletic training services to several of the area high schools. An athletic trainer is at each school to provide athletic injury care, management and prevention. In many cases the athletic trainer will work closely with the orthopaedic surgeon to ensure that the student gets the proper health care. The athletic trainer will also supervise reconditioning and rehabilitation programs prescribed by the orthopaedic surgeon.

We provide athletic training at:

  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High school
  • Scotia-Glenville High school
  • Duanesburg School District
  • Mayfield High School
  • Johnstown School
  • Union College

The Center for Sports Medicine exists to serve the active population of the Capital District. Our goal is to get your patients back into action as soon as possible. We provide for most all major insurances. Our hours run from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm M-W-Th and 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, and 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Friday. Walk-ins are welcomed and patients who call us will not have to wait more than a day to be seen.

OrthoNY physicians are official team physicians or provide onsite coverage for the following Capital Region athletic programs:

  • Union College
  • Albany Academy
  • Ballston Spa
  • Burnt Hills High School – Luigi F. Rende, MS, ATC, Director
  • Christian Brothers Academy
  • Cohoes High School
  • LaSalle High School
  • Niskayuna High School – Chris Shaw, ATC
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Schalmont High School – Pam Fitzgerald, MS, ATC, CSCS
  • Schenectady High School – Mike Bennice, ATC
  • Shenendahowa High School
  • South Glens Falls
  • Clifton Park Soccer Club
  • New York Buzz

We also are the team physicians to Albany Firewolves

Physical Therapy Services

OrthoNY provides physical therapy services at its Nott Street and Sitterly Road offices. Call our PT offices today for an appointment. In Schenectady call, .


  • 1201 Nott Street,
    Suite 302,
    Schenectady, NY
  • 103 Sitterly Road,
    Suite 2400,
    Clifton Park, NY

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Our physical therapy staff utilizes the following equipment and modalities to help you Save your Lifestyle:

  • Stairmaster PT 4000
  • Cybex Strengthening System
  • Treadmill
  • Biodex
  • Cable Column
  • Ultrasound
  • Whirlpool
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cervical and Lumbar Traction
  • Interferential Electrical Stimulation

Outcomes Report

In an effort to continually improve our services to you and your patients The Center For Sports Medicine has been doing outcomes measures for the past three years. The outcomes not only demonstrate a high level of patient satisfaction, but also show that our treatment techniques and methods are effective and efficient. These measures insure that we are going to continually improve clinical skills and services that will have a positive impact on patient care.

Outcomes Report

The Center For Sports Medicine specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic and athletic injuries. We provide high quality hands on care to all our patients. Patients are seen and followed by one clinician insuring continuity of care and good patient relations. If you have any questions about our services please feel free to call. In Schenectady call, 243-4684 and in Clifton Park call 373-1436.

Common orthopaedic and sports injuries we treat at our facilities

Surgical rehabilitation

Physical Therapy plays a vital role in the recovery of surgical procedures. Our highly experienced staff is committed to help you return your top level of performance and function. We provide high quality hands on care to all our patients. Our outcomes demonstrate a high level of patient satisfaction and effectiveness in treatment. We have experience in treating these post-surgical procedures:

  • Ligament Repair (Ankle, Knee, Shoulder etc)
  • Tendon Repair or Reconstruction (Shoulder, Knee, Ankle etc)
  • Joint Capsular Repair (Shoulder, Hip)
  • Total Joint Replacements (Shoulder, Hip, Knee)
  • Fractures (Requiring Open Reduction Fixation)
  • Spinal Surgery – ( Laminectomy, Discectomy, Fusion etc

Maintenance and wellness program

Our aftercare program is designed so that the patient reaches their recovery goals. In many instances most insurance plans will only pay for 30 visits. In some cases this not enough for patients to return to an active lifestyle. Patients can enroll in the program when formal physical therapy benefits have run out. Patients will have the opportunity to continue their rehabilitation program under the supervision of trained staff who understands their injury. Health and wellness programs are also available. Individuals that want an expert to guide them through a fitness and wellness program will have to have get approval from their family physician before starting a formal fitness program with us. Those individuals will also go through a fitness evaluation and an orthopaedic screening done on site. The cost of both programs is $50.00 a month and is available to current patients who want to continue their rehabilitation, family members of current patients, past patients and the general public.