Sports injuries tend to be serious because of the amount of force and energy exerted at the time of impact. Because athletes are used to feeling aches, pains and other discomforts, they often let their injuries go untreated for longer than they should.

This is why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible following an injury from an expert who focuses on conditions and treatments specific to athletes. When looking for treatment, patients can feel confident about the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, which offers a high level of care from experts who treat athletes – including the New York Islanders, New York Jets, Long Island Ducks, New York Lizards, Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, and multiple Long Island high schools.

Our sports medicine physicians treat athletes of all ages, sports and skill levels. They have experience treating professional athletes at the height of their careers and bring the same level of care and expertise to treating recreational athletes and “weekend warriors.”

For athletic trainers and coaches

The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute sports medicine specialists work with coaches and athletic trainers of local high school and college teams to provide medical services, as well as valuable training and prevention information on common conditions like concussions and ACL tears, to young athletes.

The Institute’s dedicated sports coordinator reaches beyond the walls of the hospital and into the community, high schools and club sports teams – helping to educate the public on injury prevention, rehabilitation, wellness and other sports-related issues.


Honors and awards

Dr. Elliott Hershman was awarded the 2015 Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award by the NFL Physician Society for his work as team orthopaedist for the New York Jets. The award is given to the NFL team physician who has made the greatest contributions to the NFL and the profession of athletic training. Learn more.


Our specialists work with sports teams of all levels — from amateur to professional — to get their athletes back in the game. Learn more.

Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute

The Orthopaedic Institute offers a full range of services — including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative care — for illnesses and injuries affecting your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

We know sports

Our specialists work with sports teams of all levels — from amateur to professional — to get their athletes back in the game.