15 Lake Ridge Plaza, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Text or call: 845-675-8444
Office Phone: 845-268-0555
Fax: 845-675-0333

We help active adults and athletes get back to the work outs, sports and activities they love with minimal downtime.

About Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

At Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, we love to help Active Adults and Athletes get back to their work outs, sports and activities they love with minimal downtime.

When something like pain in the knees, back, neck, shoulders or ankles strikes or you have a injury from your work outs or favorite sport-we know it’s tempting to let it go, saying “it’ll go away on its own” with rest and time…That one day you’ll wake up and like “magic”, it’ll be as if it never happened—but that’s not usually the way it happens, and often the pain ends up worse than when it started and stops your work outs, sports and activities for longer periods.

We also know that it’s easy to just reach in the medicine cabinet, get a massage, or beg the doctor for a cortisone injection—all those may give you some temporary relief and allow you to get through this work out, push through the day, or play that one game…

…BUT that is no good for your long-term health and may even make doing all those things tomorrow impossible.

Maybe you’re feeling a little confused and skeptical because you’ve gotten advice from other Healthcare Professionals or even a PT in the past, and nothing seemed to help.

Can you relate?

If that sounds like you, you are not alone. We, at Empire Sports PT, hear this all the time…In fact people who come to see us often have:

  • Thought the pain would go away on its own
  • Tried a few exercises from YouTube, but those exercises didn’t do a thing or aggravated it making it 10 times worse
  • Tried to continue their work outs, thinking that more workouts would help it go away
  • Thought it would be a good idea to rest because the pain was so bad, only to get more stiff and tight
  • Been to the doctor to be told to wait a month to get an MRI, then when the time for the MRI came and felt no better after the MRI, but told the problem didn’t need surgery…wasting valuable weeks just waiting and getting worse
  • Went to the doctor and was given an injection that helped for a couple weeks—only to come back when the medication wore-off
  • Talked to their trainer, who said they would modify the program, but the pain continued
  • Been told by a friend or family member that “everybody gets aches and pains as they get older”-making it easy to accept it’s “just a part of life”
  • Thought that they were doing too much and just needed to slow down for a little so the pain would go away, but it didn’t

Does any of this sound familiar?

If any of these have happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call with one of our physical therapists at our Valley Cottage, NY office to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried these things already, like many people we see, is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work—you are closer to finding what does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the best decision of what to do next for you to get back to your best self.

Founded by David Stedjan Expert Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapist

Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation was founded by David Stedjan as a way to help athletes and active adults get back to the work outs, sports and activities they love with minimal downtime. David has been helping people just like you for years who want to keep working out, playing sports, and stay active and healthy so they can get the most enjoyment out of life for many years to come! We believe that we are here to ensure that you can return to the best “you” that you can be. Whether it’s an injury, an ache and pain from working around the house, an inability to go for your morning walk or jog, or a decrease in performance in your sport, we can help. We take great care to make sure you understand how your body works and repairs itself, so you can return to being you and stay that way. No matter whether visits with us can take care of the problem or you need help finding the best physician to further assist you, we promise to ALWAYS keep YOUR needs as our priority. ​ ​

Our PROMISE is to ALWAYS be part of your TEAM that allows you to BE PHYSICAL, MOVE FORWARD, and LIVE WELL!

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy Team at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help you live with less pain and get you back to your work-outs, sports and activities again—we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at our office:

NOTE: This Free Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people who are very nervous and skeptical about physical therapy—unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a FREE Discovery Visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done—without any financial risk on your part.

We Love To Help People:

  • Keep Active – so you can keep working out, playing your sports, running around with the kids, enjoy a round of golf, go for a run, and do all the activities that you love
  • Avoid Surgery – we will get to the root-cause of what’s going on quickly—often within about 20 minutes, so you don’t have to get to the point of unnecessary and painful surgery
  • Keep away from pain killers and repetitive injections – so you can stop the yo-yo effect of pain meds or injections helping the pain, then rebounding back to a higher pain level after the masked effects of the medications wear because of the abnormal movements while on the medications.
  • Find out what’s wrong – we’ll help give you peace of mind and ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” appropriately – and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery
  • Get more enjoyment out of life – so you can enjoy the quality time with family and friends, the work outs, the sports, and the activities you love that pain can steal from you.

Basically, we love to help people get back to their work outs, sports and activities free from the curse of pain…

If you would like any more information about our office, please complete this Inquiry Form and we will contact you to answer all of your questions: