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Rockland County Physical Therapist Wins International Business Genius Award

Rarely do small Businesses in Rockland County get recognized on a global scale at all, let alone for their business success, that type of recognition is usually reserved for the huge companies on Madison Avenue. But that is just what happened at an International Business Conference in Cleveland, Ohio in July.

David Stedjan, owner of Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Valley Cottage, NY, was awarded the prestigious “Business Genius Award” in honor of the company’s growth despite almost insurmountable odds.

Since David opened Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in January 2018, the company has grown in number of happy clients, staff, and reputation in the community despite a car crashing into the building in October of 2019 and the almost impossible task of surviving in a hands-on, people to people contact business during the COVID shutdown.

Despite all the challenges, David has been able to maintain the principles that made him start Empire Sports Physical Therapy that center on patient care above all. By maintaining the importance on patient care, the number of people seeking physical therapy from David’s company have allowed him to double his staff “for the patient who sees us”, David says. He continues, “we add staff for the purpose of making it a better experience for our patient, not to get big for the sake of being big”.

Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation has added staff that is incomparable in the industry to support the demand in a time when hiring has been the challenge of most businesses by seeking people who love taking care of people who struggle to do their favorite activities and remain healthy.

Simon Godding of PG Media, an international advertising and business consulting company, said of David, “This award is richly deserved, as David has gone about his business in a way that is exemplary in the community with resilience that is unmatched and just a humbleness that we almost never see, and I am truly honored to know him and give him this award as our 2023 Business Genius.”

Pictured Above (Left to Right) Paul Gough owner of PG Media, David Stedjan, and Simon Godding at the award ceremony

As the New Year begins, we all get back to work and spend more time in our cars and at our desks, we have to shovel snow, and do all sorts of bending to organize the house for another year, but that’s when people start to develop back pain.

We have dedicated our Winter Newsletter to Back pain and ways to prevent it.

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Fall is upon us. Check out our Fall Newsletter for some great information on Concussions, Fall exercising, and our upcoming events!

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Summer vacation is here! It’s time to slow down, enjoy days at the pool, head to the beach or have some fun at the many carnivals and fairs around the area.

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Valley Cottage, NY – Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is dedicated to serving the community with comprehensive and individualized Physical Therapy care. A full service Physical Therapy facility, we treat an array of conditions from aches and pains to rehabilitation of orthopedic surgeries as well as sports related injuries. Our clinicians treat our patients based on their specific needs and goals to get them back to their daily lives and activities. We are committed to helping each patient Be Physical, Move Forward and Live Well.

Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation understands that preventive care is equally as important are rehabilitative care. Educating our community about the body’s whole well-being, how it works and how to keep it strong, flexible and injury free is a crucial part of staying healthy.

Continuing our commitment to the community and the well-being of its members, we are making preventive care and education one of our main focuses and are pleased to announce our NEW Community Lecture Series. Ranging in topics from Hip and Knee Pain to Ankle Stability for Dancers, Strengthening for Seniors to Strengthening for Runners, these are just some lecture topics we will touch on for the 2018 calendar year.

Each lecture will take place at our facility, 15 Lake Ridge Plaza, Valley Cottage, NY. All lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. We look forward to continuing our commitment to the community through these lectures and educating the members of the community to keep them strong, healthy and doing what they love to do.

Spring is upon us (even though its running a little late here in New York)!

Its time to start getting out and playing baseball, golf or lacrosse (or at least watching). Gardening season is upon us too. Here are some tips to safe while getting back out there.

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Valley Cottage, NY – Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation had its Open House and official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, February 24, 2018. County Supervisor George Hoehmann as well as Legislature Lon Hofstein were on hand to help celebrate the opening of the new business alongside owner, David Stedjan, his wife Annamarie, his two children and parents.

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