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Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT)

Phone: (212) 434-2700
Chief:Stephen J. Nicholas MD

Lenox Hill Hospital is also home to the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT). Founded in 1973 by James Nicholas, Sr., this was the first center in America dedicated to the study of sports medicine. Since its founding as a research, teaching, and clinical center, NlSMAT's approach to the treatment of athletic injuries has brought a new perspective to the relationship between exercise and fitness in all age groups. Its ongoing work provides information relevant to everyone who participates in exercise or sports, whether it is a child at play or an elderly person exercising to keep fit, a weekend athlete or a marathon runner.

The NISMAT outpatient physical therapy clinic, specializing in sports medicine, has been in existence for more than 30 years. Its research program is multidisciplinary, encompassing areas such as randomized clinical trials in orthopaedic sports medicine, injury epidemiology, and basic and applied research in nutrition, physiology and biomechanics. Among its many accomplishments, the NISMAT team won the Sports Physical Therapy Excellence in Research Award in 2007 and 2009.

Conditions Treated

  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Sports Injuries

Procedures Performed

  • Strength Testing
  • Body Composition
  • VO2 Max
  • Resting Metabolic rate
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Sports Movements
  • Sports Fitness Evaluations
  • Aerobic Capacity (VO2 max)
  • Anaerobic Power (Wingate)
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