| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

American Sport Psychology




Brandyn Fisher, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of American Sport Psychology (ASP), the leader in elite mental training for tennis players. With a Ph.D. in sport psychology and an extensive coaching background, Dr. Fisher bridges the gap between mental training and on-court performance. He built and directed the mental conditioning programs at multiple tennis academies working with players at all levels, including USTA national champions, NCAA All-Americans, and ATP/WTA professionals. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Fisher has presented at the top coaching conferences in the world, including the USPTA World Conference and various USTA events. Additionally, he has served as the lead coach at USTA Regional Training Camps (RTC), which host the top junior players across the country.

American Sport Psychology mentors players on their individual journeys towards achievement by helping them to unlock the mental and emotional aspects of performance. Using a strengths-based approach, the ASP team customizes the delivery of training services to each individual athlete. ASP athletes gain access to the entire ASP team, along with an extensive network of players and coaches who provide insight and mentorship along the way.

In addition to providing elite mental training for individual players, ASP works alongside coaches and academies to create successful developmental training programs. From assessment to implementation, the ASP team brings an eclectic and versatile approach that is based on real-world experience in program development. 

Train with ASP and discover your potential by visiting AmericanSportPsychology.com. Dr. Fisher can be reached via e-mail at Brandyn@AmericanSportPsychology.com.


Dr. Reuben S. Ingber

(212) 213-0001/(718) 627-7750


Dr. Reuben S. Ingber is a nationally-recognized specialist in myofascial pain, with 30 years of clinical experience treating pain and sports injuries. He is a double board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine specialist. He combines his medical knowledge with experience in martial arts and yoga, which leads to a unique approach to analyzing and treating sports injuries.

He has published articles in peer review medical journals on myofascial pain (trigger points), including one on the treatment of racquet sports shoulder injuries with myofascial treatment of a major rotator cuff muscle. With the use of state-of-the art, scientifically sound, non-invasive methods (and not cortisone), he can effectively relieve rotator cuff tendinitis, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, herniated discs and sciatica.

For more information, feel free to browse the web site at DrIngber.com.

With two convenient offices in midtown Manhattan and Midwood Brooklyn, Dr. Ingber can be reached by phone at (212) 213-001 or (718) 627-7750.


Dr. Tom Ferraro

(516) 248-7189



Dr. Tom Ferraro is an internationally-known sport psychologist designated as one of “The nation’s top mental game gurus” by Golf Digest. He has a full-time sport psychology practice in Nassau County, working with elite and professional athletes, including top-ranked tennis players. He is also affiliated with the Winthrop University Hospital Psychiatry Department, where he teaches resident doctors about the history of psychotherapy. He has also worked with professional teams in the New York area as their team psychologist.

Dr. Ferraro remains one of the few sport psychologists in the nation who is also a senior level, fully-credentialed psychoanalyst. This allows him to not only use standard behavioral techniques to help tennis players control emotions, but also enables him to diagnose accurately and fully treat underlying issues, such as depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorders that can plague an athlete’s career.

He publishes columns and feature articles in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and has appeared on major television networks. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Newsday, The Daily News and The New York Post. He can be reached by phone at (516) 248-7189, e-mail DrTFerraro@aol.com or visit DrTomFerraro.com. Dr. Ferraro’s office is located in Williston Park, N.Y.


Nutrition Solutions PC

705 Middle Neck Road

Great Neck, N.Y.

(516) 439-5090



Irina Belfer-Lehat RD, CDN founded her Nutritional Solutions firm on the premise that through education, young and old alike are empowered to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

Through her range of professional and personal experiences—which include a 13-year run as a clinical dietitian with the Visiting Nurse Services, an amateur tennis player, and years of providing one-on-one counseling—Irina has gained a broad understanding of how nutrition profoundly affects everything from how we feel every day and our athletic performances to preventing and managing diabetes, hypertension and arthritis.

Utilizing her vast knowledge, Irina has developed educational programming, geared towards both individuals and groups, that instills fundamental health and nutrition principles, while making healthy living practical and doable.


Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group

(516) 536-2800


Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group is Long Island’s leading private orthopedic practice with a team of 37 board-certified and board-eligible physicians. The group features orthopedic subspecialists who have completed advanced fellowship training, focusing solely on a single area of concern. This focused approach results in optimum patient outcomes, as the doctors are on top of the latest advances for each specific area of expertise. The group’s highly trained and experienced orthopedists cover the entire spectrum of subspecialty needs, including sports medicine, hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, joint replacements, foot and ankle, spine, neck and back, hand and upper extremities, and general orthopedics.

Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group has multiple offices in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with a recently-opened new office on the North Shore in Woodbury, N.Y. This new state-of-the-art, full-service facility addresses all of your orthopedic related needs, including in-house diagnostic testing, digital x-ray, MRI, physical rehabilitation and a fully-accredited pain management/fluoroscopy suite. This site is part of the Orlin & Cohen network, which consists of seven orthopedic offices, five physical rehabilitation centers, four MRI centers and two fully accredited fluoroscopy suites for pain management.

Yet another full-service office is currently under construction in Garden City with an anticipated late-2016 opening. This new Garden City office is conveniently located off the Meadowbrook Parkway at 1101 Stewart Avenue and is a natural extension for the Orlin & Cohen team of board-certified, fellowship-trained subspecialists with offices in Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Lynbrook, Merrick, Massapequa, Woodbury and Bohemia. For more information, call (516) 536-2800 or visit OrlinCohen.com.


Peak Performance

Locations in Wantagh, Lynbrook, New Hyde Park and Island Park

(516) 599-8734 ♦ Info@PeakPTFit.com


Keeping athletes in the game for more than 25 years, Peak Performance has four locations and 21 physical therapists making Peak Performance one of Nassau County’s largest physical therapy groups. Peak Performance’s progressive facilities offer personal care through the use of advanced tools and techniques, all the while maintaining a direct relationship with your referring doctor. Specializing in orthopedic and sports therapy, Peak Performance is the Official Physical Therapist for The New York Cosmos and a member of the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Network. Whether you suffer from tennis elbow, a torn rotator cuff or total knee replacement, Peak Performance meets your healing needs.

Renowned for its state-of-the-art HydroWorx Therapy Pool, Peak Performance uses Aquatic Therapy to reduce pain and increase flexibility. The water’s buoyancy lessens pressure on knees, ankles and hips, as well as decreases post-operative swelling, leading to a quicker recovery.

But Peak Performance doesn’t stop at recovery! Upon completion of therapy, patients graduate to the Peak Performance in-house Fitness Center—run by exercise physiologists—offering personal training, sports conditioning, V02/RMR Analysis and much more.

Heal, Strengthen, Achieve!

For more information, visit PeakPTFit.com.


Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

(855) 321-ORTHO


Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is comprised of the most respected and experienced surgeons on Long Island. At Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, treatments range from conservative to surgical, and Total Orthopedics believes in an individualized approach to treatment determine each patient’s treatment protocol based on their health, lifestyle and goals. The team of specialists collaborates to determine the most effective treatment plan for each patient.

For those who do require surgery, the surgeons of Total Orthopedics provide the most innovative and minimally-invasive procedures at some of Long Island’s most esteemed medical centers. Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has locations throughout Long Island, and treats athletes from amateur to professional. Specialties include:

►Shoulder injuries

►Spinal conditions

►Elbow injuries

►Hip injuries

►Knee injuries

►Foot and ankle injuries

►Hand/wrist injuries

►Sports medicine

The goal of Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is to get all of its patients back to an active and healthy lifestyle as quickly and effectively as possible. For more information, call (855) 321-ORTHO or visit TotalOrthoSportsMed.com.