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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.



Gold Coast Optometric Vision Performance 

127 South Street       

Oyster Bay, N.Y.

(516) 226-3991          



Sports Vision Services: Better visual skills = More wins 

To excel in sports, considerable attention is paid to modifiable factors such as coaching, nutrition and fitness, but one key element often overlooked is VISION … 20/20 is not enough!

Studies have shown that elite athletes have superior vision compared to other athletes. They see better, their peripheral vision is wider, their depth perception is better, they have an ability to change focus faster, their eye-hand/foot/body coordination is better, and they anticipate better. One thing is clear: Better vision = Better performance.

Sports Vision Enhancement

Sports Vision is performance-oriented, comprehensive vision care, used by many professional athletes, as well as U.S. Olympic athletes system-wide. It encompasses assessment, correction, protection and enhancement through vision training of the athlete, with the goal of improved performance on the court, in school and elsewhere!

At Gold Coast Vision Performance, Dr. Hanna and her team provide these coveted services to players all over New York. Dr. Anne Hanna is a neuro-optometrist, fellowship-trained and board certified in neuro/developmental optometry and vision therapy and is the exclusive Sport Vision provider of The John McEnroe Tennis Academy.

Professionally, she has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels, with a particular focus on helping amateur athletes become elite players and continuing to further enhance the visual skills of athletes at the professional level.


Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

133 East 58th Street

Suite 811        

New York, N.Y.

(212) 472-0077          


“To his many patients, Dr. Fishman is a miracle worker.”—Jane Brody, health columnist, NY Times

“… a Thomas Edison of yoga therapy.”—Pulitzer-prize winning author William Broad.

Loren Fishman, MD, (oxon.) is the author of 10 books, 90 medical journal articles, a past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a NY Magazine Best Doctor. He is a world-recognized specialist in shoulder injury, back pain, knee pain and other orthopedic problems.

Overuse, overhead, asymmetrical. For tennis players with shoulder injuries, Dr. Fishman has a “Magic Bullet.” His peer-reviewed, prize-winning cure for the pain and disability of rotator cuff problems immediately puts players back on the courts. Patients get complete relief in one office visit, without months of physical therapy or expensive surgery.

The treatment, dubbed “Triangular Forearm Support,” can be done against a wall, in a chair or with pure yoga. It has been proven more than 90 percent effective.

Dr. Fishman is an old-fashioned practitioner who gets to know his patients and spends as much time with them as they need. “Finding the diagnosis leads to the right treatment,” he says.

“My husband participated—before treatment he could not lift arm above midline. Five minutes later, full range of motion and zero pain (RC tear, bursitis and A/C joint arthritis),” says Kim Kohler-Lovejoy.

Says Ken Greenburg: “Rotator cuff treatment certainly worked for me and I recommend others for the process.”



Rob Polishook, MA, CPC 

Inside the Zone Sports Performance Group 

(973) 723-0314          



Are you looking for a mental coach that “gets you?”

Someone that doesn’t talk psycho-babble, but listens to what you have to say? Someone who recognizes you’re not a robot, but rather an individual person with a game and style different than others. Someone who will help you W.I.N. (What’s Important Now), compete better and focus on what you can control? Someone who values you as a person, and empowers you to bring your authentic heart, energy and spirit to the game. Someone who wants to know your big “Why” for playing, your inspirations, and your goals. In short, someone who cares about you as a person, not just an athlete.

As a mental training coach, Rob Polishook works with competitive tennis players and athletes in all sports from teenage years to the professional level helping them to be their best on and off the court. Rob’s internationally-published book, Tennis Inside the Zone32 Mental Training Workouts for Champions (available on Amazon), is an interactive book which empowers the athlete to answer questions about real life challenging mental experiences all players face. Some tops include: Why can’t I play matches like I practice? How do I get the mental edge? How can I regain my focus, and how can I play in the present moment?

Rob presents internationally and nationally at USTA, USPTA and ITA events. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Tennis Channel and his work has been featured on ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series. He is an author of two books and teaches at Seton Hall University.



Dr. Robert G. Silverman

Sports Performance Specialist

311 North Street

Suite G1  

White Plains, N.Y.

(914) 287-6464           



Awarded the prestigious 2015 Sports Chiropractor of the Year from the ACA Sports Council, Dr. Robert G. Silverman, DC, MS, CCN, DACBN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, DCBCN specializes in the treatment of sports injuries and joint pain with innovative, science-based, non-surgical approaches and functional medicine. 

To help injured athletes get back to play quickly, Dr. Silverman offers a wide range of proven treatment modalities, including Active Release Technique, flexion-distraction/decompression, Graston Technique and cold-laser therapy. He also works with patients to avoid future injuries using functional movement assessment, exercise functional rehabilitation, and personalized exercise programs.

Proper nutrition is key to healing injuries, avoiding chronic pain, and getting back to normal activities and sports quickly. With six nutrition degrees to his name, Dr. Silverman has extensive experience in helping his patients make simple dietary modifications for faster healing and optimizing overall health. He is an expert in designing personalized therapeutic lifestyle programs for peak athletic performance.

Often called the doctor’s chiropractor, Dr. Silverman is a contributing writer for many professional and peer journals, including Integrative Practitioner, MindBodyGreen, and Muscle and Fitness. He is also on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University, a health contributor to Fox News Radio, and has appeared on Fox & Friends, Fox 5, and CBS News as a health expert. He is the author of the best-selling book Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body.

Let Dr. Rob help you recover fast and optimize your game!




Over 30 locations on Long Island and in New York City

(631) 444-5544          



For more than 65 years, Zwanger-Pesiri has been establishing the gold standard in radiology with an unmatched level of patient-centered care, research, education, and commitment to the community.

Headed by Steven L. Mendelsohn, M.D. and Susan Zwanger-Mendelsohn, M.D., Zwanger-Pesiri has surpassed every hospital, every health system, every multi-specialty practice, and every outpatient radiology facility in virtually every facet of radiology, combining the latest in medical imaging, specialized radiologists, and a patient-centric experience.

Zwanger-Pesiri combines the latest in medical imaging, specialized radiologists, and a patient-centric experience. The goal is to provide every patient with an overwhelmingly positive experience and do everything possible to make sure they do. The offices are decorated more like a hotel lobby than a doctor’s office; when they need to change, patients are given a modest, plush, white robe and a reusable shopping bag to keep their belongings in. After their exam, patients are given control of their healthcare by allowing them to view their results and images on the revolutionary patient portal.

The radiologists are board certified, subspecialty trained physicians, including world-renowned experts in the field. Their specialties include women's imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, and more.

Zwanger-Pesiri is built around core values of care, compassion and empathy. We keep the most caring people on our staff and the newest equipment in our offices. For eight straight years, Zwanger-Pesiri has been voted the Best Radiology/MRI on Long Island in the “Bethpage Best of Long Island” contest.