Sports Medicine Specialist

Move Well MD -  - Integrative Medical Center

Move Well MD

Integrative Medical Center located in Financial District, New York, NY

Injuries common to athletes require special treatment options, which is why the staff at Move Well MD in lower Manhattan, New York, and New York's financial district offer a sports medicine service. It's a specialty that focuses on common problems that athletes face whether they play pee-wee ball or in the big leagues. The combination of chiropractic care, physical rehab and innovative treatments such as stem cell therapy help get both the novice and the serious athletes back in play.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine deals with challenges people face when they push their bodies to the limit by participating in a sport. Dr. Ben Gruen and the staff at Move Well MD don't just treat injuries related to sports-play; they help athletes develop strategies to prevent them, as well. They provide a non-surgical treatment option for a variety of musculoskeletal problems while helping patients maximize their physical skills.

Is sports medicine limited to athletes?

Not really, although, they do make up a significant proportion of the clientele. Sports medicine specialists work with patients at any level of fitness. It's about taking control of your fitness level and doing it safely and efficiently to avoid hurting yourself.

What is involved in sports medicine?

It is a well-rounded medical discipline, meaning there are many different service options. It depends on what each patient needs, really. It starts with an evaluation of the patient to decide what the challenges are and develop solutions for them. A patient that comes into Move Well MD looking to get back into shape has different concerns than a high school football player, for example. Some possible options include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Fitness planning

Any patient can come to Move Well MD and find answers to problems no matter what is going on with their bodies.

Is sports medicine the same thing as rehab or physical therapy?

Physical therapy may be a part of sports medicine, but they are different. Physical therapy is a service that helps patients regain their flexibility as they heal from an injury or medical condition. Sports medicine is more of an umbrella term that covers anything that affects someone doing a physical activity or playing a sport. Dr. Gruen might see a patient as part of his sports medicine service and include physical therapy in the comprehensive care plan.

What are some common injuries related to a physical activity?

That depends on many factors. Professional athletes see different problems than casual ones, but a few common concerns include:

  • Sprain
  • Muscle strains
  • ACL tear
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Groin pull
  • Tennis elbow

Specialists in sports medicine work to heal current injuries, as well as prevent future ones.


At Move Well MD in Manhattan located in the downtown financial district of lower Manhattan, NY, NY 10038, we use an integrated system of care to relieve pain, improve range of motion and help you to move well again! We are just a few short path train stops away from Hoboken, NJ and Jersey City, NJ.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Here is a list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO Blue Texas & – Blue Essentials Access (HMO*)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas