The Center for Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s new Sports Medicine program specializes in injury prevention, performance enhancement and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Our team of highly-trained therapists work with the area’s top orthopedic specialists. They are part of The Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Network, and hold prestigious accreditations attesting to their expertise. Each team member offers specialized skills, significant experience and a dedication to improving patients’ lives.
The center also offers Return to Sports Programs to help athletes recover from injuries more quickly and return to sports safely. The Center for Rehabilitation has consistently maintained a patient satisfaction rating or 90 percent and above.
Foot or ankle injuries? Dr. Katherine Ma, a fellowship trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, is part of the hospital's team of physicians who work with trained physical therapists to help you recover faster. Click here to learn more about Dr. Katherine Ma and see a video where she talks about foot and ankle conditions on Health Smart, a health education show produced by NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital.
Call 914-734-3455 for an appointment or for more information.
Meet our Team
Chitra Taneja, PT, DPT, MS
Chitra Taneja has more than 10 years experience as a physical therapist and has worked as an athletic trainer for both high school and college sports teams. Chitra holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree as well as Master’s of Science degrees in Physical Therapy and Sports Psychology. She also holds Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Psychology and Education (Athletic Training). She has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 2002 and an Athletic Trainer since 1991. She is a member of APTA and NATA.
“I implemented the Athletic Training program and was head Athletic Trainer at South Suburban College in Illinois and also implemented the Athletic Training program and was head Athletic Trainer at Rye Country Day School. I served as the head Athletic Trainer for a semi-professional hockey team in Michigan. I have worked extensively with male and female athletes to help improve their performance and return to sports.’’
Renee Lemieux PT, DPT
Renee Lemieux graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. She completed a Master’s degree in Orthopedics with focus in manual therapy and then her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College in 2009. Her research was a pilot study exploring the efficacy of eccentric exercise in tennis elbow.
Main interests are movement re-education, postural training and manual therapy.
“I have worked at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital for the past 12 years in the orthopedic department and have had the privilege to treat several orthopedic conditions. My past experience as a professional dancer with a NYC base company has given me the opportunity to explore movement mechanics, core stability and the importance of postural training.”
Michael Del Grosso, PT
Michael Del Grosso received a Bachelor's of Science at NYIT and has been a post graduate of Hunter College's Physical Therapy program since 2007.
Following graduation, Michael worked for several medical facilities and schools throughout Westchester County and the Bronx including White Plains Hospital Center. He has experience in rehabilitating soccer, football and baseball teams including teams at Lehman High School. He specializes in Myofascial Release, and ART (Active Release Technique) and also uses the Maitland, Mulligan and McKenzie techniques in his work. Michael loves sports and has on occasion volunteered for the NYC marathon as a Physical Therapist in first Aid.
"I have a strong passion for healing and try to show empathy in my work with others. I feel as though my 'strong inner faith' and spirituality has helped motivated me to help heal people, prevent future injuries and help people reach the full potential of their physical abilities."