Beth S.

Such a great facility, and Lisbeth is amazing! She is helping me get back to healthy running, something I've been missing out on for several years now.

Alisa S.

I was EXTREMELY injured with a hip bursitis injury a month into my marathon training. Kathleen was amazing in the right strategy with a mixture of exercises, alter G running and easing back into running. I was able to complete the marathon because of Custom PT's help and I didn't even have any hip pain! They are also extremely accommodating as I had to change my PT time almost every week. I love it here!

Stephen D.

I've been working with Kathleen at Custom PT for several months now and have had a stellar experience. I originally presented with plantar fasciitis developed during marathon training. From the outset Kathleen gave me some great pointers to improve my gait and form and most importantly help me understand what's going on with my feet, tendons, muscles, hips etc. and what exacerbates problems. For me each PT session starts with stretching, targeted work on the issue at hand (thumbs up for Graston technique!), followed by excercise practice (progressing over time) and finally either heat/cold, recovery boots or taping. I feel I'm making real progress building strength and awareness which will hopefully help head off potential injuries in the future. Everyone at Custom PT is ridiculously friendly and helpful!

Sarah D.

The team at NY Custom PT is amazing. I have been going there since October 2016 after hearing about them through my run club, Mile High Run Club. The team is very professional and they are actionable -- if you do the work they tell you to do, then you'll see improvements. I had IT band issues right before the 2016 NYC Marathon and unfortunately had to pull out. They helped me make that decision and then helped create a game plan for a May 2017 marathon. I ended up doing a 23 min PR at that marathon (3:51:29). I'm thrilled with their service and will definitely continue to use them in the future. I also love the perks such as the recovery boots which are really helpful during marathon training.

Sami J.

My PT Center for life.
For nearly 2 years, suffering from hip flexor issues, so running was always painful.
Referred to PT Custom and my first session was on 31st of March 17. The only promise, after the evaluation, I received from Cat was: I'll get you ready for Brooklyn Half Marathon, don't worry.
On 20 May 17 ( 50 days after my 1st session) , I ran my 1st half Marathon in 2 years, pain free. 
Thank you Cat, Jordan and all the friendly staff there.

Rory C.

Custom PT is the best!!! They really care about their clients. Your goal becomes their goal and they want you to achieve it! About a month into my 16 week training for my 2nd marathon I started to get severe knee pain. The pain would kick in after about a mile or two and it made it hard to finish training runs, especially the long runs every week. I started going to a different physical therapist that will remain nameless, but after two sessions there I knew I would never make it to the marathon if I stayed there. So I googled running physical therapist and Custom PT came up in my search. I knew after reading the info on their website this was the type of place I needed. I made an appointment with Cat and she was amazing from day one. The first thing she had me do was run on a treadmill while she recorded it. We then watched the video and she told me what I was doing wrong, gave me a couple of cues to try and had me run again and recorded it. We then watched the videos side by side and there was a vast difference just from the simple cues she gave me. We then went through a series of exercises to strengthen muscles that were weak and not being activated that can cause the pain I was experiencing. The video analysis is such an amazing tool at pinpointing what could be causing the injury. She also encouraged me to do the exercises at home and continue running and training with the cues we had worked on earlier. Since my training plan had been disrupted do to the injury she helped me create a plan that would give me the best chance at making it to the marathon healthy and ready. Every time I went in they worked on massaging my IT bands, stretched me out and then put me through an intense workout that was purposely created to strengthen the weaknesses in my legs. The strength training exercises were what I needed and what my training was lacking. I highly recommend Custom PT if you are a runner with an injury and need help getting back on track to achieve your goals. You meet with someone 1 on 1 that cares and wants to help you make it to your race. The entire staff and management are incredible and are super easy to work with. I always looked forward to going to physical therapy and always felt better and stronger after leaving each session. Even missing a few weeks of training due to my injury I still crushed my goal of beating my previous marathon time, my legs felt great the next day and recovery time was very minimal. I couldn’t have done it without Custom PT! Thank you Cat, Greg and Jordan who were the staff I worked most closely with over the last few months.

Emma P.

As a former Division 1 distance runner -- and running nerd for life -- I've been really frustrated when dealing with persistent hamstring tendinopathy that started during my final track season last spring. After moving to New York in the summer, I needed someone who understood my love for running and who took my urgent need to heal as seriously as I did. Starting PT in September, it has been a long road, but despite the persistent nature of this injury, Kathleen has stuck with me every step of the way. She's given me massage work and graston therapy, countless exercises, a run-walk program, and 2 gait analyses. She's supported me through a cortisone and PRP injection, and sent me several articles and detailed descriptions of the injury itself and my underlying mechanical issues. Now, she's coaching me through a gradual return-to-running program using Custom Performance's Alter-G and state of the art mini-gym, and helping me to transition to a running club when I'm able to. I even got to meet many of my lifelong running idols, Kara Goucher, Sara and Ryan Hall, and Stephanie Rothstein Bruce, at Custom Performance's amazing Empowerment Through Running event leading up to the NYC marathon in November. Overall, Custom PT and Performance is SUCH a gem! Come for the people, stay for the Alter-G and awesome running connections and events, and have faith that no matter what you're dealing with, the folks at Custom Performance can help.

Isabel L.

Every time I walk out of here I think to myself, "God, I love coming to therapy." I genuinely look forward to it every time I have an appointment. Kathleen is not only nice and attentive, but she really pushes everyone to do their best. She is always available to answer questions and provide guidance. I wouldn't trust anyone else.

Kaitlyn F.

Over the last three+ months, I trained for my first marathon with the help of NY Custom PT.  They are amazing.  Everyone who works there is kind, considerate, and understanding.  They took into consideration my past experience and helped me adjust various elements of my running to heal certain injuries, prevent others, and get me to the start/finish healthy and happy.  They are intuitive and will listen to your goals and help you reach them.  I appreciated not only the physical therapy but mental aspect that they provided.  They provide their undivided attention when helping train clients for events such as a marathon or half-marathon or recovery from an injury.I could not have made it to the start AND finish healthy and without them.  The facility is top-notch and was just expanded to include a full equipment area.  I cannot say enough positive things about this PT clinic and highly recommend checking it out!

Amanda M.

I've been working with Kathleen for a couple months to strengthen a weak/injured hip flexor and she is a rockstar. She has a fantastic long-term approach that incorporates cross-training, strengthening, stretching, and a running plan with their running coach, Chris Forti. Our sessions are intense and she's great at rehabilitation, but she knows that long-term performance is critical and is helping me hit the pavement better and stronger than ever. The whole team at Custom PT is friendly and helpful. They're knowledgeable, professional, and very caring. They have a beautiful facility with awesome resources/cool technology that aid in the recovery process. For training and recovery, this is really the place to go.

Cody R.

NY Custom PT is great! I worked with Cat for many months: first to resolve the IT Band Syndrome I was experiencing, then some Posterior Tibial issues, and finished with some maintenance to stay healthy throughout the running/triathlon season. I finished the season strong, running better than I ever have, with many PRs and no injury re-occurrences all thanks to Cat and NY Custom PT's help along the way. I highly recommend their PT services!

Rick A.

The best PT experience I've had.  As a runner, lots of pt's will simply tell you to not run.  The staff here was amazing and worked with my training to get me healthier, stronger, all without abandoning my training plans.

Matt V.

Phenomenal staff that really listen to both what you verbally say as well as what your body is saying. I've gone back to them again and again. They help you fix your running mechanics as opposed to simply resolving the symptoms. The running analysis was worth every penny. I am without a doubt a better runner because of the guidance I've received. It was also great to know that when I had an injury completely unrelated to running that I was also in completely qualified hands.

Eva F.

NY Custom PT & Performance is FANTASTIC!  I strongly recommend going there for any physical (and mental!) therapy, or just for simple recovery tools or for running analyses.  They are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and well-resourced (e.g., plenty of staff, clothes for you to change into, towels, lots of equipment, etc.).  The facility is very clean and they also have lots of healthy snacks.  They offer a wide variety of services on top of working with a physical therapist, such as acupuncture, massages, and boot compression, and also has many running specific tests such as VO2 Max and gait analysis.  The people are great, and I always look forward to going there (in fact, I always try to find an excuse to drop by).  Great experience all around!

Jenna M.

I cannot speak highly enough about NY Custom PT & Performance. I have been a runner for 12+ years, running competitively in both high school and college, yet I have found that even in my adult running life I still have more to learn! After suffering the start of achilles tendonitits, I decided to give NYCustomPT a try. Not only did their team effectively treat my injury while keeping me running, but I learned much more about my running form. My PT sessions helped to strengthen my achilles, but also to strengthen my form and overall running efficiency. A truly individualized experience. Wendy and Cat are both equally wonderful PTs and true professionals. The entire team work to encourage, strengthen, and empower their clients through evidence based practices. Best PT experience I have ever had!

Kaitlin F.

Over the last three+ months, I trained for my first marathon with the help of NY Custom PT.  They are amazing.  Everyone who works there is kind, considerate, and understanding.  They took into consideration my past experience and helped me adjust various elements of my running to heal certain injuries, prevent others, and get me to the start/finish healthy and happy.  They are intuitive and will listen to your goals and help you reach them.  I appreciated not only the physical therapy but mental aspect that they provided.  They provide their undivided attention when helping train clients for events such as a marathon or half-marathon or recovery from an injury.I could not have made it to the start AND finish healthy and without them.  The facility is top-notch and was just expanded to include a full equipment area.  I cannot say enough positive things about this PT clinic and highly recommend checking it out!

Elen A.

The best PT experience I've ever had--A+ and golden stars galore. I went in with a foot injury two weeks before a half marathon, and was able to recover and make it through the race with little pain and no complications. As someone who hasn't received formal running training, I found their running analysis extremely useful--there were things about my gait, stride, and body that I had never noticed before (hello, excessive hip and shoulder movements!), and they were able to easily explain how my habits can contribute to injuries and also help me implement effective fixes. Their use of an app for training schedules and how-to videos is super useful. I've worked mostly with Cat, but have found everyone in the office to be extremely caring, knowledgeable, and responsive. And really fun to be around!

Christy C.

I love this place. They have significantly helped me with my running form and also got me back from a running injury very strong. They are the only physical therapists that have actually inspired me to keep going. Definitely recommend. The location is awesome too - right by grand central.

Cara F.

NY Custom PT is the absolute best. I have had knee injuries off and on for the past 5 years and I'm finally able to run regularly again now. I saw Wendy and she is phenomenal, as are all of the PTs there. They do everything - massage, graston, trigger point, stretching, strengthening, gait training, VO2 max testing, and I'm sure much more. They work on anything and everything that needs it (which, for me, was a lot after five years). By coming to Custom PT for a couple of months and doing my strengthening exercises (every day), I am so thrilled to be running again. I was starting to think I might never run again, but Wendy convinced me otherwise. When I finished up with Custom PT, they gave me an online training plan to keep up with my exercises and running after I left so I wouldn't re-injure myself, and I've found this helpful in keeping me on top of my exercises. NY Custom PT is filled with smart, talented, and delightful people. They are the best at what they do. I am extremely grateful (and so are my knees)!”

Claire L.

I highly recommend NY Custom PT to all my running friends. I went to them initially for a running evaluation, which was tremendously helpful. Since then, after changing my form my calves are no longer hurting (which they always have), and I'm running faster! I am a more efficient runner and my core is getting stronger.I also came in once I started getting a bit of knee pain while I was running. I was massaged and evaluated and took home some exercises to help alleviate my pain and make me stronger. These exercises were so helpful and I was able to run my last half marathon pain free! Their facility is very clean and the physical therapists are friendly and very professional. They specialize in sports, especially running, which is helpful for me because my last physical therapist was a generalist that didn't know the specifics of runners needs.I'm going to continue to come back to NY Custom PT for all my PT needs!