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!

Veronica G.

I highly recommend New York Custom PT.  They have a great staff and a great facility.  Cat is a great PT.  She did my initial running analysis and I've worked with her for the last few months to rehab a running injury I've had for the past few years.  We've worked a lot on form which has helped my running tremendously.  I'm seeing the results of my work with her and my next step is to plan some race goals.

Kim M.

This is a great PT practice!  After a few unsuccessful attempts to get over a nagging injury, I was looking for a fresh start that connected my treatment plan to my running goals. The initial evaluation, which included a very informative look at my running gait was comprehensive and personalized to the feedback I provided about prior attempts to treat my injury.  After only a few visits, I am starting to feel confident with my at home exercises as well as see progress towards my goal.  If you are not injured, go get the gait analysis...this is a great opportunity to prevent future issues!

Peter G.

The team at New York Custom PT are just plain great--super friendly, amazing at their work and very, very positive! Cat is always available for questions and just recently helped me set a target goal as I recover from Injury. The team there works hard to create a sense of community and to that end, supports the larger running and sports community throughout NYC.  I highly recommend them for anyone that needs top notch PT.

Bill G.

Wendy is amazing and has kept me in the game since my first marathon in 2009. I've completed 4 full and dozens of halfs and I'm still getting faster. Would not have happened without her advice, training and PT. She is always spot on with her analysis, diagnosis and therapy recommendations.

Marcello S.

Great therapist!! Great location & facility. Call now if your injured or need a running analysis.

Shan H.

Visited twice each time got some valuable feedback on gait imbalances. I am an overly critical person at times and not easily convinced. Often when told something I have to see for myself. Without getting into specifics, I scheduled a follow up to answer some questions as well as assuage some doubts; to see if what I was told held up to scrutiny. It did! 

I trust their insights now 100% and that is the best complement I can give. NY Custom not only provides gait analysis, but an ability to measure improved mechanics numerically and visually using video capture and angles. They will also give you exercises to improve your gait. 

An ability to measure improvement s d gait changes over time, and to have instructions and assigned exercises targeted towards strengthening form is what makes this service an outstanding addition to your training. I am a recreational runner, and a believer in this service.