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Why FitScreen

FitScreen will establish your current fitness and musculoskeletal baseline, help you to devise an exercise strategy as well as guide the progression of your program.

What is FitScreen

FitScreen begins with a thorough assessment by Abby Sims, a licensed physical therapist with vast experience evaluating and treating orthopedic, sports and dance injuries.

Head to Toe!

FitScreen includes a detailed orthopedic history interview as well as an assessment of posture, alignment, muscle strength & flexibility, joint health and balance.


FitScreen is by appointment, with flexible hours from 8 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday & 9 AM – 2 PM Saturday.

Follow Up

The FitScreen report details the findings of the assessment and makes recommendations based on each client’s musculoskeletal profile. A 90-minute follow-up session presents an opportunity to review and explain the report.


Those with any musculoskeletal complaints who obtain a physician prescription for physical therapy may be able to receive partial reimbursement for services.



After completing an undergraduate degree with a concentration in Physical Education and pre-med coursework at Rutgers University, and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Duke University, Abby owned and operated Sports Training Physical Therapy, PC (STPT), a multi-site independent PT practice affiliated with the Sports Training Institute (STI). While associated with STI, Abby provided consulting services to establish affiliated PT sites in New York, California and New Jersey. After the 1996 sale of STPT to HealthSouth, Abby continued on as Director of three Manhattan HealthSouth locations until becoming a founding partner at Recovery Physical Therapy (RPT) in 2000. She relinquished her Director’s position at RPT in April of 2011 to relocate to Seattle.

In addition to lecturing at many sports medicine conferences and working with weekend warriors of all ages, Abby had the pleasure of providing care to countless professional and collegiate athletes, celebrities, and political figures during her physical therapy career. At present, Abby and her husband, sportscaster Dave Sims, divide their time between New York and Seattle, where Dave is in his seventh season as TV voice of the Seattle Mariners.

Abby serves as the Injury Expert for CBS New York where, since 2010, her Injury Breakdown Blog examines injuries in professional sports. She also blogs on health & fitness as well as sports injuries for Huffington Post, and Recovery Physical, where her blog earned a top ten mention for physical therapy blogs in 2012 @ In a ranking of the Top 30 Healthcare Blogs for 2012, Top Masters in Healthcare also rated Abby’s blog in the top three in Physical Therapy!
Along with her husband, Dave Sims, Abby developed and founded the AthletiSense® Communication Essentials program. AthletiSense® is a life skills program focused on media training, incorporating image building and communication skills with an emphasis on pulling off The Artful Interview. Abby and Dave provided media coaching to top tier Division One athletes throughout the US for a number of years and continue to do so, though now on a limited and selective basis that includes working with the Duke University Men’s basketball program. Many AthletiSense® alums presently shine on camera in the NFL and NBA!

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imagesThe Mets have cause for concern regarding third baseman David Wright’s recent diagnosis of spinal stenosis. Though Assistant GM, John Ricco, reportedly claimed “doctors aren’t that worried about it”, stenosis – which is a narrowing of the spinal canal housing the spinal cord and/or the exit points for the nerves (neural foramina) – isn’t something that just goes away.

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tenniselbow1When physical therapy (see more on this in Part I of this series) fails to eradicate symptoms, a variety of treatment alternatives are often utilized before surgery is considered. These include the following: Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy (PNT), Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP), and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT).

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tenniselbow1Tennis elbow – or lateral epicondylitis – is a common overuse injury amongst recreational tennis players (much less so pros) as well as those suffering from repetitive stress from a myriad of non-athletic causes. It most commonly occurs after age 40. Initially considered a “tendinitis”, or inflammation of the tendon, it is now widely accepted to be a “tendinopathy”, which is a degenerative condition that entails disruption of the tissues – described in greater detail below.

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searchA partial tear of the UCL — also referred to as a moderate (Grade 2) sprain — causes laxity (looseness) of the ligament. This, in turn, creates joint instability. The resulting instability places even greater stress on the surrounding tissues. The tissues often impacted by medial elbow stresses include the wrist flexor muscles…

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0By now you’ve probably heard that Chris Capuano – a 36 year-old left-hander and the Yankees’ projected fifth starter – left his exhibition start in the first inning on Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain. The injury came on a fielding play as he covered first base.

The role of the quadriceps in pitching:

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0It was another blow for the Yankees yesterday when Luis Torrens, a minor league catcher and top prospect from the international class of 2012 was diagnosed with a season ending labral tear in his right shoulder. Torrens, who will be 19 in May, is scheduled for surgery with Dr. David Altchek on March 5th.

A little about the shoulder labrum:

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FitScreen consultations are conducted in Seattle from April – September & selectively by appointment throughout the year.


New York City:
FitScreen consultations are conducted in Manhattan from October – February & selectively by appointment throughout the year (location to be announced).


Seattle Location

509 Olive Way, Suite 1045 (offices of Trevino Skin Care)
Seattle, WA 98101

Flexible Hours

Visit us by appointment from 8 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday
and 9 AM – 2 PM Saturday

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