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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 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, reside in Seattle, where Dave is in his eleventh season as the TV voice of the Seattle Mariners.

Abby’s blog at, appears on’s 2017 list of Top 50 Therapy Blogs. She also serves as the Injury Expert for CBS New York where, since 2010, her Injury Breakdown Blog examines injuries in professional sports. Abby has also blogged on health & fitness as well as sports injuries for Huffington Post, and Recovery Physical, where her blog earned a top blog mention by CIT Capital for 2015 and  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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News, Tips & Helpful Information

Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores was placed on the DL on Friday and spent the weekend in the hospital to receive IV treatment for a knee infection. Evidently, Flores had played with discomfort for a couple of days before seeking medical attention.

Though this diagnosis may not sound like much, it is one that can be quite serious. It is considered an emergent condition with high risk of morbidity or mortality if not quickly and aggressively addressed.

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Mets’ first baseman Lucas Duda suffered a hyperextended left elbow in the fifth inning on Wednesday when Cesar Hernandez, the Phillies’ second baseman, tried to run out an infield hit up the first base line and ran into Duda’s glove with his left shoulder as he fielded the throw from the pitcher.

A hyperextension injury is one where…

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Gary Sanchez, right-handed New York Yankees catcher, and a relied upon contributor at the plate, evidently sustained what has been called a right biceps strain when fouling off a 97-mph fastball in Saturday’s fifth inning 5-4 road-loss to Baltimore. He exited the field after a painful practice swing, and has yet to undergo a complete diagnostic work-up

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Brain Foods: For General Health & Post Concussion Care

Following head injury, an anti-inflammatory diet is recommended. Though drinking coffee has been shown to benefit brainpower and protect against dementia, in the immediate post-concussion period, caffeine should be avoided  However,

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Eggs – Good Bad or Indifferent?

The push to cut down on eggs, particularly yolks, has tapered, with eggs now shown not to have the impact on cholesterol as previously thought. Most of the cholesterol in our bodies is produced naturally and does not come from our food. Eggs from a good source

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Whether dealing with the aftermath of an injury or simply seeking to optimize one’s health and wellness, there is wisdom in following a diet rich in foods considered to have anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is now recognized as a major contributor to a number of illnesses,

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

Flexible Hours

Visit us by appointment from 8 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday


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For additional information or to schedule a FitScreen consultation, contact Abby Sims:

Phone: 917-862-3570 Phone Hours: 9AM – 8PM PST
Email: Twitter: @abcsims

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