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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

Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels’ star outfielder, will undergo surgery tomorrow for a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left thumb. The injury occurred – as most of these do in baseball – when the 25 year-old slid into second on a stolen-base attempt on Sunday. Trout, who throws and bats right handed, had an MRI later that day that confirmed the tear. This will be Trout’s first stint on the DL and it will be for a significant period.

We talk about the UCL at the elbow a great deal in baseball, as it is the ligament most often torn by pitchers and subsequently reconstructed with the Tommy John procedure. At the base of the thumb, just as at the elbow, the UCL

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On Monday night, the San Antonio Spurs bowed to the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. It wasn’t much of a contest. After another stellar regular season, early playoff injuries robbed the Spurs of veteran point guard, Tony Parker (quad tendon rupture), and the electric small forward, Kawhi Leonard (ankle sprain). On Saturday, when Spurs’ center/power forward, David Lee partially tore his patellar tendon, it was all but over.

Patellar Tendon Ruptures
Most ruptures of the patellar tendon occur when

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The Boston Celtics announced on Saturday that Isaiah Thomas, their 28-year-old star point guard, re-aggravated a “right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear” in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland. The injury will keep him out for the remainder of the playoffs and may require surgery. The initial insult to the hip occurred on March 15th and it was evidently exacerbated in a semifinal round contest on May 12th.

What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)?

When abnormal contact occurs between the head (ball) of the femur and the acetabulum (the socket), it generally results in

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Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10 day DL last Sunday with what was reportedly diagnosed as a rotator cuff strain. He had evidently tried to work through discomfort in his last two outings, the combination of which caused his ERA to jump from 0.79 to 3.55.

Four muscles that serve different functions essentially fuse at the shoulder to form the rotator cuff tendon. However,

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Jeurys Familia, The Mets’ 27-year-old closer, was diagnosed with an arterial blood clot in his right shoulder yesterday. Though he’ll likely be out for a while, if not the duration of the season, Familia is fortunate that this was caught now. Further testing is underway to determine if surgery is indicated.

A study that examined the effects of throwing on upper extremity arterial blood flow found that

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Those Pesky Obliques

On any given day there are a significant number of MLB players out with oblique strains. These injuries can keep a player on the DL for longer than expected. Here’s a little insight as to what these muscles do and why injury is so prevalent.

First a little background on the “core”

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

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


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Phone: 917-862-3570 Phone Hours: 9AM – 8PM PST
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