athletic performance

what to expect

We understand athletes, injury recovery and performance. Whether you’re a professional, elite, collegiate, high school or recreation athlete, we can help speed your injury recovery, expedite your return to play and take your performance to the next level.  

Our Championship services are provided by the collaborative services of Lisa Chase, PT CFMM, OMPT, Astym Cert. and Nishin Tambay, MD. Find more information about Dr. Tambay.


injury treatment and prevention a new paradigm

Injuries have a profound impact on the performance of a professional athlete. They can be one of the most challenging physical and mental demands an athlete can face. Many players compete with injuries and only get intermittent treatment, which over time can lead to serious injuries. Such injuries shorten careers and prevent athletes from fulfilling their potential.

Emerging evidence suggests injury risk is multifactorial. The traditional approach of treating the injured body part alone does not address the complex factors involved in creating the injury and limiting recovery.

We believe that our specific combination of cutting edge medical and rehabilitative services developed through years of clinical experience, critical analysis and application of research supported models have a powerful effect leading to:

  • Rapid pain reduction & recovery from injuries
  • Reduced incidence of future injuries
  • Maintain a high performance throughout the season
  • Improved performance & recovery consistency over the season
  • Less burnout & longer careers

Pressure is a privilege - it’s what you do with it that matters

-Billie Jean King

treatment model for the injured athlete: how are we different?

Our experience, based on treating multiple professional athletes from various sports, is that most athletes, when injured, are evaluated by sports physicians and therapists who utilize the traditional medical model that focuses on assessing and treating only the injured body part. Very often, this evaluation and treatment is completed at a tournament site where there is a limitation of time and lack of individualization. Additionally, extensive travel and interaction with different health care providers may compromise continuity of care. While this can certainly be valuable for short-term improvement of symptoms, rapid pain relief and prevention of future injuries often does not occur. We believe that we can make a difference by providing continuity of care through our highly individualized approach throughout the season.

Our model consists of an innovative, eclectic and holistic approach to evaluate and treat professional athletes, which includes:

  • Comprehensive orthopedic assessment
  • Assessment of global movement patterns
  • Assessment of spinal & joint movement patterns
  • Assessment of soft tissue patterns
  • Sports specific integration
  • Unique application of acupuncture
  • Nutrition & stress reduction
  • Integration of cutting edge technology & products
  • Collaboration with other medical experts, the athlete, agent & coach

injury expertise

  • Spine injuries, including sprains, strains & disc herniation
  • Upper extremity injuries involving shoulder, elbow & wrist joints
  • Lower extremity injuries involving pelvis, hip, knee & ankle joints
  • Abdominal & rib injuries

injury prevention model for the healthy athlete

Professional sports put high demands on an athlete’s body. Long hours of practice and competition, fitness training, travel, external pressures, environmental/surface changes are just a few challenges an athlete faces on a daily basis.

These repetitive stressors frequently lead to sensations of muscle tightness, joint stiffness, muscle aches and pains which are very often early warning signs for more serious injuries that can occur. It is common for athletes and coaches to ignore these signals as they are often considered to be “part of the sport”. In fact, these warning signs closely correlate with abnormal movement patterns. Identifying these patterns in the healthy athlete is one of the most important strategies to prevent injuries from occurring.

Our unique program includes our comprehensive movement analysis supported by research, and involves input from the player and coach in order to identify all risk factors. This program can be incorporated at any point in the season. Our recommendation is to do the initial assessment during the off-season, and then utilize periodic re-assessments and interventions to achieve peak performance for major tournaments, events, and games.

Lindsay Davenport receives treatment from Lisa Chase at the New Haven Open

Lisa Chase tends to Tatiana Golovin at the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in Miami

Lisa Chase treats Elena Dementieva at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

championship package – signature services

This package includes a select number of services for annual membership fee.

  • Off-season assessment & injury prevention and/or recovery
  • In-season injury prevention & treatment
  • Access to sports specific educational information & products to maximize performance and prevent injuries
  • Direct access to Lisa Chase, PT, OMPT and Nishin S. Tambay, MD
  • Tournament performance services (includes 3 tournaments)

À la carte services, which can be selected in any combination:

  • Off-season assessment & injury prevention and/or recovery
  • In-season injury prevention and treatment
  • Access to sports specific educational information & products to maximize performance and prevent injuries
  • Tournament (off-site) performance services

For further information about services & pricing, please contact Lisa Chase, PT, CFMM, OMPT, Astym Cert. at 727-362-6866.

healing for the body. performance for life