Sports Medicine Clinic near Smithtown, NY

Your Partner in Athletic Wellness & Recovery

Smithtown Sports Medicine

Committed to Your Optimal Performance and Recovery

Welcome to True Sport Care, a sports medicine clinic located in Smithtown NY and serving all of Suffolk county. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals is passionate about helping athletes of all levels achieve their peak performance and recover from sports-related injuries. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone looking to maintain an active lifestyle, our clinic is here to provide comprehensive care tailored to your unique needs. With a focus on evidence-based practices and relying on our Olympic care experience, we combine chiropractic expertise with cutting-edge sports rehabilitation techniques to support your journey toward optimal wellness. At True Sport Care, we’re not just a clinic – we’re your partners in achieving true athletic excellence and reaching your next athletic peak.

Our Services

An athlete working with Dr. Marc Taczanowski, a sports medicine doctor near Smithtown NY

Sports Medicine:

Personalized Treatment Plans Tailored to Your Needs

Our sports medicine services are tailored to benefit our patients in a unique way. Rather than relying solely on diagnosis or condition-based approaches, we employ a protocol-based methodology that has shown higher success rates. Through meticulous assessment of strength, balance, and symmetry, we pinpoint the origins of your condition, enabling us to deliver the most effective and personalized treatment.

Sports injury treatment and rehabilitation

Sports Injury Treatment:

 Get Back in the Game Fast with Our Expertise

We prioritize continuity in your sport.  With our specialized system, we can typically resolve or drastically improve your situation even while you are playing your sport.  No shutdown is required!

Sports Physician working with an athlete during a sport rehabilitation session at True Sport Care sport medicine clinic near Smithtown NY

Sports Rehabilitation

 Rehabilitation Programs Designed for Speedy Recovery

Typical rehab programs take months to prove effective. We use the entirety of the kinetic chain to fix any muscle imbalances that contribute to your current injury or condition. Simply put, our programs get results faster!

sports massage near Smithtown NY

Sports Massage:

Relieve Muscle Tension and Promote Healing

Relieve Muscle Tension and Promote Healing
A good therapist has “intuitive hands.”  This means they are great at hunting for areas in need of treatment.  They also have “purposeful touch.”  This means they don’t just shred the area and create tons of soreness.  They can give you relief without doing damage.  

Physical therapist in Smithtown working with a crossfit athlete to rehabilitate an injury

Physical Therapy for Athletes:

Targeted Exercises to Improve Performance and Prevent Injuries

Your program should be specific to you!  Not simply your sport. Our approach is focused on identifying muscular imbalances and dysfunctional movement patterns by breaking down every move from a biomechanical standpoint. When these imbalances are corrected, our athletes can perform their moves more efficiently and improve their overall performance.

Sports chiropractor performing an adjustment on an athlete from St. James NY

Sports Chiropractor:

Expert Chiropractic Care for Musculoskeletal Health

Our doctors are certified sports chiropractors who provide Olympic level of service to all of our patients. The chiropractors in our Nesconset sports medicine office hold certifications as Diplomates OF THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC BOARD OF SPORTS PHYSICIANS (DACBSP) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians (CCSP), the only Sports Medicine Chiropractic certifications in the United States that are recognized by the American Chiropractic Association.

Why You Should Choose True Sport care as Your Sports Medicine Clinic Near Smithtown

It could be our modern office, our one-on-one approach, or our proven faster results.  It could be our affiliations with the highest levels of sport or it could also be intangible.  Many people find it hard to put into words but anyone who has come from another office whether it be Chiro or PT has said that we are VERY different. I can’t speak to what others are doing but I don’t know why everyone doesn’t practice this way. 

Experienced Sports Medicine Professionals with Proven Track Record

State-of-the-Art Facility and Advanced Treatment Techniques

Personalized Approach to Your Athletic Goals and Health

All major insurances accepted

Undivided doctor’s attention for the duration of your 30 or 60-minute session

About Us

Our Expert Team of Sports Medicine Specialists Serving Smithtown and Surrounding Areas

Whether it’s the local 15U Hockey team, the weekend warrior marathoner, or the Olympics, the docs at True Sport Care have seen it all in the world of sports injuries.  Not to mention they’ve been injured themselves so that helps in learning the best methods for resolving issues. 

Certified strength and conditioning coach
American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
Softball athlete
Volleyball athletes
Crossfit athletes
Soccer athlete
Olympic-level gymnast
An athlete working in a weight training room in the gym
Runner who finishes the race
high school football athletes in Nesconset

Common Conditions Treated in Sports Medicine

At True Sport Care, our goal is to provide Olympic-level sports medicine near St. James and Smithtown to anyone who is involved in athletic activities. That means anything from soccer and hockey to gymnastics, we have the knowledge and know-how to relieve pain, improve performance, and make your sport of choice the best experience possible. We have worked with athletes of any level (from Olympians and pro athletes to weekend warriors) and have helped them recover from a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Ankle sprains (acute or recurring)
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Any sprain or strain 
  • Any tendonitis, tendonosis, or tendonopathy
  • Any impingement 
  • Any rotator cuff issue including rotator cuff tears
  • UCL (Ulnar collateral ligament) injury prevention (mostly in baseball)
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Impingement
  • Labrum Tear
  • Runner’s knee
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Sever’s disease (heel bump in pre-adolescents)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Snapping hip
  • Achilles tendonitis


Rehabilitation (Therapeutic Exercise)
Joint manipulation (chiropractic adjustment)
Soft tissue manipulation (ART, Graston)
Taping (CKTP, Rocktape)
Sports Massage

We work with most insurance carriers.

Our sports medicine clinic is located at 62 Lake Avenue So, Suite C, Nesconset NY 11767. The office is within a short drive to Smithtown, St. James, Hauppauge and Lake Grove, NY.

DACBSP, CCSP, DACRB, CSCS, EMT, SFMA, FRC.  I can type the alphabet but in essence, the combined post-doctorate knowledge, specific to sports medicine, that the office possesses is unrivaled in the state and possibly the region.  

ASAP- we can typically get you in within 24.  We try to make accommodations for emergencies on the same day.  

We have taken in failed cases from PT’s, chiropractors, surgeries, etc.  Difficult cases are our favorite!  Our system technically should be everyone’s first choice when it comes to their musculoskeletal complaints.  But if they find their way to us last, at least they found us.  We can get them on the road to recovery.

Our system DOES put the onus on the patient.  Meaning, that we will treat, but we will more importantly guide the patient so that they can aid in the rehab process.  We may see someone 1-2X/week for 30-60 minutes.  There’s a LOT of time out of the office that can be put to good use.  Either doing daily rehab or starting to be more aware of things that may be upending our efforts.  We get patients very in tune with their environment and help them understand their potential triggers.  

We have a 3-visit promise.  We KNOW we should make great progress in the first three visits however for a full resolution of symptoms it may take a little longer.  It depends on how hard the patient would like to work.  The more they are willing to do on their own, the less they will need us! 

How are summer bodies built?  In the winter.  When are resilient athletic bodies built?  In the off-season.  It is often times easier to build a resilient body when the sports stress that is placed on the body is more controllable.  We do want external stresses however with games, practices, scrimmages, etc, it is harder to control those external stresses.  

Athletes of every level deserve to have the best treatment possible.  More importantly, they need to understand the “How” and “Why” of their injury.  We explain how their injury came about, how it affects their body and therefore they will have the tools necessary to prevent it in the future.  

Every professional athlete started somewhere.  With a solid team of sports medicine specialists supporting an athlete, their potential can be achieved.  Just about every athlete will experience an injury over the course of their career.  It is how well the injury is managed that dictates their trajectory.  

Our Long Island sports medicine clinic has a team of the best sports medicine professionals in the area ready to treat your injuries and improve your performance. We have 4 Sports Chiropractors, 1 Physical Therapist, and 1 Massage Therapist.  We have a trusted circle of Orthopedists, Acupuncturists, and other ancillary practitioners who we feel confident will treat our referrals with the same care and attention that we provide. 

A sports medicine physician is an MD who specializes in sports.  A CCSP is a chiropractor who specializes in sports.  

The key difference between a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (or Practitioner, depending on the state board) (CCSP®) and a Sports Medicine Physician lies in their training, focus, and approach to treating athletes and injuries in general.
A CCSP® is a chiropractor who has received specialized training in sports injuries and athlete performance optimization. They have a deep understanding of neurological and musculoskeletal functions, focusing on how these aspects influence athletic performance, particularly when dealing with stressed or injured tissues. This certification is an indication of a chiropractor’s commitment to advancing their knowledge in sports-related chiropractic care. For those who further their expertise, the DACBSP® – Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians – represents an advanced level of training.
On the other hand, a Sports Medicine Physician is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. They may come from various medical backgrounds such as family medicine, internal medicine, or orthopedics, and they receive additional training in sports medicine. Their scope is broader, often encompassing various aspects of physical health, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, performance enhancement, and managing chronic conditions through a sports-focused lens.

A sports medicine practitioner with a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) certification and an orthopedic sports medicine specialist differ in their training and treatment approaches. A CCSP is a chiropractor with specialized training in sports medicine, focusing on non-surgical methods like spinal adjustments and joint manipulation to treat sports injuries and improve athletic performance. Conversely, an orthopedic sports medicine specialist is a medical doctor with additional training in orthopedics, capable of performing both conservative treatments and surgical interventions for a wide range of musculoskeletal sports injuries. While both aim to enhance athlete performance and treat sports injuries, their methods and scope of practice vary significantly.

The difference between a sports medicine practitioner with a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) certification and a physical therapist lies in their educational background, treatment focus, and methods.
A CCSP is a chiropractor who has specialized training in sports medicine. Their focus is on diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries primarily through chiropractic techniques such as spinal adjustments, joint manipulation, therapeutic exercise programming and other non-invasive methods. They emphasize the neurological and musculoskeletal systems to enhance athletic performance and treat injuries.
In contrast, a physical therapist (PT) is a healthcare professional who specializes in physical rehabilitation. Their training is centered on helping patients recover from injuries, surgeries, or manage chronic conditions through exercises, stretching, and other physical modalities. PTs develop personalized rehabilitation programs to improve mobility, strength, and function, often working with a wide range of patients, not just athletes.

Reviews from our Patients

Jennifer E Dobbs
September 10, 2023

Dr. Marc and the entire team at TSC are the best. With an ankle injury the first week of the volleyball season, it was important to see the best and get back to playing asap. With Dr. Marc's expertise and care, my son was able to get back to full time playing in ONE DAY!!! Incredible! We can't thank him enough!

Jeannie Hynes
April 30, 2023

I cannot say enough about TSC. I recently saw Hope for an issue with my foot. I had had prior imaging and saw an orthopedist twice. No one could figure out why I was in so much pain. I was unable to walk or run on it without pain. Through a series of foot and leg movements, she was able to isolate various imbalances and weaknesses of my entire left leg. She gave me simple exercises and within a week’s time I was running again. Hope and the team are the best of the best!

Erica Fraiberg
March 9, 2023

When other doctors told me to stop running completely, Dr. Hope & TSC team got me through marathons 8-19. Hope has taught me how to strengthen my body to do all the things I want to be able to do. 6 weeks after major abdominal hernia surgery, I ran a Personal Best Half Marathon time. I do not think that would have happened if I did not have Hope's guidance.

Christine Porter
January 18, 2023

Dr. Abby is the absolute best chiropractor. I am a licensed massage therapist and have been to many different chiropractors in my life. She is hands down the best I have ever been to and I highly recommend her. She cares about her patients and finding the best treatment plan for each individual.

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What to Expect During a Visit to our Sports Medicine Clinic

1. First Consultation and Evaluation

During your first consultation, we will pepper you with questions pertaining to your chief complaint. This will be when we start formulating a list of suspected muscles to test. 

After finding the culprits, we will then target the issues with our soft tissue arsenal and teach you how to wake up the underused structures via our YouTube channel or App exercises. These are to be done daily so the reprogramming can take place faster. You will actually feel the changes within the first week

2. Frequency of Appointments

When someone is acute – meaning in a lot of pain – they can be seen multiple times in a week. More typically we schedule patients once per week initially. When we start gaining traction with their issues we start weaning them off from care. We have always said that the less you need us, the better the job we’re doing. 

3. Duration Of Treatment

Your visit to our sports medicine clinic will be filled with helpful treatments that you can’t do on your own. Your 30 or 60-minute appointment will be with the Doctor the entire time. We rarely leave your side so no lollygagging! Prepare to work. 

4. You Will Feel Better

Our goal is to make you feel at least 40-50% better on your first visit.

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