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Nick Mitchell
Nick Mitchell
Terry gets it. From his excellent treatment, questioning, investigative mind, and ability to correlate, you know where you stand instantly and what the next steps look like. I highly recommend Athletes Performance Care.
vicky kowalczyk
vicky kowalczyk
I saw Terry just twice and what he did helped me more than any other type of therapy. As a massage therapist myself, I need real bodywork. Terry is knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. His office is clean and welcoming. I will continue to go to Terry for medical massage. He’s the best!
Susan Conklin
Susan Conklin
A friend visiting from the West Coast had suffered an accident and was in great pain. When we walked through my neighborhood, we passed Terry’s office sign. She shared that Active Release Technique was the treatment that relieved her pain. A few years later, I had a knot deep inside my back that would not cease regardless of where I went for relief. Remembering her words, I described my pain to Terry Stein. It took only one treatment; he knew what to do. The pain never returned!
Emily Wohlferd
Emily Wohlferd
Terry Stein is a kind, patient and knowledgeable professional. It is obvious that he cares deeply about his work and helping his clients. I recently came into his office with a sports related injury where he was able to pin point the issue and help to remedy my pain and functionality. I highly recommend him and his work.
ronit sucoff
ronit sucoff
I discovered Terry Stein through the main ART website at a time when I was in great pain and desperate for a knowledgeable practitioner who could help me. Terry took the time to evaluate my condition and was able to identify the exact source of my discomfort and deliver great relief over 3 sessions. I highly recommend his services. You won’t regret it. Sincerely, R.S.
Doug Milano
Doug Milano
I had an amazing experience with Terry. Not only was he super informative, but was able to fix a nerve issue preventing me from running. Thank you !!!
Brian M
Brian M
After receiving a referral from a friend, I made an appointment with Terry to treat a neck/shoulder injury from birth. Over the last 35 years, I have been treated by a number of chiropractors and physical therapists who were only able to provide moderate short-term relief. In just one session, Terry was able to completely alleviate the pain and lack of mobility I had in my neck. I met with him for two additional appointments to treat other areas. By the 3rd and final treatment I was completely pain free. Terry is extremely knowledgeable in the area of ART. He takes time to understand the areas of discomfort and does an excellent job determining the root causes before treating. I highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Art Kalish
Art Kalish
My experience with Terry was much better than I could have hoped for. After 1 session I was pain free and could walk comfortably once again. The short duration of pain during the session was definitely worth the long lasting time of no pain and no twinges in my hip and thigh. I am no longer considering hip replacement. Thank you Terry Stein.
Kevin Hearney
Kevin Hearney
Struggle for 6 weeks with ITB pain. Tried all the standard protocols. Rest, stretching, rolling, heating, etc.. Nothing was working, and I was sidelined from running for 6 weeks. Friends referred me to Terry Stein. After 3 sessions with Terry, I was ready to start running again. First week we slowly tested out the leg, within a week, I was back in action!!! Thank you terry!

I Haven’t Had A Migraine Since

I visited Terry Stein for an injured quadriceps muscle, at that visit Terry took an extensive medical history learning that I had migraines very often.

After resolving the quadriceps injury Terry took on the
migraine syndrome using ART techniques.

I had been under care at several prestigious NYC health care institutions which involved years of trying every type of migraine relief drug available—– I continued drug therapy with a new neurologist when I moved to Long Island several years ago.

After 5 sessions of intense work on the base of my head Terry had untangled muscles, tendons, and nerves that had been whiplashed into compression over 20 years ago.

Thanks to Terry’s knowledge, focus, skill, and thoroughness of treatment I am now slowly coming off a migraine management drug that had never seemed to help but was all that I had to mitigate symptoms.

I haven’t had a migraine since I finished ART.

Thank you Terry Stein. I cannot recommend you highly enough to balance out the huge change ART made in my day-to-day life.

Thank you for all you do.

Meggin Chinkel, June 2019


Mr. Terry Stein, LMT, ART is a highly skilled Massage Therapist and ART practitioner who possesses an unparalleled ability to effectively diagnose and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries. As a Physical Therapist I have referred many of my own patients to Terry who have praised him for his professionalism, talent, caring nature, and unique ability to “look outside the box” in treating difficult cases. I have seen firsthand his ability to successfully treat many of my own patients, as well as helping me personally with my own injuries.

Dr. George Ciresi, PT, DPT, MSPT

I Couldn’t Have Done it Without You!

I had been running for 6 years, many marathons and triathlons, all with hip discomfort that affected my performance. I honestly thought it was just a part of my natural makeup until I finally heeded a friend’s advice and went to see Terry while training for my toughest race to date, a 72 mile run through the mountains. After a few sessions I couldn’t believe I was able to run with a mobility in my hip I have never experienced before. I completed the grueling Georgia Death Race and the treatment I received from Terry played an integral role. Thank you Terry, I tell all my friends about you!

Jennifer Kimpel

First race in 16 months

I ran my first race in 16 months in Long Beach on 3/26. While I ran a little slower than I have in the past, I finished with no pain. Thanks for your help in getting me back to running again.

Bill Britz

I’m pain free!

Thank you so much for fixing my hip! South Africa went well! I finished, which was my goal. Two weeks until Ironman Maryland and I’m feeling great. Can’t thank you enough! I’m pain free!

Elisabeth Sorrenson

Physically Active Husband and Dad

I found some time to run this morning and I have to say that in over 3 years I have not been able to run without tightness or discomfort in my calves until today. I’ve tried changing my running shoes, acupuncture, changing my running style, even changing my diet. It is really blowing my mind. I am so psyched!!! I still have a little discomfort in my right heal and my right Achilles. I believe we made an appointment for 10 am on Wednesday but my phone battery died before I entered the calendar appointment. Can’t wait to discuss my hip.

Shawn Noonan


Following a long spring season of training and races, including wins at the USATF 50K Road National Championships and the 2018 Long Island Marathon, I developed some pain in my lower leg that persisted for over a month and more importantly, kept me from doing what I love most – running! After three MRIs and consults with multiple orthopedists, it was suggested that I should get tested for compartment syndrome, which requires surgical treatment. At this point, few doctors had even bothered to touch the leg that was in pain. So before undertaking a long and potentially invasive process, I went to Terry Stein. Within a few treatments with Terry, my lower leg pain had subsided considerably (and made it clear that I did NOT have compartment syndrome). Within a couple of weeks of treatment, I was running pain free and felt like myself again. Terry took the time to manually address and manipulate muscles at the site. He additionally recognized a misalignment in my lower body that was easily corrected by customized A-line insole inserts. I had nearly given up hope of training and racing again this year, but thanks to Terry I’m training for a fall marathon, which means I am one step closer to chasing down a dream of qualifying for the marathon 2020 Olympic trials.

Gabrielle A. Russo, Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University