The Dashing Whippets Running Team is pleased to introduce our teammates and friends to our team Wellness Partners.

If you have health care and wellness needs in these areas, the Dashing Whippets encourages you to consider these partners for treatment.   (You should always see the health care provider with whom you feel most comfortable.)

The following have been reviewed by our Board, and we are pleased to recommend them.   Please let us know of your feedback and experiences with these providers.

Lori S. Wiesenfeld, DPM

Lori S. Weisenfeld, DPM
Sports and Running Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Specialist

Dr. Lori S. Weisenfeld is one of New York City’s most highly regarded sports podiatrists, with more than twenty years’ experience treating runners, athletes, and dancers from around the world.

Dr. Weisenfeld is a Clinical Advisor to the American Running Association, and has been a medical volunteer at the finish line of the New York City Marathon for two decades.   She is board certified in both podiatric surgery and podiatric orthopedics.  She is on staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Gramercy Surgery Center.   Dr. Weisenfeld is a graduate of Boston University and New York College of Podiatric Medicine.  She has special expertise in heel issues, neuroma, metatarsalgia, bunions, shin splints and conservative care of running injuries.

Dr. Weisenfeld says, “We take pride in our highly competent staff, and our ability to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to all our patients.   Our practice is proud to be associated with the Dashing Whippets Running Team.”

Lori S. Weisenfeld, DPM, FACFAS
161 Madison Avenue, Suite 7NE
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 947-2320 or By Email

Upper East Orthopaedics, P.C.

Upper East Orthopaedics, P.C.

Andrew L. Rosen, MD, FAAOS
Rachel E. Bergang, MD, FAAPMR

Upper East Orthopaedics, P.C. is committed to the finest care in orthopaedics and sports medicine.  The practice specializes in conditions of the knee, foot, hips and shoulders, with an emphasis on sports-oriented conditions.

Dr. Andrew Rosen and Dr. Rachel Bergang employ a combined approach of embracing the latest in modern technology while adhering to the time-honored principles of directly treating their patients.   The practice seeks to maintain close communications with outside primary care physicians and referral specialists.  The practice accepts many insurance programs.

Both Dr. Rosen and Dr. Bergang are subspecialty fellowship-trained and board-certified.  Each maintains a commitment to perpetual learning to improve their knowledge and skills by regularly attending medical conferences and reviewing the latest available literature.

Upper East Orthopaedics, P.C.
315 East 83rd Street
New York, N.Y. 10028

Custom Performance

Custom Performance is a high-performance physical therapy clinic that specializes in helping runners of all abilities achieve and exceed their goals.

Highly-regarded by doctors and coaches throughout the tri-state area, CP specializes in biomechanical running analysis and treatment programs for runners seeking to race at their peak performance.  CP’s Running Consultants (specially trained Physical Therapists with advanced certifications) work with each patient to set goals, evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and analyze biomechanics.

Using research-based techniques and a hands-on approach, they both rehabilitate injuries and work with healthy runners to optimize performance.  Custom Performance’s services include orthopedic physical therapy, CUSTOMFIT Running Analysis using Optogait technology, and VO2-max testing.  NYCPT accepts some insurances.  Dashing Whippets team members receive discounted service pricing and a special rate for VO2-max testing.

Custom Performance’s owner and Director, Wendy Winn, PT, OCS, is Board-certified in orthopedics and is a certified USATF coach, and active coach and runner.

Custom Performance
295 Madison Avenue (41st St.), Suite 1026
New York, N.Y. 10017
212-682-7860 or


Runner Clinic NYC

Runner Clinic NYC was founded by our Dashing Whippet teammate Russell Stram, a highly accomplished runner, licensed acupuncturist, and sports physical therapist. Runner Clinic NYC provides high-quality acupuncture and physical therapy to runners and non-runners alike.  Russ says, “We care for you to achieve your goals and improve the quality of your life.”

Runner Clinic NYC aims to treat the whole individual.  Its method, a blend of acupuncture, physical therapy and pilates, is an ideal treatment for all orthopedic and sports injuries that do not require surgery. The clinic is also skilled in supporting post-surgical recovery and can provide relief from everyday complaints.

Runner Clinic NYC
55 West 39th Street, Suite 708
New York, N.Y. 10018
(917) 484-0887

Body Balance Integrated Sports Massage Therapy

Owned by Nicole Kennelly, LMT, Body Balance NYC specializes in sports/medical massage, manual therapy treatments and integrated manual and movement sessions.  While relaxation massage can certainly be helpful, we do not provide Swedish or relaxation massage:

Your treatment will not be just a typical, general full body massage!  Our team of sports LMTs are trained in providing treatments customized to each individual.  This ensures you will receive the highest level of care and proper treatment and education about whatever it is you are coming in for.

See our Meetup page for special promotions for the Dashing Whippets — including a special introductory rate for a first visit, and a very special rate on a package of three sports massages (the offer is good through September 30, so act quickly).

Our specialty is sports and medical massage and manual therapy.   We use techniques such as orthopedic massage, trigger point therapy and neuromuscular therapy to deliver a result oriented treatment.

After an assessment and manual therapy treatment, there may be corrective exercise or self massage techniques that will help prolong the effects of your treatment.   We are honored to be part of your wellness team and we want you to be an active participant so optimal results can be achieved!    Our treatments include:

Headaches – TMJ – Jaw/Facial Pain
Neck/Back Pain – Disc Issues
Runners Knee – ITB/Hamstring Strain
Piriformis Syndrome – Sciatica
SI Joint Pain – Hip Pain – Hip Impinge
Achilles Tendinitis – Plantar Fasciitis
Gait – Breathing – Postural Dysfunction
We provide:   Functional Assessment, Muscle Activation, Soft Tissue Release, Corrective Exercise

Body Balance NYC
124 East 40th Street, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10016
(south side of East 40th, between Lexington and Park)
(212) 858-0019 or

SDL Sports & Performance Chiropractic
SDL Sports & Performance Chiropractic

SDL Sports and Chiropractic’s mission is to provide the best in chiropractic and sports and performance care.  Dr. Levine offers cutting edge Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston Technique.  Patients include active athletes, runners, Ironman competitors, office employees.  Whether recovering from surgery and maintenance care, patients report that these advanced techniques offer remarkable results.

Active Release Technique is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system-movement based that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Back pain, IT bands, sciatica, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, and knee problems are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved with ART.  Dr. Steven Levine is fully certified master in ART.

Graston Techniques is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissues and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue problems.

Please say you are with the team, as special rates are available for the Dashing Whippets Running Team.

SDL Sports & Performance Chiropractic
303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1502

New York N.Y. 10016
(646) 484-6480 or

Bauer Dental Arts

Bauer Dental Arts

Bauer Dental Arts is a boutique general and implant dental practice located on Manhattan’s upper east side.   Dr. Bauer specializes in personalized service, offering clear, concise, and anxiety-free dentistry.

Working closely with every patient allows Dr. Bauer to meet their individual needs and expectations.  Bauer Dental Arts’ friendly staff and comfortable office environment make patients feel at home the minute they walk through the door.

Dr. Bauer received extensive training and experience practicing as a dentist in the US Navy. Treating military personnel from all branches of the military taught him a practical approach to treating a broad range of dental conditions. Having a conservative outlook on dentistry enables him to maintain oral health while minimizing unnecessary procedures.

Bauer Dental Arts
435 East 76th Street, Suite A
New York, N.Y. 10021
212-288-4614 or

How to Become a Wellness Partner to the Dashing Whippets Running Team, Inc.

If you are a health care professional with interest in being associated with the Dashing Whippets Running Team, Inc. as one of our Wellness Partners, please contact our Sponsorship Committee at  One of our Board members will get back to you promptly regarding our screening process and our annual partnership rates.   Thank you for your interest.