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

If you have health care and wellness needs in these areas, or a need for a second opinion, the Dashing Whippets encourages you to consider these providers.  (You should always choose and see the health care provider with whom you feel most comfortable.)

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.”   Please see Dr. Weisenfeld’s many blog posts on issues of concern to runners and athletes, at our team blog “The Running Dog”.

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.

Please see Dr. Rosen’s many blog posts on issues of concern to runners and athletes, at our team blog “The Running Dog”.

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

Custom Performance

Custom Performance is a high-performance clinic offering physical therapy, performance, and recovery services for runners of all abilities. Their mission is “empowerment through running,” and their vision is that all people have the opportunity to experience self-transformation through running.

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 very best.  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.  Custom Performance’s services include:

  • PT:  Orthopedic hands-on physical therapy, rooted in medical research.
  • Performance: CUSTOMFIT Running Analysis using Optogait technology, VO2-max, Lactate threshold testing; Personalized strength and running programs
  • Recovery: Massage and Normatec recovery boots, among others.
  • CP offers the AlterGPro Treadmill, discounted nutrition benefits, and memberships!

Dashing Whippets receive discounted prices, year round.  Click here to inquire!

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


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!    We provide:  Functional Assessment, Muscle Activation, Soft Tissue Release, and  Corrective Exercise.  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

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

Finish Line Physical Therapy

Finish Line Physical Therapy is the place where runners and endurance athletes go to get fitter, stronger, and faster and to remain injury-free.  With two locations in New York City, 12,000 square feet of space in its flagship office and the most advanced treatment equipment available, Finish Line PT provides prehab, rehab and recovery services for an active population.

“We at Finish Line PT are more than just a clinic; we are a community.  We are like-minded, goal-oriented athletes ourselves, and we are passionate about educating and empowering athletes to reach their individual finish lines.”

Finish Line PT’s State-of-the-Art Functional Toolbox includes:

*  3D Exercises to Build Mobility, Flexibility and Strength
*  Balance and Stability Training to Build Endurance
*  Functional Movement and Gait Analysis
*  Postural Restoration Breathing Techniques
*  Two AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills
*  NormaTec Compression Sleeves to Optimize Recovery
*  Manual Therapy Techniques for Increased Range of Motion

Dashing Whippets receive the following complimentary benefits:  Peak Performance Analysis (45-minute movement and gait analysis), one 30-minute trial run on the AlterG, and a 30-minute session in the NormaTec compression sleeves.   Click here for information on how to redeem these member benefits.

Finish Line Physical Therapy
119 West 23rd Street, 3rd Floor        and   212 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10011                                  New York, NY 10022
(212) 486-8573 or

SDL Sports & Performance Chiropractic
SDL Sports & Performance Chiropractic

SDL Sports and Performance 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.