Dr. Kaan Celebi DPT, OCS, SCS is a leading sports therapist in the Long Island area who helps runners and athletes move and feel better and return to the sports they love. With 9 years of experience, he holds a doctorate degree from Touro College with post-graduate training including a sports medicine residency at the University of Delaware, an intensive training program in sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. He has dual board certifications through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in sports (SCS) and orthopedics (OCS), holding the highest training/specialty certifications available for physical therapy professions.
Kaan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as a level 1 USA Olympic performance coach. When not in the clinic he has also assisted with courses and teaching in the various PT programs on long Island including Stony brook, Touro, and LIU.
Kaan cares for both the competitive and recreational athlete. His specialties include prevention and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and post-operative care with special consideration to ACL and running injuries.
In time away from rehab & Performance academy, Kaan loves to stay active - working out, playing soccer, flag football, and volleyball. He lives right here In the Commack/Hauppauge area with his wife Danielle and their two princesses Kaira and Leyla.
Dr. Chris Smith DPT, OCS is one of Long Island’s prominent physical therapists who has developed a passion for helping runners and athletes alike return to their respective sports and activities feeling healthier, stronger and more confident than ever before. After Chris graduated from Touro College with his doctorate degree in physical therapy, he focused his specialty in the field of orthopedics, obtaining his board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Wanting to not only just help athletes recover from injury but to maximize their performance and prevent injuries, Chris continued his education further by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a USA Weightlifting level 1 performance coach, as well as a USA Track and Field level 1 running coach.
During his career, Chris has taken a special interest in runners and running related injuries as he has been plagued himself by achilles and knee pain training for races. He has taken a variety of running related courses and has learned from many of the worlds leading thinkers and running specialists in order to best serve his local running community. Chris understands how important running is to both competitive and recreational athletes, and has made it is goal to help keep all athletes running and performing at this highest level.
Outside of RPA, Chris enjoys being outside and staying as active as possible - usually training for his next race, going to the beach with his family, or if he’s lucky getting 18 holes in on the weekend with his parents. Chris has an amazing wife Cyndi and 2 beautiful children Hudson and Harper.