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About

Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Pain Management was founded on the principles of personalized holistic health. At our multidisciplinary facility in Islandia, we offer a wide range of services such as pain management, injection therapy, physical therapy, and medical massage in order to provide our patients with the most effective treatment options. Whether you are suffering from a chronic condition, sports injury, or acute pain, our team can assist you.

Some services we offer include:

  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Regenerative medicine including PRP
  • Facet steroid injections
  • Joint injections
  • Massage therapy
  • Injection therapy
  • EMG/NCV testing

Our team consists of board-certified physicians and physician assistants specializing in pain management. We begin by giving you a thorough evaluation and a complete physical examination, including any diagnostic tests that might be needed. Our professionals will treat you with the most modern techniques and in a compassionate manner. Once a treatment plan is developed, it may be composed of a single therapy or a combination of therapies.

Our team includes:

Jordan Sudberg MD, AAPM&R

Dr. Sudberg is the CEO and Medical Director of Spine and Sports Rehabilitation. Dr. Sudberg completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York. His Internal Medicine Internship was completed at Staten Island University Hospital.

Dr. Sudberg was a research scientist at Harvard University’s Massachusetts General Hospital in the tissue engineering department as well as a research scientist at Columbia University in the Department of Cardiology in the Exercise physiology lab studying the effects of cardiovascular exercise.

During his training in Pain Management, he developed a specific interest in Regenerative medicine techniques. Dr. Sudberg is certified and trained in ultrasound guided injections as well as viscosupplementation. He is additionally certified and trained at Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital in Nerve Conduction Studies. Dr. Sudberg’s specific areas of interest include Peak Performance, Elite fitness, and Regenerative Medicine.

 

His professional memberships include:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • Associate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography
  • AAPM&R-Medical Student Mentor
  • -Providing medical students with information about the field of PM&R and residency application process
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American Fitness and Aerobics Association

Dr. Sudberg speaks English and Spanish is a Certified Physical Trainer and Kinesiologist, as well as a USTA Tennis Instructor, as well as a former competition skier.

Thomas Lavigrata PA-C

Thomas Lavrigata is a board-certified Physician Assistant with over 12 years of orthopedic and pain management experience. He is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center PA Program and St. John’s University.  He spent 9 years as an orthopedic PA at the world renown Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City prior to joining us. His extensive experience as surgical first assist with spine surgery, total joint arthroplasty, sports medicine, hand, foot, and ankle surgery, pre and post-op inpatient care and management, make him a perfect fit for Spine and Sports Rehabilitation. His skill set in regenerative medicine and pain management procedures has distinguished him amongst his peers. Thomas’ charm and compassionate demeanor has earned him a fantastic reputation on Long Island and has led to long-lasting relationships with numerous patients.

Thomas earned his Certification for Physician Assistant from St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center and a Bachelor of Science from St. Johns University.

David Shapiro, DC

Dr. David Shapiro is a native Long Islander. His undergraduate studies were at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University in Missouri. He is a certified Primary Spine Care Practitioner who has been serving is a community for over 25 years. Since 1991 he has been relieving Long Islander’s pain and helping them recover from various injuries, including motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and sports-related injuries. As a certified personal trainer with personal experience in endurance athletics and weight training, he understands your personal goals. And will help you in any way possible to reach your maximum potential.

Sylvera Ann Voskamp, PT

Sylvera Ann Voskamp is a licensed physical therapist specializing in manual therapy and spinal mobilization. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Silliman Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences in 2014. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Sylvera has 5 years of clinical experience in acute, outpatient & home care physical therapy. Sylvera’s passion for her patients, along with her determination for them to achieve their goals, sets her apart from others in her field.

Aubrey Wilson, LMT

Aubrey is a 1998 graduate of the Swedish Institute, the oldest and most esteemed massage school in the country. Upon graduation, Aubrey was recruited to work for the USTA in Flushing, Queens for the annual U.S. Open Tennis Championships. He was one of two Crew Chiefs that ran the massage program from 2010 – 2013.

Specializing in Medical, Sports, and Deep tissue massage, Aubrey has treated some of the top tennis players in the world. Aubrey’s clientele ranges from Westchester to the Hamptons. He has also been featured in Hamptons magazine.

Aubrey is a personal trainer and tri-athlete, so he understands the injuries and sore muscles associated with working out first hand. Whether in need of a specific or general relaxation massage, Aubrey has something for everyone.

Christa Eppig, LMT

Christa

I have been a licensed massage therapist for fifteen years in the state of New York. I studied massage at New York College of Holistic Health in Syosset, NY.  It’s one of the most gratifying modalities I do because it allows me to not only help people feel “good” it allows me the opportunity to help people feel better from muscular issues that hinder their everyday lives.  I believe in educating clients regarding their body, helping explain why they may have aches and pains in their areas of complaint. I have worked under the guide of many Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, and Physical Therapists that have shown me techniques and explained common issues and injuries.

Most people look for massage for relaxation, which is wonderful, others come for help to relieve pain. I believe people should be massaged for overall health and to balance the body. 

Edward Gousse, LAc

Edward Gousse

Implementing a Traditional Chinese medical perspective, technique and philosophy allows me to address the patient in ways that Western medicine may not (given the state of our current “healthcare” system).

I keep my patients in a spotlight as the answer to their own disharmony, disorder, or disease.  The body can heal itself if given the change! This perspective makes clear that both the patient and I need to cooperate on many levels to bring the reality of healing to the forefront.

The relationship between myself and the patient is powerful and this contributes to the healing process.  I strongly believe the only goal that needs to exist is the patient’s vision of an ideal state of Well Being and the practitioner’s ability to bring that sense of Being into harmony with their goal.

Together, we are the Alternative to Pain!

Stefani Messana, Head Secretary

Stefani is a graduate of Branford Hall Career Institute. Prior to her position here at Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Pain Management, she spent numerous years as a medical receptionist at Mather Hospital in Long Island, New York, in one of the largest and busiest departments in the hospital. She quickly rose up in ranks because of her work ethic and her unique ability to make all patients that came to the hospital feel comfortable.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening.