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    Stretching - Massage - Balance - Recover - Strengthen - Restore

    Dr. Scott Liptzin, DPT, "Keeping Athletes in Tip-Top Shape"

    Welcome to the Long Island Stretching Institute. Based in Hicksville, NY, Dr. Scott Liptzin, DPT has expertly helped people of all ages with stretching, joint and soft-tissue mobilization, athletic recovery, deep tissue trigger point release, physical therapy, sciatica pain, back pain, mobility and more. Call below to discuss your options and see how Dr. Liptzin can help you. Scott's office is a newly renovated, open and spacious one-of-a-kind physical therapy office. Conveniently located near the Hicksville LIRR with plenty of easy parking, see the difference for yourself! Contact us today at 516-935-0814 or e-mail at PhysioDoc@LiStretchingInstitute.com Follow us on Facebook - Follow us on Instagram

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  • Location

    We are conveniently located at 35 Bay Avenue, Hicksville, NY, directly off of Woodbury Road with ample private parking as well as within walking distance to public transportation (LIRR Hicksville Station & Bus Stops)

  • Services Offered

    From Physical Therapy to At-Home Care

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    Medicare-covered physical therapy

    We offer both office and home care physical therapy in a 1:1 setting. We are happy to accommodate whichever works best for our clients.


    Medicare covered Physical Therapy Services brought directly to you in your home! You deserve the best care and it’s just a phone call away.


    You have the freedom to choose where, when, and how you get treated.


    You are guaranteed to work directly 1-on-1 with an experienced doctor of physical therapy. Our goal is to provide our patients with an enjoyable, honest service by satisfying individual patient musculoskeletal and physical needs. We believe everyone deserves the best care and therefore we do not treat more than 8 patients in a day so our therapists can you give you their maximal energy, focus, and attention!


    Our full list of services include:

    • Sports or work Related Injuries
    • Athletic Recovery
    • Herniated Discs/Bulging Discs
    • Arthritis
    • Torticollis
    • Headaches
    • Balance and Gait Training
    • Cervical Pain
    • Generalized Weakness
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • “Sciatica”, stenosis, cervical or lumbar radiculopathy
    • Back pain
    • Neck pain and Headaches
    • Hip, knee, and ankle pain
    • Shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand pain
    • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
    • Pre and Post surgery rehabilitation
    • Tendonitis/Bursitis, Sprains/Strains
    • Vertigo and balance impairments/BPPV
    • Myofascial Pain
    • Joint mobilization and manipulation
    • Fascial manipulation
    • Ergonomic assessment
    • Functional movement assessment
    • Vestibular Therapy
    • Chronic Pain
    • Joint Replacement
    • Plantar Fascitis
    • ITB Syndrome
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Bursitis
    • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
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    Treatment Techniques

    Our team utilizes a variety of evidence based physical therapy treatment techniques which include:


    • Hands-on/Manual Physiotherapy
    • Myofascial Release/Massage/Stretching
    • Cupping
    • Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • Instrumented Assisted Massage (Graston)
    • Spinal Mobilization
    • Corrective Exercises/Posture Restoration
    • Active Functional Release Therapy
    • Mulligan and McKenzie Treatment
    • Electrical Stimulation
    • Kinesio Taping


    Our therapists are big believers in Manual Therapy. You may have heard that term used before but what exactly is it?

    Manual therapy is specialized "hands on" treatment that may include joint mobilization for the spine (or for the shoulder, hip, foot/ankle, etc.), along with deep tissue massage and/or myofascial release. Joint mobilizations help to stretch the joint capsule, to decrease pain, and improve joint range of motion and function.


    Recent research advocates the use of manual physical therapy for the best therapeutic outcomes, along with a customized exercise program to help you maintain benefits gained during therapy.


    Manual Therapy may enhance treatment for the following spinal dysfunctions:

    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Bulging or Herniated Disc
    • Arthritis
    • Whiplash, Trauma/Injury
    • Muscle Strain
    • Scoliosis
    • Nerve Irritation (ie. sciatica, radiculopathy)
    • Sacroiliac joint pain (pelvic pain)
    • Headaches
    • Neck Pain

    When manual therapy is performed over the course of a full 1:1 treatment session the way physical therapy was intended to be done the results can be life changing. We are proud to offer our services in a manner that you will not see in most Physical Therapy Clinics.

  • Who We Are

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    Dr. Scott Liptzin, DPT

    20+ Years of Experience

    Scott is native to Long Island and from a young age has been passionate about helping others. It is what attracted him to physical therapy and healthcare. Scott holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the George Washington University in Washington D.C. and went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The New York Institute of Technology in NY.


    Scott received extensive training in physical rehabilitation from Cornell Medical Center in NYC, St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, and then began working in private practice with orthopedic and neurologically impaired patients.


    Scott’s passion for health and fitness inspire his patients. His love of science and learning means that he is constantly keeping up with the very best evidence-based practice research. By doing so, he can improve patient outcomes more quickly and efficiently. Scott has done countless educational programs in balance disorders, fall prevention and geriatrics. Scott fully believes that physical therapy should be engaging and enjoyable. Each session is tailored to the patient’s needs and goals after a thorough evaluation and plan of care is discussed.


    Over the past 20 years, Scott has been heavily involved with rehabilitation, athletic recovery, and the fitness industry as it is his primary passion. He has taken thousands of hours of continuing education courses to help improve his manual therapy skills and get his patients back to function and out of pain as quickly as possible. Scott says the best part of his job is helping people get out of pain, feeling better and returning to living pain-free lives.


    After working in a variety of different settings for many years, Scott realized that he can have the best impact on his patients by working with them in a 1:1 setting exclusively. He also refuses to be limited by the restrictions that insurance companies put on physical therapy and always treats people's conditions in totality, rather than just focusing on a “knee” or “neck” problem. Scott understands the body works as a complex system and all areas need to be addressed as one. He believes that patients should be treated like family, which is why so many come back to Scott and are constantly referring him to their friends and family. It is this desire to get away from the more common, transactional physical therapy model that has been instrumental to Scott's success in treating his patients over the years.


    Scott believes that comprehensive patient education, active role taking in the rehabilitation process, and consideration of the client as a whole is important to realizing the long-term benefits of treatment. Scott aims to educate every client about how the body works, so that he or she can understand the treatment regimen and how best to recover.


    When not practicing physical therapy Scott enjoys spending his time with his wife, Stefanie, and their two boys Matthew and Tyler. Scott enjoys weight training, cooking, eating, and watching his favorite sports teams the Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Islanders.


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    Dr. Ryan Ng, DPT

    Specializing in Geriatric Care

    Ryan graduated from Stony Brook University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. Ryan projected himself to work in the outpatient/sports specialty due to his love for performing intense exercise and playing all sorts of athletic sports. However during his time in clinical rotations he found his true passion in life, working with the geriatric population. Upon graduation Ryan has spent his entire career working with the geriatric population from short-term rehab to long-term rehab, and homecare. "There is no greater feeling than helping someone return to doing what they love, what they thought they could no longer do, especially when that person is someone who has spent most of their life taking care of people they love."


    Combining his passion for intensive exercise and sports with experience with the geriatric population, Ryan provides a new aged approach to treating the elderly population backed by recent research showing that the geriatric population have commonly been under treated in regards to the intensity of their treatment plan.

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    Tom Flynn, Assistant & Personal Trainer

    Tom is Scott's assistant and is a personal trainer. He enjoys bodybuilding and spending time with his family.

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    Dan Hagan, Exercise Physiologist

    Dan holds a Master's degree from Adelphi University in Exercise Physiology.

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    Olivia Batista

    Olivia holds a Bachelor Degree from Binghamton University in Nursing. Olivia is passionate about working with patients and helping people in their recovery.

  • Pictures and Videos of Scott in Action

    Watch Dr. Liptzin Expertly Treating Real Patients!

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    Finally relieving stubborn back pain

    Lateral steps for gait and balance training

    Epley technique for vertigo treatment

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    Child’s pose/prayer stretch with active release

    Highlights from a recovery session

    Single leg stance for at home balance training

    Pistol manipulation to free up stuck thoracic spine

    Cupping with movement to release back spasms and stiffness

    Cupping with movement to release back spasms and stiffness

    Recovery session with competitive bodybuilder

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    On-site physical therapy with Dr. Liptzin at the 5K

    Long Island Stretching Institute is happy to participate in various community outreach programs.

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    Physical therapy with one of our younger patients

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    Bodybuilders need physical therapy too!

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    Bodybuilders need physical therapy too!

  • Wellness

    Body Aches? Ongoing Pain?

    Is your body aching or you've just had a nagging pain that won't seem to go away? Maybe you just need 30 or 60 minutes 1 on 1 session. We also offer 30/45/60/90 minute wellness visits with a heavy focus on massage, myofascial release, static and dynamic stretching. These services include cupping, high intensity percussion massages, manipulations, and graston therapy. You may need the expertise of a highly skilled master of manual therapy without dealing with the limitations of insurance companies to knead away your aches and pains.

  • 10+ Years of Service in Long Island

    We're locally based in Plainview, Nassau County, NY

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    With over 10 years of experience treating patients in Long Island, our team is well suited to your needs.

    We are well equipped to handle Long Islanders' most common conditions, which include back pain, sciatica, and balance deficit.

    Additionally, many patients in Long Island come to us for general health and wellness, physical therapy, stretching and return to sport training, since we evaluate the needs of each patient individually and design programs tailored specifically to them.

  • Who We Service

    Physical Therapy Tailored to You!

    We're happy to work with everyone!

    We will work with anyone who feels they can benefit from our physical therapy services. Our therapists provide services throughout NYC, Nassau, and Suffolk County.


    We offer our services to anyone and refuse to be limited by the limitations insurance companies put on us. We are always looking for ways to work with patients as we believe everyone deserves quality health care. Feel free to give us a call to find out how we can help you.


    We offer physical therapy to every type of client ranging from an elderly patient who needs help walking to a competitive bodybuilder who needs to stay injury free to compete on stage, or anyone looking for relief from their daily muscular aches and pains.


    In-home evaluations covered by Medicare Part-B.

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  • Our Billing Methodology

    Transparent Billing

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    Are you in-network? What will I pay?

    Long Island Stretching Institute is changing the game!

    We accept medicare part B and most commercial insurance plans.


    We also offer affordable cash pay rates for stretching, wellness and massage therapy.


    All costs will be disclosed prior to treatment so there will be no surprises as we understand that is a frustrating aspect of health care and health insurance.


    Feel free to give us a call for pricing and details at 516-935-0814.

  • Testimonials

    See what real patients have to say about Long Island Stretching Institute!

    Josh York talks about his experience with Scott

    "I've been coming here forever and Scott and his team are absolutely incredible. If you have any kind of pain, back pain, or pain anywhere on your body, you should come here, they're incredible."

    Joe talks about his experience with Scott

    "I came to Scott based on a recommendation and must say it was absolutely fantastic. Instead of wasting my time doing exercises that I can do at home, Scott really does things which I can't do at home such as really getting deep in my muscles and loosens them up and stretches me and it's made a huge difference and I will 100% recommend going to him."

  • Contact Us Now

    Send us a note below or call us at 516-935-0814 and we'll be sure to get back to you quickly to answer any questions you have and set up an appointment. You can also e-mail us directly at physiodoc@listretchinginstitute.com