hip center of excellence.

Because hips were made for moving

If you were diagnosed with a critical illness, wouldn’t you go to great lengths to find the top medical specialists and treatment centers?

Why should it be any different when it comes to your mobility? If you have hip pain or a hip injury that’s disrupting your daily routine, why not give yourself the best chance to recover and get your life back?

At Professional Physical Therapy, we know how important our hips are, in order to do just about anything. That’s why we’ve created a Hip Center of Excellence—to give patients the best opportunities to move freely, without pain, regardless of their condition. Our hip center is dedicated to the treatment of all aspects of hip pain, injury, condition or disability.

Conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, our Physical Therapy Hip Center of Excellence is the only one of its kind. The center is staffed and managed by renowned hip specialists with proven track records of success, and loaded with innovative, state-of-the-art equipment, specifically created for hip rehabilitation.


The first step to getting your active life back.


Our Patients

Professional Physical Therapy’s Hip Center of Excellence provides compassionate care to patients with all types of hip injuries and conditions, from the simplest to the most complex, with a focus on:

  • Hip preservation surgery/hip arthroscopy candidates
  • Pre and postoperative rehabilitation of total joint replacements
  • Post-operative rehabilitation of sports hernias/athletic pubalgia
  • Conservative treatment and management of abdominal injuries, as well as hip and groin conditions

Why Choose Professional's Hip Center of Excellence

Clinical Expertise and Training

We’ve handpicked our hip center team of experienced physical therapists with extensive training and education in treatment and management of a wide range of hip injuries. All of our hip center therapists undergo a rigorous 7-week specialty program that includes training in the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach to physical therapy and rehabilitation of the hip. After the course, our physical therapists must show proficiency and competency, both academically and clinically. All of our certified hip specialists are required to keep studying continuing medical education with the latest and most current evidence-based management of all types of hip issues. Many of the top physicians in the region refer their patients to the Hip Center of Excellence with confidence that their patients will be taken care of and have the greatest chance of getting back to and enjoying a full and active lifestyle. Once you’re are recovered, we also provide for a health and wellness maintenance program to ensure long term recovery from these injuries.

Our hip specialists have:

  • Successfully completed the hip curriculum course and exam
  • Spent time in the operating room to observe related hip procedures
  • Prior experience treating complex hip injuries and conditions
  • Vast experience working with all types of hip conditions

State-of-the-Art Equipment

AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ – a hip physician’s favorite for this kind of rehabilitation. It empowers people to safely move in new ways, without pain—to recover mobility, restore and build muscle strength, and improve balance, function and fitness.

  • A functional area to facilitate return to fitness, sports and everyday activities without limitation
  • An activities of daily living area to make sure patients can negotiate all the obstacles they may face at home
alter-g treadmill

Fast Track Appointments and Clear Communication

When it comes to our patients’ health, no one wants to wait to get better. At Professional’s Hip Center, every single patient is our “VIP” and as such, we are committed to:

  • Offering appointments within 24-48 hours of request
  • Same day appointments for emergencies and upon physician’s request
  • Clear and consistent communication with the patient’s referring physician and healthcare team on their treatment plan, progress and next steps

About the Hip Center Founder


Professional’s Hip Center of Excellence was founded by Professional Physical Therapist, Benjamin Gelfand, PT, DPT, SCS, a renowned clinician with decades of experience treating a variety of patient populations with a range of hip conditions, from the simplest to the most complex cases.

Ben is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and Certified Hip Specialist.* He helped write and organize the Hospital for Special Surgery’s original hip certification curriculum. A renowned authority in the field, Ben has developed and taught hip rehabilitation protocols that are used industrywide, at some of the highest ranking medical facilities in the county.

Ben is an esteemed international speaker, educator, and contributing author to many scholarly articles and publications. He is also an international philanthropist, working alongside the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Touching Hands and Helping Hands Organizations, and making annual trips to Haiti or Bolivia to participate in triage, pre-surgical education, and postoperative management and rehabilitation.

*CHS is a Professional Physical Therapy awarded certification

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