Dr. Scott Weiss is a licensed physical therapist and board-certified athletic trainer in the state of New York. He is also a registered exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning specialist and human performance coach with over twenty-five years of experience. Scott possesses both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in exercise physiology and a doctorate in physical therapy and Medical Qigong.
His affiliations and certifications with all the major certifying bodies domestically and internationally like the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Society of Exercise Physiologist (ASEP), allows him to be a consultant to collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes as well as a fitness/wellness coach to many “A” list celebrities.
Dr. Scott Weiss has been a martial arts practitioner his entire life and was introduced to the world of high-performance athletics at a very young age. Acquiring two black belts, one in Tang Soo Do and another in Daito Ryu Aiki Jiu-Jitsu allowed him the ability to compete successfully at a very high level. Dr. Weiss unfortunately lost at the national level and never made the Olympic trials in Tae Kwon Do for the 1988 Games in Seoul, Korea but vowed a promise to himself. If he could not win a gold medal, the he would make it a point in life to help other athletes achieve that goal. It is safe to say, after being on the USA Sports Medicine Team for over 20 years, attending 3 Olympic Games, 2 Pan Am Games and over 30 world cup events, he has helped numerous athletes in so many sports reach the pinnacle of their sporting careers! Scott is also a certified Lo Han Qigong instructor and possesses a second doctorate in medical qigong. He still teaches privately today as well as presently taking patients. Dr. Weiss is on a lifelong quest to blend east and west exercise treatments and physical therapies. Dr. Weiss is so dedicated to this goal he has started training physical therapists in several cities in China while adopting many of their skills and techniques. Scott is also an avid rock climber and when he is not on the rock, you can find him doing gymnastics, yoga or some other type of bodywork outdoors. His deeply rooted interest in the study of human movement makes him a fan of all sports and body expression.
Dr. Weiss is a seasoned veteran of both enhancing sports performance and providing physical therapy care. His experiences are extremely well rounded as he has been working and helping heal so many people from different walks of life. His clinical experience over the years fostered his ideas into research and business so far that he has been published in peer reviewed medical journals, magazines and TV while starting his own company at the turn of the new millennium.
Scott is presently the owner and COO of Bodhizone for Human Performance & Sports Physical Therapy, PC. He has 3 offices in New York City, and two in Queens, N.Y. A physical therapy or fitness session at Bodhizone is guaranteed to be unique and effective each time. Scott and his staff combine yoga, tai chi, sports, dance, physical therapy and functional strength training into many of the workouts, enabling you the patient, to heal while improving your overall health and fitness level. We specialize in creating sport specific workouts for all sports and customizing physical therapy and fitness training sessions to meet your rehabilitation goals. The addition of chiropractic care, Chinese medicine and occupational therapy to the practice has truly developed a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to healing.
Scott’s lifelong commitment to teaching affords him the opportunity to lecture for both profit and non-profit organizations on exercise, nutrition, public health, safety and first aid. Dr. Weiss is involved with charitable organizations and gives his time freely to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Boomer Esiasion Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, NY Road Runners Club (NYC Marathon), Long Island Transplant Organization and many high-schools and colleges in New York State.
Scott’s emphasis of research and area of expertise is in physical therapy and rehabilitation of the knee, shoulder, hip and lumbar spine. As a registered exercise physiologist, his interests are in biomechanics of movement and injury prevention. As an author and lecturer, Dr. Weiss has written a myriad of articles, a book (www.confusingtheenemy.com) and has lectured all over NYC. He has been seen and heard on NBC, CBS, Sirius Satellite, & Ted Sports just to name a few. He is now an Associate Professor at Long Island University in the department of health, exercise and athletic training teaching 4 classes to the new wave of PT’s and athletic trainers.
Dr. Scott Weiss: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PHYSICAL REHABILITAION & SPORTS PERFORMANCE!!