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"About Ascent Physical Therapy"

"We Help Endurance Athletes & Active Adults Of Long Island Fulfill a Life of Health & Enjoyment While Achieving Fitness & Wellness Goals...WITHOUT Extra Trips To The Doctor

Working with us at Ascent Physical Therapy is where endurance athletes and active adults from across Long Island can learn, grow, and achieve whether getting our of pain, live life to the fullest or reach the next race goal.  This means not having to worry about more pain meds, "getting older", bothering the doctor, and get to enjoy the things you love to do most without having to worry about pain or injury hold you back.  

Pain and injury can be really scary or troublesome to go through and deal with for some, regardless of whether it is acute (happened literally yesterday) or it has been going on for years. it can be very tempting to continue to put things off like you may have already. However, think of all of the times you have had to say "No" to yourself, family, or friends about doing something you used to love and enjoy.

You may have already tried the "it will just go away on its own" routine with some time and rest. You may also have tried different things on YouTube or gave Dr. Google a spin...hoping that you will wake up some day and like magic, the pain or your troubles will be in the past. If you are anything like the people who have come to see us already, they were just like you. The pain just kept around or got worse regardless of how much time they gave it or what they have tried before.

We also understand that it can be very easy to continue to reach into the cabinet for the pain pills either after or before the activity just to help you get through the day and give you some easy relief. However, long term those pain pills continue to just act as a band-aid, can irritate your stomach or have other effects on other organs, or the pills stop working as well as they used to. 

Sometimes you may also be confused or even skeptical about what to do. Your family, friends, MDs, and even Google tell you different things about what to do and you are not sure what the best course is. You may have tried what they suggested and that still didn't help. 

Can You Relate to Any of That???

If that sounds anything like you and what you have been going through, I hope I am not the first to say this, are NOT alone. In fact, those who come to see us and have had fabulous results:


Thought the pain would go away on its own...but it didn't.

Has been to the doctor multiple times (or even multiple doctors), only to be seen for 10 minutes after waiting an hour or so to be told to "rest" and take some "anti-inflammatories" - then weeks later head back to the doctor for a follow up just to be told to rest more and take a higher dosage pain killer. 

Having to wait weeks on end without getting any relief in between each of those doctor's appointments or going for imaging scans only to be told something similar to the above or to go to a "standard" Physical Therapist only to be given a sheet of exercises while you do them on your own in the clinic without supervision or assistance. 

Attempted to "YouTube it" and treat it yourself only to find that the exercises you tried either didn't do a thing or made it 10x worse which made you have to stop.

Thought it would be best to just "let it rest" but all that did in the long run was make the pain come back when you went back to activity and/or felt stiff and tight than before. 

Been told by a family member or a friend that "everybody gets aches and pains as they get older" - making it easy to accept that it is just another part of life. 

Any Of Those Sound Familiar???

If any of the above have happened to you, we would love to sit down and speak with you or book a call to talk with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy to find out how we can help you. The fact that you have tried many or any of these already, like many people we see, is actually an AMAZING THING because when you know what does not work for are that much closer to finding what does!!!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to obtain some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any services with us after that phone call is over. Our ONLY goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next to get the best results. 

Founded By Dr. Robert Berghorn, Jr., DPT, ATC, USAW

Ascent Physical Therapy, PLLC was developed out of the desire to provide the Endurance Athletes (runners, cyclists, triathletes, etc.) of Long Island, NY with a superior quality of health care and wellness services rather than the usual. Dr. Robert Berghorn, Jr. - a doctor of physical therapy, certified athletic trainer, and Olympic weight lifting coach - worked for most of his career in a busy TYPICAL outpatient, corporate- and insurance-based company where he found that he was unable to provide that level of service that all of his patients deserved. Not only did he find himself struggling with providing a high level of service each person deserved but also finding that he would be spending more and more time fighting for services his patients needed that insurance companies were already going to deny.

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He knew there was a better way where patients could receive the care they deserved and achieve their goals - He just was not going to find it in the usual PT clinic.

At Ascent Physical Therapy, we understand that every individual is different and that difference is what makes you unique. Therefore, your uniqueness requires not only a specific assessment but a specific treatment plan. Many current, crowded outpatient clinics end up providing a level of cookie-cutter therapy as the therapists do not have the level of time and attention required to ensure you are performing your plan appropriately.


We ensure with our 1-on-1 level, hands-on services, designed specifically for endurance athletes and active adults in mind, provide you with the highest level of care.  The specificity of your plan boils down to who you are as a person, your goals, and your schedule to ensure that you have the maximum potential for success. We DO NOT treat you as a diagnosis but as an entire person, mind and body, so that all of your fears and concerns are calmed while you are able to physically recover.

At Ascent Physical Therapy, we  work with you so you do not have to worry about getting denied by your insurance or have to worry about surprise bills or fees so that you are able to focus on getting the life you want back.

Want to know more how we can help you and if you are right to work with us? All it takes is to schedule a FREE Phone Consult or Discovery Visit!!!
Click the LINK below!!

Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy. They may be unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a FREE Discovery session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done...without any financial risk on your part.

We Love To Help People:

Keep active (even as you age) so you can continue to run and train for your sport of choice,  chase after your kids and lift them all day without having to think twice, feel good at work whether before or after your training bouts while still having energy still do what you enjoy most without feeling run down. 


Stay free from painkillers - so you’re not always reaching in the cupboard for painkillers to ease the pain whenever it strikes - PLUS they’re no good for your long-term health anyway, and don’t actually do anything to fix the problem, just mask it

Avoid dangerous surgery - we’ll help you get to the root-cause of what’s going on quick - often inside 20 minutes, so you don’t have to get to the point of having to face surgery to fix it

Found out what’s wrong??? - we’ll help give you peace of mind and ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of tips, techniques, and exercises that will not only speed up your recovery but also keep it away from good

Get more enjoyment out of life - so you can enjoy quality time with family and friends that aches and pains can steal from you, and finally get a good night sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right

Basically, we like to help athletes and active adults stay active across the lifespan free from pain and injury (including the chronic kind)
If you would like to know what kind of investment in both time and money it would be to help you reach your goals, including the availability we currently have, then please click the button below and complete the short form.




Here's 3 People We Have Helped  Recently

Please enjoy watching these case-studies of other people just like you who came to see us at Ascent Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier within just a couple of weeks:

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Firm Guarantee:

ALL and ANY treatment or services you receive at Ascent Physical Therapy IS covered by a Full “Love it Or Leave It” Money Back Guarantee. That means we make you very HAPPY like you hope, or you DON’T Pay for any of it.

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