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"We help athletes stay active and competitive, free of pain medication and away from surgery"

Watch the video below to see who Dr. Abbate helps, why he decided to help them and how he does it. 

If you are an athlete training in Miami and are sick and tired of taking medication and time off from your training, this is what you need to know.

Dr. Abbate has helped hundreds of professional athletes make better decisions about their health and successfully return to sport without medicine or surgery.

We understand not everyone is ready to call to set up an appointment. Many athletes have waited months or even years before seeking help. This can be frustrating for competitive athletes, especially if you’ve tried physical therapy before or have already made significant lifestyle changes to accommodate your injury.
If this sounds like you- if you’re unsure about how Dr. Abbate can help- fill out the form below to set up a complimentary phone call. No strings attached, just an honest opinion on how you can get the treatment you deserve so you can get back to the sport you love.

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About Dr. Abbate Physical Therapy

A private office that offers exclusive one-on-one physical therapy so that you feel comfortable engaging in treatment. 

No “group therapy” sessions, so you’re not sharing all of your personal information or having strangers stare at you awkwardly while receiving therapy.

You have Dr. Abbate’s undivided attention from start to finish.

Just clean, confidential and effective physical therapy.


About Dr. Abbate

Dr. Cory Abbate

Dr. Cory Abbate graduated from Sacred Heart University with a BS in Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. He moved down from New York to Miami and continued to study, earning a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute.

Over the years, Dr. Abbate has earned several personal training certifications to better prescribe strength training exercises after his patients completed their physical therapy.

While working with professional dancers at Royal Caribbean and Celebrity studios and  professional fighters (MMA, BJJ), he learned that providing emergency medical services was a necessary skillset. So in 2017 he became an Emergency Medical Responder. 

He soon became frustrated that athletes were not receiving the care they needed at traditional PT “clinics” and he opened up his own office in May of 2017 to better serve athletes. Over the years, Dr. Abbate has had the opportunity to work with weekend warrior looking to stay fit throughout their life, and olympians in olympic weight lifting.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapists evaluate movement to determine the source of pain or injured body part. Athletes require a specific skill set to identify faulty movements that have or may cause an injury.

Evaluations include a functional movement screen, flexibility and strength testing, as well as assessment of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Based on the evaluation, the we will discuss your specific physical therapy diagnosis, how long your recovery should take, and what steps you need to take to bring about a resolution of your injury.

Keep in mind that some injuries and people have a quick relief of pain with treatment, it is not always a straight forward path from day one for everyone. As long as you are successfully moving toward your goal, your therapist should help you along that journey and answer any questions you may have.

How can physical therapy help me recover from an injury?

The first phase of physical therapy manages pain. Using hands on techniques, graded exercise or tools, your pain with functional movement will be addressed. You will be given a specific skillset so you can work on this independently to expedite the healing process.

Once you understand your injury and how to self-treat, the second phase often consists of improving balance and coordination. Think of this as the “quality over quantity”. You don’t want to just start moving, but moving well. A good therapist will correct poor movement patterns. Good alignment means more powerful movements.

The third phase will begin a sport-specific strength training program to ensure a safe return to sport.

Sometimes there needs to be some sort of modification of training to prevent you from “stepping backwards”.

The plan then should follow a somewhat purposeful course to getting you back to doing what you love.

How do YOU help athletes get back to playing their sport?

My background in exercise science and personal training, coupled with my doctorate in physical therapy and post-doctoral training as a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and emergency medical responder, offers me a unique birds eye and microscopic view of how a successful injury can be managed.

I have found that athletes that subscribe to the plan of care do significantly better overall and enjoy the rehab process despite being frustrated from having to take time off.

The first step is to avoid doing the things that cause the pain. Once you can break that cycle, you can gradually load the injured body part and progress to returning back to full activity.

Then we have you move around, gaining confidence “on your feet” so to speak. At this point we often have the athlete begin to perform some lower-intensity sport-specific activities. Once you have better movement literacy, have returned to (modified) sport and have a good control of pain, then we begin strength training.

Strength training is the bread and butter of injury prevention. A carefully designed program will help reduce the risk of reinjury and improve performance.

Who do you work with?

From the moment an injury happens to the day when you are stepping foot back onto that stage, court or mat, proper medical care is very important. Therapy is a “team” endeavor- communication with the athlete, coaches, medical doctor and other treating professionals is integral to a successful return to sport.

I network with health care professionals all over Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Massage therapists, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and coaches from all sport disciplines.

Physical therapy with Dr. Abbate is one-on-one from start to finish.

You have Dr. Abbate’s undivided attention every single session. We want you to feel like you’re in the drivers seat and all of your concerns are addressed before you complete your treatment.

Office Hours

Monday: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM to 12:00PM