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Russell Stram, PT

Physical Therapist, Acupuncturist

New York, NY

About Russell Stram

I first experienced acupuncture as a treatment for my own sports injuries. Acupuncture allowed me to be pain free and improved my energy for work and sports. It was empowering to feel in control of my health again and I committed myself to the study of eastern medicine and acupuncture at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC. In 2005, I moved to Tokyo and started my own integrative acupuncture and physical therapy practice. While in Tokyo, I renewed my passion for running and completed the Tokyo Marathon several times. As an avid runner and triathlete, acupuncture has always provided me with the most complete treatment. The whole body can be treated with great results in fewer sessions. My experience in physical therapy and acupuncture includes treating patients for sports injuries, balance and gait problems, repetitive strain and work related injury. I have treated people with digestive complaints, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and fatigue. Every individual brings a diverse set of complaints and experiences to their picture of health, so it is so important to receive a thorough evaluation and individualized care.

Specialties

  • Physical Therapist
  • Acupuncturist

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Education and training

  • New York Medical College, Master’s in Physical Therapy
  • Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Master’s in Acupuncture

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083854210

Overall rating
4.9
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Russ is an incredibly thoughtful practitioner. He is absolutely the best at finding what caused an injury and using a combinationof acupuncture and PT to help me on the road to recovery. I swear by his work and have done so for years.
Russ is an incredibly thoughtful practitioner. He is absolutely the best at finding what caused an injury and using a combination of acupuncture and PT to help me on the roadto recovery. I swear by his work and have done so for years.
Scott G. · August 21, 2018
Had a fantastic session with Russell. His needling technique is impeccable and he was very warm and easy to talk to.I highly recommend him!
Had a fantastic session with Russell. His needling technique is impeccable and he was very warm and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him!
Christopher S. · August 14, 2018

Russell Stram's office location

Runner Clinic NYC

55 W 39th St, Suite 708

New York, NY 10018

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Very informative, attentive , and effective. I will be going back.

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Always a great visit

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Russell is VERY patient and actually listens to you. I would highly recommend him to my network.

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Exceptional PT/Accupuntarist. Great for all of my running issues.

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Russ is an incredibly thoughtful practitioner. He is absolutely the best at finding what caused an injury and using a combination of acupuncture and PT to help me on the road to recovery. I swear by his work and have done so for years.

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Had a fantastic session with Russell. His needling technique is impeccable and he was very warm and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him!

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Russ is great and a pleasure to be treated by! He knows what he’s talking about and gives the reasons behind the treatment and ways to improve outside of the office too. Will be visiting again.

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Wonderful. He is very knowledgeable in acupuncture practice.

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Really helped my knee and hip pain and made the marathon doable. He was professional and really skilled at what he does.

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Russel is fantastic. He has great bedside manor and his experience as a PT and LAc combine together to form excellent treatment for his patients.

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Received many Accupuncture treatments over years. This is the best one.

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Life saver for my crazy bway schedule.

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The best of Western and Eastern medicine combined. My leg improved in short time following his direction. Prior to finding this place I shopped around a lot. I was lucky. Highly recommended. Gene Epstein

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Very pleased. The best Accupuncture I received. I will recommend highly. Hisako

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I had a great experience with this PT. Very good at helping with your problem and great person.

More than 1 year ago
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I was so thankful to find him. Small family run practice where the patient is #1. Thank you again for a great visit. See you next week

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Russ has been absolutely amazing! I've seen him twice for Piriformis pain relief. He listens, answers questions and thoroughly explains everything he's doing. I tried both the chiropractor and PT prior to visiting Russ and I can confidently say that nothing has worked as well as Acupuncture! Highly recommend :)

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My appt was really thorough and educational! Russ went through each step carefully, making sure I understood what he was doing and how my body reacted. Will definitely come back for followups.

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Russ is a dedicated & empathetic healer. As an athlete, he has both the training & intuitive experience to hit all the right points.

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Russell is by far and away the best acupuncturist/PT I've ever had. He is intuitive and thorough. As a dancer and CrossFit athlete, I have come to Russell for everything from incredibly painful plantar fasciitis to a sore or pulled muscle. He has managed to, within a few sessions, make my pain minimal or completely dissipate. I couldn't recommend him more highly.

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Great experience... quick, painless and was provided with shorts when I forgot a pair of my own. Calming and relaxed appointment. Will go again!

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Russ did an excellent job walking me through the "how and why" during my acupuncture treatment. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in trying acupuncture.

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Rus is always knowledgeable and is exceptional at addressing injury with a gentle style of acupuncture.

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Amazing to get personal, friendly and effective treatment in an easy to get to location. Great communication from the office, and I feel very lucky to have found this practice.

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The best PT/Acupuncture I've ever received. He is thorough and knowldegable and really takes his time to assess all your needs. Could not recommend more highly.

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Mr. Stram is a dedicated professional. You can tell he loves his job. He will take all the time he needs to treat a patient and explain what he is doing as he goes along. I highly recommend him for acupuncture.

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Great if you are looking for very personal and professional PT!

More than 1 year ago
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Quick with email responses. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Will come back for further appointments/injuries.

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Russell was very knowledgeable and was happy to take his time in treating me and giving me good advice on how to move beyond my injury.

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Dr. Stram walked me through different parts of my injury and explained in detail how I ended up with tight muscle on my leg. I really appreciated his attention and explanation!

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Love the focus on acupuncture and holistic view of the problem. I went for elbow tendonosis from rock climbing, and I have seen great improvement.

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Everything was really great. I highly recommend. Not only did he acupuncture, but he also showed me stretches to do as well. He's super dedicated and you can tell he cares so much about helping you out.

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After my first visit, I have nothing but good things to say. Very professional and intelligent. Very thorough and non rushed visit. Explained what was going on and what could work to fix it and not work to fix it. Answered all my questions. Super nice guy. We'll see how PT works out but all in all so far so good.

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He is knowledgeable, kind, friendly and takes his time to understand your problem. I feel much better after my first visit. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of PT

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I have had hip/ and piroformis and psoas issues for 2 years plus all due from running. I am returning slowly through 2 years of PT. As PT goes, I think it's so important for the patient to seek the doctor who has personal appreciation of the issue. I needed to see someone who understands physiology, lifestyle ( past, current and future) and luckily, I found Dr. Stramm. He supplemented to what I am doing by focusing on "additional" work, not the repetitive ones, educating me at the same time. Dr. Stramm is also a physically active person and knows biomechanics which is something I also loved about him. He gets it. And he also studied eastern acupuncture, which adds to everything. Instead of the stim pads like some doctors do, he is more hands on, and uses alternative methods. I have seen Dr. Russell few times and since, I have felt better. It takes time of course, but I noticed reduction of muscle tightness relieved slowly. Doctors are not cure and someone should not be seeing doctors as replacement, but the right doctor is critical in restoring ones balance. And I think I am on my way! I really like him and his approach. He is not pushy at all. His bedside manner, his philosophy, approach is really lovely. I would highly recommend him!!!

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He was extremely great in sharing what he was doing and the diagnosis as he went along!

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My session with Russell Stram was extremely helpful and informative. Not only do I feel ten times better, but he provided me with a list of exercises to do on my own to continue my recovery. I would recommend Russ to anyone interested in physical therapy and acupuncture.

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This is my first time using ZocDoc. My first session with Russel was very professional and informative. I highly recommend him!

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Very grateful with Dr. Stram who has so patient in listening my concerns and needs, and giving me a treatment with care and compasion.

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I've had acupuncture before and visited Dr. Stram for help relieving an ache in my shoulder rotator and a running injury in my TI band. Dr. Stram was great - he is really easy to talk to and I didn't even know he was putting in the needles in my back...! He also sent me home with a bunch of stretches to do and form roller exercises. I'll be returning for more acu. soon.

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