MA, ATC, PES, CES
Mike Stella is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist who is dedicated to helping all athletes and people overcome injuries and functional limitations. Mike has rehabilitated and reconditioned athletes from a variety of levels and sports, not only helping them return to competition, but also increasing their resilience to future injury. Mike utilizes a potent combination of Manual Therapy techniques and corrective exercise that work to identify and eliminate the underlying causes of injury, while educating athletes on best practices in training and recovery.
Mike has served as an Athletic Trainer for the Florida Gators Football and Track & Field teams, assisting in all facets of Sports Medicine, including injury evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. While with the Gators, Mike developed his affinity for manual therapies, honing his skills with some of the best athletes, coaches and multidisciplinary medical staff in the nation. After his time at Florida, Mike was hired as the Rehabilitation Coordinator and Athletic Trainer at George Washington University. In this capacity, Mike was responsible for the healthcare of the Men’s Soccer Team, as well as all post-operative rehabilitation for all GWU Student-Athletes. Since then, Mike has seen time at other NCAA Div 1 universities, as well as in the private sector at the US Athletic Training Center before starting Recovery Lab, a unique membership based sports medicine model in Syosset, NY.
Mike is a Marist College Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. He also holds a Masters Degree in Sports Management from George Washington University. While at Marist, Stella played Lacrosse helping the Red Foxes earn a MAAC Championship in 2005 and the schools first ever NCAA Tournament Berth.