Bruce Mandelbaum L.Ac.,LMT
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Sports Acupuncture of New York and Connecticut

Bruce Mandelbaum

Bruce Mandelbaum has been treating sports injuries with acupuncture, dry needling and acupressure for over twenty-five years.  A former endurance athlete himself, Bruce will work with you to speed your recovery, get you back into training, and reduce your risk of re-injury.

Bruce has offices at 74th St. and Broadway in Manhattan and on Post Road in Fairfield, CT. 


Conditions Treated

Back and Neck Pain
Achilles Tendonitis
Piriformis Syndrome
Quadriceps and Hamstring
Calf Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Groin Muscle Injuries
Plantar Fasciitis


Patellar Tendonitis
Peroneal Tendonitis
Tennis Elbow
ITB Syndrome
Shin Splints
Ankle Pain
Hip Pain


Treatment methods include:

acupuncture, dry needlingcupping, and massage.

Photo: Kate Eisemann

Photo: Kate Eisemann


About Bruce

Bruce Mandelbaum L.Ac., LMT is licensed to practice acupuncture in both New York and Connecticut.  He is a 1995 graduate of the  Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York, the first acupuncture school graduating class in New York State.



It often takes an athlete to understand the needs of one. Bruce has raced competitively for over thirty years and has run over one hundred and fifty races from 5k to the marathon. His athletic experience helps him to better know:  

1. Exactly how and when to treat your injury given where you are in your training and when you may be competing again.

2. What modalities are necessary to treat your specific injury. He uses acupuncture, dry needling, and cupping. Bruce also has been a long time massage therapist and often utilizes it in his work.

3. When you should start training again; how often, how far and at what speed and intensity in order to prevent re-injury and have you racing again at optimum levels. 

Email and ask any questions you may have about treatment. 



"I've been susceptible to chronic hamstring injuries throughout my college track career. Since undergoing Bruce's acupuncture I've had my fastest recovery from a hamstring strain ever! Bruce really took the time to consult with me and find out the nature of my injury. I would recommend Bruce to my teammates or anyone who has suffered an injury and looking for a swift recovery." 

Tony Jean-Louis
110-Meter Hurdles / 60-Meter Hurdles
NCAA Division I Track & Field All-American
USA Olympic Trials Qualifier 

"At my first Indoor meet, I strained my hamstring in the 60m dash and thought my season was over. Shortly after, I started visiting Bruce once a week and he performed acupuncture along with his deep tissue sports massage. After seeing Bruce for a little over a month, I was back to being healthy! I finished up my season qualifying for USA Nationals in the 60m dash."

Francyna Evins
NCAA Division 1 Track & Field
USA National Semi-Finalist

A few years ago I developed hamstring tendinitis and it was affecting my performance on the track. I saw numerous health professionals, you name it, and received frequent massages while the discomfort still lingered. I was referred to Bruce one day and after my first dry needling appointment I felt instant results! Whenever I have anything that impedes my performance in my efforts to continue to compete at a high level the first person I call is Bruce. We have developed a great relationship over the years and I always feel better after treatment.

Rolanda Bell
3000 Meter Steeplechase
Silver Medalist South American Championships
South American Mile Record Holder

I go to Bruce Mandelbaum for acupuncture before every competition. He helps tune me up for my races and keeps me running at my best. Bruce has helped me with my hamstring, calf, achilles and back injuries as well. I recommend him for anyone with a sports injury.

Julius Mutekanga—2012 Olympian  800 meters

"Bruce Mandelbaum has been treating my elite athletes for over 20 years. He is the best acupuncturist in New York City which is why we have our Olympians working with him week in and week out. Bruce keeps our runners performing at their peak levels. I highly recommend him to treat even some of the most complicated running injuries." 

Devon Martin
Track Coach

"As an athlete, I have been through my share of treatments and therapy sessions, the majority of which left me with disappointing and inconsistent results. Bruce's ability to diagnose my problem and his expertise has kept me coming back for more. The results spoke for themselves; the hip discomfort I went there for started to feel better within twenty four hours. I plan on continuing to use him as part of my regular maintenance routine."

Erison Hurtault

Olympian 400 meters (2008 & 2012) 

As a physical therapist, I am well versed in muscle trigger points, soft tissue work, and massage therapy. After the aforementioned failed to reduce my glut pain during marathon training, I made an acupuncture appointment with Bruce. Ihad never received a treatment prior to this visit. I was nervous but immediately reassured by Bruce's clear explanation of what he was going to do and why before beginning our session. I felt incredible relief in the days that followed. I had more range of motion and diminished pain. Ihave been running again without discomfort. I am now a believer in acupuncture and will return only to Bruce as he understands and respects the athletic body. 

Amanda Scheer