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About Us

At Eternal Athletics, we believe it’s essential to invest in your health in order to enjoy a life full of joy, gratitude, and satisfaction. It’s this belief that guides our approach, including our services, teachings and treatments. We focus on helping clients improve their health, and teach them tools to ensure they can maintain it too.  We pride ourselves on the ability to change and impact lives in a healthy way. We do so by offering a variety of services to help all of our clients achieve healthier bodies and minds. Curious to find out more? Get in touch with a member of our team today.

Dr. Francesca Busa, PT, DPT, CSCS, CPT

Dr. Busa has been a competitive athlete the majority of her life. Receiving 11 varsity letters for volleyball, basketball and softball at Smithtown East and being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017. She continued her softball career at Ithaca College, where she started at shortstop for four years and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While Dr. Busa was in college she sustained a low back injury, despite this injury she was able to see her career through by managing her pain and taking less repetitions at practice. Years later Dr. Busa reinjured her back to the point that she had to take time off work to recover her injury. To learn more about her diagnosis you can visit her Instagram page drb_eternalathletics. What drives Dr. Busa to do what she does today is due to everything she endured while recovering from her devastating back injury. "I don't want what happened to me to happen to anyone else because my injury could have been avoided with proper education." Dr. Busa wants to help people build tolerance and resiliency in the body to improve performance and quality of life for the entirety of someone's life.

Dr. Tara Phaff, PT, DPT

Dr. Tara is a Physical Therapist with over 13 years’ experience working with adults and children. She has a B.S. in Nutrition from C.W. Post where she played D1 tennis. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University.   From a personal perspective, Dr. Tara understands how difficult it can be to find a healthy balance in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, as well as a mom of two young girls. Dr. Tara is always striving to keep up with the research to learn more and more each day for her patients. She takes into account a person as a whole and uses her knowledge as a Functional Medicine Practitioner to educate her patients on the big picture.

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