Curriculum Vitae

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

                   LOREN MARTIN FISHMAN, M.D., B. Phil. (Oxon.)

EDUCATION

Residency:

Chief Resident, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY 1981-1984.

Internship: General Medical Intern, Joint Tufts-Harvard Program at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston, Ma. 1979-1980.

Medical School: M.D. degree granted 1979, Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical College, Chicago, Illinois.

Graduate School: B. Phil. Philosophy of Mathematics. Oxford University, Oxford, England 1963-1966.

Bachelor of Science: High Honors, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1958-1962.

 

EMPLOYMENT

1986 to Present: Managing Partner,

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PLLC

133 E 58th Street

New York, New York 10022

 

1999 to Present: Assistant Clinical Professor

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

New York, New York

 

1989 to Present: President and CEO,

The Arcon Group

Advanced Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc.

New York, New York.

 

1986 to 1998:     Assistant Clinical Professor,

Albert Einstein College of

Medicine, New York, New York.

 

1987 to 1998:       Director, Department of Physical

Medicine and Rehabilitation

Flushing Hospital Medical Center,

and New York Flushing Hospital

 

1991 to 1995:       Medical Director, Abilities

Health and Rehabilitation Services

National Center for Disability

Services, Albertson, New York.

 

1984 to 1987:         Assistant Professor and

Chairman, Research Committee

Department of Rehabilitation,

Albert Einstein College of

Medicine, Bronx, New York.

 

1980 to 1981:     Assistant Medical Director,

Brockton Area Mental Health Center,

Brockton, Massachusetts.

 

 

SOCIAL AND MEDICAL SERVICE

 

Secretary/Treasurer                 National Herpes Zoster Foundation

2009- 2010

 

Secretary/Treasurer                 Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research

1999-2009

 

Advisory Board              B K S Iyengar Association of Greater New York

2006-Present

 

1996- President, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

 

New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Cornell Medical School)

Sound Shore Medical Center, Westchester, N.Y.

 

CERTIFICATION

 

Medical License in New York and (lapsed) Massachusetts

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Certified by New York State Workman’s Compensation Board

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

NIH R24 6510-01A1 (Hammal) 03/01/2017 – 02/28/2019 Multimodal Assessment of Occurrence and Intensity of Pain for Research and Clinical Use.

Patanjali Yoga Peeth University Conference Prize Haridwar, India.  Yoga for rotator cuff syndrome.

Merz Pharmaceuticals. 01/01/2012 – 07/01/2015 Botulinum toxin type A in piriformis syndrome.

Elan Pharmaceuticals 11/19/2002 – 05/19/2004 Botulinum toxin type B in thoracic outlet syndrome.

Allergan 02/15/1996 – 02/15/1997 Botulinum toxin type A in piriformis syndrome.

 

 

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. A Misuse of First-Order Functional Calculi: Logic cannot meet its own rigid criteria. Bodelian Library, Oxford, England, 1965.

 

  1. “Facilitation of the H-Reflex by Passive Stretch.”: Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol.15 (9) June, 1984.

 

  1. “The Legacy of Oedipus.” with Matei Roussan. Presented at the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Nice, France, June 11, 1985, and published in the Proceedings of the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Lyon, 1985.

 

  1. “Practical Assessment of Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Objective, Computerized Study.”, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (Abstract), Vol. 67;615, September,           (1986).

 

  1. “Objective Serial Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly.” (Abstract) with Mark Bucksbaum, Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 16, 10, June, 1987.

 

  1. “Recurrent Disabling Venous Disease of the Lower Extremities.” (Abstract) – with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 68, September, 1987, p.609.

 

  1. “Intraoperative Evoked Potentials.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September, 1987, pp.649-650.

 

  1. “Serial Cognitive Assessment of the Elderly.” – (Abstract) with Bucksbaum, M. and Leipzig, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September 1987, p.647.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Vol. 68, September 1987, p.670.

 

  1. 10. “Grand Rounds-1987 Style.” Commentary-Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68 (12), December, 1987 p.865.

 

  1. “Is the NMBE Relevant to Resident Selection?” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter, Editorial, Vol. 17 (8) April 4, 1988.

 

  1. “Computerized Treatment of Impulsivity.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.709-710.

 

  1. “The Modified Barthel Scale as a Treatment Tool.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September 1988, p.742.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome II.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.800.

 

  1. 15.   “The Ghost and the Machine.” with Kamran Tabaddor et al. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March, 1990.

 

  1. “Aging and Parkinsonism.” – Book Review, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March 1990.

 

  1. “Geriatric Rehabilitation – An opposing view.” – with Heinz Lippmann and Carole Lewis. Commentary, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 72 (6) p.430, May, 1991.

 

  1. Geriatric Cognitive Rehabilitation – Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, March 1990.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome.” Fishman, L.M. and Zybert, P.A. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 73:4, pp. 359-364, April 1992.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Shortens Length of Stay.” The Gerontologist, (Abstract), Vol. 32: p.5. Special Issue. October, 1992.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Abstract) October, 1992.

 

  1. “Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room.” Editorial, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter. Volume 20, (9) May 14, 1993.

 

  1. “Rehabilitation of the Elderly after TBI.” Rehabilitation of the Aging and Geriatric Patient. (Ed. Steinberg, Garrison,SL, Felsenthal,GJ and Steinberg, MA). pp. 187-214. Urban and Schwartzenberg, 1993, Baltimore.

 

  1. Functional Assessment in Managed Care Readiness. Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, March, 1994.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces the Length of Geriatric Hospitalization.” with Peggy Emro, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 9, no. 3. Pp 16-29. March, 1994.

 

  1. Functional Assessment in The Future of American Medicine. Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, September, 1994.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” with Irving Hahn, C.S.W. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Vol. 10, no. 1. Pp 83-88. September 1994.

 

  1. “Edema Control in the Management of Chronic Venous Ulcerations of the Lower Extremities.” with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R Bernstein, R. and Zybert, P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 75:(4) 486-493. April, 1994.

 

  1.  “Julian Huxley and the Sesamoid Bones: A new job for Rehabilitation Medicine in the next century.” The Albert Einstein Quarterly, Vol 11:(4) 1994 30,1993. pp. 145-46.

 

  1. “The Functional Toolbox.”, (forward). Lewis, CB and McNerny, T. Aspen Press, Rockville, Maryland, 1994.

 

  1. “Is unevaluated therapy worth giving?” with Lewis, CB. Physical Therapy Forum, vol XIII:(34), December 23, 1994 pages 18-19.

 

  1. “Feelings and Belief: The Deconstructionist Fallacy.” In   The Flight from Science and Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left. Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt and Martin W. Lewis eds.) The New York Academy of Sciences. New York. May, 1996.

 

  1. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 5, no. 5 Pp.43-45. May, 1996.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” Republished from Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 10, no. 1. Pp. 83-88. September 1994. American Academy of Home Care Physicians. Vol.8, no.2, Pp. 10-14. July, 1996.

 

  1. “Managing to Care.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 4; page 1. December 1, 1996.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome-A Review Paper.” With Parziale, JR and Hudgins TH. The American Journal of Orthopedics. Vol. 25, No. 12. Pages 819-823. December, 1996.

 

  1. “No-Alternative Care.”Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 1; page 1. January 1, 1997.

 

  1. “Low Cost home Clones.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 2; page 1. February 1, 1997.

 

  1. “Identity Crisis in Physiatry.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 3; page 1. March 1, 1997.

 

  1. “Health Alert: My back is killing me!” McCall’s (First serial rights of book Backtalk published October 20, 1997), with Carol Ardman pp.112-116.

 

  1. Back Talk, How to diagnose and cure low back pain and sciatica with Carol           Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, October, 1997.

 

  1. “An objective basis for planning care.” – with Victor Oppenheimer. For the Joint publication “Maximizing Human Potential” of the Managed Care and Aging Network of the American Society on Aging and the Aging Disability and Rehabilitation Network of the American Society on Aging (ASA). 4:4; pp 9-10. December 97.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.”- with Sireen Gopal          and Surya Battacharya. Proceedings of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol 66, Number 4. January 1998. Pp 11-15.

 

  1. “Medical Technology Targets Graceful Aging as a Goal.” Life Ahead.                     New York, New York October, 1999, P 3.

 

  1. “The Normal Pathophysiology of Aging.” The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. Fall, 1999. Pp. 3-16.

 

 

  1. Back Pain: How to cure low back pain and sciatica. With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Company, New York, 2000.

 

 

  1. “The FACT System: New Humanism in Rehabilitation.” Journal of Geriatric Care Management. 11:(2);Spring 2001, pp 12-14.

 

  1. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” –American Journal of Rehabilitation. March, 2002 (Abstract).

 

  1. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .

 

 

  1. “Myobloc in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology. Supplement 2 to Volume 365; June, 2002, p. R.20.

 

  1. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” American Journal of Physical Medicine       and Rehabilitation. Vol 81: July, 2002 ; (7) p. 529. (abstract).

 

  1. “Yoga and Medicine” Chapter for Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation. Fast, A. and Weinapel (eds.) Demos-Vermande; New York. 2002.

 

  1. “Botulinum toxin type A and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” with Anderson, C and Rosner, B. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. December, 2002.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. With Shaffer, M. November, 2003. p 626-629.

 

  1. Fishman, LM, Konnoth, C, Rozner B. “Botulinum neurotoxin type B and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004;83:42-50.

 

  1. “EMG and Botulinum neurotoxin type B in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.” – with Craig Konnoth and Bernard Rosner. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228. (abstract)

 

  1. “Role of headstand in the management of rotator cuff syndrome.” with Caroline Konnoth. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228. (abstract)

 

  1. Relief is in the Stretch: End Back Pain through Yoga – with Carol Ardman. W. W. Norton and Co. New York, February 2005.

 

  1. Cure back pain with yoga. With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York, June 2006.

 

  1. “Headstand in the treatment of rotator cuff syndrome – Sirsasana or surgery. Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. (16): October 2006. 137-45.

 

  1. Sciatica: Diagnosis, Prevention and cure of spinal and piriformis problems. – With Carol Ardman, W. W. Norton and Company, November 2006.

 

  1. Yoga in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. – with Eric Small. Demos Medical Publishing, New York. May 2007.

 

  1. “Piriformis Syndrome.” With Alena Polesin and Steven Sampson. Chapter in Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin. Cooper (ed.) Humana Press, Totowa, N.J. June 2007. Chapter 5 pp. 61-74.

 

  1. Yoga for Osteoarthritis with Ellen Saltonstall. Published March 2008 W.W. Norton and Company, New York.

 

  1. “Yoga” Chapter in Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. Joseph Audette and Allison Bailey, (eds.) Harvard University Press. April, 2008.

 

  1. “Sciatica”- with Elise Weiss, invitational review article for British Medical Journal and Epocrates, in Epocrates June 2008.

 

  1. “Whom to trust?” – editorial in Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.” April, 2008.

 

 

  1. Yoga Injuries: A survey of 33,000 Yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists.”– with Ellen Saltonstall and Susan Genis. Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. October, 2008. and feature article October, 2009. 244–250.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis – A pilot study.” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 25, No. 3, 2009 pp. 244–250.

 

  1. Yoga for Osteoporosis with Ellen Saltonstall. W.W. Norton. New York. March 2010.

 

  1. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

  1. “Rights of Access”- Editorial solicited by Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists issue for October, 2010.

 

  1. Yoga and Breast Cancer-a journey to health and healing. Foreward for book written by Ingrid Kollak and Isabell Utz-Billing. Demos Medical Publishers, 2010.

 

  1. “Functional considerations in spinal stenosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 4, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

 

  1. “Management and prevention of osteoporosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 6, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

 

  1. Functional Electrodiagnosis: Provocative Maneuvers in Electromyography.

With Allen N. Wilkins. Springer Publishing Company. New York, November 2010.

 

  1. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Tear.” Oral Prize Presentation. The First International Conference on Yoga for Health and Social Transformation, 2011 at Patanjali Yogpeeth. Haridwar, India. January 2-5, 2011. (This presentation was prize-winning.)

 

  1. Yoga as Medicine Issue editor with Ellen Saltonstall for Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Carole Lewis, Editor-in-Chief. Aspen Press, May 2011.

 

  1. “A simple maneuver treats rotator cuff syndrome.” – with Allen Wilkins, Caroline Konnoth, Sarah Schmidhofer, Tova Ovadia and Bernard Rosner. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation May, 2011.

 

  1. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.

 

  1. “Ophthalmological Consequences of Inversion.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga in the non-surgical Treatment of Scoliosis.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis. Demos Medical Press, November, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga in Aging.” New York Times Boomers columns. May – July 2013.

 

  1. Piriformis Syndrome. E-book. Amazon. June, 2014.

 

  1. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .

 

  1. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.

 

 

  1. “Botulinum toxin in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Daniel Truong andDirk Dressler (eds.) Cambridge University Press. March 31,2014

 

 

  1. Trust, the spiritual impulse after Darwin. New York: August 2014.

 

  1. ”Serial Case Reporting Yoga for Idiopathic and Degenerative Scoliosis.” – with Sherman KJ, Groessl EJ. Global Adv Health Med. 2014;3(5):16-21.

 

  1. Healing Yoga: proven postures to treat twenty common ailments – from back pain to bone loss, shoulder pain to bunions. W. Norton, New York: January 5, 2015.

 

  1. “Botulinum toxin in Piriformis Syndrome” – Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Second Edition Truong D, Hallet M, Zachary CB, Dressler D. Cambridge University Press. 2015.

 

  1. “Integrating complementary/alternative medicine into primary care: evaluating the evidence and appropriate implementation.” With Wainapel SJ and Rand AP. International Journal of General Medicine Dovepress Open Access Full Text Article 66290. August. 2015.

 

94.  “Twelve minute DVD reverses osteoporotic bone loss.” Lu Y-H, Rosner B and Chang, G. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.Published ahead of print Nov. 14, 2015.

 

95.  Electrophysiologically identified piriformis syndrome is successfully treated with incobotulinum
toxin A and physical therapy.” Wilkins AN and Rosner, B. First published:

 

96.  Two Isometric Yoga Poses Reduce the Curves in Degenerative and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Fishman LM, Groessl EJ, Bernstein P. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 33(4):231-237, October/December 2017.

 

 

TITLES ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

“Two yoga poses correct adolescent idiopathic and degenerative scoliosis.” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation Accepted July 5, 2017.

 

TITLES IN PREPARATION

 

How to lose weight through yoga.

 

“The peroneal H-reflex.”N

 

“Vasisthasana and Half-Moon for scoliosis.”

 

“Piriformis syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome – a 20 year study.”

 

“Resolving Hemiballism and Dopamine Blockers: The Theory of the Critical Stage.”

 

“Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Diagnosis of Ulnar Entrapment.”

 

“Pathogenesis of Impulsivity after Stroke: The key to diagnosis and treatment.” (review paper)

 

“Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials do not Predict Outcome after Central Pontine Myelinolysis.”

 

“The Humane Mathematics of Functional Assessment.”

 

“Stretch-Break.”- A monthly column in Prevention Magazine on hold with its editors at this time.

 

ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED AND ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

 

 

  1. “Practical Assessment of Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Objective, Computerized Study”, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (Abstract), Vol. 67;615, September, (1986).

 

  1. “Objective Serial Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly” (Abstract) with Mark Bucksbaum, Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 16, 10, June, 1987.

 

  1. “Recurrent Disabling Venous Disease of the Lower Extremities”     (Abstract) – with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 68, September, 1987, p.609.

 

  1. “Intraoperative Evoked Potentials” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September, 1987, p.649-650.

 

  1. “Serial Cognitive Assessment of the Elderly” – (Abstract) with Bucksbaum, M. and Leipzig, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September 1987, p. 647.
  2. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Vol. 68, September 1987, p.670.

 

  1. “Computerized Treatment of Impulsivity” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.709-710.

 

8.”The Modified Barthel Scale as a Treatment Tool” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September 1988, p.742.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome II” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.800.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Shortens Length of Stay” The Gerontologist, (Abstract), Vol. 32: p.5. Special Issue. October, 1992.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Abstract) October, 1992.

 

  1. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. April, 2002.

 

  1. “Myobloc in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology. Supplement 2 to Volume 365; June, 2002, p. R.20.

 

  1. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol 81: July, 2002 ; (7) p. 529. (abstract)

 

  1. “EMG and Botulinum neurotoxin type B in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.” – with Craig Konnoth and Bernard Rosner. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228.

 

  1. “Role of headstand in the management of rotator cuff syndrome.” with Caroline Konnoth. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

  1. “Rights of Access”- Editorial solicited by Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists issue for October, 2010.

 

  1. “Functional considerations in spinal stenosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 4, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

 

  1. “Management and prevention of osteoporosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 6, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

 

  1. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Tear.” Oral Prize Presentation. The First International Conference on Yoga for Health and Social Transformation, 2011 at Patanjali Yogpeeth. Haridwar, India. January 2-5, 2011.

 

BOOKS AND VOLUMES AUTHORED AND EDITED

 

  1. A Misuse of First-Order Functional Calculi: Logic cannot meet its own rigid criteria. Bodelian Library, Oxford, England, 1965.

 

  1. Geriatric Cognitive Rehabilitation – Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland.       March 1990.

 

  1. Functional Assessment in Managed Care Readiness. Issue Editor Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick,   Maryland, March, 1994.

 

  1. 4. Functional Assessment in The Future of American Medicine. Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, September, 1994.

 

  1. Back Talk, How to diagnose and cure low back pain and sciatica with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, October, 1997.

 

  1. Back Pain. with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, November, 2000.

 

  1. Relief is in the Stretch: Yoga Relieves Back Pain – with Carol Ardman. W. W. Norton and Co. New York, February 2005.

 

  1. Yoga for Back Pain. With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Co. New York, April, 2006.

 

  1. Sciatica Solutions: Diagnosis, treatment, and cure of spinal and piriformis problems. – with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, 2006.

 

  1. Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis. – with Eric Small. Demos Medical Publishing. New York, New York May 2007.

 

  1. Yoga for Osteoarthritis. – with Ellen Saltonstall. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York. March 2008.

 

  1. Yoga for Osteoporosis. – with Ellen Saltonstall. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York. March 2010.

 

  1. Functional Electrodiagnosis: Provocative Maneuvers in Electromyography.

With Allen N. Wilkins. Springer Publishing Company. New York, November 2010.

 

  1. Piriformis Syndrome. E-book. Amazon. July, 2014.

 

  1. Trust, the spiritual impulse after Darwin. New York: August 2014.

 

  1. Healing Yoga: proven postures to treat twenty common ailments – from back pain to bone loss, shoulder pain to bunions. W. Norton, New York: January 5, 2015.

 

 

 

 

FULL LENGTH ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

 

  1. “The Legacy of Oedipus: Sexual Abuse of Handicapped Children”, with Matei Roussan. Presented at the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Nice, France, June 11, 1985, and published in the Proceedings of the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Lyon, 1985.

 

  1. “The Ghost and the Machine” with Kamran Tabaddor et al. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March, 1990.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome” Fishman, L.M. and Zybert, P.A. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 73:4, pp 359-364, April 1992.

 

  1. “Rehabilitation of the Elderly after TBI.” Rehabilitation of the Aging and Geriatric Patient. (Ed. Steinberg, Garrison,SL, Felsenthal, GJ and Steinberg, MA). pp 187-214. Urban and Schwartzenberg, 1993, Baltimore.

 

  1. “Edema Control in the Management of Chronic Venous Ulcerations of the Lower Extremities” with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R. et.al. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, May, 1992, January, 1994.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces the Length of Geriatric Hospitalization.” with Peggy Emro, topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, pp. 16-29. March, 1994.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” with Irving Hahn, C.S.W. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, pp. 83-88. September, 1994. Republished in American Academy of Home Care Physicians Vol. 8, no. 2. Pp 10-14. July, 1996.

 

  1. “Is unevaluated therapy worth giving?” with Lewis, CB. Physical Therapy Forum, vol XIII:(34), December 23, 1994. pages 18-19.

 

  1. “Feelings and Belief: The Deconstructionist Fallacy.” In The Flight from Science and Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left. Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt and Martin W.     Lewis eds.) The New York Academy of Sciences. New York. May, 1996.

 

  1. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 5, no. 5 Pp.43-45. May,   1996.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome-A Review Paper.” With Parziale, JR and Hudgins   TH. The American Journal of Orthopedics. Vol. 25, No. 12. Pages 819-823.   December, 1996.

 

  1. “Health Alert: My back is killing me!” McCall’s (First serial rights of book Backtalk published October 20, 1997), with Carol Ardman pp.112-116.

 

  1. An objective basis for planning care.” – with Victor Oppenheimer. For the Joint publication “Maximizing Human Potential” of the Managed Care and Aging Network of the American Society on Aging and the Aging Disability and Rehabilitation Network of the American Society on Aging (ASA) Vol.4, Number 4. Pp.10-11. December 1997.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.”- with Sireen Gopal and Surya Battacharya. Proceedings of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol 66, Number 4. January 1998. Pp 11-15.

 

  1. “The FACT System: New Humanism in Rehabilitaton.” Journal of Geriatric Care Management. 11:(2); Spring 2001, pp 12-14.

 

  1. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .

 

  1. “Yoga and Medicine” Chapter for Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation. Fast, A. and Weinapel (eds.) Demos-Vermande; New York. 2002.

 

  1. “Botulinum toxin type A and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” with Anderson, C. and Rosner, B. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – A CME Selection. December 2002.

 

  1. “Botulinum neurotoxin type B and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Fishman, LM, Konnoth, C, Rozner B. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004;83:42-50.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. November, 2003. p 646-629.

 

  1. “Piriformis Syndrome.” With Alena Polesin and Steven Sampson. Chapter in TherapeuticUses of Botulinum Toxin. Cooper (ed.) Humana Press, Totowa, N.J. June 2007. Chapter 5. pp. 61-74.

 

  1. “Yoga” Chapter in Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. With Ellen Saltonstall. Joseph Audette and Allison Bailey, (eds.) Harvard University Press. April, 2008. pp. 259-284.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis – A pilot study.” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 25, No. 3, 2009: pp. 244–250.

 

  1. “Yoga” Chapter in Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. Joseph Audette and Allison Bailey, (eds.) Harvard University Press. April, 2008.

 

 

  1. “Sciatica”- with Elise Weiss, invitational review article for British Medical Journal and Epocrates, in Epocrates June 2008.

 

  1. “Yoga Injuries: A survey of 33,000 Yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists.”– with Ellen Saltonstall and Susan Genis. Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. October, 2008. and feature article 2009.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis for publication by Demos Medical Press in 2010.

 

  1. “A simple maneuver treats rotator cuff syndrome.” – with Allen Wilkins, Caroline Konnoth, Sarah Schmidhofer, Tova Ovadia and Bernard Rosner. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation May, 2011.

 

  1. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011, and appearing in Muscle and Nerve.

 

  1. “Ophthalmological Consequences of Inversion.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga in the non-surgical Treatment of Scoliosis.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis. Demos Medical Press, November, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga in Aging.” New York Times Boomers columns. May – July 2013.

 

  1. Piriformis Syndrome. E-book. Amazon. June, 2014.

 

  1. “Botulinum toxin in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Daniel Truong andDirk Dressler (eds.) Cambridge University Press. March 31,2014

 

  1. ”Serial Case Reporting Yoga for Idiopathic and Degenerative Scoliosis.” – with Sherman KJ, Groessl EJ. Global Adv Health Med. 2014;3(5):16-21.

 

  1. “Integrating complementary/alternative medicine into primary care: evaluating the evidence and appropriate implementation.” With Wainapel SJ and Rand AP. International Journal of General Medicine Dovepress Open Access Full Text Article 66290. August. 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

EDITORIALS, FORWARDS AND BOOK REVIEWS

 

 

  1. “Facilitation of the H-Reflex by Passive Stretch.” Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol.15 (9) June, 1984.

 

  1. “Grand Rounds-1987 Style.” Commentary-Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68 (12), December, 1987         p.865.

 

  1. “Is the NMBE Relevant to Resident Selection?” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter, Editorial, Vol. 17 (8)     April 4, 1988.

 

  1. “Aging and Parkinsonism.” – Book Review, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March 1990.

 

  1. “Geriatric Rehabilitation- An opposing view.” – with Heinz Lippmann and Carole Lewis. Commentary, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 72 (6) p.430, May, 1991.

 

  1. “Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room.” Editorial, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter. Volume 20, (9) May 14, 1993.

 

  1. “Julian Huxley and the Sesamoid Bones: A new job for Rehabilitation Medicine in the next century.” The Albert Einstein Quarterly, Vol 11:(4) 1994 30,1993. 145-46.

 

  1. ‘Functional Assessment: A tool box for the Physical Therapist.” (forward) Carole Lewis, Aspen Press, Frederick Maryland 1994.

 

  1. “Is unevaluated therapy worth giving?” with Lewis, CB. Physical Therapy Forum, vol XIII:(34), December 23, 1994 pages 18-19.

 

  1. “Feelings and Belief: The Deconstructionist Fallacy.” In   The Flight from Science and Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left. Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt and Martin W. Lewis eds.) The New York Academy of Sciences. New York. May, 1996.

 

11.“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 5, no. 5 Pp.43-45. May, 1996.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” Republished from Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 10, no. 1. Pp. 83-88. September 1994. American Academy of Home Care Physicians. Vol.8, no.2, Pp. 10-14: July, 1996.

 

  1. “What You See Isn’t Always What They’ve Got.” – -Editorial. Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. September, 1996.

14.“Managing to Care.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 4; page 1. December 1, 1996.

 

15.“No-Alternative Care.”Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 1; page 1. January 1, 1997.

 

16.“Low Cost home Clones.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 2; page 1. February 1, 1997.

 

17.“Identity Crisis in Physiatry.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 3; page 1. March 1, 1997.

 

  1. “An objective basis for planning care.” Joint publication of the American Society on Aging and the American Association of Long Term Care Managers. November-December 1997.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. November, 2003. p 646-629.

 

  1. “Whom to trust?” – editorial in Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.” April, 2008.

 

21.“Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis for publication by Demos Medical Press in 2010.

 

   22.Pilates for Buff Bones – Foreward for book written by Rebecca Rotstein to be published by in late 2010.

 

   23.Yoga and Breast Cancer-a journey to health and healing. Foreward for book written by Ingrid Kollak and Isabell Utz-Billing. Demos Medical Publishers; New Uork,      2012

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

 

 

 

Executive Committee of the New York State Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: (previous Acting Chairman) Quarterly meetings. New York, New York.1991 – 1994.

 

Abilities Health and Rehabilitation Services of the National Center for Rehabilitation Services: “Recent Advances in Medicine and their Impact on Rehabilitation Medicine – A series of three lectures.” Albertson, New York. Winter-Spring, 1992.

 

New York Academy of Medicine: Residents’ Night for the New York Society of     Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. New York of Medicine. New York, New York. May 24, 1992.

 

Abilities Health and Rehabilitation Services of the National Center for Rehabilitation Services: “Secondary Prevention: The Key to Rehabilitation Medicine in the Future.” Morning-Long Program, Albertson, New York. November 8, 1993.

 

New York Academy of Science: “Flight from Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left.” New York New York. May 31 – June 2, 1995.

 

American Society of Home Care Physicians: Meetings to define a curriculum and generate an adult-teaching methodology towards the education of Medical Directors of Home Care Agencies in the United States. Lake Tahoe, California. August 25-26, 1995.

 

American Society of Home Care Physicians: Meetings to define a curriculum and generate an adult-teaching methodology towards the education of Medical Directors of Home Care Agencies in the United States. San Francisco, California. October 7, 1995.

 

American Medical Association: Task-force on In-patient discharge. Day-long seminar in Chicago, Illinois, February 21, 1996.

 

Island Peer Review Organization: Department of the Inspector General Conference on Abuse in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Lake Success, New York. October 21, 1997.

New York State Committee on Automobile Safety. Albany, New York. 1998.

 

Botulinum Toxin B in Myofascial Pain Syndromes. Maui, Hawaii, February 18, 2002.

 

B.K.S. Iyengar Association of Greater New York. Trustee and Oversight Committe. 2007-present.

 

International Association of Yoga Therapists: Guidance committee and section chief 2011.

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

 

“The Neurological Examination for Occupational Therapists”: New York University School of Occupational Therapy, August 14, 1986, NY, NY.

 

“The Ghost in the Machine”: Academic session American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, September 28, 1986, Baltimore, Md.

 

“Cognitive Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy.” Physicians’ Radio Network, hourly broadcast on September 29, 1986.

 

“Rehabilitation through Technology for Brain Injured Persons”: Learning                 Technologies Fair VII, February 23, 1987, Albany, N.Y.

 

“The Role of the Physiatrist after Traumatic Brain Injury”: Columbia University, May 12, 1988.

 

“Reflex Activity in Yoga” Lecture, B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Convention, Harvard         University, August 17, 1987.

 

“Motor Potentials in Scoliosis Surgery”: with Stanley Hoppenfeld, Presented at Academy and Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Convention, Academic Papers Session, Orlando, Florida, October 19, 1987.

 

“Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome”: Presented at Academy and Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Convention, Academic Papers Session, Orlando, Florida, October 21, 1987.

 

“The Role of the Physiatrist after Traumatic Brain Injury:” Nassau County Medical Center Amphitheater, Great Neck, N.Y., January 4, 1988.

 

“Serial Cognitive Assessment of the Elderly”: USC-SD Conference on Geriatric       Rehabilitation, San Diego, California, March 15-17, 1988.

 

“Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation after Head Trauma”:    Grand Rounds, Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, New Jersey, March 29, 1988.

 

“Computerized Treatment of Impulsivity II” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oral Papers, Seattle, Washington, November 3, 1988.

 

“The Physiatrist views Traumatic Brain Injury” MSSNY Annual Assembly, September 15, 1989, New York, New York.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome” Grand Rounds presented at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dept. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 16, 1991.

 

“Functional Assessment as a Treatment Tool”: New York Academy of Medicine, October 3, 1991.

 

“Functional Assessment in the Acute Hospital” St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center, November 14, 1991.

 

“Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured Child”: Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York, January 16, 1992.

 

“Edema Control in the Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency”: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY         March 3, 1992.

 

“Evoked Potentials in Rehabilitation Medicine”: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York. May 26, 1992.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome”: The Sixth         International Conference and Workshops on Neuropathic, Musculoskeletal, and Visceral Pain. New York, NY, June 3, 1992.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome as a Cause of Lower Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment”:   Annual Meeting of the Association of American Railroads Medical Section, New York, NY, June 5, 1992.

 

“Electromyography in Forensic Medicine”: New York State Trial Lawyers’ Institute, New York City, November 5, 1992.

 

“Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome”:   Columbia Presbyterian   Hospital, November 10, 1992.

 

“Rehabilitation of Impulsive Patients after Stroke”: National Convention of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation San Francisco, Calif., November 16, 1992.

 

“Functional Assessment Improves Quality of Care and Reduces Length of Stay”: National Meeting of the American Geriatric Society and the Journals of Gerontology. Washington, D.C., November 19, 1992.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment”: National Center of Disability Services. Albertson, N.Y., January 19, 1993.

 

“Low Back Pain in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation”:   Women’s Division, Albert Einstein Philanthropic Society, New          York, New York, November               10, 1992.

 

“The FACT Program to Improve Hospital Efficiency”: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, New York, NY, November 30, 1992.

 

“Functional Assessment in the MICU”: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,     Pennsylvania, December 1, 1992.

 

“Impulsivity after Stroke”: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY December 4, 1992.

 

“Functional Assessment in the Acute Hospital”: Medical Grand          Rounds, Interfaith Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, March 9, 1993.

 

“Facts and Fallacies about Rehabilitation Medicine”: Medical Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, NY March 2, 1993.

 

“Scholarly Research and Activities”- Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Flushing, New York. June 24, 1993.

 

“Functional Assessment Reduces Inpatient and Outpatient Costs.” Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, June 25, 1993.

 

“Functional Assessment to Reduce Costs and Improve Outcome in Geriatric Patients.” Director of HCFA and members of Laura D’Andreas Tyson’s Council of Economic Advisors, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1993.

 

“Practical Applications of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials.” Coney Island Medical Center. October 26, 1993.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces         Length of Stay.” New York State Seminar on Aging, Albany, New York, October 27,1993.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome and Sacroiliac Derangement.” with Roberta Shapiro D.O.,     American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meetings, Miami Beach, Florida October 31, 1993.

 

“Management of Ulcerations in Peripheral Vascular Disease.” with Heinz Lippmann, Reginald Farrar and Richard Bernstein. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meetings, Miami Beach, Florida, November 2, 1993.

 

“The Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Radiculopathy and The Clinical Uses of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials.” -Moderator with Stanley Hoppenfeld, Erwin Gonzalez, Arminius Cassvan and Jeff Cole. New York Academy of Medicine, November 10, 1993.

 

“Practical Combination of Somatosensory Evoked Potential Studies with NCV and   EMG.” Coney Island Medical Center,         Brooklyn, New York, November 16, 1993.

 

“Computerized Transformation of the FIM to a Cardinal Barthel- like Index.” Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, November 17, 1993.

 

“Computerized Transformation of the FIM to a Cardinal Barthel- like Index, Part II.” Beth Israel Medical Center, New York,    New York, November 17, 1993.

 

“The Central Role of Rehabilitation in the American Hospital.” Coney Island Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, November 30, 1993.

 

“The Serial Scoring of the Revised Barthel Scale.” Beth Israel Hospital Medical Center. December 6, 1993

 

“Predicting Discharge Date and Destination.” Beth Israel Medical Center. December 23,1993

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment.” St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical   Center. New York, New York. January 18, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment.” Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York. February 8,1994

 

“Serial Functional Assessment to Predict Rate of Rehabilitation and guide Inpatient and Post Hospital Care.”   Association of Discharge Planners of New York. Long Island Jewish Hospital, Nassau County, New York. February 17, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment: Doctor-Case-Manager Cooperation for the patients’ benefit.” San Diego, California, February 25-26, 1994.

 

“What is a Stroke?” Stroke Club. Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing New York. March 9, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces Geriatric Length of Stay.” Professional Rehabilitation Association, New Hyde Park, N.Y. March 10, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment in the Geriatric Population.” American Society on Aging, San Francisco, California, March 19-22, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment and Family Help Available Co-manage Inpatients with the Physician, Improving Outcome, Reducing LOS 26%, and Providing Population-Independent Quality Assurance with Betty Landis, P.T, M.B.A. Second International Conference on Long Term Care Case Management. Toronto, Canada, September 17-20, 1994.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome and Sacroiliac Joint Derangement.” Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Anaheim, California, October 10, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces Length of Stay 21-30% Annual Meeting Greater New York Hospital Association, New York, New York, November 16, 1994.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment.” Eighth Annual International Conference and Workshops on Neuropathic and Musculoskeletal Pain. New York, New York, May 22, 1995.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Lessons for Clinical Research in Rehabilitation.” Grand Rounds Unified Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Beth Abraham Medical Center, Bronx New York, May 30, 1995.

“Laziness in Action: Considering the Source: The Deconstructionalist Fallacy.” Presented in conference.

 

“Flight From Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left.” New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, May, 31 – June 2,1995.

 

“Electrodiagnostic Studies, Indications, Technique, and Significance. Medical Society of the State of New York, Workers’ Compensation Board, New York, New York, June 20, 1995.

 

“Functional Assessment in Nursing Homes, Sub-Acute Facilities and in Relation to Home Care Services and Outpatient Care.”   Parker Geriatric Institute, Long Island Jewish Hospital, Manhasset, New York, September 6, 1995.

 

“Functional Assessment and the Essential Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Island Peer Review Organization. Lake Success, New York, September 22, 1995.

 

“Functional Assessment and the Essential Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Island Peer Review Organization. Lake Success, New York, October 29, 1995.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment.” – with Mark Thomas, M.D. American Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine; Orlando, Florida, November 19, 1995

 

 

“Shortening Length of Stay by 30% and Improving Outcome in Geriatric Population through Medically Accepted Computer Intelligence.” Case Management Society of America, Queens Chapter, Queens Division of the Visiting Nurse Service,           January 17, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment: its use in the acute hospital.” Medical Grand Rounds and Business Meeting. Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Queens, New York, March 26, 1996.

 

“The FIM in Rehabilitation.” Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Hospital, April 1, 1996.

 

“Low Back Pain and Liability: Allocating Resources and Predicting Outcome.” New York State Trial Lawyers’ Institute Annual Meeting. “The Cutting Edge of No-Fault: Where Medicine and Law Meet to Overcome the Threshold.” 132 Nassau Street, New York, New York, April 2, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment is an Effective Data-Base for Predicting In-patient Discharge Date and Destination.” Medical Grand Rounds- Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York April 3, 1996.

 

“Predicting the level of function which a patient will attain based on an initial screening.” The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged. Manhattan Division, April 8, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment in the Acute Hospital: Improve Outcome and Reduce Length of Stay.” Grand Rounds of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North Shore Medical Center at Glen Cove. April 10, 1996.

 

“The FIM and Barthel as Liaison Documentation in the Acute Hospital and the Acute Rehabilitation Unit.” Grand Rounds of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Rusk Institute, New York University, New York, New York. May 22, 1996.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-radicular Low Back Pain.” Jacobi Hospital. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The Bronx, New York. July 10, 1996.

 

 

“Rehabilitation, Functional Assessment, and Managed Care.” Grand Rounds, Little Neck Community Hospital. September 26, 1996.

 

“Internet Analysis of Functional Assessment.´ Third International Conference on Long Term Care Case Management. American Society on Aging. San Diego, California. December 8-11, 1996.

 

“Low Back Pain in Pregnancy” – with Dr. Joseph Pennisi. Television presentation. Channels 45 and 56 Long Island, New York, November 11, 1996.

 

“Internet Analysis of Serial Functional Assessments.” Second International Conference of Long term Case Management. San Diego, California. December 7, 1996.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome and Sacroiliac Joint Derangement.” Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. December 9, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment Coordinating Treatment and Transition.” Froedtert Hospital Medical Center. Medical College of Wisconsin. December 9, 1996.

 

“Electromyography of the hands and feet.” Lange Auditorium, New York Hospital of Queens. Queens, New York. March 4, 1997.

 

“Functional Assessment improves quality and efficiency of care.” Hebrew Home for Aged. New York, New York. March 10, 1997.

 

“Clinical and Risk Management over the Internet.” Second International Conference of Integrated Health Care. Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 23, 1997.

 

“Cognitive Rehabilitation and Impulsivity.” Froedtert Hospital Medical Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 24, 1997.

 

“Clinical Advantage from the Internet.” Second National Conference of Real Time Based Clinical Support.” San Diego, California, June 12, 1997.

 

“Functional Assessment: Its use for Rehabilitation in the acute hospital.” Grand Rounds, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York. September 11, 1997.

 

“An Objective Basis for Planning Care.” Medical Society, State of New York, Lake Success, New York. Joint Meeting of the Committees on Aging and Nursing Homes and Home Health Care and Hospice. September 19, 1997.

 

“Back Pain in Women- Prevention and Cure.”- Workshop in A Day in the life of a cycling woman: Navigating the road to better health during her life cycle. The National Council on Women’s Health, Lenox Hill Hospital. New York, New York. November 22, 1997.

 

“Functional Assessment: Its Present and Future.” With Carl Granger, James Phillips, and other contributors. Buffalo, New York. July 11-14, 1998.

 

The PRIDE Institute: “The ‘Normal Pathophysiology’ of Aging.” The Yale Club. New York, New York. October 15, 1998.

 

“The Value of Medical Rehabilitation: Using Outcomes Analyses Across the Health Care Continuum.”- with Carl V. Granger, Margaret Stineman, Roger Fiedler, Richard Lynn, Anne Deutsch, Ken Ottenbacher and Sam Markello. American Academy of Physiatry Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. November, 1998.

 

“The Electronic Medical Record in Rehabilitation.” Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York, New York. June 14, 1999.

 

“Low Back Pain” – Sound Shore Hospital and Medical Center. New Rochelle, New York. June 16, 1999.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.”- Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. New York, New York. June 21, 1999.

 

“The Crystal Ball on a Silver Platter – How to forecast outcomes.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. October 14, 1999.

 

“Data and Prediction: Patient Health and Economic Well-Being.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement II. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. December 8, 1999.

 

“Gathering and Hunting: Physician intelligence Extender.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement III. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. February 2, 2000.

 

“Database and Analysis: What you do with what you’ve got.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement III. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. February 2, 2000.

 

“The Sacroiliac Joint: Diagnostic Entities and their Treatment.” Grand Rounds, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Rehabilitation Medicine. New York, New York. April 4, 2000.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” April 5, 2000, New York Academy of Medicine. New York, New York.

 

“Asthma: Strategy and work plan for IPAs.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement V. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. July 12, 2000.

“Back Pain” – Talk and book signing at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Forest Hills, New York . July 17, 2000.

 

“Low Back Pain – What’s to be done?” William O. Sullivan Residence. New York, New York. July 19, 2000.

 

“Back Pain” – Talk and book signing at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Lexington Avenue and 86th Street, New York, New York. August 23, 2000.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome-a ten year study.”

Columbia University, Downey Library. May 18, 2001 New York, New York.

 

“The FACT System for Improved Inpatient and Outpatient Management, Drug Trials, and Quality Assurance .”Columbia University, Downey Library. May 18, 2001 New York, New York.

 

“Functional Assessment”.” Grand Rounds, St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Port Jefferson, New York. October 2, 2001.

 

“Myobloc in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Key Biscayne, Florida. November 3, 2001.

 

“Myobloc and Biofeedback in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Behavioral Associates, New York, New York. January 22, 2002.

 

“Myobloc and Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” American Academy of Pain Management. San Francisco, California. February 26-2002.

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), Las Vegas, Nevada. March 1, 2002.

 

“Botulinum Toxins in the treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Fellowship of Long Island Physiatrists. Long Island, New York. March 13, 2002.

 

“Myobloc and Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Toxins Meeting, Hanover, Germany, June, 7, 2002.

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes: Diagnosis and Treatment.” Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. June 14, 2002. New York, New York.

 

“Electromyographic Diagnosis, Myobloc and Physical Therapeutic Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Use of Botulinum Toxin in Painful Disorders. Cherry Hill, New Jersey. August 24th 2002.

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Piriformis Syndrome.” National Federation of Independent Pain Clinicians. Las Vegas, Nevada. October 25, 2002.

 

“Botulinum Toxin type B in the Treatment of Piriformis Muscle Syndrome.” Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation: Enhancing Rigor and Relevance. Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education. Parsippany, N.J. November 1-2,

2002.

 

“Novel uses of Botulinum Toxins in Pain Management.” Symposium Director. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Orlando, Florida. November 24, 2002.

 

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” Grand Rounds, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, April 14, 2003.

 

“Yoga in Medicine.” In “Integrative Pain Medicine” Columbia University
College of Physicians and Medicine and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Compelmentary and Alternative Medicine. New York, New York. May 17,

2003.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome and Functional Entrapments.” Joint Conference, Departments of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, St. Vincents Hospital Medical Center, New York, New York November 5, 2003.

 

“Electrophysiological Metrics for Functional Entrapments.” Grand Rounds, Columbia and Cornell University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Cornell University, January 9, 2004.

 

“Evidence of musculoskeletal benefits of yoga.” Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine Conference. Baker Pavilion, Cornell University, February 19, 2004.

 

“EMG and Botulinum neurotoxin type B in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.” – Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Scientific Papers: Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 27, 2004.

 

“Role of headstand in the management of rotator cuff syndrome.” – Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Scientific Papers: Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 27, 2004.

 

“Yoga in Medicine.” In “Integrative Pain Medicine” Columbia University
College of Physicians and Medicine and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Compelmentary and Alternative Medicine. New York, New York. April 15,

2004.

 

“Functional Entrapments: Electrodiagnosis and Treatment.” Grand Rounds, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, January 26, 2005.

 

“Yoga for Lower Back Pain.” B.K.S. Iyengar Institute of Greater New York. New York City, New York February 13,2005.

 

“Relief is in the Stretch: End Back Pain through Yoga.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore (Broadway and 82nd) New York, New York, March 9, 2005.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment with Injection and Physical Therapy.” Lecture and workshop. Mid-year Review Course. Scottsdale, Arizona. April 5-10, 2005

 

“Physical/Manual Therapies for Pain.” Integrative Pain Medicine Conference. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Richard and The Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Columbia University. April 15th and 16th 2005.

 

“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: the conservative approach.” B.K.S. Iyengar Center, New York, New York. May 21, 2005.

 

“Relief is in the Stretch: end back pain through yoga.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore of Whitestone, N.Y., June 11, 2005.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” AECOM Conference. Monterrey, California, September 22, 2005.

 

“Electrophysiological Detection of Functional Entrapment.” Cornell-Weill Hospital. Cornell Medical School December 1, 2005. New York, New York.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome.” University of Auckland Medical School. Auckland, New Zealand. February 9, 2006.

 

“The Active Therapies” Integrative Pain Medicine Conference. Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Friday April 11, 2006. New York, New York.

 

“How a medical diagnosis can inform the Yoga therapist and how the Yoga therapist can inform the physician: Sciatica” SYTAR, Friday, January 19, 2007. Los Angeles, Calif.

 

“Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis” Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) June 1, 2007.

 

“Sciatica Solutions: how to diagnose, cure and prevent spinal and piriformis problems.” Jewish Book Council, NYU, May 25, 2007.

 

“Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Forest Hills, New York, June 19, 2007.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome – Diagnostic Methods” American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. October 1, 2007 Boston, Massachusetts.

 

“Functional Entrapments: – Spinal stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other neuromuscular causes of peripheral neurological symptoms.” Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, October 5, 2007 Newark, New Jersey.

 

“The three main causes of sciatica.” JCC of Allentown, Pennsylvania. November 1, 2007.

 

“Structural aspects of Yoga,” and “Yoga and Medicine.” SYTAR, Los Angeles Hilton, Los Angeles, Calif. March 6, 2008.

 

“Issues of Service and Health Care for Persons aging with Developmental Disabilities.” – with Ellen Saltonstall. Aging in America, Bx. NY. November 4, 2009.

 

“Osteoporosis” – Caring Community of First Presbyterian Church. February 24, 2010, New York, New York.

 

“Rotator Cuff Syndrome and Lower Back Pain.” Carnegie East. New York, New York, May 20, 2010.

 

“Cutting Edge Treatments: Yoga for osteoporosis, arthritis, and rotator cuff tear.” 92nd Street YMCA. New York, New York June 7, 2010.

 

“Cutting Edge Treatments: Yoga for osteoporosis, arthritis, and rotator cuff tear.” Screen Actors Guild. New York, New York June 9, 2010.

“Functional Electrodiagnosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Seattle, Washington. October, 2010.

 

“Spinal Stenosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.”

Seattle, Washington. October, 2010.

 

“Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

“Yoga for Osteoporosis.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

“Yoga for Osteoarthritis.” 92nd Street YMCA, New York, New York. January 14, 2011.

 

“Piece of Mind” on Mountain Radio (Montana) April 1, 2011.

 

“Yoga for Osteoporosis” Oblong Bookstore, Rhinebeck, N.Y. April 10, 2011.

 

“Functional Electrodiagnosis.” Workshop at American Academy of Osteopathic Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, April 17, 2011.

 

“Functional Electrodiagnosis” – Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai Medical School. April 19, 2011.

 

“Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Canadian and American Webinar May 2 and 9, 2011.

 

“Joys of Yoga: Medicine without medicine.” Screen Actors’ Guild, New York, New York, May 24, 2011.

 

“Crossfires: Piriformis syndrome, thoracic outlet and tarsal tunnel. AANEM, San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.

 

“Ophthalmological consequences of inversion.” Symposium on Yoga Research.

Kripalu Institute. Stockton, Mass. Sept 24, 2011.

 

“A simple answer to scoliosis.” Symposium on Yoga Research. Kripalu Institute. Stockton, Mass. Sept 24, 2011.

 

“Triangular forearm support cures most rotator cuff tears” Grand Rounds. Albert Einstein College of Medicine. September 30, 2011.

 

Co-Chair, Lecturer and Panel participant on yoga therapy. MISTY, Montreal Institute for the Study of Yoga Therapy, Montreal, Canada. October 30, 2011; Montreal, Canada.

 

“Yoga for lumbar spinal disorders.” Three day conference at Kripalu Institute . Lenox, Mass. January 6-9th 2012.

 

“Yoga for Arthritis” JCC, New York City February 28, 2012

 

“Yoga for Osteoporosis” JCC, New York City. May, 16-24, 2012

 

“Yoga for the non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff syndrome.” Grand Rounds at Montefiore Medical Center. New York, New York, May 24, 2012.

 

“Integrating Yoga and more conventional medicine.” International Association of Yoga Therapists Seminar on Yoga Therapy. Newton, MA. June 21-26th, 2012.

 

“Therapeutic Yoga” Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA. September 14-16, 2012.

 

“Active Medicine.” Screen Actors Guild. New York City, May 18, 2012.

 

“Yoga for the non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff syndrome.” Grand Rounds at Montefiore Medical Center. New York, New York, May 24, 2012.

 

“Integrating Yoga and more conventional medicine.” International Association of Yoga Therapists Seminar on Yoga Therapy. June 21-26th, 2012.

 

“Therapeutic Yoga” Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA. September 14-16, 2012.

 

Since that time I have given a large number of talks, Grand Rounds and workshops, the most recent being at the International Association of Yoga Therapists in Newport Beach, CA where I gave a keynote lecture titled “Yoga makes the grade, and the grad is A+,” and a four-hour workshop on lower back pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAJOR BLOGS

 

“Alternative Therapies for Back Pain.” – Feature Blog on Huffington Post. April 7, 2011.

 

Seventeen other blogs on Huffington Post – Spring-Summer 2011.

SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Yoga for Lower back Pain. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York, July 10, 2015

 

Grand Rounds at Cornell Medical School. July 30, 2015.

 

Topics from my recent book “Healing Yoga” at Kripalu Health Center, Lenox MA. October 18 – 20, 2015.

 

Yoga for Osteoporosis. Kripalu Health Center. Lenox, MA: January 20-23m 2015.

 

 

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CURRENT GRANTS AND PROJECTS

 

 

Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Yoga: A ten-year comparison of DEXA scans in hormonally competent men and post-menopausal women doing daily yoga by DVD.

 

“Functional Assessment Coordinating Treatment and Transition” Hospital management technique.   Past experience at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Coney Island Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York.

 

Evoked Potentials in Scoliosis Surgery – we are now writing up the results of 6.5 years of study comparing the clonus test with SSEP, spinothalamic evoked potentials, and transcortically evoked motor potentials. Co-investigators; Aldo Perotto, Mark Thomas, Stanley Hoppenfeld.

 

“Physiological Exercises for BK Amputees” Isometric exercises for residual muscles to improve girth control, vascularity, and interoception; evaluation by functional means, CT and MRI.

 

“Integrated Yoga” – Small classes of handicapped and non-handicapped individuals from 12 years of age to and including senium for range of motion, peer-group affiliations and self-control.

 

Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Tardy Ulnar Palsy.          Improved diagnostic technique for common entrapment syndrome          using functionally determined changes in nerve conduction velocity obtained by standard, universally accepted means.

 

“Cervical and upper extremity pain in thoracic outlet syndrome- Diagnosis through functional EMG, treatment with Botulinum toxin and physical therapy. Grant from Elan Pharmaceuticals March 2002, now complete; paper under authorship.

 

“Abobotulinum toxin type A for restoration of structure in rotator cuff syndrome.”

 

 

OFFICES HELD

 

 

Secretary/Treasurer, Herpes Zoster Foundation, New York, New York, (Research and Philanthropy) 2009 – present.

 

Secretary/Treasurer, Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research (Philanthropy) 2001 – 2009.

 

Board member – B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York. (2006-present).

 

Chairman, Institutional Review Board, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, (The New York Hospital Network) 1996.

 

Chairman, Executive Committee of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1995-1996.

President, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1994-1995.

 

President Elect, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993-1994.

 

Vice-President, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1992-1993.

 

Treasurer, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1991-1992.

 

Secretary, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1989-1991.

 

Executive Committee, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1987 to present.

 

President, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation IPA, 1996-present.

 

Delegate to MSSNY Committee on Rehabilitation, 1991-Present.

 

Delegate to MSSNY Committee on Continuing Medical Education, 1990-94.

 

Delegate to MSSNY Committee on Sports in the Schools, 1989-91.

 

Member of New York State Commission for Traumatic Brain Injury, 1987.

Member Advisory Board of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of Greater New York, 2007.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

(Current or Recent Past)

 

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 

Association of Academic Physiatrists

 

New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 

New York Academy of Medicine.

 

New York State Society on Aging

 

American Society of Clinical Evoked Potentials.

 

Coalition on Sexuality and Disability.

 

American Academy of Home Care Physicians.

 

International Association of Yoga Therapists.

 

American Society on Aging.

 

Medical Society of the State of New York.

 

Queens Medical Society, New York.

 

American Medical Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERT TESTIMONY

 

 

 

Dr. Fishman has provided testimony on both coasts, including two major Manhattan teaching hospitals, a small number of private individuals, one physician and two insurance companies (one a physician malpractice firm), and several non-profit health providers and third party payers over the last 20 years.

 

 

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

 

“Cognitive Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy.” Physicians’ Radio Network, hourly broadcast on September 29, 1986.

 

“Low Back Pain in Women.” – with Joseph Pennisi. Channel 56, Rockville Center, Long Island, New York. December 21, 1996.

 

“Pregnancy and Low Back Pain.”- with Joseph Pennisi. Channel 56, Rockville Center, Long Island, New York. April 11, 1997.

 

“Devices for the Relief of Low Back Pain.”- Good Day New York WNYW. October 15, 1997.

 

“Avoiding Low Back Pain.” – ABC Radio, Columbus, Ohio. October 28, 1997.

 

“Low Back Pain- Causes, Treatments and Cures.” MS-NBC. October 26, 1997

 

“Anatomy of Low Back Pain.”- C-NBC. November 7, 1997.

 

“Low Back Pain.” Bloomberg Radio Network, November 10, 1997.

 

“Evening News- (Expert interviewee for news story)- WJLA-TV, Washington, D. C. November 17 and 18, 1997.

 

“Avoid Christmas Shoppers’ Back.” –with Donna Hanover and Tova Ovadia, P.T. Good Morning New York. WNYW. November 28, 1997.

 

Back Talk: What’s the book about?” Morning News. CBS Television –with Annika Pergament, New York 1, December 6th 1997.

 

“Diagnosing Low Back Pain”- with Rosanne Coletti, Fox Health Channel, New York, New York. January 2, January 3, 1998.

 

“Subacute Care: Its Advantages and its Future.” – Virginia Cravotta, Denise Howard, Lori Moyer and Maryanne Crenny. Channel 55 (Long Island) and 72 (Manhattan). February 5, 1998.

 

“Wallet Sciatica” Good Morning New York Channel 5 – with Cheryl Washington. April 23, 1998.

 

“Questions on Low Back Pain” Woman’s Day on aol. November 9, 1998.

 

“Low Back Pain.” Public Television, Norwalk, Connecticut (Channel 12) December 27, 1999.

 

“Yoga is a cure for lower back pain.” The Yoga Journal June, 2006.

 

“Yoga as treatment.” WBAI various radio stations Cincinnati and Northern California May, 2006 and scheduled for July 7, 2006.

 

“Yoga for Back Pain” Baltimore Sun. June, 2006.

 

Story in Advance in Rehabilitation August 2006.

 

New York Times references to Dr. Fishman and Yoga April, 2007.

 

New York Times references to Dr. Fishman and Yoga May, 2007.

 

San Antonio Star and Seattle Star: Articles on Study of Yoga for rotator cuff August 16th 2009.

 

Lisa Wexler commuter radio show – half hour about newest book Yoga for Osteoporosis March 24, 2010.

 

Joey Reynolds show WOR – hour about newest book Yoga for Osteoporosis March 31, 2010.

 

Piece of Mind radio show and podcast with Brenda Harper – one hour on call-in show about Yoga for Osteoporosis. April 3, 2010.

 

“Here’s to your Good Health.” Yoga for Osteoporosis with Dr. Harris B. Strayner, April 21, 2010.

 

“Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Ramdev Satellite TV, Indian and Canadian live Hindi-English-Hindi translated distribution, January 4, 2011.

 

Fifteen articles on the Huffington Post: March-June 2011.

 

“Ancient Discipline with Orthopedic Application.” Jane Brody, New York Times, August 2, 2011.

 

“People’s Pharmacy.” – National Public Radio, October, 2011.

 

“World News with Diane Sawyer.” – January 7, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITLES IN PREPARATION

 

“The peroneal H-reflex.”

 

“Vasisthasana for scoliosis.”

 

“Piriformis syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome – a 20 year study.”

 

“Resolving Hemiballism and Dopamine Blockers: The Theory of the Critical Stage.”

 

“Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Diagnosis of Ulnar Entrapment.”

 

“Pathogenesis of Impulsivity after Stroke: The key to diagnosis and treatment.” (review paper)

 

“Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials do not Predict Outcome after Central Pontine Myelinolysis.”

 

“The Humane Mathematics of Functional Assessment.”

 

“Stretch-Break.”- A monthly column in Prevention Magazine on hold with its editors at this time.

 

ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED AND ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

 

 

  1. “Practical Assessment of Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Objective, Computerized Study”, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (Abstract), Vol. 67;615, September, (1986).

 

  1. “Objective Serial Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly” (Abstract) with Mark Bucksbaum, Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 16, 10, June, 1987.

 

  1. “Recurrent Disabling Venous Disease of the Lower Extremities”     (Abstract) – with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 68, September, 1987, p.609.

 

  1. “Intraoperative Evoked Potentials” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September, 1987, p.649-650.

 

  1. “Serial Cognitive Assessment of the Elderly” – (Abstract) with Bucksbaum, M. and Leipzig, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September 1987, p. 647.
  2. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Vol. 68, September 1987, p.670.

 

  1. “Computerized Treatment of Impulsivity” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.709-710.

 

8.”The Modified Barthel Scale as a Treatment Tool” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September 1988, p.742.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome II” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.800.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Shortens Length of Stay” The Gerontologist, (Abstract), Vol. 32: p.5. Special Issue. October, 1992.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Abstract) October, 1992.

 

  1. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. April, 2002.

 

  1. “Myobloc in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology. Supplement 2 to Volume 365; June, 2002, p. R.20.

 

  1. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol 81: July, 2002 ; (7) p. 529. (abstract)

 

  1. “EMG and Botulinum neurotoxin type B in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.” – with Craig Konnoth and Bernard Rosner. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228.

 

  1. “Role of headstand in the management of rotator cuff syndrome.” with Caroline Konnoth. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

  1. “Rights of Access”- Editorial solicited by Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists issue for October, 2010.

 

  1. “Functional considerations in spinal stenosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 4, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

 

  1. “Management and prevention of osteoporosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 6, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

 

  1. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Tear.” Oral Prize Presentation. The First International Conference on Yoga for Health and Social Transformation, 2011 at Patanjali Yogpeeth. Haridwar, India. January 2-5, 2011.

 

BOOKS AND VOLUMES AUTHORED AND EDITED

 

  1. A Misuse of First-Order Functional Calculi: Logic cannot meet its own rigid criteria. Bodelian Library, Oxford, England, 1965.

 

  1. Geriatric Cognitive Rehabilitation – Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland.       March 1990.

 

  1. Functional Assessment in Managed Care Readiness. Issue Editor Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick,   Maryland, March, 1994.

 

  1. 4. Functional Assessment in The Future of American Medicine. Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, September, 1994.

 

  1. Back Talk, How to diagnose and cure low back pain and sciatica with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, October, 1997.

 

  1. Back Pain. with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, November, 2000.

 

  1. Relief is in the Stretch: Yoga Relieves Back Pain – with Carol Ardman. W. W. Norton and Co. New York, February 2005.

 

  1. Yoga for Back Pain. With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Co. New York, April, 2006.

 

  1. Sciatica Solutions: Diagnosis, treatment, and cure of spinal and piriformis problems. – with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, 2006.

 

  1. Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis. – with Eric Small. Demos Medical Publishing. New York, New York May 2007.

 

  1. Yoga for Osteoarthritis. – with Ellen Saltonstall. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York. March 2008.

 

  1. Yoga for Osteoporosis. – with Ellen Saltonstall. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York. March 2010.

 

  1. Functional Electrodiagnosis: Provocative Maneuvers in Electromyography.

With Allen N. Wilkins. Springer Publishing Company. New York, November 2010.

 

  1. Piriformis Syndrome. E-book. Amazon. July, 2014.

 

  1. Trust, the spiritual impulse after Darwin. New York: August 2014.

 

  1. Healing Yoga: proven postures to treat twenty common ailments – from back pain to bone loss, shoulder pain to bunions. W. Norton, New York: January 5, 2015.

 

 

 

 

FULL LENGTH ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

 

  1. “The Legacy of Oedipus: Sexual Abuse of Handicapped Children”, with Matei Roussan. Presented at the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Nice, France, June 11, 1985, and published in the Proceedings of the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Lyon, 1985.

 

  1. “The Ghost and the Machine” with Kamran Tabaddor et al. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March, 1990.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome” Fishman, L.M. and Zybert, P.A. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 73:4, pp 359-364, April 1992.

 

  1. “Rehabilitation of the Elderly after TBI.” Rehabilitation of the Aging and Geriatric Patient. (Ed. Steinberg, Garrison,SL, Felsenthal, GJ and Steinberg, MA). pp 187-214. Urban and Schwartzenberg, 1993, Baltimore.

 

  1. “Edema Control in the Management of Chronic Venous Ulcerations of the Lower Extremities” with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R. et.al. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, May, 1992, January, 1994.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces the Length of Geriatric Hospitalization.” with Peggy Emro, topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, pp. 16-29. March, 1994.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” with Irving Hahn, C.S.W. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, pp. 83-88. September, 1994. Republished in American Academy of Home Care Physicians Vol. 8, no. 2. Pp 10-14. July, 1996.

 

  1. “Is unevaluated therapy worth giving?” with Lewis, CB. Physical Therapy Forum, vol XIII:(34), December 23, 1994. pages 18-19.

 

  1. “Feelings and Belief: The Deconstructionist Fallacy.” In The Flight from Science and Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left. Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt and Martin W.     Lewis eds.) The New York Academy of Sciences. New York. May, 1996.

 

  1. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 5, no. 5 Pp.43-45. May,   1996.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome-A Review Paper.” With Parziale, JR and Hudgins   TH. The American Journal of Orthopedics. Vol. 25, No. 12. Pages 819-823.   December, 1996.

 

  1. “Health Alert: My back is killing me!” McCall’s (First serial rights of book Backtalk published October 20, 1997), with Carol Ardman pp.112-116.

 

  1. An objective basis for planning care.” – with Victor Oppenheimer. For the Joint publication “Maximizing Human Potential” of the Managed Care and Aging Network of the American Society on Aging and the Aging Disability and Rehabilitation Network of the American Society on Aging (ASA) Vol.4, Number 4. Pp.10-11. December 1997.

 

  1. “Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.”- with Sireen Gopal and Surya Battacharya. Proceedings of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol 66, Number 4. January 1998. Pp 11-15.

 

  1. “The FACT System: New Humanism in Rehabilitaton.” Journal of Geriatric Care Management. 11:(2); Spring 2001, pp 12-14.

 

  1. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .

 

  1. “Yoga and Medicine” Chapter for Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation. Fast, A. and Weinapel (eds.) Demos-Vermande; New York. 2002.

 

  1. “Botulinum toxin type A and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” with Anderson, C. and Rosner, B. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – A CME Selection. December 2002.

 

  1. “Botulinum neurotoxin type B and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Fishman, LM, Konnoth, C, Rozner B. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004;83:42-50.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. November, 2003. p 646-629.

 

  1. “Piriformis Syndrome.” With Alena Polesin and Steven Sampson. Chapter in TherapeuticUses of Botulinum Toxin. Cooper (ed.) Humana Press, Totowa, N.J. June 2007. Chapter 5. pp. 61-74.

 

  1. “Yoga” Chapter in Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. With Ellen Saltonstall. Joseph Audette and Allison Bailey, (eds.) Harvard University Press. April, 2008. pp. 259-284.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis – A pilot study.” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 25, No. 3, 2009: pp. 244–250.

 

  1. “Yoga” Chapter in Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. Joseph Audette and Allison Bailey, (eds.) Harvard University Press. April, 2008.

 

 

  1. “Sciatica”- with Elise Weiss, invitational review article for British Medical Journal and Epocrates, in Epocrates June 2008.

 

  1. “Yoga Injuries: A survey of 33,000 Yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists.”– with Ellen Saltonstall and Susan Genis. Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. October, 2008. and feature article 2009.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis for publication by Demos Medical Press in 2010.

 

  1. “A simple maneuver treats rotator cuff syndrome.” – with Allen Wilkins, Caroline Konnoth, Sarah Schmidhofer, Tova Ovadia and Bernard Rosner. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation May, 2011.

 

  1. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011, and appearing in Muscle and Nerve.

 

  1. “Ophthalmological Consequences of Inversion.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga in the non-surgical Treatment of Scoliosis.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis. Demos Medical Press, November, 2011.

 

  1. “Yoga in Aging.” New York Times Boomers columns. May – July 2013.

 

  1. Piriformis Syndrome. E-book. Amazon. June, 2014.

 

  1. “Botulinum toxin in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Daniel Truong andDirk Dressler (eds.) Cambridge University Press. March 31,2014

 

  1. ”Serial Case Reporting Yoga for Idiopathic and Degenerative Scoliosis.” – with Sherman KJ, Groessl EJ. Global Adv Health Med. 2014;3(5):16-21.

 

  1. “Integrating complementary/alternative medicine into primary care: evaluating the evidence and appropriate implementation.” With Wainapel SJ and Rand AP. International Journal of General Medicine Dovepress Open Access Full Text Article 66290. August. 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

EDITORIALS, FORWARDS AND BOOK REVIEWS

 

 

  1. “Facilitation of the H-Reflex by Passive Stretch.” Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol.15 (9) June, 1984.

 

  1. “Grand Rounds-1987 Style.” Commentary-Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68 (12), December, 1987         p.865.

 

  1. “Is the NMBE Relevant to Resident Selection?” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter, Editorial, Vol. 17 (8)     April 4, 1988.

 

  1. “Aging and Parkinsonism.” – Book Review, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March 1990.

 

  1. “Geriatric Rehabilitation- An opposing view.” – with Heinz Lippmann and Carole Lewis. Commentary, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 72 (6) p.430, May, 1991.

 

  1. “Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room.” Editorial, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter. Volume 20, (9) May 14, 1993.

 

  1. “Julian Huxley and the Sesamoid Bones: A new job for Rehabilitation Medicine in the next century.” The Albert Einstein Quarterly, Vol 11:(4) 1994 30,1993. 145-46.

 

  1. ‘Functional Assessment: A tool box for the Physical Therapist.” (forward) Carole Lewis, Aspen Press, Frederick Maryland 1994.

 

  1. “Is unevaluated therapy worth giving?” with Lewis, CB. Physical Therapy Forum, vol XIII:(34), December 23, 1994 pages 18-19.

 

  1. “Feelings and Belief: The Deconstructionist Fallacy.” In   The Flight from Science and Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left. Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt and Martin W. Lewis eds.) The New York Academy of Sciences. New York. May, 1996.

 

11.“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 5, no. 5 Pp.43-45. May, 1996.

 

  1. “Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” Republished from Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 10, no. 1. Pp. 83-88. September 1994. American Academy of Home Care Physicians. Vol.8, no.2, Pp. 10-14: July, 1996.

 

  1. “What You See Isn’t Always What They’ve Got.” – -Editorial. Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. September, 1996.

14.“Managing to Care.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 4; page 1. December 1, 1996.

 

15.“No-Alternative Care.”Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 1; page 1. January 1, 1997.

 

16.“Low Cost home Clones.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 2; page 1. February 1, 1997.

 

17.“Identity Crisis in Physiatry.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 3; page 1. March 1, 1997.

 

  1. “An objective basis for planning care.” Joint publication of the American Society on Aging and the American Association of Long Term Care Managers. November-December 1997.

 

  1. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. November, 2003. p 646-629.

 

  1. “Whom to trust?” – editorial in Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.” April, 2008.

 

21.“Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis for publication by Demos Medical Press in 2010.

 

22.Pilates for Buff Bones – Foreward for book written by Rebecca Rotstein to be published by in late 2010.

 

23.Yoga and Breast Cancer-a journey to health and healing. Foreward for book written by Ingrid Kollak and Isabell Utz-Billing. Demos Medical Publishers; New Uork, 2012

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

 

 

 

Executive Committee of the New York State Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: (previous Acting Chairman) Quarterly meetings. New York, New York.1991 – 1994.

 

Abilities Health and Rehabilitation Services of the National Center for Rehabilitation Services: “Recent Advances in Medicine and their Impact on Rehabilitation Medicine – A series of three lectures.” Albertson, New York. Winter-Spring, 1992.

 

New York Academy of Medicine: Residents’ Night for the New York Society of    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. New York of Medicine. New York, New York. May 24, 1992.

 

Abilities Health and Rehabilitation Services of the National Center for Rehabilitation Services: “Secondary Prevention: The Key to Rehabilitation Medicine in the Future.” Morning-Long Program, Albertson, New York. November 8, 1993.

 

New York Academy of Science: “Flight from Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left.” New York New York. May 31 – June 2, 1995.

 

American Society of Home Care Physicians: Meetings to define a curriculum and generate an adult-teaching methodology towards the education of Medical Directors of Home Care Agencies in the United States. Lake Tahoe, California. August 25-26, 1995.

 

American Society of Home Care Physicians: Meetings to define a curriculum and generate an adult-teaching methodology towards the education of Medical Directors of Home Care Agencies in the United States. San Francisco, California. October 7, 1995.

 

American Medical Association: Task-force on In-patient discharge. Day-long seminar in Chicago, Illinois, February 21, 1996.

 

Island Peer Review Organization: Department of the Inspector General Conference on Abuse in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Lake Success, New York. October 21, 1997.

New York State Committee on Automobile Safety. Albany, New York. 1998.

 

Botulinum Toxin B in Myofascial Pain Syndromes. Maui, Hawaii, February 18, 2002.

 

B.K.S. Iyengar Association of Greater New York. Trustee and Oversight Committe. 2007-present.

 

International Association of Yoga Therapists: Guidance committee and section chief 2011.

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

 

“The Neurological Examination for Occupational Therapists”: New York University School of Occupational Therapy, August 14, 1986, NY, NY.

 

“The Ghost in the Machine”: Academic session American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, September 28, 1986, Baltimore, Md.

 

“Cognitive Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy.” Physicians’ Radio Network, hourly broadcast on September 29, 1986.

 

“Rehabilitation through Technology for Brain Injured Persons”: Learning                 Technologies Fair VII, February 23, 1987, Albany, N.Y.

 

“The Role of the Physiatrist after Traumatic Brain Injury”: Columbia University, May 12, 1988.

 

“Reflex Activity in Yoga” Lecture, B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Convention, Harvard         University, August 17, 1987.

 

“Motor Potentials in Scoliosis Surgery”: with Stanley Hoppenfeld, Presented at Academy and Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Convention, Academic Papers Session, Orlando, Florida, October 19, 1987.

 

“Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome”: Presented at Academy and Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Convention, Academic Papers Session, Orlando, Florida, October 21, 1987.

 

“The Role of the Physiatrist after Traumatic Brain Injury:” Nassau County Medical Center Amphitheater, Great Neck, N.Y., January 4, 1988.

 

“Serial Cognitive Assessment of the Elderly”: USC-SD Conference on Geriatric       Rehabilitation, San Diego, California, March 15-17, 1988.

 

“Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation after Head Trauma”:    Grand Rounds, Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, New Jersey, March 29, 1988.

 

“Computerized Treatment of Impulsivity II” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oral Papers, Seattle, Washington, November 3, 1988.

 

“The Physiatrist views Traumatic Brain Injury” MSSNY Annual Assembly, September 15, 1989, New York, New York.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome” Grand Rounds presented at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dept. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 16, 1991.

 

“Functional Assessment as a Treatment Tool”: New York Academy of Medicine, October 3, 1991.

 

“Functional Assessment in the Acute Hospital” St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center, November 14, 1991.

 

“Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured Child”: Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York, January 16, 1992.

 

“Edema Control in the Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency”: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY         March 3, 1992.

 

“Evoked Potentials in Rehabilitation Medicine”: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York. May 26, 1992.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome”: The Sixth         International Conference and Workshops on Neuropathic, Musculoskeletal, and Visceral Pain. New York, NY, June 3, 1992.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome as a Cause of Lower Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment”:   Annual Meeting of the Association of American Railroads Medical Section, New York, NY, June 5, 1992.

 

“Electromyography in Forensic Medicine”: New York State Trial Lawyers’ Institute, New York City, November 5, 1992.

 

“Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome”:   Columbia Presbyterian   Hospital, November 10, 1992.

 

“Rehabilitation of Impulsive Patients after Stroke”: National Convention of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation San Francisco, Calif., November 16, 1992.

 

“Functional Assessment Improves Quality of Care and Reduces Length of Stay”: National Meeting of the American Geriatric Society and the Journals of Gerontology. Washington, D.C., November 19, 1992.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment”: National Center of Disability Services. Albertson, N.Y., January 19, 1993.

 

“Low Back Pain in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation”:   Women’s Division, Albert Einstein Philanthropic Society, New          York, New York, November               10, 1992.

 

“The FACT Program to Improve Hospital Efficiency”: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, New York, NY, November 30, 1992.

 

“Functional Assessment in the MICU”: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,     Pennsylvania, December 1, 1992.

 

“Impulsivity after Stroke”: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY December 4, 1992.

 

“Functional Assessment in the Acute Hospital”: Medical Grand          Rounds, Interfaith Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, March 9, 1993.

 

“Facts and Fallacies about Rehabilitation Medicine”: Medical Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, NY March 2, 1993.

 

“Scholarly Research and Activities”- Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Flushing, New York. June 24, 1993.

 

“Functional Assessment Reduces Inpatient and Outpatient Costs.” Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, June 25, 1993.

 

“Functional Assessment to Reduce Costs and Improve Outcome in Geriatric Patients.” Director of HCFA and members of Laura D’Andreas Tyson’s Council of Economic Advisors, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1993.

 

“Practical Applications of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials.” Coney Island Medical Center. October 26, 1993.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces         Length of Stay.” New York State Seminar on Aging, Albany, New York, October 27,1993.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome and Sacroiliac Derangement.” with Roberta Shapiro D.O.,     American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meetings, Miami Beach, Florida October 31, 1993.

 

“Management of Ulcerations in Peripheral Vascular Disease.” with Heinz Lippmann, Reginald Farrar and Richard Bernstein. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meetings, Miami Beach, Florida, November 2, 1993.

 

“The Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Radiculopathy and The Clinical Uses of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials.” -Moderator with Stanley Hoppenfeld, Erwin Gonzalez, Arminius Cassvan and Jeff Cole. New York Academy of Medicine, November 10, 1993.

 

“Practical Combination of Somatosensory Evoked Potential Studies with NCV and   EMG.” Coney Island Medical Center,         Brooklyn, New York, November 16, 1993.

 

“Computerized Transformation of the FIM to a Cardinal Barthel- like Index.” Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, November 17, 1993.

 

“Computerized Transformation of the FIM to a Cardinal Barthel- like Index, Part II.” Beth Israel Medical Center, New York,    New York, November 17, 1993.

 

“The Central Role of Rehabilitation in the American Hospital.” Coney Island Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, November 30, 1993.

 

“The Serial Scoring of the Revised Barthel Scale.” Beth Israel Hospital Medical Center. December 6, 1993

 

“Predicting Discharge Date and Destination.” Beth Israel Medical Center. December 23,1993

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment.” St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical   Center. New York, New York. January 18, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment.” Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York. February 8,1994

 

“Serial Functional Assessment to Predict Rate of Rehabilitation and guide Inpatient and Post Hospital Care.”   Association of Discharge Planners of New York. Long Island Jewish Hospital, Nassau County, New York. February 17, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment: Doctor-Case-Manager Cooperation for the patients’ benefit.” San Diego, California, February 25-26, 1994.

 

“What is a Stroke?” Stroke Club. Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing New York. March 9, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces Geriatric Length of Stay.” Professional Rehabilitation Association, New Hyde Park, N.Y. March 10, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment in the Geriatric Population.” American Society on Aging, San Francisco, California, March 19-22, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment and Family Help Available Co-manage Inpatients with the Physician, Improving Outcome, Reducing LOS 26%, and Providing Population-Independent Quality Assurance with Betty Landis, P.T, M.B.A. Second International Conference on Long Term Care Case Management. Toronto, Canada, September 17-20, 1994.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome and Sacroiliac Joint Derangement.” Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Anaheim, California, October 10, 1994.

 

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces Length of Stay 21-30% Annual Meeting Greater New York Hospital Association, New York, New York, November 16, 1994.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment.” Eighth Annual International Conference and Workshops on Neuropathic and Musculoskeletal Pain. New York, New York, May 22, 1995.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Lessons for Clinical Research in Rehabilitation.” Grand Rounds Unified Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Beth Abraham Medical Center, Bronx New York, May 30, 1995.

“Laziness in Action: Considering the Source: The Deconstructionalist Fallacy.” Presented in conference.

 

“Flight From Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left.” New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, May, 31 – June 2,1995.

 

“Electrodiagnostic Studies, Indications, Technique, and Significance. Medical Society of the State of New York, Workers’ Compensation Board, New York, New York, June 20, 1995.

 

“Functional Assessment in Nursing Homes, Sub-Acute Facilities and in Relation to Home Care Services and Outpatient Care.”   Parker Geriatric Institute, Long Island Jewish Hospital, Manhasset, New York, September 6, 1995.

 

“Functional Assessment and the Essential Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Island Peer Review Organization. Lake Success, New York, September 22, 1995.

 

“Functional Assessment and the Essential Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Island Peer Review Organization. Lake Success, New York, October 29, 1995.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment.” – with Mark Thomas, M.D. American Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine; Orlando, Florida, November 19, 1995

 

 

“Shortening Length of Stay by 30% and Improving Outcome in Geriatric Population through Medically Accepted Computer Intelligence.” Case Management Society of America, Queens Chapter, Queens Division of the Visiting Nurse Service,           January 17, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment: its use in the acute hospital.” Medical Grand Rounds and Business Meeting. Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Queens, New York, March 26, 1996.

 

“The FIM in Rehabilitation.” Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Hospital, April 1, 1996.

 

“Low Back Pain and Liability: Allocating Resources and Predicting Outcome.” New York State Trial Lawyers’ Institute Annual Meeting. “The Cutting Edge of No-Fault: Where Medicine and Law Meet to Overcome the Threshold.” 132 Nassau Street, New York, New York, April 2, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment is an Effective Data-Base for Predicting In-patient Discharge Date and Destination.” Medical Grand Rounds- Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York April 3, 1996.

 

“Predicting the level of function which a patient will attain based on an initial screening.” The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged. Manhattan Division, April 8, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment in the Acute Hospital: Improve Outcome and Reduce Length of Stay.” Grand Rounds of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North Shore Medical Center at Glen Cove. April 10, 1996.

 

“The FIM and Barthel as Liaison Documentation in the Acute Hospital and the Acute Rehabilitation Unit.” Grand Rounds of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Rusk Institute, New York University, New York, New York. May 22, 1996.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-radicular Low Back Pain.” Jacobi Hospital. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The Bronx, New York. July 10, 1996.

 

 

“Rehabilitation, Functional Assessment, and Managed Care.” Grand Rounds, Little Neck Community Hospital. September 26, 1996.

 

“Internet Analysis of Functional Assessment.´ Third International Conference on Long Term Care Case Management. American Society on Aging. San Diego, California. December 8-11, 1996.

 

“Low Back Pain in Pregnancy” – with Dr. Joseph Pennisi. Television presentation. Channels 45 and 56 Long Island, New York, November 11, 1996.

 

“Internet Analysis of Serial Functional Assessments.” Second International Conference of Long term Case Management. San Diego, California. December 7, 1996.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome and Sacroiliac Joint Derangement.” Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. December 9, 1996.

 

“Functional Assessment Coordinating Treatment and Transition.” Froedtert Hospital Medical Center. Medical College of Wisconsin. December 9, 1996.

 

“Electromyography of the hands and feet.” Lange Auditorium, New York Hospital of Queens. Queens, New York. March 4, 1997.

 

“Functional Assessment improves quality and efficiency of care.” Hebrew Home for Aged. New York, New York. March 10, 1997.

 

“Clinical and Risk Management over the Internet.” Second International Conference of Integrated Health Care. Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 23, 1997.

 

“Cognitive Rehabilitation and Impulsivity.” Froedtert Hospital Medical Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 24, 1997.

 

“Clinical Advantage from the Internet.” Second National Conference of Real Time Based Clinical Support.” San Diego, California, June 12, 1997.

 

“Functional Assessment: Its use for Rehabilitation in the acute hospital.” Grand Rounds, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York. September 11, 1997.

 

“An Objective Basis for Planning Care.” Medical Society, State of New York, Lake Success, New York. Joint Meeting of the Committees on Aging and Nursing Homes and Home Health Care and Hospice. September 19, 1997.

 

“Back Pain in Women- Prevention and Cure.”- Workshop in A Day in the life of a cycling woman: Navigating the road to better health during her life cycle. The National Council on Women’s Health, Lenox Hill Hospital. New York, New York. November 22, 1997.

 

“Functional Assessment: Its Present and Future.” With Carl Granger, James Phillips, and other contributors. Buffalo, New York. July 11-14, 1998.

 

The PRIDE Institute: “The ‘Normal Pathophysiology’ of Aging.” The Yale Club. New York, New York. October 15, 1998.

 

“The Value of Medical Rehabilitation: Using Outcomes Analyses Across the Health Care Continuum.”- with Carl V. Granger, Margaret Stineman, Roger Fiedler, Richard Lynn, Anne Deutsch, Ken Ottenbacher and Sam Markello. American Academy of Physiatry Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. November, 1998.

 

“The Electronic Medical Record in Rehabilitation.” Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York, New York. June 14, 1999.

 

“Low Back Pain” – Sound Shore Hospital and Medical Center. New Rochelle, New York. June 16, 1999.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.”- Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. New York, New York. June 21, 1999.

 

“The Crystal Ball on a Silver Platter – How to forecast outcomes.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. October 14, 1999.

 

“Data and Prediction: Patient Health and Economic Well-Being.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement II. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. December 8, 1999.

 

“Gathering and Hunting: Physician intelligence Extender.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement III. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. February 2, 2000.

 

“Database and Analysis: What you do with what you’ve got.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement III. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. February 2, 2000.

 

“The Sacroiliac Joint: Diagnostic Entities and their Treatment.” Grand Rounds, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Rehabilitation Medicine. New York, New York. April 4, 2000.

 

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” April 5, 2000, New York Academy of Medicine. New York, New York.

 

“Asthma: Strategy and work plan for IPAs.” The Consortium for Health Care Quality Improvement V. Garden City Hotel. Garden City, New York. July 12, 2000.

“Back Pain” – Talk and book signing at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Forest Hills, New York . July 17, 2000.

 

“Low Back Pain – What’s to be done?” William O. Sullivan Residence. New York, New York. July 19, 2000.

 

“Back Pain” – Talk and book signing at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Lexington Avenue and 86th Street, New York, New York. August 23, 2000.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome-a ten year study.”

Columbia University, Downey Library. May 18, 2001 New York, New York.

 

“The FACT System for Improved Inpatient and Outpatient Management, Drug Trials, and Quality Assurance .”Columbia University, Downey Library. May 18, 2001 New York, New York.

 

“Functional Assessment”.” Grand Rounds, St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Port Jefferson, New York. October 2, 2001.

 

“Myobloc in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Key Biscayne, Florida. November 3, 2001.

 

“Myobloc and Biofeedback in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Behavioral Associates, New York, New York. January 22, 2002.

 

“Myobloc and Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” American Academy of Pain Management. San Francisco, California. February 26-2002.

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), Las Vegas, Nevada. March 1, 2002.

 

“Botulinum Toxins in the treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Fellowship of Long Island Physiatrists. Long Island, New York. March 13, 2002.

 

“Myobloc and Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Toxins Meeting, Hanover, Germany, June, 7, 2002.

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes: Diagnosis and Treatment.” Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. June 14, 2002. New York, New York.

 

“Electromyographic Diagnosis, Myobloc and Physical Therapeutic Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Use of Botulinum Toxin in Painful Disorders. Cherry Hill, New Jersey. August 24th 2002.

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Piriformis Syndrome.” National Federation of Independent Pain Clinicians. Las Vegas, Nevada. October 25, 2002.

 

“Botulinum Toxin type B in the Treatment of Piriformis Muscle Syndrome.” Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation: Enhancing Rigor and Relevance. Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education. Parsippany, N.J. November 1-2,

2002.

 

“Novel uses of Botulinum Toxins in Pain Management.” Symposium Director. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Orlando, Florida. November 24, 2002.

 

 

“Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” Grand Rounds, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, April 14, 2003.

 

“Yoga in Medicine.” In “Integrative Pain Medicine” Columbia University
College of Physicians and Medicine and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Compelmentary and Alternative Medicine. New York, New York. May 17,

2003.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome and Functional Entrapments.” Joint Conference, Departments of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, St. Vincents Hospital Medical Center, New York, New York November 5, 2003.

 

“Electrophysiological Metrics for Functional Entrapments.” Grand Rounds, Columbia and Cornell University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Cornell University, January 9, 2004.

 

“Evidence of musculoskeletal benefits of yoga.” Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine Conference. Baker Pavilion, Cornell University, February 19, 2004.

 

“EMG and Botulinum neurotoxin type B in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.” – Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Scientific Papers: Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 27, 2004.

 

“Role of headstand in the management of rotator cuff syndrome.” – Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Scientific Papers: Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 27, 2004.

 

“Yoga in Medicine.” In “Integrative Pain Medicine” Columbia University
College of Physicians and Medicine and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Compelmentary and Alternative Medicine. New York, New York. April 15,

2004.

 

“Functional Entrapments: Electrodiagnosis and Treatment.” Grand Rounds, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, January 26, 2005.

 

“Yoga for Lower Back Pain.” B.K.S. Iyengar Institute of Greater New York. New York City, New York February 13,2005.

 

“Relief is in the Stretch: End Back Pain through Yoga.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore (Broadway and 82nd) New York, New York, March 9, 2005.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment with Injection and Physical Therapy.” Lecture and workshop. Mid-year Review Course. Scottsdale, Arizona. April 5-10, 2005

 

“Physical/Manual Therapies for Pain.” Integrative Pain Medicine Conference. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Richard and The Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Columbia University. April 15th and 16th 2005.

 

“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: the conservative approach.” B.K.S. Iyengar Center, New York, New York. May 21, 2005.

 

“Relief is in the Stretch: end back pain through yoga.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore of Whitestone, N.Y., June 11, 2005.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” AECOM Conference. Monterrey, California, September 22, 2005.

 

“Electrophysiological Detection of Functional Entrapment.” Cornell-Weill Hospital. Cornell Medical School December 1, 2005. New York, New York.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome.” University of Auckland Medical School. Auckland, New Zealand. February 9, 2006.

 

“The Active Therapies” Integrative Pain Medicine Conference. Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Friday April 11, 2006. New York, New York.

 

“How a medical diagnosis can inform the Yoga therapist and how the Yoga therapist can inform the physician: Sciatica” SYTAR, Friday, January 19, 2007. Los Angeles, Calif.

 

“Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis” Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) June 1, 2007.

 

“Sciatica Solutions: how to diagnose, cure and prevent spinal and piriformis problems.” Jewish Book Council, NYU, May 25, 2007.

 

“Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Forest Hills, New York, June 19, 2007.

 

“Piriformis Syndrome – Diagnostic Methods” American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. October 1, 2007 Boston, Massachusetts.

 

“Functional Entrapments: – Spinal stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other neuromuscular causes of peripheral neurological symptoms.” Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, October 5, 2007 Newark, New Jersey.

 

“The three main causes of sciatica.” JCC of Allentown, Pennsylvania. November 1, 2007.

 

“Structural aspects of Yoga,” and “Yoga and Medicine.” SYTAR, Los Angeles Hilton, Los Angeles, Calif. March 6, 2008.

 

“Issues of Service and Health Care for Persons aging with Developmental Disabilities.” – with Ellen Saltonstall. Aging in America, Bx. NY. November 4, 2009.

 

“Osteoporosis” – Caring Community of First Presbyterian Church. February 24, 2010, New York, New York.

 

“Rotator Cuff Syndrome and Lower Back Pain.” Carnegie East. New York, New York, May 20, 2010.

 

“Cutting Edge Treatments: Yoga for osteoporosis, arthritis, and rotator cuff tear.” 92nd Street YMCA. New York, New York June 7, 2010.

 

“Cutting Edge Treatments: Yoga for osteoporosis, arthritis, and rotator cuff tear.” Screen Actors Guild. New York, New York June 9, 2010.

“Functional Electrodiagnosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Seattle, Washington. October, 2010.

 

“Spinal Stenosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.”

Seattle, Washington. October, 2010.

 

“Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

“Yoga for Osteoporosis.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

 

“Yoga for Osteoarthritis.” 92nd Street YMCA, New York, New York. January 14, 2011.

 

“Piece of Mind” on Mountain Radio (Montana) April 1, 2011.

 

“Yoga for Osteoporosis” Oblong Bookstore, Rhinebeck, N.Y. April 10, 2011.

 

“Functional Electrodiagnosis.” Workshop at American Academy of Osteopathic Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, April 17, 2011.

 

“Functional Electrodiagnosis” – Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai Medical School. April 19, 2011.

 

“Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Canadian and American Webinar May 2 and 9, 2011.

 

“Joys of Yoga: Medicine without medicine.” Screen Actors’ Guild, New York, New York, May 24, 2011.

 

“Crossfires: Piriformis syndrome, thoracic outlet and tarsal tunnel. AANEM, San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.

 

“Ophthalmological consequences of inversion.” Symposium on Yoga Research.

Kripalu Institute. Stockton, Mass. Sept 24, 2011.

 

“A simple answer to scoliosis.” Symposium on Yoga Research. Kripalu Institute. Stockton, Mass. Sept 24, 2011.

 

“Triangular forearm support cures most rotator cuff tears” Grand Rounds. Albert Einstein College of Medicine. September 30, 2011.

 

Co-Chair, Lecturer and Panel participant on yoga therapy. MISTY, Montreal Institute for the Study of Yoga Therapy, Montreal, Canada. October 30, 2011; Montreal, Canada.

 

“Yoga for lumbar spinal disorders.” Three day conference at Kripalu Institute . Lenox, Mass. January 6-9th 2012.

 

“Yoga for Arthritis” JCC, New York City February 28, 2012

 

“Yoga for Osteoporosis” JCC, New York City. May, 16-24, 2012

 

“Yoga for the non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff syndrome.” Grand Rounds at Montefiore Medical Center. New York, New York, May 24, 2012.

 

“Integrating Yoga and more conventional medicine.” International Association of Yoga Therapists Seminar on Yoga Therapy. Newton, MA. June 21-26th, 2012.

 

“Therapeutic Yoga” Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA. September 14-16, 2012.

 

“Active Medicine.” Screen Actors Guild. New York City, May 18, 2012.

 

“Yoga for the non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff syndrome.” Grand Rounds at Montefiore Medical Center. New York, New York, May 24, 2012.

 

“Integrating Yoga and more conventional medicine.” International Association of Yoga Therapists Seminar on Yoga Therapy. June 21-26th, 2012.

 

“Therapeutic Yoga” Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA. September 14-16, 2012.

 

Since that time I have given a large number of talks, Grand Rounds and workshops, the most recent being at the International Association of Yoga Therapists in Newport Beach, CA where I gave a keynote lecture titled “Yoga makes the grade, and the grad is A+,” and a four-hour workshop on lower back pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAJOR BLOGS

 

“Alternative Therapies for Back Pain.” – Feature Blog on Huffington Post. April 7, 2011.

 

Seventeen other blogs on Huffington Post – Spring-Summer 2011.

SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Yoga for Lower back Pain. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York, July 10, 2015

 

Grand Rounds at Cornell Medical School. July 30, 2015.

 

Topics from my recent book “Healing Yoga” at Kripalu Health Center, Lenox MA. October 18 – 20, 2015.

 

Yoga for Osteoporosis. Kripalu Health Center. Lenox, MA: January 20-23m 2015.

 

 

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CURRENT GRANTS AND PROJECTS

 

 

Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Yoga: A four-year comparison of DEXA scans in hormonally competent men and post-menopausal women doing daily yoga by DVD.

 

Evoked Potentials in Scoliosis Surgery – we are now writing up the results of 6.5 years of study comparing the clonus test with SSEP, spinothalamic evoked potentials, and transcortically evoked motor potentials. Co-investigators; Aldo Perotto, Mark Thomas, Stanley Hoppenfeld.

 

“Physiological Exercises for Total Hip and Total Knee Reoplacements” Isometric exercises  to improve control, vascularity, balance, gait, range of motion and interoception; evaluation by functional means, CT and MRI.

 

“Integrated Yoga” – Small classes of handicapped and non-handicapped individuals from 12 years of age to and including senium for range of motion, peer-group affiliations and self-control.

 

Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Tardy Ulnar Palsy.          Improved diagnostic technique for common entrapment syndrome          using functionally determined changes in nerve conduction velocity obtained by standard, universally accepted means.

 

“Cervical and upper extremity pain in thoracic outlet syndrome- Diagnosis through functional EMG, treatment with Botulinum toxin and physical therapy. Grant from Elan Pharmaceuticals March 2002, now complete; paper under authorship.

 

“Abobotulinum toxin type A for restoration of structure in rotator cuff syndrome.”

 

 

OFFICES HELD

 

Secretary/Treasurer, Herpes Zoster Foundation, New York, New York, (Research and Philanthropy) 2009 – present.

Secretary/Treasurer, Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research (Philanthropy) 2001 – 2009.

Board member – B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York. (2006-present).

Chairman, Institutional Review Board, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, (The New York Hospital Network) 1996.

Chairman, Executive Committee of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1995-1996.

President, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1994-1995.

President Elect, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993-1994.

Vice-President, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1992-1993.

Treasurer, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1991-1992.

Secretary, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1989-1991.

Executive Committee, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1987 to present.

President, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation IPA, 1996-present.

Delegate to MSSNY Committee on Rehabilitation, 1991-Present.

Delegate to MSSNY Committee on Continuing Medical Education, 1990-94.

Delegate to MSSNY Committee on Sports in the Schools, 1989-91.

Member of New York State Commission for Traumatic Brain Injury, 1987.

Member Advisory Board of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of Greater New York, 2007.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

(Current or Recent Past)

 

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 

Association of Academic Physiatrists

 

New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 

New York Academy of Medicine.

 

New York State Society on Aging

 

American Society of Clinical Evoked Potentials.

 

Coalition on Sexuality and Disability.

 

American Academy of Home Care Physicians.

 

International Association of Yoga Therapists.

 

American Society on Aging.

 

Medical Society of the State of New York.

 

Queens Medical Society, New York.

 

American Medical Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERT TESTIMONY

 

 

 

Dr. Fishman has provided testimony on both coasts, including two major Manhattan teaching hospitals, a small number of private individuals, one physician and two insurance companies (one a physician malpractice firm), and several non-profit health providers and third party payers over the last 20 years.

 

 

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

 

“Cognitive Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy.” Physicians’ Radio Network, hourly broadcast on September 29, 1986.

 

“Low Back Pain in Women.” – with Joseph Pennisi. Channel 56, Rockville Center, Long Island, New York. December 21, 1996.

 

“Pregnancy and Low Back Pain.”- with Joseph Pennisi. Channel 56, Rockville Center, Long Island, New York. April 11, 1997.

 

“Devices for the Relief of Low Back Pain.”- Good Day New York WNYW. October 15, 1997.

 

“Avoiding Low Back Pain.” – ABC Radio, Columbus, Ohio. October 28, 1997.

 

“Low Back Pain- Causes, Treatments and Cures.” MS-NBC. October 26, 1997

 

“Anatomy of Low Back Pain.”- C-NBC. November 7, 1997.

 

“Low Back Pain.” Bloomberg Radio Network, November 10, 1997.

 

“Evening News- (Expert interviewee for news story)- WJLA-TV, Washington, D. C. November 17 and 18, 1997.

 

“Avoid Christmas Shoppers’ Back.” –with Donna Hanover and Tova Ovadia, P.T. Good Morning New York. WNYW. November 28, 1997.

 

Back Talk: What’s the book about?” Morning News. CBS Television –with Annika Pergament, New York 1, December 6th 1997.

 

“Diagnosing Low Back Pain”- with Rosanne Coletti, Fox Health Channel, New York, New York. January 2, January 3, 1998.

 

“Subacute Care: Its Advantages and its Future.” – Virginia Cravotta, Denise Howard, Lori Moyer and Maryanne Crenny. Channel 55 (Long Island) and 72 (Manhattan). February 5, 1998.

 

“Wallet Sciatica” Good Morning New York Channel 5 – with Cheryl Washington. April 23, 1998.

 

“Questions on Low Back Pain” Woman’s Day on aol. November 9, 1998.

 

“Low Back Pain.” Public Television, Norwalk, Connecticut (Channel 12) December 27, 1999.

 

“Yoga is a cure for lower back pain.” The Yoga Journal June, 2006.

 

“Yoga as treatment.” WBAI various radio stations Cincinnati and Northern California May, 2006 and scheduled for July 7, 2006.

 

“Yoga for Back Pain” Baltimore Sun. June, 2006.

 

Story in Advance in Rehabilitation August 2006.

 

New York Times references to Dr. Fishman and Yoga April, 2007.

 

New York Times references to Dr. Fishman and Yoga May, 2007.

 

San Antonio Star and Seattle Star: Articles on Study of Yoga for rotator cuff August 16th 2009.

 

Lisa Wexler commuter radio show – half hour about newest book Yoga for Osteoporosis March 24, 2010.

 

Joey Reynolds show WOR – hour about newest book Yoga for Osteoporosis March 31, 2010.

 

Piece of Mind radio show and podcast with Brenda Harper – one hour on call-in show about Yoga for Osteoporosis. April 3, 2010.

 

“Here’s to your Good Health.” Yoga for Osteoporosis with Dr. Harris B. Strayner, April 21, 2010.

 

“Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Ramdev Satellite TV, Indian and Canadian live Hindi-English-Hindi translated distribution, January 4, 2011.

 

Fifteen articles on the Huffington Post: March-June 2011.

 

“Ancient Discipline with Orthopedic Application.” Jane Brody, New York Times, August 2, 2011.

 

“People’s Pharmacy.” – National Public Radio, October, 2011.

 

“World News with Diane Sawyer.” – January 7, 2012

 

Numerous media appearances since that time including NPR, Huffington Post, New York Times, Harvard Women’s Health Letter and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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