Allen Wilkins, M.D.
Allen N. Wilkins, a New York City native, received his MD from a combined program at Dartmouth Medical School and Brown Medical School. He did three years of orthopedic surgery residency at Brown Medical School. Then his interest in diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders led him to Harvard Medical School, where he finished his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as Chief Resident.
He is an Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,and a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. For twenty years Dr. Wilkins has practiced martial arts, including tae kwon do, kung-fu, shorin-ryu, and aikido and has often acted as onsite physician at martial arts tournaments.
Barbara Ruth Schwartz, M.D. FAAPMR
Phi Beta Kappa with Medical School and residency at Albert Einstein. Specializing in Geriatrics, musculo-skeletal diagnosis and treatment, post-operative care, EMG and Sports Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has worked with us for ten years, and has not stopped her studies. She has learned and now practices acupuncture as well as every aspect of rehabilitation medicine.
Kim Guzowski A.T.
Kim has fifteen years' experience with Alexander therapy, and is certified by IRDEAT, itself approved by NASTAT. She has taught at NYU School for Film and Television, and for members of the New York City Opera. Kim is the most effective Alexander therapist we have ever known, by a sizeable margin. When she began with us she proved her mettle by curing most of the patients, inevitable in any practice, with whom everyone else had failed.
Cathy Lilly, E-RYT500
Cathy Lilly is a yoga therapist who assists Dr. Fishman, treating patients who have injuries ranging from low back pain to osteoporosis. Cathy teaches hatha yoga, pranayma and meditation. Outside teaching is geared to people who have cardiac problems, stroke or cancer. She is certified through Nischala's Joy Deve's program Yoga of the Heart, ISHTA, Yogaworks, yoga nidra trainings, plus principles learned from Dr. Fishman for people facing varied physical limitations. She encourages exploring yoga as a gateway to let go of the tense mind, body and breath so freedom that is our birthright can flow in.
Terry Schaff, ERYT and Registered Children's Yoga Instructor
Working with people with physical, mental and emotional challenges has been the focus of Terry's work. At Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Terry is known for her patient, careful attention to the needs of her patients and for her good humor. She has led yoga classes for people with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders and been employed by the City of Hudson and Columbia-Greene County Mental Health Association to work with at-risk children. She specializes in back pain, post-operative rehabilitation and geriatric problems. She also teaches yoga at Bard College
Mrs. Kalla has been a medical administrator for eight years, having worked at non-profit as well as privately run institutions. Before heading the Park Avenue office, she taught social studies in high school.