Loren Fishman, MD is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of ten books, and more than 90 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the use of yoga in medical conditions, and the treatment of lower back pain and piriformis syndrome. He spent three years in India before going to medical school and has used yoga to reverse the deficits of rotator cuff syndrome, straighten the scoliotic spine, actually strengthen osteoporotic bones, and aid in medical conditions as diverse as piriformis syndrome, insomnia, obesity and restless leg syndrome. Other non-surgical interventions relieve plantar fasciitis, arrest the development of bunions, and retard the progress of arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
In addition to his private practice, Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he is Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Fishman has an advanced degree in Philosophy from Oxford University.
He has conducted clinical trials on the efficacy of physical therapy and two types of botulinum neurotoxin and has also been a specialist in electrodiagnosis of entrapment syndromes, radiculopathies and sciatica for over 25 years. In addition, he has worked with artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict the trajectory and end-points of inpatient recovery in order to properly gauge hospital length of stay and reduce readmissions.
Dr. Loren Fishman can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact our office in New York City. (212) 472-0077.
Lynnea Villanova MD
With over 25 years’ experience, Dr Villanova is one of our most senior integrative physicians. Appointed Physician Advisor to the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board and board certified in Family Medicine & Medical Acupuncture, she’s owned & operated medical practices since the early 2000s, served as the Associate Medical Director of a Sports Medicine/ Pain Management practice, provided Pediatric, Adult Medicine & Obstetrical clinical services, and taught as clinical faculty at the New York Presbyterian & St Joseph’s hospitals. She has lectured on Acupuncture and Ayurveda for UNC Medical School’s alternative medicine curriculum, and has recently served as an allopathic and Asian medical consultant on Sirus Satellite Radio
Her special area of interest lies in treating complicated neurological & pain management issues; she applies expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine to ALS, MS, Guillain-Barré, TBI etc as well as to musculoskeletal/peripheral etiologies of pain (low back pain, headache/migraine, osteoarthritis, disc related issues/ neuropathy, phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome/RSD etc). She has extended training in specialized acupuncture: Neurological Scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, as well a highly effective technique for IgE–mediated allergy desensitization (allergy, asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis)
A warm and generous provider, Dr Villanova enjoys applying her profound Eastern and Western medical knowledges to help patients transform and overcome pain, internal medical, neurological, gyn/infertility, emotional issues & much more. When not working with patients, she performs in New York City as semi–professional musician, and is a published essayist and poet
Dr Villanova is a supremely skilled Integrative Physician: a Family Physician for nearly 25 years who has practiced acupuncture for 20 and Chinese Herbal Medicine for 10
- Physician Advisor, the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (2015–2017)
- Lecturer, UNC Medical School
- Owner, Lynnea Villanova MD & Balance Medical PLLC
- Consultant, Allopathic and Asian medical consultant to a Sirus Satellite Radio program & various others, including the Gary Null show
- Associate Professor, the New York–Presbyterian Hospital’s & St Joseph’s Hospital’s Family Medicine Departments (past)
- Associate Medical Director, Sports Medicine/ Pain Management practice (past)
- Semi–professional musician (electric bass)
- Published essayist & poet
License and Certifications
- Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
- Diplomate, American Board of Medical Acupuncture
- Licensed New York and North Carolina
- Certified, Practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Certified, Chinese Scalp Acupuncture
- Certified, Soliman Auricular Acupuncture Therapy (allergy desensitization)
- Certified, Practice of Ayurveda/Ayurvedic
Alice is a Certified Yoga Instructor with deep expertise in yoga as a healing modality. She uses Dr. Fishman’s methods for arthritis, back pain and scoliosis, osteoporosis, rotator cuff syndrome, weight management, and other issues. Alice is currently investigating yoga for hyper kyphosis (excessive curvature of the spine), a condition that is increasingly prevalent in the age of social media.
As a Teacher, Alice grasps the value of short, focused, “micro” practices to heal therapeutic issues. She invites people to find optimal alignment in each pose, and to use their yoga practice to improve their posture, balance, strength, and flexibility.
Alice also teaches meditation and believes in the power of meditation to help people access clarity, deep insights, and creativity. She is skillful at using both the physical practice of yoga and meditation to help students connect with their center, increase feelings of well-being, and cultivate more presence and ease in their lives.
Alice has over 1200 hours of training in alignment, therapeutics, meditation, mindfulness, and the philosophy of Yoga. Originally trained in Anusara Yoga, she continued her exploration of yoga as a healing modality with Ellen Saltonstall. She is certified in Dr. Timothy McCall’s Yoga as Medicine and Tari Prinster’s Yoga4Cancer. Alice is also certified in Doctor Fishman’s Yoga for Osteoporosis, Yoga for Arthritis, and Yoga for Back Pain.
Before Alice shifted her focus (in 2016) to Private sessions, she taught Restorative Yoga and multi-level classes in a NY City studio for eight years. In addition to her work at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Alice teaches yoga and meditation to a diverse audience – doctors, therapists, artists, corporate professionals and others – on Zoom and Skype. People often comment on the gentleness of Alice’s teaching and remark that they feel uplifted after a yoga session with her.