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 expertise in yoga as a healing modality for a wide range of issues including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, scoliosis, rotator cuff syndrome, anxiety, depression, and more. She is currently conducting research – a case series – on yoga for hyper kyphosis, a condition that is prevalent in 20 to 40% of adults over 60.
As a Teacher, Alice grasps the value of short, focused, potent “micro” practices to heal wide-ranging therapeutic issues. She invites people to find optimal alignment in each pose, and to use their therapeutic yoga practice as an invitation to cultivate more presence and ease in their lives.
Alice is also a lover and teacher of meditation. Before she shifted her focus to Privates and small group workshops in 2016, Alice taught Restorative Yoga and diverse multi-level classes in a NY City studio for eight years. She is skillful at using both the physical practice of yoga and meditation techniques to help students quiet the mind and relax into meditative states.
Alice has over 1200 hours of advanced training in yoga therapeutics, meditation, mindfulness, and the philosophy of yoga. Her original training was in alignment-oriented Anusara Yoga.
Alice is certified in Doctor Fishman’s Yoga for Osteoporosis and Yoga for Arthritis and is in training to be certified in Yoga for Back Pain. Alice also has certifications in Dr. Timothy McCall’s Yoga as Medicine and Tari Prinster’s Yoga4Cancer.
Alice is a fan of Joseph Campbell and a lover of the life-affirming wisdom of Yoga. Her deepest desire is to help you connect with and “follow your bliss.”
In addition to her work at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Alice teaches Private yoga and meditation sessions, and small group classes on Zoom and Skype.