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Sciatica.Org is the sister site of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our focus here is the same – diagnosing and treating patients with every available technique. In addition, this is the home of ongoing research and other resources. We hope our two sites will offer you all that you need.

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In over two decades of practice, Dr. Loren Fishman has gained an international reputation as a back-pain specialist, a diagnostician and a pioneer in the treatment of many disorders, including piriformis syndrome, scoliosis, osteoporosis and rotator cuff syndrome. He has authored more than 90 academic journal articles and 10 books. His most recent book is Healing Yoga: Proven Postures to Treat 20 Common Ailments.

A past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Fishman is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia Medical School. He has recently published an innovative book about electrodiagnostic testing, published by Springer, and the book on yoga cures, Healing Yoga,  W.W. Norton January, 2015.  His books on osteoarthritis and osteoporosis guide the workshops he teaches nationally and internationally.

Dr. Fishman studied yoga in India with BKS Iyengar, uses it in his rehabilitation practice and has written extensively about yoga as an adjunct to medical treatment.


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