Dr. Ching Chen, licensed D.O. and graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, got into the medical practice for a somewhat surprising reason: she considers herself accident-prone. So, when considering her life’s path, she was naturally drawn to a field that would give her the ability to heal her own injuries and help others while keeping her clear of falling anvils. Through her current practice, Healing Station, she melds osteopathy’s approach to medicine—incorporating not only the physical aspects of a patient’s health but also the psychological and emotional—with such services as acupuncture, yoga, and nutritional analysis. Her specialties are physical medicine and rehabilitation, helping clients overcome maladies that range from headaches and minor sports injuries to obesity and sciatica. Before beginning any treatment, Dr. Chen sits down with the patient for a consultation, in which she openly communicates about the issue at hand and develops a treatment plan.
Moshe Feldenkrais learned how to walk twice—once as a baby and once as an adult, after a severe injury. While mastering the process for the second time, he began to develop his own exercise method. By returning the body to an infant-like state of motion learning, The Feldenkrais Method breaks the nervous system’s ingrained movement habits, formed through culture and personal upbringing, and reshapes them into healthier, more efficient ones.
The Feldenkrais Method's first component is one-on-one treatments, dubbed Functional Integration sessions. Through manipulation and passive movements, a practitioner can assuage the client’s aches and pains or address larger-scale neuroskeletal concerns. The second component is group classes, which teach new movement habits through an eclectic array of exercises, rather than by just proclaiming walking on your feet illegal.
Since hitting the streets three years ago, Schnitzel & Things has won the Vendy Rookie of the Year Award in 2009, and been featured by such news outlets as the Wall Street Journal and PBS. Schnitzel & Things keeps on-the-move munchers satisfied with schnitzel platters, sandwiches, and Austrian-inspired sides, all made fresh daily. On weekdays, hungry New Yorkers can track down the nomadic brown truck at different spots around the city, or visit the brick-and-mortar location on Third Avenue, which gave the roving restaurant a permanent home and stoop for its bratwurst-themed jack-o'-lanterns in 2011.
Genesis Medical Wellness P.C. is Dr. Lai Cheung's private practice in aesthetic medicine. Services provided include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, intense pulsed light/laser treatments for a variety of skin conditions, and noninvasive body contouring treatments using various technology.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Lenora Felderman has shared her beauty expertise in national magazines and in clinical-research articles published in industry journals. She has also served on the advisory boards of leading cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, which allows her to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field of dermatology.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Felderman has performed general dermatology services such as mole removal and psoriasis treatments, as well as anti-aging aesthetic procedures including dermal fillers, laser skin tightening, and Zeltiq CoolSculpting. Thanks to her extensive knowledge and experience, she was named one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in the New York metro area from 2006 to 2012, as featured in New York magazine. She even won a 2012 Patients' Choice Award as well as a Compassionate Doctor Award in 2011 from Vitals.com due to her warm bedside manner and encouraging fist bumps.
Doctor of Chiropractic Lila Wolfe, who counts professional athletes and Broadway stars among her clients, tends to spinal maladies within her airy, sunlit office. With a variety of adjustment techniques at her fingertips, she tailors sessions to the needs of individuals, whether they are recovering from sports injuries or prepping for Twister-sponsored presidential debates. A degree in nutrition imbues her care with an integrative approach as she addresses a host of symptoms. When not seeing patients, Dr. Wolfe is lecturing or leading weekly symposiums on wellness and chiropractic care.