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.
With more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and surgery, board-certified physician Dr. Feder has had the pleasure of working next to some of the world’s top cosmetic surgeons and inventors, including Dr. Giorgio Fischer (the brains behind liposuction). Dr. Feder continually updates his expertise with new beauty treatments, such as Aptos thread facial therapy and chemodermabrasion facials, and shares his wealth of industry knowledge as an author and international speaker. The doctor also keeps his keen eye for detail trained on all aspects of his dermatology division, which tends to skin issues including cancer, burnt out goose bumps, and birth marks. Along with a full operating suite and private treatment rooms equipped with advanced IPL technology, the office boasts a line of Dr. Feder's own anti-aging and rejuvenating skincare products.
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.
Led by Jeremie "Dr. Jonnie" Rachunow, the highly trained team at Ageonics works to improve their patients’ well-being with chiropractic, massage, and physical-therapy services, also offering a wide range of cosmetic injections and laser treatments. Chiropractic exams reveal musculoskeletal secrets that lead to tension and pain, such as the sites of old injuries or evidence pointing to the conclusion that the spleen stole the heart’s baseball-card collection. Pulses of light aims to stop the growth of unwanted fuzz during laser hair-removal treatments, and chemical peels evict depleted skin cells from face surfaces to reveal glowing skin and eliminate the need for night-lights in the bathroom.
New York Total Health Centers has an expert medical team that includes physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists. They specialize in managing pain, targeting excess pounds, and promoting overall wellness, using traditional services as well as innovative diagnostic techniques.