The staff members at Synergy Sports and Medical Rehabilitation embrace three distinctive treatment modalities to boost overall health and wellbeing. At the forefront of the center's approach is physical therapy, which targets a range of neurological, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal concerns. Over time, the therapist-developed treatment programs can help alleviate the symptoms as well as the underlying injuries that contribute to everything from headaches to chronic back pain. Massage is one tool that can be used to complement a physical-therapy regimen. Although many massages are viewed as a means to relax, Synergy's therapists use the treatments to increase joint flexibility, soothe strained muscles, and increase circulation to areas where it is needed most. The third facet of the center's approach is acupuncture, which attempts to restore balance to the natural flow of the body's energies as a therapist inserts thin needles into key locations across the body, removing energetic blockages and popping any overly clingy balloon animals.
From 1997 to 2014, Mpower Bodywork was known as Massage America, a company that specialized in on-site massages for corporate clients. But over those 17 years, the business continually re-shaped itself, gradually evolving into a practice that offered much more than massage. Today, while almost ten different modalities?among them Swedish, craniosacral, Thai, and prenatal?still comprise its massage canon, the clinic's services include a variety of bodywork therapies, including acupuncture and chiropractic care, all aimed at helping clients function at their physical, mental, and spiritual best. Additional offerings such as nutrition counseling and yoga sessions help guests adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop a closer relationship with their toes, while aesthetic services like facials help improve skin health, which can lead to increased confidence.
You won’t find the usual gym equipment you might see at most physical therapy offices at Dr. Shmuel Tatz’s studio. Instead, the office, overlooking a garden near Columbus Circle, showcases piles of books in six different languages, posters of the human anatomy, and most importantly, the doctor’s hands—a pivotal tool in his body tuning sessions. Osteotherapy is the mainstay of Dr. Tatz’s treatments, and he supplements this hands-on approach with yoga exercises, patient education, and perhaps even acupuncture. By “tuning” the body, the doctor can alleviate a variety of conditions, including chronic back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even broken ankles. It’s no wonder that famous faces, including Kathleen Turner, Lou Reed, and Isaac Stern, swear by Dr. Tatz.
Elizabeth Wang uses Eastern medicine to manage her patients's ailments. The primary treatment she employs is acupuncture, whose hair-thin needles can be used to relieve medical issues, reduce signs of aging, or sew jackets for her finger puppets. During traditional acupuncture treatments, Wang inserts the needles into specific parts of the body to alleviate chronic pain, symptoms of asthma, and digestive troubles, among other issues. When inserted into the face, the needles increase circulation and moisture levels in the skin to smooth fine lines and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Wang often couples acupuncture with Chinese herbs, cupping treatments, and tui na massages.
Corinne Kohrherr has many tools in her arsenal as a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist; board-certified Chinese herbalist; registered nurse; and DONA-certified doula. At Akoya Acupuncture, though, she focuses on Chinese herbs and traditional and trigger-point acupuncture techniques. Akoya's healing services relieve pain and a help alleviate host of everyday ailments, such as stress, seasonal allergies, and headaches.