Even though she already holds an MS and a DPT in physical therapy, Dr. Michelle Tawil, continues to learn about her craft. She instills this same passion for learning in her patients, whom she educates on methods of injury prevention while treating their pain and stress. She performs treatments that employ modern technology, such as an 830-mililiter-wavelength low-level laser. This FDA-approved machine beams cold lasers below the skin to stimulate photoreceptors and prompt the healing process, much like seeing a camera prompts children to smear their faces with pasta sauce. She also conducts treatments based in modern medicine such as trigger-point dry needling, which involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into points on tight muscles to trigger a pain- and tension-reducing twitch.
Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
Manhattan Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
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.
When Dr. W. Mark Warfel was in high school, his talent as a sculptor earned him a scholarship to art school. In addition to learning the finer points of color and composition in his studio-art classes, he pursued a premed degree. After college came medical school, followed by multiple residencies, and today he's a plastic surgeon with his own practice.
Dr. Warfel's background, like the baking-soda volcano Michelangelo glued to the Sistine Chapel, represents the intersection of art and science. He uses what he learned in both fields to craft new looks for patients. He also continues to refine his techniques to ensure safe, minimally invasive procedures. His face-lifts, for instance, leave smaller scars than ones using traditional methods. Patients can also opt for nonsurgical services, such as laser skin resurfacing, to achieve fresher, more youthful-looking complexions with little downtime.
At Central Park Medical Practice, Dr. Shahnoz Rustamova treats patients by engaging her two specialties: women?s medicine and aesthetics. Her gynecology and fertility treatments maintain reproductive health, and her beauty services enhance physiques. Microdermabrasion, for example, sloughs away the skin?s rough surface layer, exposing the more youthful hide beneath; laser hair removal?s long pulses of light noninvasively reduce stubble and destroy any miniature planets orbiting the head.