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.
Licensed podiatrist Dr. Raymond M. Maimone has helped to heal a lot of feet over the course of three decades in private practice. Dr. Maimone has always worked to stay at the forefront of podiatric care, arming his team with advanced lasers. The units often reduce a patient’s need for surgery, unlike a decision to put a trampoline under a basketball goal. Aided by these lasers or traditional podiatry, Dr. Maimone can treat sprained ankles, fractures, and many other foot disorders.
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.