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Practitioners Referral List
In this referral list are all the practitioners I personally worked with before and after my surgery.
Many are happily on the Turning Point staff. All are highly recommended.
Practitioners I worked with in the five years prior to surgery:
Julia Collins, LMT )
Turning Point
(212) 579-4754
Sharon Lewin, MD (my internist)
139 West 82nd St
212 496 7200
Steven Oswald, DC (chiropractor)
80 5th Ave # 1205
New York, NY 10011
(212) 924-2121
Richard Kowal, DC (chiropractor and nutritionist)
23 West 73rd Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-2520
Hong Su, L.Ac (acupuncturist formerly at Turning Point)
1130 Pelham Pkwy #1C
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 863-8498
Westside Dance Physical Therapy
Marika Molnar, PT, the founder of Westside Dance PT, is a leader in the field of Dance Medicine
53 Columbus #4 (62nd St)
NY, NY 10023
(212) 541 8450
Treatments I received in the year prior to my surgery:
Acupuncture and herbal medicine:
E. Shane Hoffman
Turning Point
Lourdes Guzman, Reiki Master
Turning Point
Yoga Therapy (2-3x weekly)
Roxlyn Moret (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Body-Mind Centering® practitioner)
(212) 873-7954
No summer sessions
About the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen:
Body-Mind Centering® (BMCtm) is an integrated approach to transformative experience through movement re-education and hands-on repatterning. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind. This study leads to an understanding of how the mind is expressed through the body and the body through the mind.
Mary Bayno, DO and Joseph Simone, DO
119 West 57th Street # 1520
NY, NY 10019
(212) 765-6474
Treatments I added the month prior to surgery (as physical limitations increased):
Ongoing acupuncture with all Turning Point staff
Ongoing yoga therapy
Qi Gong (6 healing sounds):
Susan Kain
(212) 866-8554
Pranayama (yoga breathing)
Rebecca Pollack
(917) 846 5230
One week prior:
Occupational Therapy (home evaluation)
John T. Smith, OT
(212) 579-4754
Chiropractic adjustment:
Ellen Bialo, DC 175 W 76 St.
New York, NY 10023
212 496 7246
Reflexology (and toe nails cut) 2 days prior
Sherrie Greene, DPM
57 West 57 Suite 1201
New York, NY 10019
(212) 755-3815
One day prior:
Metagenics Ultraclear drink instead of recommended clear liquids
Orthopedist (HSS):
Douglas Padgett, MD
535 East 70th Street, NY, NY 10021
212 606-1642
Internist (HSS):
Ronald Mackenzie, MD
535 East 70th Street, NY, NY 10021
(212) 606-1669
A rheumatologist, Dr. Mackenzie was the internist assigned to follow me while I had my surgery at HSS. As fate would have it he is also the Medical Director of the Integrative Care Center of HSS, which was founded to utilize standard Western medical modalities and holistic ones for patients with joint diseases.
Post Surgical Home Care
Home Post-operative PT (general):
Sonia Mains, MA, PT
Roosevelt Hospital
(212) 523-6603
(917) 781 8116
Dance Physical Therapy:
Chris Bratton MS PT
(718) 596-7941
Turning Point Home Visit Treatment, (lucky me!):
Acupuncture, Reflexology (McCallion), TuiNa, Reiki (Guzman)
Ongoing work with Roxlyn Moret, yoga therapy
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