with Dr. Loren Fishman, M.D., B. Phil. (Oxon.)
Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Dr. Loren Fishman, Oxford graduate and lifelong yogi, outlines powerful, safe methods for relieving lower back pain in yourself and in your students during this hands-on weekend workshop.
Though Dr. Fishman spent three years studying Yoga in India (and over one year with B.K.S. Iyengar), his methods are rooted in physiology and anatomy. This course focuses on ways that people suffering from lower back pain can heal themselves, with the lowest risk of harm.
Those attending will find that their skill set and knowledge base and practical efficacy will improve. The program will be 50% didactic and 50% experiential, but it will likely result in positive lifestyle changes for you and for those with whom you sincerely interact.
Dr. Fishman, You saved me by diagnosing me and you have been so incredibly kind and helpful to me—you are number one among the thirty-plus health professionals I have dealt with in the last four years. — Angela
… a Thomas Edison of Yoga therapy. — William Broad, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Science of Yoga
To many of his patients, Dr. Fishman is a miracle-worker. — Jane Brody, NY Times
Diagnostician par excellence, visionary. — Lea F., Ph.D.
Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm
About the Instructor
Dr. Loren M. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of ten books, and more than 90 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the use of Yoga in medical conditions, and the treatment of lower back pain and piriformis syndrome. He spent three years in India before going to medical school and has used Yoga to reverse the deficits of rotator cuff syndrome, straighten the scoliotic spine, actually strengthen osteoporotic bones, and aid in medical conditions as diverse as insomnia, obesity, and restless leg syndrome. Other non-surgical interventions relieve plantar fasciitis, arrest the development of bunions, and retard the progress of arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
In addition to his private practice, Manhattan Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation, he is Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Fishman has an advanced degree in Philosophy from Oxford University.
He has conducted clinical trials on the efficacy of physical therapy and two types of botulinum neurotoxin and has also been a specialist in electrodiagnosis of entrapment syndromes, radiculopathies and sciatica for over 25 years. In addition, he has worked with artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict the trajectory and end-points of inpatient recovery in order to properly gauge hospital length of stay and reduce readmissions.
See more at sciatica.org