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Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of twelve books, and more than 100 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 ColumbiaUniversity Medical School 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 decades. 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. He now has an FDA-approved study using yoga and botulinum to cure adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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Events with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

Dr. Fishman's Yoga for Arthritis – Self-Paced
Open Dates

For Yoga teachers and health professionals In this previously recorded self-paced workshop, learn the mechanics’ principles of different joints in the body, and how they each work. Experience the Yoga poses that relieve suffering and liberate the joints to move more freely with less discomfort. With increased movement in the joints, every activity will improve mobility further. Arthritis disables more Americans than any other condition, and there are millions of people who are not formally disabled but yearn for the freedom, mobility, and reduced pain that Yoga can provide. In addition to expanding the ranges of movement, Yoga also releases…

Yoga for Lower Back Pain Training – Self-Paced
Open Dates

In this self-paced training, Dr. Fishman will explain seven basic causes of low back pain and teach you how to identify the proper one, relieve the pain it produces, and avoid the causes of pain in the first place. Back pain can bewilder even seasoned therapists. This is partially because back pain and sciatica are symptoms, and effective treatment requires finding the cause. This course is designed to help participants with their own back pain, aid them in understanding and alleviating back pain in others, and guide them in using Yoga to relieve and prevent future back pain. This straightforward…

Yoga for Bone Health Training – Self-Paced
Open Dates

The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates 54,000,000 Americans have osteopenia or osteoporosis, with a fracture occurring every three seconds. Gaining an understanding of the basics of bone loss and learning to teach these 12 poses in the beginner, intermediate, and classical forms will enable you to benefit a large segment of your local and global community. Many students will be able to take the high road of Yoga and bypass fractures, osteopenia, and osteoporosis. This course includes access to: Recorded lectures by Dr. Fishman and assistant Liz Larson Guided meditation video A talk and a Yoga Nidra session by Sri Swami…

Yoga for Lower Back Pain
September 6 - 8, 2024

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.…

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