Howard Sichel

Bio

I graduated New York Chiropractic college in 1980 and began practicing in 1981. The initial thrust of my practice was the dance community so my techniques for treatment had to change to a more proactive, less rest orientated one.  I saw the need for a better active rehabilitation program and was introduced to Romana Kryshanowska from  the original classical Pilates studio. I immediately saw the stability that my patients received in their daily life and the need for less care from me after taking part in this program. There was a correction being made in their musculoskeletal system that gave them confidence and reduced the exacerbations they suffered from.  Classical Pilates, which was movement -based , took the fear out of their head and empowered them to live and move.

Soon after, I began referring all of my patients to the studio and then opened our own in association with the chiropractic office.  Then due to the demand for better teachers, I opened Power Pilates as an Education center that certified teachers in classical Pilates. It now could be taught system by system with an understanding of what was happening in the person’s body and give the teacher the tools necessary to communicate the brilliance of this work by knowing when to progress someone and when to pull back. We now have the largest education company in classical Pilates that spans 9,000 teachers in 9 different languages.  The goal is simple- Inspire the world to a healthier way of life through classical Pilates.  Movement heals you! Utilizing the teaching tools that are common to our Pilates program, we are introducing these tools to other curriculums as well under Apogee Wellness, teaching instructors the Art of Teaching, which includes communication and leadership  into all movement modalities.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • HFPN, NYU School of Physical Therapy, New York Chiropractic College

Location:

  • New York, NY

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    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Support groups that encourage walking exercises at home can improve the mobility of people with clogged leg arteries, a new study finds.

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    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Support groups that encourage walking exercises at home can improve the mobility of people with clogged leg arteries, a new study finds.

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    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercises to strengthen the hips may ease calf pain for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests.

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    WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans aren't taking old age sitting down. Canes, walkers and other mobility aids are used by about one-quarter of American seniors, a new study reveals.

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    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.

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    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder can move and position your arm in many ways. But this flexibility also makes it prone to instability and injury.

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    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stronger muscles seems to mean healthier bones in children, according to a new study.

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    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The strength of a baseball pitcher's arm muscles may play a larger role in elbow injury risk and prevention than previously thought, a new study suggests.

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    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spring can be a peak time for injuries as people rush back into warm weather sports without being properly prepared, an expert says.

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    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting the number of innings that young professional pitchers pitch doesn't reduce their risk of arm injuries, a new study says.

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    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower back pain, new research suggests.

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