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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    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Retired professional rugby players have more symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than those who don't play the sport, a new study finds.

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    TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Retired professional rugby players have more symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than those who don't play the sport, a new study finds.

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    MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests.

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    FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

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    THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A prosthesis for people with above-the-knee amputations who cannot use a conventional device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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    THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A prosthesis for people with above-the-knee amputations who cannot use a conventional device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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    WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor mental health in childhood may lower the chances of success in adulthood, a new study suggests.

    Duke University researchers found that children with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and/or behavioral problems were six ti...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poor mental health in childhood may lower the chances of success in adulthood, a new study suggests.

    Duke University researchers found that children with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and/or behavioral problems were six ti...Full Article

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    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new study suggests the body contact that often occurs during such play is to blame for most brain injuries.

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    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many experts have called for a ban on "heading" the ball in youth soccer because they believe it is a leading cause of concussions, a new study suggests the body contact that often occurs during such play is to blame for most brain injuries.

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    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rexulti (brexpiprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia, and as an add-on drug for major depressive disorder (MDD) when a first-line drug fails to effectively treat symptoms.

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    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rexulti (brexpiprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia, and as an add-on drug for major depressive disorder (MDD) when a first-line drug fails to effectively treat symptoms.

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    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals may miss an opportunity to detect physical abuse in babies and toddlers, a new study reveals.

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    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals may miss an opportunity to detect physical abuse in babies and toddlers, a new study reveals.

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    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people with chronic back pain who also have depression or anxiety, narcotic painkillers may not be the best therapy for their pain, a new study finds.

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