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.

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

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four men paralyzed below the waist have regained some movement in their legs after a series of electrodes implanted along their spinal cord reawakened nerves long thought deadened, researchers are reporting.

    Electrical stimulation of the spinal c...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A stay in an intensive care unit can lead to muscle weakness that continues to cause significant physical limitations for up to two years later, according to a new study.

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Sch...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just one exercise education session works as well as expensive, long-term physical therapy in reducing pain in whiplash patients, a new study shows.

    The results, published in the April 4 issue of The Lancet, add to previous findings that lo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that minimizes suffering and improves quality of life should be provided to patients who've survived a stroke, experts say.

    The care should be a team effort involving patients, families, stroke specialists and health care provid...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.

    Watching the NCAA basketball tournament on television can be fun, but actually playing the game provides you with a number of health benefits, ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage can relieve neck pain if it's done often by a professional therapist and for the correct length of time, according to new research.

    One-hour sessions two or three times a week appear to be best, said study researcher Karen Sherman, senior...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Speech Therapy:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who stutter may face discrimination when looking for work, suggests a small new study from England.

    Employers may be reluctant to hire these people because they're concerned about negative reactions from customers or other workers, accordi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ever since the advent of the "X Games" in the mid-1990s, Americans have embraced so-called extreme sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and snowboarding.

    But experts are warning that the fun can quickly turn to tragedy when amateurs try ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.

    General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet also appear to contribut...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closer in length your ring and index fingers are, the greater your risk of developing severe knee osteoarthritis that requires total knee replacement, a new study claims.

    Researchers examined the hands of more than 14,500 middle-aged and older...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of people who suffer strokes before the age of 50 will have trouble dealing with the challenges of daily life even several years later, a new study finds.

    The finding suggests that younger age provides only limited protection against ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A unique way to possibly treat the intense pain of phantom limb syndrome has been invented -- by creating a virtual world for an amputee to enter via computer.

    Within that world, the patient controlled a "virtual arm" and apparently relieved his ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with bipolar disorder take multiple medications to manage the symptoms, which can be extremely challenging, a new study reveals.

    Researchers looked at 230 patients with bipolar disorder who were admitted to a Rhode Island psychiatric ho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with bipolar disorder take multiple medications to manage the symptoms, which can be extremely challenging, a new study reveals.

    Researchers looked at 230 patients with bipolar disorder who were admitted to a Rhode Island psychiatric ho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with bipolar disorder take multiple medications to manage the symptoms, which can be extremely challenging, a new study reveals.

    Researchers looked at 230 patients with bipolar disorder who were admitted to a Rhode Island psychiatric ho...Full Article