LOREN FISHMAN, MD is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of seven books and author or editor of more than 70 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the treatment of piriformis syndrome and rotator cuff tear and an expert in curing back pain. 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 written five books about yoga and medical conditions. They are: http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Yoga-Postures-Ailments%252014from-Backache/dp/0393078000/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1419356175&sr=8-2&keywords=healing+yogaRelief Is In the Stretch: Cure Back Pain With Yoga (with Carol Ardman, WW Norton, 2006), Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (with Eric Small, Demos Press, 2007), Yoga for Osteoarthritis (with Ellen Saltonstall, WW Norton, 2008), and Yoga for Osteoporosis (with Ellen Saltonstall, coming in March, 2010).
Other books include: Back Pain: How to Relieve Low Back Pain and Sciatica (with Carol Ardman, WW Norton, 1999), Sciatica Solutions (with Carol Ardman, WW Norton, 2007) and Functional Electrodiagnosis (forthcoming from Springer). He is currently working on Trust: The spiritual impulse after Darwin.
After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, Dr. Fishman spent a year in Pune, Inda, studying Yoga with BKS Iyengar, attending every public and private class and taking daily instruction. At that time, Mr. Iyengar gave Dr. Fishman permission to teach his Yoga. Dr. Fishman then went to Rush Medical School, did a residency in a Tufts-Harvard program, and served as Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Throughout his career, when appropriate, he has incorporated Yoga into his medical practice and has watched its healing effects. He is also an enthusiastic practitioner himself and has been doing Yoga daily since 1973.
Dr. Fishman has been included in numerous “Best Doctors” lists and has lectured in the United States and abroad. He is an officer of the Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research, with his wife in New York City.