Phil oversees Physical Conditioning and Injury Management and Surgical Readiness and Recovery Services, with specialized programs for Beginning and Professional Athletes.He also treats a wide range of General Health issues ranging from everyday Stress to more complex Neuro-degenerative illnesses, such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.He has become known for his work with chronic and acute musculoskeletal injury – including pre and post Orthopedic Surgical Recovery and Rehabilitation.Treatment plans range from the healthy maintenance of everyday aches and pains, to the repair and rehabilitation of serious injury – with specialized programs for Athletes of all levels.
As a Certified Zheng Gu Tui Na Practitioner (Chinese Orthopedics), Phil’s patients benefit from his in depth understanding of body mechanics and manual therapies.Zheng Gu Tui Na engages gentle manipulations of the muscles, joints and tendons to bring the body back into balance. It is a powerful tool for treating both orthopedic and internal medical conditions, including back pain, sprains, tennis elbow, insomnia, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues and more.He supplements treatment with corrective exercises combined with the use of topical herbal poultices, plasters and liniments. This approach provides for optimal results, without the side effects that pharmaceuticals sometimes produce
Phil has also designed specific protocols for “New Athletes” just beginning a fitness program, and working through the challenges their bodies encounter.With Professional Athletes, he focuses on preparation for seasonal sports and post-event recovery (i.e. marathons, triathlons. etc.) – to help them compete at their very best, while maintaining a healthy balance during and after training.
At MT. Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center, he designed the Acupuncture protocols for the Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.As Lead Acupuncturist for the Peri-Operative Spine Study, he coordinated with the Dept. of Integrative Medicine at the Center for Health & Healing, and in collaboration with The Spine Institute of New York.