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Loren M. Fishman, MD
Assistant Professor
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York City, NY
Loren M. Fishman, MD is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Loren M. Fishman, MD

Dr. Fishman is Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation and Restorative Medicine at Columbia University Medical School.

  • He is winner of the prestigious Yoga Peeth Patanjali University prize for medical applications of yoga in Haridwar, India.

His practice specializes in medical application of yoga practice and electromyography.  He has combined them and other scientific resources in his research to demonstrate the effectiveness of yoga in conservative treatment of low back pain, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, piriformis syndrome, osteoporosis, and other conditions.

Dr. Fishman has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research, the board of the B.K.S. Iyengar Association of America, Men Care Now., (MCN) devoted to educating disadvantaged American men, and Secretary-Treasurer of the American Zoster Association. He is associate Editor of the prize-winning in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Dr. Fishman graduated the University of Michigan’s honor program with High Honors in 1962, received a B.Phil. in the Foundations of Mathematics from Christ Church, Oxford in 1965, and after years of study in India – one with B.K.S. Iyengar - received his MD from Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical School in Chicago in 1981.  He began his residency in the Harvard – Tufts program in general medicine, graduated as Chief Resident from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1985, and stayed on the faculty at Albert Einstein for ten years before changing to Columbia University Medical School where he remains Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation and Restorative Medicine. 

Dr. Fishman has written 12 books and 100 peer-review and non-peer review articles and chapters. The books focus on back pain, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis and conservative yoga and yoga-like treatment for various other conditions such as rotator cuff syndrome, restless leg syndrome, insomnia and overweight. He has given many hundreds of talks, workshops and webinars on these subjects, and a small number on more spiritual matters.

Publications

A Misuse of First-Order Functional Calculi: Logic cannot meet its own rigid criteria. Bodelian Library, Oxford, England, 1965.

“Facilitation of the H-Reflex by Passive Stretch.”: Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol.15 (9) June, 1984.

“The Legacy of Oedipus.” with MateiRoussan. Presented at the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Nice, France, June 11, 1985, and published in the Proceedings of the International Conference of Childhood Sexuality, Lyon, 1985.   

“Practical Assessment of Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Objective, Computerized Study.”, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (Abstract), Vol. 67;615, September (1986).

“Objective Serial Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly.” (Abstract) with Mark Bucksbaum, Newsletter of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 16, 10, June, 1987.

“Recurrent Disabling Venous Disease of the Lower Extremities.” (Abstract) – with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 68, September, 1987, p.609.

“Intraoperative Evoked Potentials.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September, 1987, pp.649-650.

“Serial Cognitive Assessment of the Elderly.” – (Abstract) with Bucksbaum, M. and Leipzig, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September 1987, p.647.

“Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Vol. 68, September 1987, p.670.

“Grand Rounds-1987 Style.” Commentary-Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68 (12), December, 1987 p.865.

“Is the NMBE Relevant to Resident Selection?” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter, Editorial, Vol. 17 (8) April 4, 1988.

“Computerized Treatment of Impulsivity.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.709-710.

“The Modified Barthel Scale as a Treatment Tool.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September 1988, p.742.

“Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome II.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.800.

“The Ghost and the Machine.” with Kamran Tabaddor et al. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March, 1990.

“Aging and Parkinsonism.” – Book Review, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Publications, Frederick, Maryland, March 1990.

“Geriatric Rehabilitation – An opposing view.” – with Heinz Lippmann and Carole Lewis. Commentary, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 72 (6) p.430, May, 1991.

Geriatric Cognitive Rehabilitation – Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, March 1990.

“Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome.” Fishman, L.M. and Zybert, P.A. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 73:4, pp. 359-364, April 1992.

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Shortens Length of Stay.” The Gerontologist, (Abstract), Vol. 32: p.5. Special Issue. October, 1992.

“Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Abstract) October, 1992.

“Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room.” Editorial, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter. Volume 20, (9) May 14, 1993.

“Rehabilitation of the Elderly after TBI.” Rehabilitation of the Aging and Geriatric Patient. (Ed. Steinberg, Garrison,SL, Felsenthal,GJ and Steinberg, MA). pp. 187-214. Urban and Schwartzenberg, 1993, Baltimore.

”Functional Assessment in Managed Care Readiness.” Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, March, 1994.

“Serial Functional Assessment Improves Outcome and Reduces the Length of Geriatric Hospitalization.” with Peggy Emro, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 9, no. 3. Pp 16-29. March, 1994.

”Functional Assessment in The Future of American Medicine.” Issue Editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Aspen Press, Frederick, Maryland, September, 1994.

“Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” with Irving Hahn, C.S.W. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Vol. 10, no. 1. Pp 83-88. September 1994.

“Edema Control in the Management of Chronic Venous Ulcerations of the Lower Extremities.” with Lippmann, H., Farrar, R Bernstein, R. and Zybert, P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 75:(4) 486-493. April, 1994.

“Julian Huxley and the Sesamoid Bones: A new job for Rehabilitation Medicine in the next century.” The Albert Einstein Quarterly, Vol 11:(4) 1994 30,1993. pp. 145-46.

“The Functional Toolbox.”, (forward). Lewis, CB and McNerny, T. Aspen Press, Rockville, Maryland, 1994.

31 .“Is unevaluated therapy worth giving?” with Lewis, CB. Physical Therapy Forum, vol XIII: (34), December 23, 1994 pages 18-19.

32. “Feelings and Belief: The Deconstructionist Fallacy.” In The Flight from Science and Reason: Attacks on Science from the Academic Left. Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt and Martin W. Lewis eds.) The New York Academy of Sciences. New York. May, 1996.

33.  “Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 5, no. 5 Pp.43-45. May, 1996.

34. “Serial Functional Assessment Changes the Culture of the American Hospital.” Republished from Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 10, no. 1. Pp. 83-88. September 1994. American Academy of Home Care Physicians. Vol.8, no.2, Pp. 10-14. July, 1996.

35.“ Managing to Care.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 4; page 1. December 1, 1996.

36. “The Piriformis Syndrome-A Review Paper.” With Parziale, JR and Hudgins TH. The American Journal of Orthopedics. Vol. 25, No. 12. Pages 819-823. December, 1996.

37. “No-Alternative Care. “Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 1; page 1. January 1, 1997.

38. “Low-Cost Home Clones.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 2; page 1. February 1, 1997.

39. “Identity Crisis in Physiatry.” Proceedings of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol. 25; No. 3; page 1. March 1, 1997.

40. “Health Alert: My back is killing me!” McCall’s (First serial rights of book Backtalk published October 20, 1997), with Carol Ardman pp.112-116.

41. “Back Talk, How to diagnose and cure low back pain and sciatica”  with Carol           Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, October, 1997.

42. “An objective basis for planning care.” – with Victor Oppenheimer. For the Joint publication “Maximizing Human Potential” of the Managed Care and Aging Network of the American Society on Aging and the Aging Disability and Rehabilitation Network of the American Society on Aging (ASA). 4:4; pp 9-10. December 97.

43. “Electrophysiological Titration of Therapeutic Paralysis.”- with Sireen Gopal and Surya Battacharya. Proceedings of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol 66, Number 4. January 1998. Pp 11-15.

44. “Medical Technology Targets Graceful Aging as a Goal.” Life Ahead. New York, New York October, 1999, P 3.

45. “The Normal Pathophysiology of Aging.” The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. Fall, 1999. Pp. 3-16.

46.“The FACT System: New Humanism in Rehabilitation.” Journal of Geriatric Care Management. 11:(2);Spring 2001, pp 12-14.

47. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” –American Journal of Rehabilitation. March, 2002 (Abstract).

48. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten-year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .

49. “Myobloc in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology. Supplement 2 to Volume 365; June, 2002, p. R.20.

50. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol 81: July, 2002 ; (7) p. 529. (abstract).

51. “Yoga and Medicine” Chapter for Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation. Fast, A. and Weinapel (eds.) Demos-Vermande; New York. 2002.

52. “Botulinum toxin type A and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” with Anderson, C and Rosner, B. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. December, 2002.

53. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. With Shaffer, M. November, 2003. p 626-629.

54. “Botulinum neurotoxin type B and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Fishman, LM, Konnoth, C, Rozner B. “ Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004;83:42-50.

55. “EMG and Botulinum neurotoxin type B in the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.” – with Craig Konnoth and Bernard Rosner. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228. (abstract)

56.“Role of headstand in the management of rotator cuff syndrome.” with Caroline Konnoth. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 83; March 2004:(3) p. 228. (abstract)

57. ”Relief is in the Stretch: End Back Pain through Yoga – with Carol Ardman. W. W. Norton and Co. New York, February 2000.

58. “Cure back pain with yoga.”  With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York, June 2006.

59. “Headstand in the treatment of rotator cuff syndrome – Sirsasana or surgery. Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. (16): October 2006. 137-45.

60. ”Sciatica: Diagnosis, Prevention and cure of spinal and piriformis problems.” With Carol Ardman, W. W. Norton and Company, November 2006.

61. ”Yoga in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.” – with Eric Small. Demos Medical Publishing, New York. May 2007.

61. “Piriformis Syndrome.” With Alena Polesin and Steven Sampson. Chapter in Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin. Cooper (ed.) Humana Press, Totowa, N.J. June 2007. Chapter 5 pp. 61-74.

62. “Yoga for Osteoarthritis”  with Ellen Saltonstall. Published March 2008 W.W. Norton and Company, New York.

63. “Yoga” Chapter in Integrative Pain Medicine: The Science and Practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management. Joseph Audette and Allison Bailey, (eds.) Harvard University Press. April, 2008.

64. “Sciatica”- with Elise Weiss, invitational review article for British Medical Journal and Epocrates, in Epocrates June 2008.

65. “Whom to trust?” – editorial in Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.” April, 2008.

66. ”Yoga Injuries: A survey of 33,000 Yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists.”– with Ellen Saltonstall and Susan Genis. Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. October, 2008. and feature article October, 2009. 244–250.

67. “Yoga for Osteoporosis – A pilot study.” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 25, No. 3, 2009 pp. 244–250.

68. “Yoga for Osteoporosis with Ellen Saltonstall. W.W. Norton. New York. March 2010.

69. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Syndrome.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

70. “Yoga for Osteoporosis.” Abstract and Poster at the Symposium on Yoga Research of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA. October 1-3 2010.

71. “Rights of Access”- Editorial solicited by Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists issue for October, 2010.

72. “Yoga and Breast Cancer-a journey to health and healing.” Foreward for book written by Ingrid Kollak and Isabell Utz-Billing. Demos Medical Publishers, 2010.

73. “Functional considerations in spinal stenosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 4, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

74. “Management and prevention of osteoporosis.” American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Presentation and Abstract. November 6, 2010, Seattle, Washington.

75. “Functional Electrodiagnosis: Provocative Maneuvers in Electromyography”  with Allen N. Wilkins. Springer Publishing Company. New York, November 2010.

76. “Yoga for Rotator Cuff Tear.” Oral Prize Presentation. The First International Conference on Yoga for Health and Social Transformation, 2011 at Patanjali Yogpeeth. Haridwar, India. January 2-5, 2011. (This presentation was prize-winning.)

77.  “Yoga as Medicine”  Issue editor with Ellen Saltonstall for Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Carole Lewis, Editor-in-Chief. Aspen Press, May 2011.

78. “A simple maneuver treats rotator cuff syndrome.” – with Allen Wilkins, Caroline Konnoth, Sarah Schmidhofer, Tova Ovadia and Bernard Rosner. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation May, 2011.

79. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.

80. “Ophthalmological Consequences of Inversion.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

81. “Yoga in the non-surgical Treatment of Scoliosis.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011.

82. “Yoga for Osteoporosis” – with Marcia Monroe. First chapter in her book Yoga for Osteoporosis. Demos Medical Press, November, 2011.

83. “Yoga in Aging.” New York Times Boomers columns. May – July 2013.

84. “Piriformis Syndrome.”  E-book. Amazon.  June, 2014.

85. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .

86. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.

87. “Botulinum toxin in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Daniel Truong andDirk Dressler (eds.) Cambridge University Press. March 31,2014

88. “Trust, the spiritual impulse after Darwin.” Amazon. New York: August 2014.

89. “Serial Case Reporting Yoga for Idiopathic and Degenerative Scoliosis.” – with Sherman KJ, Groessl EJ. Global Adv Health Med. 2014;3(5):16-21.

90. “Healing Yoga: proven postures to treat twenty common ailments – from back pain to bone loss, shoulder pain to bunions. W. Norton, New York: January 5, 2015.

91. “Botulinum toxin in Piriformis Syndrome” – Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Second Edition Truong D, Hallet M, Zachary CB, Dressler D. Cambridge University Press. 2015.

92 .“Integrating complementary/alternative medicine into primary care: evaluating the evidence and appropriate implementation.” With Wainapel SJ and Rand AP. International Journal of General Medicine Dovepress Open Access Full Text Article 66290. August. 2015.

93. “Twelve minute DVD reverses osteoporotic bone loss.” Lu Y-H, Rosner            B and Chang, G. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.Published ahead of print Nov. 14, 2015.

94. “Electrophysiologically identified piriformis syndrome is successfully treated with incobotulinum toxin A and physical therapy.” Wilkins AN and Rosner B.  Muscle and Nerve. 2017; Aug;56(2):258-263. doi:10.1002/mus.25504. Epub 2017 Apr 2.

95. “Two Isometric Yoga Poses Reduce the Curves in Degenerative and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.”  Fishman LM, Groessl EJ, Bernstein P. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 33(4):231-237, October/December,  2017.

96.  “Piriformis syndrome – a diagnosis comes into its own.” with Maryam Hosseini. Muscle Nerve. 2019 Jan 9. doi: 10.1002/mus.26417. [Epub ahead of print]

97. “Yoga for Weight Loss.” with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton New York 2021

98. “Isometric Yoga-Like Maneuvers Improve Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis—A Nonrandomized Control Study.” Global Advances in Health and Medicine. First Published Online February 24, 2021.https://doi.org/10.1177/2164956120988259

100. “Yoga for Bone Health.” Orthopedic Nursing Journal. May-June 2021.

 

PUBLICATIONS ON SCOLIOSIS

  1. “Isometric Yoga-Like Maneuvers Improve Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis—A Nonrandomized Control Study.”  Global Advances in Health and Medicine. First Published Online February 24, 2021.https://doi.org/10.1177/2164956120988259
  2. “Two Isometric Yoga Poses Reduce the Curves in Degenerative and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.”  Fishman LM, Groessl EJ, Bernstein P. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 33(4):231-237, October/December  2017.
  3. 3.“Yoga in the non-surgical Treatment of Scoliosis.” Poster and abstract at Research on Yoga Symposium of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Lenox, MA, September 25, 2011
  4. “Serial Case Reporting Yoga for Idiopathic and Degenerative Scoliosis.” – with Sherman KJ, Groessl EJ. Global Adv Health Med. 2014;3(5):16-21.
  5. “Healing Yoga: proven postures to treat twenty common ailments – from back pain to bone loss, shoulder pain to bunions.”  W. Norton, New York: January 5, 2015.
  6. “Yoga as Medicine.”  Issue editor with Ellen Saltonstall for Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Carole Lewis, Editor-in-Chief. Aspen Press, May 2011
  7. “Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room.” Editorial, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Newsletter. Volume 20, (9) May 14, 1993.
  8. “Intraoperative Evoked Potentials.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 68, September, 1987, pp.649-650

PUBLICATIONS ON PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME

  1. “Piriformis syndrome - a diagnosis comes into its own.” Fishman LM, Hosseini M. Muscle Nerve. 2019;59(4):395-396. doi:10.1002/mus.26417
  2. “Electrophysiologically identified piriformis syndrome is successfully treated with Incobotulinum toxin A and physical therapy.”  Fishman LM, Wilkins AN, Rosner B. Muscle Nerve. 2017;56(2):258-263. doi:10.1002/mus.25504
  3. “Botulinum toxin in Piriformis Syndrome” – Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Second Edition Truong D, Hallet M, Zachary CB, Dressler D. Cambridge University Press. 2015.
  4. “Healing Yoga: proven postures to treat twenty common ailments – from back pain to bone loss, shoulder pain to bunions.”  W. Norton, New York: January 5, 2015.
  5. “Piriformis Syndrome.” E-book. Amazon. June, 2014.
  6. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .
  7. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.
  8. “Botulinum toxin in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” Chapter in Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Daniel Truong andDirk Dressler (eds.) Cambridge University Press. March 31,2014
  9. “Piriformis syndrome and functional electromyography.” AANEM (American Academy of Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) Presented and published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, September 16, 2011.
  10. Functional Electrodiagnosis: Provocative Maneuvers in Electromyography with Allen N. Wilkins. Springer Publishing Company. New York, November 2010.
  11. “Piriformis Syndrome.” With Alena Polesin and Steven Sampson. Chapter in Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin. Cooper (ed.) Humana Press, Totowa, N.J. June 2007. Chapter 5 pp. 61-74.
  12. Sciatica: Diagnosis, Prevention and cure of spinal and piriformis problems. – With Carol Ardman, W. W. Norton and Company, November 2006.
  13.  “Cure back pain with yoga.” With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York, June 2006.
  14.  “Relief is in the Stretch: End Back Pain through Yoga” – with Carol Ardman. W. W. Norton and Co. New York, February 2005.
  15.  “Botulinum toxin type A and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” with Anderson, C and Rosner, B. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. December, 2002.
  16. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. With Shaffer, M. November, 2003. p 626-629.
  17.  “Botulinum neurotoxin type B and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Fishman, LM, Konnoth, C, Rozner B. Am J Phys Med Rehabilitation 2004;83:42-50.
  18. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” –American Journal of Rehabilitation. March, 2002 (Abstract).
  19. “Piriformis Syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome- a ten-year study.” With Dombi, GW, Michaelsen, C, Ringel, SV, Rosbruch, J, Rosner, B, and Weber, C. Arch Phys Rehabil. 2002; 83:(3) 295-302 .
  20. “Myobloc in the Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology. Supplement 2 to Volume 365; June, 2002, p. R.20.
  21. “Functional Entrapment Syndromes.” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vol 81: July, 2002 ; (7) p. 529. (abstract).
  22. “Yoga and Medicine” Chapter for Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation. Fast, A. and Weinapel (eds.) Demos-Vermande; New York. 2002.
  23. “Botulinum toxin type A and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome.” with Anderson, C and Rosner, B. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. December, 2002.
  24. “The Piriformis Syndrome is Underdiagnosed.” Muscle and Nerve. With Shaffer, M. November, 2003. p 626-629.
  25. Fishman, LM, Konnoth, C, Rozner B. “Botulinum neurotoxin type B and physical therapy in the treatment of piriformis syndrome: a dose-finding study.” Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004;83:42-50.
  26.  “Back Talk, How to diagnose and cure low back pain and sciatica.”  with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, October, 1997.
  27.  “The Piriformis Syndrome-A Review Paper.” With Parziale, JR and Hudgins TH. The American Journal of Orthopedics. Vol. 25, No. 12. Pages 819-823. December, 1996.
  28. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome.” Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. Vol. 5, no. 5 Pp.43-45. May, 1996.
  29. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome.” Fishman, L.M. and Zybert, P.A. Archives Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 73:4, pp. 359-364, April 1992.
  30. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome II.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, September, 1988, p.800.
  31. “Electrophysiological Evidence of Piriformis Syndrome.” (Abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Vol. 68, September 1987, p.670.

Books

  1. A Misuse of First-Order Functional Calculi: Logic cannot meet its own rigid criteria. Bodelian Library, Oxford, England, 1965.
  2. Back Talk, How to diagnose and cure low back pain and sciatica with Carol           Ardman. W.W. Norton and Co. New York, October, 1997.
  3. Back Pain: How to cure low back pain and sciatica. With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Company, New York, 2000.
  4. Relief is in the Stretch: End Back Pain through Yoga – with Carol Ardman. W. W. Norton and Co. New York, February 2005.
  5. Cure back pain with yoga. With Carol Ardman, W.W. Norton and Co. New York, New York, June 2006.
  6. Sciatica: Diagnosis, Prevention and cure of spinal and piriformis problems. – With Carol Ardman, W. W. Norton and Company, November 2006.
  7. Yoga in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. – with Eric Small. Demos Medical Publishing, New York. May 2007.
  8. Yoga for Osteoarthritis with Ellen Saltonstall. Published March 2008 W.W. Norton and Company, New York.
  9. Yoga for Osteoporosis with Ellen Saltonstall. W.W. Norton. New York. March 2010.
  10. Functional Electrodiagnosis: Provocative Maneuvers in Electromyography with Allen N. Wilkins. Springer Publishing Company. New York, November 2010.
  11. Piriformis Syndrome. E-book. Amazon. June, 2014.
  12. Trust, the spiritual impulse after Darwin.Amazon. New York: August 2014.
  13. Healing Yoga: proven postures to treat twenty common ailments – from back pain to bone loss, shoulder pain to bunions. W. Norton, New York: January 5, 2015.
  14. “Yoga for Weight Loss.” with Carol Ardman. W.W. Norton New York 2021

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