Dr. Sonali Lal
Dr. Sonali Lal is the Medical Director of Integrative Spine and Sports. A trained NYC physiatrist, Dr. Lal specializes in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, treating acute injuries and chronic conditions, as well as providing advanced pain management in Manhattan.
Dr. Lal is board-certified to diagnose and treat common and complex spine, joint, tendon, muscle and nerve problems. Using non-invasive orthopedic medicine, her goal is to prevent unnecessary surgeries and to get busy New Yorkers back to work or play as quickly and painlessly as possible. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care backed by a personalized, comprehensive and holistic approach that combines cutting-edge techniques with traditional therapies and rehabilitation. Her non-surgical philosophy focuses on restoring function, promoting healing and alleviating pain.
Dr. Lal has been distinguished as one of the “Best Doctors in America” each year since 2008. In addition to serving as the Medical Director of Integrative Spine and Sports, and treating spine and sports-related injuries in Manhattan at her Upper West Side practice, Dr. Lal also works as an attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University and also teaches medical residents at the Columbia-Cornell School of Medicine.
Dr. Lal is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the New York Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society.
Jazmyn Manzouri, RPA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant at Integrative Spine and Sports. Ms. Manzouri received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware before earning a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She spent the past 5 years practicing in orthopedic surgery, with a sub-specialties in sports medicine and adult reconstruction.
Jazmyn was drawn to sports medicine after her training as a professional figure skater for 15 years. With her physiology background and training as an athlete she has a broad knowledge base and passion for exercise, including weightlifting, plyometrics, Pilates, yoga and sport specific drills. Her foundation and love for athletics has allowed her to provide excellent care to and build strong relationships with her patients.
Ansgar Lee Dipl. O.M., L.Ac., L.M.T. gets countless questions about why he chose acupuncture as his profession. Throughout his childhood, Ansgar suffered from severe seasonal allergies and frequent colds. His immune system was weak, and he could sneeze twenty or more times a minute making him gasp for air. Ansgar’s allergies were so severe it affected his concentration and sleep pattern. He was allergic to many environmental allergens such as dust, trees, grass, weeds, pollen, cats, dogs, and certain foods. He visited numerous doctors and was prescribed a list of medications. One doctor told his family to move to California because allergen levels were lower. Needless to say, the medications were not helpful and moving cross country was not an option.
As a last resort, his parents brought him to see a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist. After about 10 sessions of acupuncture and Chinese Herbs he felt a difference; at last Ansgar was able to breathe a fresh breath of air again.This is his opportunity to provide care to the community and offer Chinese medicine for it’s incredible healing effects.