Meet the Staff

Mark Yaiser, DC

Mark Yaiser, DC

Dr. Mark C. Yaiser graduated from Life University in Marietta Ga. in 2000 as a Board Certified Chiropractor. He graduated with honors and as President of his graduating class. He received a B.S. in biology from the Richard Stockton College of NJ. Upon graduation he went on to join Health Bridge in Manhasset, NY where he worked with a collaborative team of internist, surgeons, specialists, and therapists, where his clinical skills were sharpened to the highest level.

In 2003, he started a private practice in Hell’s Kitchen NYC, treating everyone from professional athletes, dancers, Broadway actors and crew, to academy award winning actors. His passion for health and wellness has evolved the practice into a healing pinnacle in the theater district of NYC. Dr. Yaiser is the clinic director at the state-of-the-art facility known as 43rd Street Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr Andrew P. Szymanski

Andrew P. Szymanski, DC

Dr. Andrew Szymanski graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California in 2001 with distinction, having received honors in clinical excellence and cervical spine manipulation. During this time he did his preceptorship/resident training at Santa Cruz Chiropractic and Sports Medicine in Santa Cruz, California. His undergraduate studies were completed at West Virginia University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology.

From 2003 to 2005, he joined Sports and Entertainment Physicians, P.C., a multidisciplinary practice in New York City focusing on sports and spine-related injuries. With chiropractors, orthopedists, physical therapists, and massage therapists, he was able to treat a broad scope of injuries and disorders.

In 2005, Dr. Szymanski opened a solo practice and in 2006 he co-founded Elite Health & Sports Chiropractic, P.C. He specializes in spine and sports related injuries as well as incorporating proper nutrition and supplementation. In 2007 he was a member of the Chiropractic staff for the New York City Marathon.

Dr. Szymanski has licenses to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. He works closely with local orthopedists, internists, radiologists, and registered dietitians. He is certified in sports taping with the Kinesio Taping Association and currently is in the process of pursuing postgraduate certifications in clinical and sports nutrition. He currently has 50 hours of continuing education in chiropractic nutrition through Standard Process and Metagenics.

Dr Sean Joyce

Sean Joyce, DPT

Dr. Sean Joyce graduated from Bellarmine University located in Louisville, KY with both a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science awarded in 2014, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree awarded in 2017. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and holds physical therapy licenses in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and New York.

His wide range of physical therapy experience has been used to rehabilitate patients from high-level athletes to geriatrics. He specializes in manual therapy and prescribing personalized home exercise programs in order to attain lasting benefits and keep his patients pain free and performing optimally.

Sonali Lal, MD

Dr. Sonali Lal is a trained NYC physiatrist specializing 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.  She is also an expert in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

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. She  also an expert in Anti aging and regenerative medicine.

Kristin Misik

Kristin Misik, LAc

Kristin Misik, Acupuncturist and Coach, helps over-stressed, over-worked and over-whelmed professionals get out of pain and feel revitalized. With over a decade of clinical experience, Kristin has mastered the treatment of pain so patients experience instant relief. You will walk away feeling calm, clear and pain-free.

A mother of two, Kristin has both firsthand and clinical experience helping pre-natal and post-natal mothers navigate the symptoms of pregnancy and beyond. Kristin is known for her comprehensive approach to wellness, warm bedside manner, and confidence in treating complex conditions.

Albert Barakayev LMT

Albert Barakayev, LMT

Albert Barakayev has been practicing massage therapy for over 20 years. He specializes in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy, Passive Stretching, Postural Alignment, and Advanced Neck and Lower Back Techniques.

His expertise is part of the 43rd St. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services available to patients for optimal health and healing.

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