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Sports Medicine

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Integrative Spine and Sports is a premier provider of sports medicine in New York City.  Located on the Upper West Side, our practice is dedicated to offering residents of Manhattan sports medicine treatment solutions that get them back to their active and busy lives.  From competitive athletes to weekend warriors, and from runners training for marathons to individuals that simply want to feel better as they navigate the busy streets of NY, we provide integrative approaches to treating pain and physical injury through the use of non-surgical procedures, proven pain management techniques, cutting-edge technologies, chiropractic care, and focused physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.

Our NYC sports medicine practice offers a team approach to treating sports-related injuries, as well as any type of injury or medical condition that curbs activity levels or results in chronic pain.  Led by Dr. Sonali Lal, M.D., a Manhattan physiatrist specializing in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, pain and injury are addressed from a non-surgical perspective, with the goal of avoiding surgery if at all possible.  In addition to Dr. Lal, the Manhattan sports medicine practice includes chiropractors, podiatrists and physical therapists, providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to treating sports injuries and chronic pain.

Physiatry is a medical specialty focused on enhancing, improving and restoring optimal function resulting from physical injury or musculoskeletal impairment, affecting the spine, muscles, joints, tendons and nerves.  Whether you have recently experienced an acute injury or you live with pain due to a chronic condition, we provide personalized care aimed at getting you back to feeling good, moving more comfortably and experiencing less pain.

Our goal is focused on getting you back to doing the things you love to do.

At Integrative Spine and Sports, we understand that a relatively active lifestyle comes with the territory of being a New Yorker, and realize that every individual has a different definition of what it means to be active.  As a sports medicine practice in NY, we embrace that diversity and are committed to helping our patients stay as active as they want to be, no matter what their age or level of physical condition.  We offer customized treatment plans that take into consideration a variety of factors, including not only the type of injury or pain that brings patients through the doors of our Upper West Side sports medicine practice, but also variables related to each patient’s lifestyle, overall health, personal goals and desired outcomes.

Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes.  It’s for anyone that won’t let physical ailments get in the way of their daily activities.  It’s for world class athletes.  Weekend warriors.  Desk-bound workaholics.  It’s for anyone that simply wants to be able to move more and hurt less, even when injuries threaten to stop us in our tracks.

As a board-certified physiatrist in NYC, Dr. Lal focuses on proven techniques and treatment options backed by solid research, aimed at restoring function, alleviating pain and promoting healing.  She is committed to staying up-to-date on the newest and most innovative procedures, techniques and technologies, and integrates cutting-edge principles with traditional methods, including physical therapy and biomechanical adjustments.

When you trust Integrative Spine and Sports to handle the sports injuries and conditions that leave you on the sidelines or experiencing more than your fair share of pain, you can rest assured that you will receive personalized, comprehensive and experienced care based on a holistic approach from our staff.  We pride ourselves on providing compassionate care in a patient-focused atmosphere and are dedicating to helping you each step of the way as you navigate the road to recovery.

Following a thorough medical evaluation, a treatment approach will be customized specifically to your individual needs that may include one or more of the following procedures or techniques:


  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Pain Management
  • Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Graston Technique
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
  • Joint Fluid Replacement
  • Biopuncture
  • Pharmacological Treatments
  • Lifestyle changes, including activity adjustments, dietary modifications, etc.
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