At Living Well Balanced, we believe that your body holds the innate ability to heal itself from within. Whether you are looking for pain relief from back aches and sports injuries, or to improve your game, we are here to provide the support and lifestyle improvement customized to your time and lifestyle goals. This is why we don’t just treat your symptoms, we delve further to identify the causes lying underneath.
Maybe the mild ache in your shoulder is due to an old injury acting up. Or the lower backache you’ve been complaining about is caused by a misalignment in your spinal column. Our doctors work with you to understand the underlying cause of your pain so that it can be treated effectively. We offer physical therapy and chiropractic care, clinical and therapeutic massage, private and semi-private personal training, assisted stretching, nutritional therapy, yoga instruction, and access to the highest quality supplements and essential oils.
Ankur Prakash, DC created Living Well Balanced in 2004 with the aim of providing holistic health and wellness under one roof. Located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, New York, Living Well Balanced has since been providing true physical, mental and spiritual balance to everyone that walks through the doors.
In 2019, Dr. Prakash extended the clinic’s spectrum of services by partnering with David Levkovich, DPT to incorporate his expertise in physical therapy. Dr. Levkovich does not follow the classic "cookie cutter" approach to treatment but focuses on using cutting edge treatment techniques to cater to the individual needs of each patient.
Over 90% of illnesses today are a result of stress. A tech-driven, fast-paced and high-stress environment has made chronic stress very common in many patients. That’s why we offer personalized care to provide you the support you need to lead a healthier life. If you are suffering from chronic back pain and neck pain, chronic diseases, headaches and migraines, allergies, repetitive stress injuries, poor posture, and limited flexibility you will find our total-body approach more effective than anything you’ve ever tried before. We combine chiropractic care with the latest physical therapy techniques to provide treatment that gets results.
We are your go-to holistic-based experts—a growing team of physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, nutritionists, personal trainers, and yoga instructors who specialize in positive energy, total healing, and physical therapy, from top to bottom. We want to introduce you to our unique approach: we’re big-picture providers who want to lead you through a life of continuing fulfillment, not a one-off realignment of a single body part. Other practices only look at bits and pieces of a person’s health. We look at more, and we put together everything by examining how every aspect of your being links together, from eating to thinking to exercising to outlook.
For almost 15 years, Dr. Prakash has led the Living Well Balanced team in the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Dr. Levkovich is a passionate and dynamic physical therapist who truly embodies and believes in the art of movement.
Dr. Ricci has over 38 years of clinical experience in treating spine related disorders as well as prevention & rehabilitation training.
As the team manager, Kerriann guides Living Well Balanced guests every step of the way. She has been with the practice since it’s opening and knows the office inside and out.
Nothing makes Samantha happier than seeing practice members reach their goals and be well taken care of!
Stacy Yoshioka was a loyal practice member of Living Well Balanced prior to becoming our Director of Fitness in 2010.
Meet Taylor! She’s a NASM certified personal trainer who specializes in weight loss, strength training & flexibility/mobility.
Michael uses an integration of techniques, including deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point therapy, Thai, and stretching to relieve tension, improve flexibility, and invigorate the body.
Jen received her training from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and loves knowing she has the skill to help lessen pain and improve daily life through massage.
Leela is a native New Yorker and Nationally Certified with licenses in the states of New York and Hawaii.
Steve has always known the importance of physical activity since his middle school days with is involvement in sports to weight training in college.
I often think what a privilege it is to have the opportunity to help someone improve their own quality of life.
We will provide the most up-to-date, cutting edge care to get you well and keep you well.
We will provide a fun and positive environment every time you walk in the office.
Our care is top shelf and our programs are all-inclusive.
We are highly intuitive and believe that people can and should live longer, happier livesthrough natural healthcare.
We look to build unshakeable trust in our practice members and our communityand we strive to be transparent with everyone we meet.
Do you want your body to take care of you? It’s simple, take care of your body first!
The physical therapists at Living Well Balanced take a unique approach to treatment. While many other clinics employ passive modalities, we make active and cutting edge techniques a priority, focusing not only on "what" hurts you, but also "why" you are in pain. You will receive a comprehensive movement assessment to determine how you move in your daily life, that we use to help create a personalized treatment plan to reduce your pain and improve your movement. We offer a holistic approach incorporating cupping, taping, GRASTON soft tissue mobilization, TPI golf screening, balance training and more. We strive to meet all your wellness goals.
Our Living Well Balanced personal trainers create specialized fitness training plans that cater to the types of exercise your body needs. We take great care in teaching you how to work with your body, rather than just barking orders at you! Plus, you not only receive the benefits of having a personal trainer to coach you through your workouts, you have the added advantage of your trainer and chiropractor working together. They will review results from your initial checkup and consult on any symptoms that you have been experiencing to create the perfect plan to optimize your recovery, progress, and continued wellness. Whatever your fitness goals are, our experts deliver maximized workouts for the fastest results and make the best motivational partners to boot!
At Living Well Balanced in Manhattan, we know that a proper diet combined with physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for chronic diseases, and promote your overall health. We offer nutritional therapy, which allows us to identify imbalances in your body such as nutritional deficiencies. We then adjust your diet and lifestyle to target nutrients and put you on the path to optimal health. You won’t find a quick fix or the latest fads here. Our goal is to provide you with the information, tools, and support to bring about meaningful change in your health and well-being.
Our Living Well Balanced yoga program is a relaxing haven to decompress from hectic city life and learn tools for self care and optimize postural health. Our individualized yoga program helps maintain the integrity of your spinal column and therefore the integrity of your nervous system. Plus, you not only receive the benefits of having an instructor to guide you through your practice, you have the added advantage of your instructor and chiropractor working together. They will review results from your initial checkup and consult on any symptoms that you have been experiencing to create the perfect plan to optimize your recovery, progress, and continued well-being.
Our Manhattan chiropractors honor the self-healing principle: Your body has an innate intelligence that organizes and heals itself, and that your brain, spine and nervous system are the master control systems of your body, and that when interfered with by stress, this causes your body to function at less potential and unable to heal itself properly. Chiropractic care helps your nervous system to operate smoothly. Interference is removed and prevented, which allows your body to function beautifully without having to overuse medication or consider surgical options, by addressing the cause of your pain. Our chiropractic techniques are gentle and reinforce your body’s ability to heal itself properly and function at its best.
Massage Therapy at Living Well Balanced in Manhattan is not only a relaxing way to pamper yourself, it can also help to heal the body and promote an overall sense of well-being. When you have tight muscles, they work to pull you out of a healthy alignment. This lessens the length of your chiropractic adjustment and results in your body feeling achy or tight. Our therapeutic massage therapists and chiropractic clinic work in tandem to retrain your body to take its time, calm down, and relax. We offer a variety of massages, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical, Prenatal, and more. Our massage therapists are experts in their field, providing a personal touch to effect proper function in the nervous, circulatory, and muscular systems.
You may have noticed some changes in your flexibility over the past few years. It started out subtly, a catch here and there, but then one day you realized you couldn’t touch your toes or scratch that one spot in the middle of your back like you used to. How did that happen and where did all this stiffness and restricted motion come from? With assisted stretching, we target specific muscle groupings and their joints to restore motion and flexibility—much more than you will ever get back on your own! Let us help you rediscover a more youthful version of yourself when you regain control over your muscles again!
We are proud to offer doTERRA essential oils to our Manhattan practice members. Essential oils use aromatic compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body. At Living Well Balanced we incorporate essential oils throughout your entire experience. You’re bound to run into the wonderful aromas we have put in our diffusers throughout the office or during your massage sessions, soaking in the many aromatic benefits that are endless. Each doTERRA essential oil is tested using the strict Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol, delivering you only the finest in essential oil experience.