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    1. Dr. Richard Kowal is one of the most talented and caring chiropractors I have worked with.

    2. Marvin Gilbert MD | Orthopedist, Mt. Sinai

    1. Dr. Kowal is a talented chiropractor who specializes in gentle techniques.

    2. Carol Diamond MD | Internal Medicine, Mt. Sinai

    1. Dr. Kowal is a gifted practitioner who is methodical and caring.

    2. Susan Broner MD | Neurologist, Weill Cornell

    1. Dr. Richard Kowal is a gifted and sensitive healer.

    2. Naomi Rabinowitz MD | Acupuncturist

Dr. Richard Kowal is an experienced chiropractor and a clinical nutritionist serving patients at his office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York. Dr. Kowal’s chiropractic care focuses on a combination of gentle hands-on therapeutic techniques as well as improvements in exercise, movement, and posture to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems.

Dr. Kowal completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Development at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He later completed an MS in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, and his Doctor of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College. His nutritional interests include strategies for weight loss and reduction of metabolic health risks. He also consults at Mt. Sinai’s premier orthopedic practice, Manhattan Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Kowal has appeared on various national news outlets including NBC, CBS, and FOX and he has been featured in New York Magazine, Men’s Vogue, and USA Today. Outside of work, Dr. Kowal is an avid yoga and meditation practitioner as well as an aspirational cook.

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Words from our patients

  • As a practicing neurologist, I have referred many of my patients and my family members to him over the years who have also valued his highly effective treatments.

    Susan Broner, MD
  • Dr. Richard Kowal is a wonderful doctor. I am a much healthier, happier person because of his chiropractic care and nutritional counseling.

  • Dr. Kowal’s diagnosis and treatments have consistently been effective, informative, accurate, and comforting. He’s the best!

    Flash Rosenberg
  • "I have worked and consulted with Dr. Richard Kowal for over ten years. He is one of the most talented and caring chiropractors I have worked with."

    Marvin S. Gilbert, MD
  • "I believe that every Internal Medicine practice should be associated with a chiropractor of Dr. Kowal’s caliber. I would personally refer anyone to him."

    Carol Diamond, MD
  • "Dr. Richard Kowal is a gifted and sensitive healer...I regularly, and with great confidence, refer patients to him for chiropractic care."

    Naomi Rabinowitz, MD
  • "I unequivocally recommend him for both structural and nutritional issues wholeheartedly."

    Dr. Steven Miller