Dr. Sonali Lal is the Medical Director of Integrative Spine & Sports. A trained NYC physiatrist, Dr. Lal specializes in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, treating acute injuries and chronic conditions and providing advanced pain management in Manhattan. She has been featured extensively in the New York Times and NY Magazine. From 2016-2019, Dr. Lal was peer-selected, and Castle Connelly as one of the Best Doctors in NYC. Dr. Sonali Lal was selected for Best Woman in Medicine in 2017.
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.
As a tennis player, Dr. Lal has seen many athletes go to surgeons and not have any option other than invasive surgeries. Over time, she noticed a gap in treatment, and after surgery and going to PT; people weren’t getting better. After seeing many family and friends have to give up things they loved doing because of their injuries or chronic pain, she decided she wanted to make a difference.
When Dr. Lal is not practicing or teaching, she enjoys relaxing by shopping, playing tennis, and binge-watching Netflix.