Dr. Iffie Okoronkwo, M.D. - Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine2
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Dr. Iffie Okoronkwo, M.D. - Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine4
Dr. Iffie Okoronkwo, M.D. - Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine3
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  • Diagnosis and treatment of pain as a result of injury, illness, or disabling condition
  • A customized physical therapy program tailored to restoring mobility and specific performance goals
  • Correlating functional assessment with injury and physical deficits
  • Determination of long-term treatment and prevention plans
  • A team of medical professionals, including primary physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors, to optimize patient care
  • Treatment of patients of all ages


  • Regenerative Medicine: harvesting stem cells and growth factors
  • Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy
  • Ultrasound-guided injection procedures
  • Fluoroscopy-guided injection procedures
  • Spinal injections
  • Nerve blocks and ablation procedures, both peripheral and spinal
  • Injections of joints
  • Prolotherapy

  • Spasticity Treatment (botulinum toxin injections)
  • Osteopathic Treatment
  • Botox® injections – to treat pain, headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)  and spasm (dystonia)
  • Hair rejuvenation using regenerative cell therapy
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Medicolegal consulting
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Complementary / alternative medicine (e.g., acupuncture)

Physical Medicine

Regenerative Medicine


Dr. Ifeoma (Iffie) Okoronkwo is a Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management physician at Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine (www.manhattanmd.com), a private practice based in New York City with 40 years of experience providing the finest expert medical care and services to patients around the world. She began her medical career in 1998 as an attending physician at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and subsequently was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU’s School of Medicine and Director of Integrative Medicine at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and, as a physiatrist, utilizes ultrasound guided injections, fluoroscopy guided injections, PRP, regenerative medicine, and more to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions affecting muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves.

Dr. Okoronkwo has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Daily News and has been featured on WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News with Dr. Jay Adlersberg as well as PBS. She has a podcast on Healthology.com and has appeared in feature articles in Vogue and More Magazines.

Dr. Okoronkwo graduated from Yale University with a bachelor of arts degree. She completed her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College where she was awarded the Harold Solomon Prize in Rehabilitation Medicine. After an internship at the Sloan-Kettering Institute and North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Okoronkwo completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center where she worked as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Okoronkwo trained in acupuncture at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and is a certified acupuncturist.