New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Best of New York 2012 • Health & Self

Best Prenatal Chiropractor

  • Dr. Randi Jaffe

    171 Madison Ave., nr. 34th St., Ste. 1600; 917-882-1035

    Pregnancy comes with joy, of course, but also a less-than-joyful dose of aches and pains—most of them in the spine, where muscles become like a tightly strung violin from supporting the extra load. And those with child are often prohibited from taking anything stronger than Tylenol during their nine-month wait. Dr. Jaffe, a pert 40-year-old mother of two from Long Island, treats these pains, and more, at her office in a physical-­therapy center that also offers pre- and postnatal body-strength training, Maya abdominal massage, and a “V-steam spa room,” which is a 30-minute Korean spa treatment for the you-know-what. Jaffe also specializes in the Webster technique, a chiropractic method used to assist babies that are in breech in the third trimester, but for many of the women who see her she plays a role beyond chiropractor. “I often become a therapist too, listening to women about their concerns over child care, fighting with partners, or what to do with a mom that wants to be at the birth,” she says.

From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

Order the Issue Today

Cover of New York Magazine's Best of New York issue

Order This Issue

Other Best Of Guides

So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).