A Comprehensive, Insightful and Unique Approach to Reconstructing, Retraining, and Rebalancing Your Body For Surgical Recovery and Fitness Optimization

The Core Curriculum was founded in 2018. Dr. Sophie Bartsich, an established plastic surgeon in New York City, realized that there was a glaring lack of post-partum or post-traumatic rehabilitation for the core. Examining the data on tummy tucks, it was clear that rebalancing the belly muscles had a functional, in addition to a cosmetic effect. The daughter of a lifelong OB/GYN, Dr. Bartsich had grown up witnessing the gaps in women’s health, specifically in terms of core repair. She was determined to change the narrative.

As she began to discuss the issue with her colleagues and peers, Dr. Bartsich noted that this gap existed across the board. She began to recruit other practitioners in physical therapy, acupuncture, urology, and pelvic medicine, to bring together a multi-disciplinary team that could begin to build these treatment models.

Thought leaders and experts in their fields, these practitioners had each long been frustrated with the fact that mothers in particular, but patients in general, were consistently being told to accept the fact their bodies would never work the way that they used to. These practitioners shared the common goal of helping their patients restore their cores, and rediscover their functionality. They had tremendous success independently at restoring athletes, celebrities, and everyday moms to optional function. It was a perfect fit.

The Core Curriculum is the ultimate multi-dimensional approach to getting your body back. By blending reconstructive surgery, targeted fitness, Eastern and Western medicine, nutrition and general wellness, you can not only reclaim your core, but re-balance your system and find your center. 




Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Abdominal Reconstruction

There are many reasons why your front may not look like it used to. Pregnancy, surgery, age, weight changes, and life are all contributing factors to losing that stable midsection. Whatever the reason, there are many situations where surgery is not only helpful but may be necessary to meet your goals. In cases where the muscles have lost their orientation or have been cut and never found their way back to each other, reconstruction can help to literally rebuild what was lost. In some cases, the rebuilding can provide additional support, leading to a renovation effect rather than a simple recovery effort.
Anna Hajosi



Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Email    Website
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can treat a wide range of conditions, offering women an alternative to hormones and other medications.
From puberty to menopause, a woman’s body goes through many transitions.
I am here to help you along the way.
Acupuncture is a natural, safe and effective way to help restore balance to your body and mind throughout your life.
Angelish Kumar



Women’s Urology & Genitourinary Care
Email    Website

Women’s Urology New York is an independent practice started by Dr. Angelish Kumar, MD. Her goal is to offer high quality and compassionate genitourinary care to post-partum, peri-menopausal, and post-menopausal women.

After obtaining her MD degree at the Tufts University School of Medicine and completing her five-year urology residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kumar practiced urology in both private practice and hospital-based settings for almost ten years. She recognized the need to redesign the urology experience for women so they could receive comprehensive information and treatment options in a welcoming space without having to spend time navigating the complexities of a large medical system.

Dr. Kumar specializes in diagnosing and treating urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, recurrent urinary tract infections, painful bladder syndrome, vaginal laxity, and genitourinary syndrome of menopause. She also sees women for general urologic conditions such as microscopic hematuria (blood in the urine), kidney stones, and bladder cancer. In addition to being a board-certified urologist, she is certified in menopause practice by the North American Menopause Society. She has expertise in the issues that post-partum, peri-menopausal, and post-menopausal women face, and is uniquely determined to help women feel their best.



Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Email    Website

Aleksandra Setcka is the founder of Bryant Park PT, a boutique facility that offers a full range of services to patients with musculoskeletal conditions and those looking to recover from surgery or traumatic injuries. With over a decade of experience, Aleksandra creates individualized treatment plans that combine manual therapy and Pilates based exercises (including Pilates Reformer).

Aleksandra’s expertise helps patients address some of the biggest issues faced before, during, and after pregnancy, such as lower back pain, muscle / core strength, flexibility, etc. Her carefully crafted programs help alleviate the discomfort, prepare the body for the upcoming changes and smooth out the recovery process.

A strong believer in holistic approach to physical therapy, Aleksandra broadens her focus to not only treat the specific problem, but to focus on the patient as a whole. With this global approach, she helps patients understand the core of the issue and educates them on the best practices to avoid injuries, manage their pain, and increase their strength and overall well-being.

Aleksandra holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Collegium Medicum in Poland and has completed several postgraduate courses at St Augustine University in New York. She received advanced certificates in Pilates and Pilates Reformer techniques at STOTT Rehab Program.