HEALING IS AN INTIMATE PROCESS THAT INVOLVES THE PARTICIPATION OF BOTH THE PRACTITIONER AND THE CLIENT
I am a former dancer, a senior Feldenkrais practitioner, and a certified Cranial Sacral Therapist. I have studied numerous movement and manual therapy techniques, and have a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons. Although I no longer practice physical therapy, I am still informed by the many years of experience in that field. I have been practicing Feldenkrais Method for almost 30 years and hope I have blended all these varied disciplines into a tangible synthesis of function, science, and art. Prior to moving full time to Copake, I was the owner of Physical Therapy Arts in Soho, New York City for over 20 years.
In the past, I’ve had the pleasure of being the clinical director at Sports Training Institute in New York City, being an adjunct professor at CUNY, teaching workshops in New York City and Hudson for health care practitioners, for dancers, and for the general public. I have taught workshops for dancers at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium. I have had the distinct honor of working with dancers from the companies of Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Rosas, Meg Stuart, Joffrey, and Ballet Frankfurt, as well as numerous independent choreographers and dancers. I have also worked with many musicians, from classical to jazz artists. My clients have covered a wide range of ages and abilities; infants to the elderly, differently abled to high performing athletes; improving abilities and minimizing pain from injuries or trauma.
But Feldenkrais is not only for specialized professions. Occupational injuries from prolonged sitting, computer work, and repetitive movements in all demanding professions can cause impediments to professional and personal daily function. Clients have benefitted from pain management for acute or chronic pain, sports or dance injuries, injury prevention, neurological challenges, post surgical recovery, avoidance of surgery, and improvement in agility, balance, flexibility, and strength.