Finding the Right Physical Therapist
by Shmuel Tatz, PT, PhD
The Therapist as Shaman
An array of famous New Yorkers want Shmuel Tatz to perform his 'Body Tuning.'
The Best Physical Therapy in New York
The Shmuel Tatz body tuning studio is the best that the practice of physical therapy has to offer in New York City or anywhere. In fact, people come from all over the world to experience his healing art. His clients include famous musicians like Isaac Stern, Rosalyn Tureck, Mstislav Rostrapovich, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lou Reed, ballet dancers, actresses and newsmen like Peter Jennings.
However, most of Tatz's clients are people from all walks of life seeking relief from such diverse ailments as sports injuries, arthritis, disk problems, sinusitis and Parkinson's disease or repetitive strain injuries caused by too many hours at a computer keyboard.
What is Body Tuning?
The words physical therapy conjure different images for everyone. Perhaps you think of going to an office where someone works on your body for ten to fifteen minutes, then gives you exercises or has you work out on various machines.
Entering the world of Shmuel Tatz's approach to healing the body is something entirely different. He calls his work "body tuning." Just as musicians tune their instruments so that they are perfectly in tune, Shmuel Tatz does the same for the human body.
His unique approach to listening with his hands to what the body tells him makes for a unique experience for his clients as well. They need to say little. Only lie down on his table, listen to the beautiful classical music he plays constantly and allow him to do his work in silence. His learned hands will find the problem. His treatment goal is simple: ease the pain and suffering and send the client back into the world healed in as far as it is possible to do so.
Tatz uses a blend of the best of conventional Western physical therapy combined with techniques derived from yoga, osteopathy, acupuncture, tai chi chuan and reflex therapy. His system of body tuning has solved problems that have not been successfully treated elsewhere. Tatz says that the eclectic mix of therapies is designed to bring peace to the body.