There Are No Accidents!

From time to time I am going to have some of my clients tell of their experience with the care they have received in our Body Tuning Studio. If anyone would like to contribute their story, please contact the office and let us know. It is not necessary to post your name if you wish […]

The Nature of Physical Therapy

The other day a client of mine told me a story. Her housekeeper had fallen in the home of one of the people she works for. She fell on her right side, shoulder and arm. She didn’t think she had been hurt because she was able to finish all her work and continued to work […]


An article by Lesley Alderman in the New York Times (May 8, 2010) under the heading of Patient Money, concerned the practice of acupuncture. It tells the story of a patient who went to an acupuncturist to help with getting pregnant. She did conceive her child but it was unclear as to whether it was […]

The Body Whisperer

Legendary body-worker Shmuel Tatz explains why keeping your body in tune can help you avoid long-term injuries Generally speaking, we yogis are a healthy bunch. We practice our asana regularly, are mindful of what we eat, and often meditate to release any and all negative energies. Sometimes though, we come up against obstacles, the most […]

Tune Your Body

I’ve worked with thousands of musicians from Rosalyn Tureck, Mstislav Rostropovich and Issac Stern, to Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode and Gidon Kremer. Most of the pianists I have seen have had good training in the mechanics of playing the instrument properly: how to sit… the importance of arm weight and relaxation… and having a nicely […]

Alternative Treatments Can Benefit Musicians: Body Tuning

The physical problems of musicians, particularly injuries due to misuse of the body, have received considerable attention in recent years. Most of the interest has been focused on resolving injuries that already exist, rather than on preventing these injuries. A recent discussion with Shmuel Tatz – a rather remarkable Manhattan-based physical therapist and physical education […]