About Bill Gallagher PT, CMT, CYT, CPTR

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, New York State

  • Experienced Tai Chi & Qigong Teacher

  • Certified Yoga Instructor, Integral Yoga

  • Certified Baguazhang Teacher, Internal Arts

  • Certified in Psychedelic Therapy & Research, California Institute Integral Studies

  • Certified Massage Therapist

  • Highly Skilled Manual Therapist (osteopathy & tuina)

  • Experience with movement disorders like parkinsonism and dystonia, brain injury, spinal cord injury, oncology, chronic pain, pelvic floor related conditions.

  • Teach practicing clinicians continuing eduation

  • Teach for Columbia University program in Physical Therapy and program in Occupational Therapy. 

Education and Certifications

Columbia University

Master of Physical Therapy 

Bill graduated in 1996 with the faculty award for academic achievement

Masters Thesis: Guided Imagery and Relaxation Techniques for Total Knee Replacement

San Francisco State University

BS in Kinesiology

Along with getting his prerequisites for PT school, Bill studied motor learning with Joe Higgins and biofeedback, somatic work with Erik Peper, both of whom are luminaries in the field.

California Institute of Integral Studies
Certificate in Psychedelic Treatment and Research

Bill was in the third cohort of the first certificate program in the therapeutic application of psychedelic medicine like MDMA, psilocybin and ayahuasca to working with people with severe PTSD, depression, anxiety regarding end of life and transformation.

My Philosophy

My patients each have a task that can be likened to climbing a mountain.  I am like an experienced Sherpa.  If I could drag you up the mountain, I would do that in a heartbeat.  I have tried many times in my career and can tell you that it does not work.  You need to be engaged in the climbing for our collaboration to be fruitful. It is likely that I have helped other people climb mountains similar to the one you are faced with now.  Hopefully, my experience and knowledge will serve you with shortcuts up the mountain.  It is likely that some of my ideas will be brilliantly on the mark as evidenced by significant and fast progress.  Some others may be unhelpful-irritating or ineffectual. Your willingness to "walk the path" is every bit as important as my ability to come up with pragmatic ways for you to get up the mountain.  Once you have worked (or maybe relaxed) your way up the mountain, how do you stay up there? That could mean keeping a chronic pain from returning, the pelvic floor from tightening up or the balance from getting shaky again.  What kind of consistent practice will keep you close enough to the summit to be happily on your purpose in life?  Let's figure that out together.

Contact Me

Bill Gallagher

(800) 297-3815

Bill(at)EastWestRehab.com

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