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
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 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.