Fall Prevention & Fear of Falling
Bill Gallagher has developed a uniquely integrative approach to maximize balance and prevent falls. By integrating the Physical Therapy traditions of the East (Tai Chi, Baguazhang, Qigong, Yoga) with somatic therapies of the West (Conventional Therapeutic Exercise, Feldenkrais, Alexander, Osteopathy), Mr. Gallagher helps his clients maximize function and minimize pain.
Through meditation instruction, guided imagery and other disciplines that work with the Mind & Body, clients are further empowered to optimize function and comfort while reducing suffering.
Bill sees a broad spectrum of clients in his practice including people with severe disabilities and elite performers. In addition to traditional 1:1 sessions, Bill teaches specialized group programs for elders at risk of falling.
His work on fall prevention has been published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy Practice, Advance for Physical Therapists, Advance for Occupational Therapists and Tai Chi magazine.
He has also written a chapter for a physical therapy text, Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy: A Clinical Decision-making Approach on integrating Tai Chi & Qigong with conventional physical therapy for psychological, cardiac and arthritic conditions.
Bill is recognized as an authority on Integrative Fall Prevention and teaches his visionary synthesis to practicing rehab clinicians and at several Physical Therapy doctoral programs.
Holistic Physical Therapist teaches Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Balance. House Calls in Manhattan.