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Physical Therapist Shmuel Tatz talks about his book 'Body Tuning: Pleasant Life Without Drugs: Advice of Filomena Taunytė Student'
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Most people who hear the word ‘cane’ picture an elderly person using it as a ‘walking stick’ for balance or as an adjunct to injury or surgical repair of hip or knee.Using a cane can take the stress from the inflamed joint, thereby avoiding the side effects of medication and perhaps delaying the need for surgery.
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Most people who hear the word 'cane' picture an elderly person using it as a 'walking stick' for balance or as an adjunct to injury or surgical repair of hip or knee. If we are lucky, that is if we get to live a long life, most of us will need to use a cane for one reason or another.
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The second is the scalp. We know that using the muscles of the lips is important for wind musicians. But the lips are connected to the eyes, and the eyes are connected to the scalp. To keep the muscles of the head in harmony is the best way to support the embouchure.
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For trumpet players, and most wind instrumentalists, there is a lot of activity in the face muscles and scalp while playing and practicing. Though we spend many hours trying to make our playing feel natural, playing any instrument is not a natural activity compared to laughing, crying, ...
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Body Tuning Exercises: Flexible Fingers
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For the first time, I was subtly seeing improvements in how she was feeling. He never focuses on just one area; he focuses on the body as a whole. She has done exercises for hip movement, leg movement, vertebra movement...Read full article: 
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Do you know when to use heat or cold therapy for an injury? If not, a recent review article by two University of Washington sports doctors, Matthew Karl, MD, and Stanley Herring, MD, can be your guide.

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But I know someone who succeeded in New York for whom I have the greatest respect. Many years ago when I sang in Jerusalem and gave a master class with the encouragement of Isaac Stern, I was tormented by a nasty neck sprain and migraine. 

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30 W 60th St New York, NY 10023
30 West 60th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10023
Physical Therapy Clinic, Sports Massage Therapist
Physical Therapy Clinic
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To say that physical therapist Shmuel Tatz is good for what ails you is a gross understatement—just ask the throngs of musicians, dancers, and athletes he’s treated at his Carnegie Hall studio. "Professional musicians, dancers, and athletes don’t have time to go from doctor to doctor," says Tatz, who was educated in Lithuania, Germany, Russia, and Israel, and has lived in the US for 25 years. "They want to get better right now with minimum side effects."

Through a mix of yoga, osteopathy, acupuncture, and physical and reflex therapy, Tatz has kept clients like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Susan Jaffe, Peter Jennings, Lou Reed, Kathleen Turner, and members of the Soviet Olympic team in fine form. But an elitist he's not: The bulk of his patients are "average Joes" who come to him with everything from lower back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis to migraines. He calls most of what he sees "happy injuries"—incurred from leisure activities (yoga, golf, running) that leave the bodies in need of a tune up—and prides himself on giving each client as much time as is needed to get the job done properly. We feel better already.

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"Shmuel Tatz has a wealth of information and knowledge for tuning the body."
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"Shmuel is the best physical therapist i have ever experienced working with."
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DrJ Scientist
5 months ago
I found a groupon for this place and the idea of "body tuning" like a musical instrument sounded alluring to me. I checked Dr. Tatz's website and hearing the story of a dancer who was healed completely after an injury sounded amazing. Although I'm not a dancer but that kind of healing sounded intriguing. So I bought the groupon for two sessions. I booked one immediately. Its in a nice building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Nice interior, kept up and clean. Interestingly music was blasting out of the wall mount speakers everywhere. It was unusually loud but at least it was opera which is my favorite. The receptionist said that Dr. Tatz likes to concentrate on his work while listening to the music. My appointment was at 11:30 am. Dr. Tatz came a little after 11:35 and I went to the room with him. Since it was my first time I thought there will be a discussion/consultation regarding my condition but he immediately asked me to lay on his table. he is an older gentleman with very heavy accent which was a little challenging for me to understand sometimes. He is eccentric but nice and pleasant. He spent about 10 minutes in the room with me, asking questions and working on my body and making some recommendations. Then his assistant-in-training came and she spend another 10 minutes with me by herself. She was very nice and courteous as well. the body work was similar to regular massage except I was fully cloths. Then Dr. Tatz came back to the room, put an electrical pulsating device (the likes of what chiropractor use) on my lower back as it has been a problem area for me and left the room. After 10 minutes its started to get hot on my skin and a shooting pain went down my leg. It was very uncomfortable, I was alone in the room and the music was blasting! I didn't know exactly what's on my back as I was face down on the bed and could not see. I did't want to just rip it off so I started to call for Dr. Tatz. The music was so loud they could not hear me. It took couple of minutes and me screaming "Doctor", "hello", "anybody"... for him to come to the room and take the device off my back. All he said was that you have another appointment right? You are done for today!!! At this point I was in a state of panic. I came out and just told the receptionist that this was not ok to leave me in the room like that and the whole thing was only 35 minutes. She was very sweet, apologized and promised that this will be addressed. Later that day when i got home I had a voice mail stating that since your appointment was so short, Dr. Tatz will add "5 minutes" to your next appointment, that's it and nothing else was addressed. I found the whole experience extremely uncomfortable, unsafe and scary. The extreme lack of care was disgusting to me. He is running a therapy mill! He spent only 10 minutes with me during which constantly check the next room where her assistant in-training was working on someone else and then he disappeared completely after that! This was a very comprehensive and super honest description of my experience, use your own judgment!
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Tina Quirk
a year ago
I found Dr. Tazt(PhD) through his website, Body Tuning. I was interested because he incorporates many healing modalities into his physical therapy practice. He has both a scientific and energetic understanding of the body. The tendonitis pain in my knee, which I had for 4 months, greatly diminished after two sessions. Of course, the tendonitis had a deeper root, so now therapy has begun in these areas to remedy the source of the condition. Dr. Tatz is called the “body whisperer” and rightly so. Without telling him, he discovers other areas that need working on--neck, shoulders, head, and uses appropriate treatment there. Just as important to me, Dr. Tazt is well skilled in energetic healing modalities, which he uses to enhance healing and overall wellbeing. The beautiful music playing throughout the session adds another element of healing. As a registered nurse and an integrative health practitioner, I am very pleased to be working with Dr. Tazt and will recommend him to all my contacts. He is a healer for the whole person.
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Brian Lee
a year ago
I had been having extensive trouble with the more physical aspects of my violin playing for almost two years, and the renowned violin maker David Segal recommended that I pay a visit to Dr. Tatz, a world famous "body tuner" located in the heart of Manhattan. Dr. Tatz is no ordinary physical therapist - he is a true master of his craft, and he understands not only the fine details of how the human body works and how it can be manipulated and repaired, but also the specific needs of musicians, dancers, athletes, and other entertainers who rely heavily upon their own bodies as an expressive medium. He knows that we rely on our bodies for our professions, and his treatment is designed to get us back in the game as quickly as possible, when taking time off is not an option. Many doctors and physical therapists do not understand that if we were to take two or three months off of our jobs, we would not be able to make the rent - Dr. Tatz understands not only this, but his comprehension of the human body in general is unrivaled by any other physician or therapist I have ever been to. When I first started going to Dr. Tatz, I could barely play my violin for more than fifteen minutes at a time without being afflicted by debilitating pain that would sometimes take hours to subside; my mobility was severely limited to the point that even mundane tasks had become difficult, such as using dining utensils, or holding a toothbrush, or even trying to write with a pen. After my first session with Dr. Tatz, my mobility increased by what I estimate to be about seventy-five percent, and I was able to play the violin for an hour the next day. I went back for another appointment the day after that, and my mobility was increased even further, and the next day, I was able to practise the violin for an hour and a half, and my pain was greatly nullified. After three weeks of sessions, I was able to play the violin for at least three to four hours every day, and almost all my pain was gone; my mobility was almost completely restored. It has been a month since I stopped going to Dr. Tatz for regular treatments, and continuing with the exercises he prescribed to me, I am able to play the violin for seven to eight hours a day with little to no pain, and I see improvement every week. The residual pain I feel is as a result of inflammation that built up over two years' time; continuing with Dr. Tatz's recommendations and exercises has been reducing my inflammation gradually over the last few weeks, and now I am able to play with more freedom and comfort than I have felt in the last two years; my violin teachers comment that I have made more improvement in the last month alone than I made all last year. I searched long and hard for a solution to my problems, spending hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars taking lessons with various teachers who claimed they could solve my pain problems, seeing Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais specialists who claimed that if I listened to everything they said about body awareness, my pain would dissipate (end result: if anything, my pain got worse after seeing these people). The month I spent going to Dr. Tatz was, in my opinion, as important to my well-being and to my artistry as a full year of violin lessons.
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Alisa Peterson
2 years ago
Dr. Tatz is fantastic!! He definitely has a healer's touch. After one visit I feel so much better it's amazing. Pain that I have been suffering for over three years is nearly gone. He is a body-whisperer. I will be back!
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David Gale
9 months ago
Dr. Shmuel Tatz is, without a doubt, the best this business has to offer. We, in the performing arts, should be thankful to have someone who is so ‘in tune’ with the human body. In a very taxing musical profession, injuries are easy to come by but difficult to get rid of, and as someone that was dealing with back, neck and arm problems (along with denial…) over the last year it was a real blessing to meet and work with Dr. Tatz. He knows precisely where your problems are and where they stem from, and is able to help your body heal along with teaching you little exercises to help prevent any further injuries. I want to thank him and his wonderful staff for helping me get back on track so that I may continue to enjoy my career with the violin. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Shmuel Tatz to all my friends and colleagues.
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Stuart Zechman
a year ago
Before I found Dr. Tatz, I had broken the ring finger in the joint inside of my left hand (in a stupid, unlucky fall), and wondered if I'd ever play my instrument the same way again. 8 weeks after the break, I still couldn't make a fist, and I was concerned that all of the hours in my life that I've put into practice with a metronome would be gone. Now, after a healthy number of sessions with Dr. Tatz, I can say without doubt that I will play at a professional level again. I've had physical therapy before for other injuries, but have experienced nothing like this incredible level of applied knowledge and efficient treatment. I simply didn't know that individualized, fully hands-on physical therapy like this was possible, until I began this process. The technical skill displayed by Dr. Tatz in physically manipulating and guiding my recovering hand back into proper, healthy form has been incredible to witness. The difference in dexterity, range of motion and comfort between when I arrived in the office a few weeks ago, and now as I am playing again is extraordinary. I'd say that his therapy approaches the miraculous, but that wouldn't do justice to the real-world expertise involved in getting my hand's complex, atrophied, damaged tissues to cooperate with each other again. The advice that I'd give to any other concert-level musician with an injury like mine is this: get up to Columbus Circle to see Dr. Tatz as soon as possible, and get back on the path to recovering full capability with your instrument and your life.
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Rebeca Gutierrez
a year ago
I have had a constant pain in my neck for years now, and as I am young, only 19 when I started visiting Shmuel Tatz, I never thought of seeking help as I thought the pain would go away. But the decision of visiting Dr. Tatz was the wisest one I have made. One does not realise the importance of tuning the body until one knows what a tuned body feels like! And Shmuel Tatz gave me that opportunity, of being in touch with my body and feeling tuned. I have learnt a lot from him, and it will stay with me forever. Thank you Shmuel for your time and your gift! Rebeca Gutierrez
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Jenny Heinz
2 years ago
Shmuel Tatz is an extraordinarily gifted, creative, intuitive and knowledgeable physical therapist. In actuality, it doesn't seem accurate to call him a "physical therapist" - which he is - but, because his hands and his being are so closely tuned to my experienced needs and pain - it seems more meaningful to call him a healer. I have a history of many surgeries and Shmuel is most sensitive to the specifics of my body without my verbalizing very much - which is good given that I am not a good describer. He has a vast array of approaches and always is responsive to the needs of the present using his felt sense to focus his moves. His hands and understanding are exceptional. I highly recommend him and encourage anyone who goes to him to be trusting of his skills and commitment to healing.
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