Bridging East and West, Mind and Body
The East West Rehab Institute is committed to the seamless integration of Eastern and Western therapeutic approaches with rehabilitation.
The Institute offers continuing education for rehab professionals like Physical and Occupational Therapists looking to weave Therapeutic Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais and other complementary/holistic techniques together with conventional rehabilitation practices. These same courses are designed to help Yoga Therapists and Yoga Teachers serve clients suffering from pain or disability, safely and confidently.
Bill Gallagher PT, CMT, CYT (website) (biography) and Richard Sabel MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP (website) (biography) have developed a uniquely integrative approach to support clients suffering from pain or disability. By integrating traditions of the East (Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan) with somatic therapies of the West (Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique, Myofascial Release, NDT, PNF, Osteopathy, Prescriptive Exercise), our programs help practitioners to maximize their client’s function and minimize their pain. Each of our programs is a map toward clear and simple ways to teach meditation, mindfulness, breathwork, guided imagery, and other Mind-Body-Spirit practices that will further empower your clients to optimize function and comfort while reducing suffering.
Richard and Bill are recognized as authorities on Integrative Mind-Body Alternative Rehabilitation and teach their visionary synthesis to practicing rehab specialists, students pursuing occupational and physical therapy licenses, Midwives, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Tai Chi, and Qigong instructors.