Sharon is incredibly intuitive, sympathetic and supportive. – Nicole A.
Sharon Gary has been offering alternative and holistic physical therapy in NYC for over 20 years. She seamlessly weaves in principles, movements and exercises from yoga, Feldenkrais, dance and more into each physical therapy treatment. And that’s just for starters.
She danced professionally in Austin, Texas before moving to NYC, where she expanded her studies in dance, improvisation, yoga and meditation. After these in-depth experiential studies, she wanted to learn more. So she became a Physical Therapist.
A licensed Physical Therapist in NY for over 20 years, Sharon graduated with Honors and earned a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons.
She graduated with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Modern Dance/Liberal Arts. After dancing, studying Integral Yoga and meditation, after becoming a Physical Therapist, Sharon received a 200-hour certificate in Interdisciplinary Yoga from the Nosara and Omega Institutes.
A former dancer, Sharon uses an interdisciplinary approach, which includes dance, physical therapy, yoga and meditation, to treat you. With a laser-sharp eye, she is a skilled observer. Trained to observe your body at rest and in motion, she pin-points which movements or postural habits might contribute to, or even be the primary sources, of your pain.
Sharon continuously explores a range of hands-on therapy and healing exercises to bring you the best therapy experience possible. She regularly attends continuing education classes to hone and build her skillset.
Not only a Physical Therapist, Sharon is also a Yoga Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Yoga Physical Therapist. She has studied The Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Ideokinesis and many forms of dance. No newcomer to Yoga or meditation, she has an ongoing relationship with these practices that exceeds 25 years.
Underlying these extensive studies is Sharon’s relationship to dance and experience as a dancer, including her work in improvisation and Ideokinesis with Nancy Topf in the 1980’s. Her beginnings, rooted in movement and the love of dance, form a solid present-day foundation for her unique, effective teaching style.
She has successfully recovered from chronic low back pain and injury using these principles. Living and working in Manhattan, Sharon Gary is pleased to share these same techniques to teach and help others to recover from and prevent recurrences of pain and injury.
Sharon formerly sat on the Board of Directors at Danspace Project in New York City. Danspace Project represents a vital community of dance artists and has been presenting and supporting contemporary and experimental dance for the past 35 years.