Peter has studied the human body for over 30 years. His knowledge of body systems, combined with his study of yoga, meditation, chakra healing and wellness can help you prevent and recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions and live healthier and happier.
Peter uses a variety of techniques including Muscle Energy, Strain/Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, as well as therapeutic and restorative yoga, to get to the root of the problem. Read more about these here:
Your body is complex and many physical issues are interdependent. Try this experiment to see what I mean:
Manual therapy- Muscle Energy Technique, Visceral Mobilization, Strain/Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic exercise
Yoga- Kripalu yoga, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga
Body/Mind- Chakra Healing and Balancing, Meditation, Breathwork (Pranayama)
September 7- I will be offering a morning Kripalu yoga class for the BKC at Rhythms, 8:15-9:15 followed by a 1 1/2 hour hike to explore some of the less well-traveled trails in Kennedy Park.
November 2, 9 Gentle/Moderate yoga class, Yoga Great Barrington, 11:00-12:15.
This class will dive deeply into movement and the "felt sense". I'll include warm-ups and postures, body awareness, mindful movement and maybe even a restorative posture mixed in here and there!
"Peter! I feel so excited for the students who are going to discover your beautiful offerings that will surely merge you years of professional PT work, your years of commitment to yoga and meditating , and your humor and kindness."- Jillian Pransky
What diagnoses to you work with?
I work primarily with orthopedic and sports medicine (back and neck pain, migraines and chronic headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries), performing artists (yoga, dance, musicians), arthritis, as well as people who want to be able to keep going as they (we!) get a little older, slower and wiser.
Do I need a referral?
In Massachusetts , patients do not need a referral for physical therapy.
Do you accept insurance?
I no longer do direct billing to any insurance companies. I am happy to provide you with a receipt that you can submit for reimbursement from your insurance company or HSA/flex spending account. Please note: not all insurance companies will reimburse for the techniques I employ. Reimbursement rates are set by your insurance company and do not necessarily fully reimburse you for services rendered.
Muscle Energy Technique- uses gentle contractions and positioning to restore mobility and alignment to the skeletal system and joints.
Visceral Mobilization- focuses on the mobility and motility of the organs and the fascial web that interconnects through the body.
Strain/Counterstrain- resets the resting potential of muscle by putting the tissue into a relaxed position
Myofascial Release- helps correct balance and mobility in the connective tissues
Craniosacral Therapy- a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Kripalu Yoga classes- for individuals or groups
Restorative Yoga- uses supported positions to help you relax deeply, allowing the body to let go of deeply held tensions and re-balancing the nervous system.
Yoga Therapeutics- uses specific yoga postures to strengthen, increase flexibility, improve stability to decrease strain and retrain muscle patterns for improved postural balance.
The chakras are seen as energy centers in the body. Using these centers as an archetype for what is happening in our body, we can learn more about how thoughts and experiences create limitations in the physical body.
Meditation- guided meditation can help you relax, learn to listen to your body and be able to handle pain with less reliance on medicines.
Breathwork- Different breathing techniques can calm us down, fire us up or help us pause before reacting in our habitual ways.
Masters in Physical Therapy
Hahnemann University School of Allied Health, 1987
Restorative Therapeutic Yoga Teacher training, 100 hours, 2016
Relax and Renew: Restorative Yoga teacher training, 2018
Judith Hanson Lasater
Yoga for Back Pain certification, 2017
Kripalu Yoga Teacher training,
200 hour, 2019
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Peter lives in Pittsfield, where he raised 2 daughters with his wife, Carolyn, He loves to get outdoors in all seasons, tending to his vegetable garden, music and yoga.
Peter has studied mindfulness, gratitude, vulnerability and authentic living, as well as energy healing. He has practiced yoga and meditation for most of the last 25 years.
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98 Oliver Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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