Life is Better When You're Flexible

If you're struggling with reduced mobility, a lack of flexibility, stiffness, or pain, we can help. Our Certified Movement Analysts work closely with our physical therapists to get you moving again.

Movement Rehabilitation

Located in Manhattan's Union Square, NYC

Being able to move without pain or restriction is important to your overall health and well-being. While injury may prevent unrestricted movement, we work to maximize your mobility. We encourage having an understanding so you can enjoy the best possible quality of life.

movement therapy in NYC area
Movement therapy at James Fowler Physical Therapy in New York City
Movement physical therapy in New York City

Our Approach:

Our Certified Movement Analysts work under the close direction of our physical therapy team, using their particular and integrated knowledge of the body in motion to ensure your therapy is as beneficial as possible.

By utilizing the principles of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff, our analysts educate our patients on smooth and fluid sequencing, encouraging a rich scope of their movement possibilities. This particular work is offered to enhance specific change of relationship to core, and patterning of movement. 

Join us for Yoga:

We encourage Yoga to be a part of the Physical Therapy process and getting back to a healthy lifestyle. Tara Lynch, a JFPT trainer and 300 hour Perri Institute of Mind and Body Certified instructor, will lead classes on Saturday. Come join us and find your own union with your body and your mind. Learn more about our yoga program here.

Who We Help:

We incorporate movement rehabilitation into most of our treatment programs due to its proven effectiveness. this program is ideally suited for:

  • Anyone who wants to improve their personal understanding of their body in motion, and return to activities they enjoy.
  • Movement Disorders & Neurological Disorders
  • Accident injury recovery, including back, neck and hip injuries.
  • Sporting injuries, including muscle sprains, spinal disc herniations, and other related injuries.
  • People suffering from arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.
  • People with sedentary lifestyle, including administrative and office personnel; professionals in finance and lawmakers.

Who are Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bertenieff?

Laban, a Hungarian Architect, "looked upon movement as a two way language process through which the body could communicate by giving and receiving messages. He believed that movement stems from the inter-dependence of body, mind and spirit and her understood that our inner life related to the outer world." James Fowler Physical Therapy used Laban's theory as a way to look at a patients entire body in order to understand their individual movement patterns. This understanding helps our movement staff find a proper solution to the specific problem.

Bartenieff, a student of Laban in the 1940's, applied his principles to her polio patients and dancers, but incorporated her own physical reeducation methods and developed what is now referred to as Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF). James Fowler Physical Therapy puts into practice these very fundamentals with almost all of our patients.