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Professional Statement

  • Shmuel Tatz, PT, PhD, is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist. His studies and experience encompass thirty years and three continents. He has experience with sports injuries and has worked with the Soviet Olympic teams. Practicing his system of Body Tuning he has solved problems that have not been successfully treated elsewhere. He treats many performing artists, as well as patients from all walks of life at his studio in Midtown Manhattan.


  • Vingait School of Physical Therapy
  • Lithuanian Sports University (Bachelor’s)

Awards and Publications

  • THE NEW YORK TIMES - The Therapist as Shaman: An array of famous New Yorkers want Shmuel Tatz to perform his 'Body Tuning®.'
  • THE STRAD- Double Acts: Shmuel Tatz is the favoured physiotherapist of many of Manhattan's Leading Musicians, among them New York Philharmonic Violinist Hanna Lachert
  • ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants - Cover Story - Tuning Up: A Manhattan therapist shares his unique approach
  • FitYOGA - The Body Whisperer: Legendary body-worker Shmuel Tatz explains why keeping your body in tune can help you avoid long-term injuries
  • LIFESTYLES - Shmuel Tatz: the Divine Touch
  • ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants - The Best of Both Worlds: Alternative and traditional approaches can be incorporated into a physical therapy career
  • YOGA Journal - Fine-Tuning the Body at Carnegie Hall: Some of the world's best dancers and musicians seek the help of virtuoso bodyworker Shmuel Tatz.

Language Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian
  • Yiddish