Sean P. Gallagher, BFA, PT, CFT, CPT
Sean started his Authentic Pilates™ training in 1986 with Romana Kryzanowska and at SUNY Purchase with Steve Giordano. From his first session Mr. Gallagher was impressed with what the method could do for the human body, mind and spirt and started to work towards helping take Joe's work to the main stream exercise and rehabilitation communities. In 1992 Sean had the insight to buy the original Pilates business which included trademarks for Pilates as well as the extensive Pilates Archives from Wei Tai Hom and started to organize Authentic Pilates™ into a professional training program. He open Authentic studio's in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and around the world to help train teachers and promote the trademarks. He copyrighted and printed the first ever comprehensive teacher training manual and organized and instituted the Pilates Guild®. All of his ideas were not only revelotionary to the pilates community but of the highest ethical standards of any exercise training in the world. Since loosing the trademarks his ideas and concepts for Pilates training have been copied around the world. He continues today to teach Authentic Pilates™ at The New York Pilates Studio ® and works with those interested in the quality of Joseph Pilates work by licensing The New York Pilates Studio ® and the Pilates Guild ® trademarks and the Sean Gallagher Pilates Archives™ around the world.
Sean is a graduate of Temple University where he received his BFA in Dance and BS in Physical Therapy at the
same time. He was also a student Athletic Trainer scholarship recipient for 3 years while at Temple.
In 2008 Sean was awarded the Alumni Fellow Award from Temple Universities School of Allied Health for his many accomplishments in the field of Pilates, Dance Medicine and Physical Therapy.
Sean continues to progress his understanding of the body through
training in may other forms of therapy with the goal to provide performers and his patients with the best care available anywhere. Mr. Gallagher was a modern dancer for 10 years. He has been a licensed physical
therapist in 6 states (currently 2) and has been a leading practitioner in dance physical therapy for over 30 years.
Mr. Gallagher is also a Feldenkrais practitioner and studied yoga
with B.K.S. Iyengar in India and acupuncture in Korea and recieved a certification in acupuncture in Vietnam as well 3 years of acupuncture studies in the United States and has studied massage in Thailand and the Philippines.
Sean started and
developed the physical therapy programs at The Juilliard School, S.U.N.Y Purchase, The Miller Institute for Performing Artists, The Pennsylvania Ballet as well as being the first PT
to work with Modern Dance Companies (Paul Taylor, David Parsons and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), The first to work with Broadway shows starting with "Jerome Robbins Broadway" in 1987
Mr Gallagher is the founder and was the first president of the performing arts special interest group of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
As founder and director of Performing Arts Physical Therapy, Mr. Gallagher
and his staff have provided Physical Therapy care at over 160 Broadway shows including these current Broadway productions - Dear Evan Hanson winner of 6 2017 TONY Awards including best Musical, Come From Away, The Play that Goes Wrong, Kinky Boots, Phantom of the Opera, Wolves, and The Children.
With over 40 years
of dance and physical therapy experience Mr. Gallagher has also developed the most comprehensive injury prevention and self care program available to performers today. >
He has completed three years of training at The Canadian College of Osteopathy.
Mr. Gallagher Has been an adjunct professor for numerous institutions including 8 years as a lab assistant and one year as the professor for NYU's Physical Therapy program, 12 years as assistant Professor for
anatomy and pilates at the New School University and recently at Marymount Manhattan college Developed and taught the first Somatics course for the Dance program and also taught anatomy for 4 years there.
Sean was a New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician - EMT from 2007 -2017
In 2012 Sean completed his masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bridgeport University.
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