About the Practitioners
Anne Samojedny, P.T.
I am a New York State licensed physical therapist with a B.S. in physical therapy from New York University, 1982. Afterwards I worked for a variety of hospitals and outpatient clinics including Hospital for Special Surgery. I later received my Dance Medicine Certification from the Harkness Center at New York University.
Continuing education has afforded me advanced manual therapy skills in many areas. These include spinal and extremity mobilization with Stanley Paris. Courses in Cyriax and McKenzie approaches to spinal treatment. Coursework with the Upledger Institute in CranioSacral therapy I, II and cranial pediatrics. Lymph Drainage Massage I & II, Somatoemotional release I and Visceral Manipulation I. My training at the Barral Institute includes Neuromeningeal Manipulation I, Visceral Manipulation II and Visceral Applications for Pediatrics.
Other skills include: muscle energy, strain-counter strain, energy work, yoga rehabilitation and pregnancy/newborn CranioSacral Therapy (studied with Dr. Carol Phillips, D.C.).
We are privileged to have an opportunity to refer and/or co-treat, if desired, with other reputable practitioners who have helped many of our patients in addition to our treatment protocols. These include: family nurse practitioner, homeopath, chiropractor, acupuncturist, nutritionist, personal trainer, psychologist, rheumatologist, massage therapist, Feldendkrais therapist, Alexander Technique teacher, and Reiki Master. An integrative approach promotes efficient recovery.
On a personal note, I am happily married with three beautiful children and a devoted dog, Casper.
I love nature, hiking, bike riding and studying. I am very intrigued by the works of Byron Katie, Wayne Dyer, Cheryl Richards, Dr. Brian Weiss, Louise Hay, Eckhart Tolle and other New Age thinkers of our time!
Anne Schechter, P.T.
I graduated from Russell Sage College in 1976 and worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany, New York following my graduation. I work for Northern Westchester Putnam Physical Therapy (NWPPT) in Putnam Valley for the past 15 years and for a brief time for NYCONN in Mount Kisco, as well as working with Anne Samojedny. I have devoted myself to progressive continuing education and subsequently, I have developed advanced manual therapy skills in the following areas: John Barnes Myofascial release (Cervico-Thoracic, Pelvis). Upledger Institiute Training: CranioSacral therapy for adults I & II and pediatrics, lymph drainage massage I & II, “Healing from the core, grounding and healthy boundaries”, Somatoemotional release I & II and Visceral Manipulation I & II. Barral Institute Training: Neuromeningeal Manipulation I and Visceral applications for Pediatrics.
My husband and I have three grown daughters and my personal interests include all water sports, hiking, horseback riding, hand crafts and reading. I have an avid interest in nutrition and all aspects of alterative medicine. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you!
Lori Jo Siegel, Reiki Master,
I am a Karuna Reiki Master/Instructor certified by the Center for Reiki Training by William Rand, a Reiki Master certified by the John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing, a Karma Release Practitioner certified by Gerda Veneman of the Center for Inner Light and an Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Master/Instructor certified by Stephen Thayer’s Center of Being. I am also a certified New York State teacher with an MS in Early Childhood Education. I am presently training in Gestalt therapy and for a master’s degree in Art therapy.
My goal is to support and nurture your innate ability to live in health and harmony. We work as a team to clear blockages, restore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual balance.
I am an independent Reiki Practitioner. I have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with both Anne Samojedny, PT and Anne Schechter, PT on our multiple hands sessions to achieve profound results.