Acupuncture, Physical Therapy and Pilates with Russ Stram PT, LAc.
I first experienced acupuncture as a treatment for my own sports injuries. Acupuncture allowed me to be pain free and improved my energy for work and sports. It was empowering to feel in control of my health again and I committed myself to the study of eastern medicine and acupuncture at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC. In 2005, I moved to Tokyo and started my own integrative acupuncture and physical therapy practice. While in Tokyo, I renewed my passion for running and completed the Tokyo Marathon in 2007 and 2008. As an avid runner, martial arts enthusiast, and aspiring triathlete, acupuncture has always provided me with the most complete treatment. The whole body can be treated with great results in fewer sessions.
My experience in physical therapy and acupuncture includes treating patients for sports injuries and surgeries, balance and gait problems, repetitive strain and work related injury. I have treated people for digestive complaints, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and fatigue. Every individual brings a diverse set of complaints and experiences to their picture of health, so it is so important to receive a thorough evaluation and individualized care.
In the physical therapy settings I have worked, Pilates has played a large role. The philosophy of Pilates embodies all the key elements of physical recovery, improving function by addressing core stabilization, flexibility and strength, with attention to proper form and posture. Furthermore, Pilates equipment was designed to make exercises accessible to people across all generations and ability levels, making it my preferred tool for supporting people to achieve their goals.
Masters Degree in Acupuncture, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, New York, NY, 2005.
Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 1999
Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Yoga with Kaori Stram, LMHC
I am a psychotherapist and yoga & meditation practitioner, based in NYC.
After graduating from New York University with MA in Counseling, I have worked at a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health clinics, a college counseling office, and community based organizations to assist diverse client populations with different age and ethnic backgrounds.
I work with adults (18+) in individual psychotherapy for various issues such as anxiety, panic, depression, insomnia, PTSD, interpersonal trauma such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and childhood sexual/physical abuse, as well as stress management/relaxation.
My therapy style is collaborative and relational, and is informed by a healing-oriented, attachment-based psychotherapy model called AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), with emphasis on mindfulness & compassion practices.
In addition to my clinical work, I offer a monthly self-care classes, which incorporates yoga, mindfulness and meditation as self-care tools.
I have my true passion in utilizing this mind-body practice to enhance our psychological health and overall well-being.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:
"I started receiving treatment from Russ in the fall of ’07 six months after a prolonged injury began keeping me out of training.
"I had Russ’s treatment many times in Tokyo and he is the one who helped
"Kaori has a soothing voice, and her teaching and instruction of poses is integrated with music. I feel good and calm after her class."
"I have always felt pushed in my past yoga classes. Kaori is the first teacher who taught me how to respect my body and stay within my limit."