Gabrielle in the News
In the midst of tragedy, grief, stress, it is common to check out, or just put our heads down and keep going. This is an understandable default; however, when we do this, we jeopardize our mental, spiritual and physical health. How do we stay open and aware to life-affirming experiences when life seems so fragile and painful? More
I will recall the spring of 2020 as our “beautiful, terrible spring.” Washington’s weather has been spectacular. So many of us are outside soaking up the beauty of the blossoming world. More
The winter season is upon us, and with it comes the chance of snow and ice and injury. Precaution and good body mechanics are essential for preventing injuries to the lower back. More
Physical Therapy and Alexander Technique, Body Learning Podcast with Robert Rickover
Robert Rickover talks with Gabrielle Czaja, an Alexander Technique teacher and Physical Therapist in Washington, DC, about ways in which these two processes complement each other.
A Missing Link, Advance for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants
Therapists who discover the Alexander Technique can help patients battle chronic back pain.
Recent Scientific Studies-A Reivew, The Polio Society Newsletter, OPTIONS
The Shoulder, Washington Post Letters to the Editor
Coping With Joint Distress, Washington Post Letter to the Editor
A Shortcut to Staying Tall, Washington Post Letter to the Editor
Alumini Profile: Gabrielle Czaja, ’85: Bison Express
Gabrielle is available for corporate groups, community groups, healthcare professionals and parent groups on a variety of topics including physical therapy, Alexander Technique, stress, body/mind connection, breathing, scoliosis, postural issues, telehealth and more. Unique as both a Physical Therapist and Alexander Technique teacher, her extensive knowledge encompasses the vast complexity of the body, and an understanding of brain neuroplasticity. She is known for digging deep to help people solve body-related concerns and enhancing their overall health and well-being.
An interactive workshop/in-service with Gabrielle offers tools for immediate use:
- Effective postural awareness, and thus clearer thinking, for the office, classroom and homework.
- Improved presentation skills.
- Negotiate stressful circumstances more easily, and releasing muscle tension in the moment.
- For parents, teachers, teens and children: Athletic assessment for sports-readiness, backpack overhaul, postural assessment.
- Washington City Paper Best of DC 2019 (link)
- Bucknell University Athletic Hall of Fame, 2000.
- William McBeth Research Award, outstanding student group research proposal, Hahnemann University, 1990.
- Indian Health Service, Commissioned Officer Student Externship Program (COSTEP), 1989.
- Rehabilitation Training Grant Awardee, 1989.
- Christy Mathewson Award, outstanding female senior athlete, 1985.
Contact: Lisa McCluskey, Lisa@GabrielleCzaja.com or 703.593.9084
I will recall spring 2020 as “our beautiful terrible spring”. Washington’s weather has been spectacular. So many of us are outside soaking up the beauty of the blossoming world. And yet, the “why” that so many of us are outside, so often, speaks to this difficult time in our lives; we are well aware, too, that this spring will be with us forever…read more
Recently, I was at the Maryland House on I-95, en route to NJ for a family birthday. Despite the only four hour drive, I packed a small cooler with lunch to take a break from driving the predictably unpleasant freeway connecting major cities and towns along the...read more
…a long life, many miles. To each of us comes the body gift. -Mary Oliver- Twenty-seven years ago, how we – patients, students, practitioners- found each other was not as easy as it is now. When I first arrived in DC, fresh out of physical therapy school, I turned...read more