Mary Massery has developed all of the courses that she teaches. She is currently developing faculty to be primary instructors for her core course: “IF YOU CAN’T BREATHE, YOU CAN’T FUNCTION.”

Nechama Karman

Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCS

Certified Faculty: Summer 2016

Nechama Karman, a physical therapist from Great Neck, NY, holds an MSPT from Columbia University, and an MS in orthopedic PT from Touro College.

She is Board Certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist and has completed all coursework toward a PhD in Health Sciences at Seton Hall University.

She has held academic appointments at Hunter College and NYIT.

Nechama is chief clinical educator at Mobility Research, providing pediatric and adult trainings, introductory and advanced seminars, webinars, and clinical support for LiteGait users in the USA and internationally. She is a primary instructor in LiteGait’s “train the trainer” program.

Nechama owns a private practice (“A Step Beyond Physical Therapy”) in New York City, where she treats patients with complex neurological conditions and those with complex pelvic conditions.

Nechama’s journey with Massery Physical Therapy began in 2000. She has served as lab assistant for each of Mary’s courses numerous times, and will complete her faculty apprenticeship in June 2016.

One of Nechama’s proudest “Mary Massery” moments occurred when she treated a man suffering from prostatectomy-related incontinence using Mary’s approach. She taught him to transfer without incontinence for the first time in 9 months – all in under 15 minutes!

Nechama is passionate about helping other therapists learn these important concepts.

Patricia West-Low

Patricia West-Low, PT, MA, DPT, PCS


  • BS in Physical Therapy from The University of Scranton, 1992
  • Advanced MS from New York University in 1998, and a DPT from Seton Hall University, 2005
  • Dr. West-Low earned her Board Certification as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist, 2008

Patricia (Trish) West-Low teaches across the country, at the university, and post professional levels on the topics of Physical Therapy Examination and Treatment of Children with Autism, Connective Tissue Mobilization and Therapeutic Yoga for Special Populations.

Currently, Trish is a full time clinician at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Toms River, NJ. She also consults at schools and private practices in the area of the multi-systems impact of cardiopulmonary dysfunction, teaches yoga to adults and children, and serves as a therapeutic yoga instructor in 200-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher trainings.

Since 2001, she has been a teaching assistant at all levels of Dr. Mary Massery’s courses.

Trish will begin her faculty apprenticeship with Mary in the summer of 2016.