In the Spotlight: Big Apple Body Therapy
In a city that invites (or demands) that people re-invent themselves, it's hardly surprising to find a Lithuanian MD doing bodywork for performing artists.
After he received his Doctor of Medicine degree, Viktoras Jeriomenko specialized in orthopedic diseases and disorders for 14 years. His further training and workshops took place all over Europe including Germany, Switzerland, and Russia where he also participated in conferences and published several medical books. He was always interested in hands-on therapy and holistic approach as a means of alleviating physical and emotional pain. In addition to having a profound clinical history, he now has over 25 years of experience in manual therapy. Some of the modalities he is skilled in consist of deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Feldenkrais and reflexology.
Viktoras has built a clientele that includes many luminaries of the New York performing arts scene, including Lawrence Rhodes (Artistic Director of the Juilliard Dance Division), Quenia Ribeiro (Alvin Ailey Master teacher), Cyndi Lauper, and the late Harvey Shapiro (pictured above with Viktoras a few years before his death at 88). When asked how he gravitated to working with performers, Mr. Jeriomenko remarked, "All performers have injuries. If you do something seriously, eventually the body needs a tune-up." Repetitive stress injuries and issues are so common among musicians particularly that he claims, "Tell me what part hurts and I'll tell you what instrument you play."
If you are interested in working with Viktoras either at our 131 west 72nd street location or in your home, he can be reached through his website,