Physical Therapy Department

Staffan Elgelid

P.T., Ph.D., G.C.F.P., RYT 500


Staffan Elgelid has been a physical therapist for 20+ years. A native of Sweden and graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, Staffan has worked in a wide variety of settings, including owning his own clinics, and has presented at conferences on topics such as Guided Imagery, Healthy Aging, Mentoring, Awareness, Core Strengthening, Feldenkrais, both in the U.S. and in Europe, and has produced DVDs on core strengthening.

Dr. Elgelid is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Comprehensive Yoga Therapist. He is a former editor of the International Feldenkrais Federation research journal and a former board member of the North American Feldenkrais Guild. Dr. Elgelid is still actively seeing clients who are interested in The Feldenkrais Method or Yoga Therapy. Dr. Elgelid is an Advisory Board member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Dr. Elgelid teaches in areas such as soft tissue techniques, health promotion and wellness, and a wide array of clinical courses. In addition, Dr. Elgelid is on the faculty at YogaLife Institute in Devon, PA.

With fellow Nazareth professor Ellen G. Horovitz, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT, E-RYT, LFYP, he co-edited Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2015), a guidebook for clinicians and scholars looking to integrate yoga into the medical and mental health fields.  With leaders from YogaLife Institute, Elgelid co-wrote Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety (Llewellyn Publications, 2015.)