Physical Therapy Department

Staffan Elgelid



Dr. Staffan Elgelid has been a physical therapist for 30+ 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, and Feldenkrais, both in the U.S. and in Europe, and has produced DVDs on yoga and core strengthening. Dr. Elgelid has co-written and edited one book on the Feldenkrais Method, two books on yoga and edited one book on yoga therapy. Dr. Elgelid is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, nationally certified Health and Wellness coach, and Certified 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 that are interested in the Feldenkrais Method or Yoga Therapy.  He sits on the Board of Directors of the Yoga Alliance and a former board member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Dr. Elgelid teaches in areas such as soft tissue techniques, health promotion, and wellness and teaches a wide array of clinical courses. In addition, Dr. Elgelid is on the faculty at several Yoga schools and teaches both Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists.