NM Natural Healing

McGhee Smithback




Massage Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Pain Management

Physical Therapy

Additional Services

Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT), Craniosacral Therapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, Myofacial Release, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Kinesio Taping
Years In Business:
21 Years 
Length of Appointments:
Average Per Session Fees:
Classes $12 - $17, Individual sessions $100 - $285 
Accepted Insurance Plans:
Most Insurance for medically necessary services 
Accepts Credit Cards?
Wheelchair Accessable?
Perfume Free?

McGhee Therapy Center

Feldenkrais and Physical Therapy

Providing PT, OT and Feldenkrais to people of all ages.

Hours & Locations:

Santa Fe
230 S. St. Francis #5
Santa Fe, NM
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M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 505-982-8561

McGhee-Smithback offers exceptional Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Feldenkrais® services to people of all ages to help eliminate painful orthopedic and neurological problems, overuse injuries, and other structural disorders by decreasing chronic muscular tension patterns, restoring and reorganizing movement. Our services are covered by most insurance plans. We also offer private pay Feldenkrais individual sessions and group classes.

Patients who come to the center are either referred by physicians for treatment of medical conditions using Feldenkrais and Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy, or can choose to pay privately for Feldenkrais sessions. We also offer group Feldenkrais classes called Awareness Through Movement®.



The Feldenkrais Method® is a gentle type of neuromuscular re-education used to restore and optimize movement. It has been effective in treating people with a variety of diagnoses including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Orthopedic and neurological conditions
  • Postural problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Hypermobility
  • Stiff joints
  • Overuse injuries
  • And more

Feldenkrais practitioners teach their patients new movement patterns by using gentle passive and active movements that improve flexibility, coordination, and strength. These specific movements stimulate the central nervous system by increasing sensory input so that excess tone is decreased and voluntary muscular control is increased, thereby improving functionality, increasing range of movement, and decreasing pain.

Feldenkrais sessions are organized to address movements related to specific activities such as sitting, reaching, bending, and walking, or to improve balance and coordination. Patients participate in their own healing by practicing recommended exercises between appointments.

The center also has physical therapists trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Crainiosacral Therapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, Myofascial Release, Kinesio Taping®, Pilates, and Gyrontonic®, as well as licensed massage therapists (LMT).



All sessions at McGhee-Smithback are specifically designed for each person, each visit. Highly experienced practitioners have been trained to carefully listen to each client in order to provide an individual and effective therapy program.

Our Practitioners include:

  • Connie McGhee, PT 1978, NDT 1983, GCFP 1997
  • Chris Wismer, PT 1991, GCFP 2003
  • Katrin Smithback LMT1980,GCFP 1983,
  • Corina VanHowten, LMT 1981, GCFP 2003
  • Victoria Buckingham, GCFP 2003
  • Dena Slifer, OT/L 1978, NDT 1991
  • Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, and Awareness Through Movement® are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.


“The Feldenkrais Method is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration and function.” - Margaret Mead, Ph.D., Anthropologist

“I have been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose movement has bee restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies.” - Andrew Weil, MD

“Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself.” - Karl Pribram, MD, neuro-scientist

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