About Sharon

IMT was developed at the Institute of Integrative Manual Therapy in Connecticut by Dr. Sharon Giammatteo, Ph.D., IMT-C and Thomas Giammatteo, P.T., D.C., Ph.D.-IMT-C over the last 35 years.

On Thursday, February 12, 2015, at home with her husband Tom by her side, Sharon Honey (Babad, Weiselfish) Giammatteo released her spirit from her physical body. Sharon was born on May 10, 1948 in Toronto, Canada. She was a citizen of the world.

Sharon’s impact on so many people will be cherished forever. She was a world healer, pioneer and innovator in the field of holistic medicine. Her contributions were profound. Sharon developed Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) over the last forty years, which has helped so many people find their way to better health.

Sharon made Aliyah to Israel at the age of 18 and lived and studied in Israel until moving to the United States. Sharon earned her Physical Therapy degree in Israel. She continued in her studies and earned a Bachelors in Advanced Health Science and Medicine, a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience, and a Doctorate focusing in traumatic brain injury and coma. After leaving Israel and moving to Connecticut, Sharon returned to Israel many times over her lifetime.

With her husband Tom, Sharon founded the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy, headquartered in West Hartford, CT, and the IMT Association, a non-profit professional organization for the IMT community.

During her career, Sharon has taught and trained practitioners all over the world. She published many books and course manuals over the years. Sharon devoted her life to health and healing.