About Deirdre

I have always been interested in movement and how people express themselves through their bodies. I love working with the interplay in the body between anatomy, physiology, hands-on work and exercise. I “listen” with my hands and have been called the body whisperer.

A native New Yorker, I graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1977, and from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, in 1986, with a BS in Physical Therapy. In between I studied dance and worked in Paris for a year. It was after injuring my knee and receiving physical therapy that I realized this would be a good profession for me. I have always been happy that I made this choice.

I have pursued a rigorous course of advanced training over the years including 5 years of Osteopathic Manual Therapy training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. I received an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2000.

I have worked in various settings including hospital, home care and outpatient orthopedics. I am interested in many forms of movement such as yoga, dance and tai chi. I enjoy creating exercise programs incorporating elements of these forms.