I began my career in New York City in 2003 after graduating from Columbia University’s Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy. My first position was at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, followed by over five years at Village Nursing Home and Rehabilitation. After many years of working in rehab facilities and hospitals, I decided to transition to home-based services.
I spent 5 years at Visiting Nurse Service of New York, one of the nations largest home care agencies as a field therapist in Brooklyn and Manhattan before transitioning to a role as Rehab Clinical Manager. Currently, I am working as a per diem OT in the home care and hospital setting.
During this time, I decided to grow my tool bag by becoming a Certified Lymphedema Therapist(CLT) through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (www.acols.com). i have also become a certified in the LSVT BIG treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease (www.lsvtglobal.com). Most recently, i have trained in the John Barnes Myofascial Release Technique (MFR), which allows me to help patients find the relief they have been seeking for years.
With many years of experience in various settings, I realized most of my patients are community dwelling people who had suffered a decline in health, followed by a hospitalization and rehab stay, and upon returning home, they often had difficulty returning to their prior level of functioning due to continued pain and disability. I believe that prevention and continued attention to wellness are the key to a full life.
After 16 years in New York City, I returned to my hometown Princeton, NJ with my husband to raise our two children, Otylia and Ozzie. I've started my private practice, Princeton Occupational Therapy, in order to pursue a passion in guiding people to health and wellness.
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