Debby has over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist having worked in hospital, nursing home, out-patient and home environments. She is a graduate of Ithaca College’s Physical Therapy program and received her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University. Debby is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic PT, a credentialed McKenzie Practitioner, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.
Debby has also completed multiple seminars in the gentle, effective manual therapy technique Strain & Counterstrain. More information can be found at www.abpts.org, www.mckenziemdt.org, www.nahb.org, www.jiscs.com.
Debby is particularly interested in helping to prevent falls and utilizes the program developed via the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention as part of balance and gait programs at the clinic. She has presented talks on the subject to the community in conjunction with the Westport/Weston Health district staff, and now has a complementary business providing home safety and accessibility consulting (www.stayputstrategies.com). Her expertise with the McKenzie Method, a unique approach that emphasizes education and active patient involvement in management of their condition, helps clients quickly relieve pain and restore function and independence. Caring and creative, Debby works with clients to identify the key issue(s) that contribute to the problem that brings them to the clinic, and develops solutions that incorporate home programs and skilled therapeutic techniques to get results.
Debby is excited and enthusiastic about helping others both professionally and as a volunteer in the local community. In addition to regularly taking professional development courses, she has been a volunteer with local groups such as the CT. Humane Society, the Westport Country Playhouse, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bridgeport.