|Name:||Mrs. Yvonne Egitto|
|Title:||Clinical Assistant Professor; Doctor of Physical Therapy Program|
|Office Location:||Science and Allied Health 211|
BS Physical Therapy
DPT Physical Therapy
Certified Red Cross First aid/CPR/AED Instructor
Approved Early Intervention Provider and Evaluator
Credentialed Clinical Instructor-American Physical Therapy Association
Trained in Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment
Yvonne Egitto joins the faculty of Marist’s Doctor of Physical therapy Program as a Clinical Assistant Professor after spending over thirty years as a practicing clinician. She is a trained NDT therapist. Yvonne has undergraduate degrees in both biochemistry and physical therapy. Yvonne’s Physical Therapy career has focused on working with children and young adults with variety of diagnoses in home care, schools, outpatient clinics and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She has recently begun working with the geriatric population as well, in both a rehabilitation facility as well as in home care. Yvonne has lived in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her family since 1989. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys outdoor activities in all seasons.
Learning new things in a variety of settings, outdoor activities including biking, hiking and snowmobiling.
Yvonne is an avid reader.
Consultant: Advised engineers from MIT for fit and function of device; performed before and after testing on subjects.
Research: Robotic Foot
Institution: Joint Research: Blythedale Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research is ongoing at institution
Research: Use of Walk Aide to improve stair climbing in children with hemiparesis Institution: Blythedale Children’s Hospital
Participation: Core team member; initiation of research through IRB approval and initial research subjects. Research is ongoing at institution
Position: Research Assistant
Research: Cloning interferon for AIDs research project
Institution: Stony Brook University
Current research interests include assessing validity and reliability of current standardized balance assessment as they relate to patient self efficacy and how to effectively move from clinical practice to education; the role of mentoring.
|Conferences & Workshops:||
A few of the most recent courses attended include:
Incorporating Challenging Exercise Prescription and Motor Learning Strategies to Improve Outcomes for the Geriatric Population.
Functional Strengthening in Children
Transitioning from Clinic to Classroom
Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills on Coursera.
Medical Neuroscience by Duke University on Coursera.
“APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”
American Physical Therapy Association
New York Physical Therapy Association:
Catskill District Chair
State Practice Committee
American Red Cross Instructors
Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association
"Functional Strengthening in Children with and without Disabilities": Presenter (November 7, 2017)
"Transitioning from Clinic to Classroom" Presenter on student engagement (October 1, 2017)
"Keeping Children Physically Active" Presenter NY Public Housing Simmer Wellness Series (Aug. 6, 2017)