Contact Information

Academic School

School of Science

Office

Science and Allied Health 211

Email

yvonne.egitto@marist.edu

Phone

(845) 575-3000 ext. 5037

Yvonne Egitto

Clinical Assistant Professor; Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Bio

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.

She is a certified Red Cross First aid/CPR/AED instructor and has certifications as an Approved Early Intervention Provider and Evaluator. She is a part of the Credentialed Clinical Instructor-American Physical Therapy Association and is trained in Pediatric Neurodevelopmental treatment.

Yvonne has affiliations with the New York Physical Therapy Association as the Catskill District Chair and State Practice Committee, American Red Cross Instructors, and Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association.


Education

BS Biochemistry
BS Physical Therapy
DPT Physical Therapy

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

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.


Selected Presentations

"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)