Name: Mrs. Yvonne Egitto
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor; Doctor of PHysical Therapy Program
Office Location: Science and Allied Health 211
Extension: (845) 575-5037
Email: yvonne.egitto@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

BS Biochemistry

BS Physical Therapy 

DPT Physical Therapy

Certifications:

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

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.

 

Interests:

Learning new things in a variety of settings, outdoor activities including biking, hiking and snowmobiling.  

Yvonne is an avid reader.

Research Interests:

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. 

“Domestic Violence”

“APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”

 

Affiliations:

American Physical Therapy Association

New York Physical Therapy Association:

                     Catskill District Chair

                     State Practice Committee

American Red Cross Instructors

Neruodevelopmental Treatment Association

 

 

Presentations:

Resent presentations include:

"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 SUmmer Wellness Series (Aug. 6, 2017)