In addition to more than 27 years’ experience as a physical therapist and 13 years as a Pilates instructor, Ilene has earned the professional certifications below, through continued study and practice. Additionally, she is certified in kinesiotaping and all available levels of Oov training. (The Oov, a relatively new rehab, fitness and performance tool, is described on the Pilates page.)
2016 – PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher
1997 – Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT)
The AAOMPT is a professional organization of physical therapists that promotes excellence in orthopedic manual physical therapy practice, education and research. To earn the FAAOMPT designation, a physical therapist must demonstrate advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal orthopedic disorders.
1996 – Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
This certification is conferred by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, a division of the American Physical Therapy Association.
1990 – Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) – Boston University
“I am proud of the skills I’ve developed over many years of study and practice, and I love helping people heal, reach their optimal function, and feel good in their bodies.”
– Ilene Chazan