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 – NCPT (Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher)
The Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) certification – the only third-party certification in the Pilates field – is conferred by the Pilates Method Alliance, the worldwide professional association for Pilates teachers. (This credential was formerly known as the PMT.)
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.
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