Amanda Himelfarb earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Stony Brook University. She received her Bachelors in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition from Hofstra University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at Stony Brook University, Amanda participated in EMPOWER Spinal Cord Injury Surf Day in which she helped individuals recovering from a spinal cord injury get out and surf with modified equipment, challenging them to strive for independence and push their own personal limits. She was also a medical team volunteer for the NYC marathon, providing acute treatment to runners at the finish line.
Throughout her clinical experiences, she has been exposed to a wide range of patient populations and settings. Amanda has experience treating a variety of diagnoses including sport-related, post-operative, neurological, and chronic pain diagnoses with a focus on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Amanda is committed to her patient’s rehabilitation by working together to identify goals and creating a thorough, individualized treatment plan to help her patients achieve maximal function and be able to return to the things they love doing.
Amanda is LSVT BIG certified to treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease. She focuses on incorporating large amplitude movements to restore her patients’ gait, activities of daily living, and enhancing their quality of life. She also has experience treating various geriatric, neurological, and gait impairments.
Amanda has a passion for maintaining an active lifestyle stemming from her love for dance and fitness. She grew up competitively dancing, playing softball and swimming. She also enjoys yoga, traveling the world and exploring NYC.