Amanda Iger received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University and graduated from American University with a major in Psychology and minor in Graphic Design. Amanda is also a Certified Hand Therapist. After college, Amanda worked as a graphic designer before working and shadowing in an OT/PT orthopedic practice, where she developed her passion for hand therapy. This led Amanda to complete extra fieldwork to specialize in hand therapy at Weill Cornell Medical Center after graduate school, which included experience in their splint lab. Amanda also has experience working in inpatient orthopedics, neuro-rehabilitation, and pediatric settings.
Amanda continues to be interested in the intersection of art and psychology, particularly in ergonomics and how the body moves through space. She is able to employ her background in art with the principles of occupational therapy in the creation of custom orthoses. As an OT, Amanda takes a holistic, collaborative approach to treatment; she enjoys problem-solving with patients to help them regain function and return to meaningful activities.
When Amanda is not thinking about occupational therapy, she is exploring the world with her toddler and husband. Amanda is a NYC native and spends her free time in Central Park or Carl Schurz Park, or at home working on art projects while cheering for the Giants.