Kateri Virgilio, MS, OTR/L
Kateri received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Education & a minor in Studio Art with honors, from Northern Vermont University. She has experience treating patients with a variety of upper extremity conditions and orthopedic injuries, as well as strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cardiac, and oncology in an acute care setting. Kateri strives to meet her clients where they’re utilizing a collaborative problem-solving approach to find ways to make the impossible, possible.
Prior to Occupational Therapy, Kateri worked as an outdoor educator for many years working, supervising and training numerous crews of teenagers and young adults in a backcountry setting. She led her crews in constructing a variety of backcountry mountain bike and hiking trails throughout the state of Vermont. She felt tremendous satisfaction helping her crew members become the best versions of themselves by finding the strengths they held within and guiding them towards self-efficacy. She was able to use the wilderness as a tool for promoting responsibility, pride in their work, education, and a deep respect for the environment and it’s healing effects.
Due to her love for helping others and her fascination with wilderness rescue and wilderness medicine, she obtained her Wilderness First Responder certification to better ensure the safety of her clients and those around her. Kateri went on to Partner in a professional trail building company to construct professional hiking trails as well as stone and timber structures throughout New England and New York State.
In Kateri’s free time she loves being outside and staying active. She is a self-taught mixologist enjoys making homemade liqueurs, liquor infusions and shrubs. Kateri has a passion for cooking, drawing, painting and playing with her dog Piper. She loves to try new restaurants, continuously exploring NYC, and traveling the world with family and friends.