Ira Reiter has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years. He graduated from New York University with a Certification in Physical Therapy, then earned his Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Education and Therapeutic Recreation from Long Island University. As adjunct associate profession and clinical director of a Master’s degree program in Developmental Disabilities for Long Island University clinically based at Willowbrook Developmental Center, he had an opportunity to evaluate and treat numerous neuromuscular, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal syndromes. Ira also served as chief of physical therapy at Willowbrook Developmental Center.
Ira was the owner/operator of private physical therapy practices on Staten Island for many years, treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. He worked with many high school and college athletes particularly in the areas of shoulder dysfunction and injuries to the knee, utilizing acupressure to relieve pain and increase motion, as well as utilizing electrotherapy to restore function. His interest in the area of ACL injury led to his presentation of a post-operative rehabilitation protocol, which was presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ira completed coursework in canine physical therapy and rehabilitation at The University of Tennessee and has worked with various veterinary hospitals and private veterinary practices, helping dogs to achieve recovery from congenital and acquired injuries. For several years, Ira served on the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association of Staten Island. He also served as a State Delegate for the New York Chapter at American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meetings. Ira brings not only his extensive experience but also his outgoing personality and love of laughter to the treatment office. He truly believes that the time spent at NY Chiropractic and Physical Therapy should be both an enjoyable and productive experience.