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Ann Duffy, M.A., P.T., received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. She has been a physical therapist for 33 years. In 1984 she began her career at the Rusk Institute at New York University Hospital. In 1988 she completed her Masters in Biomechanics and Ergonomics from New York University. This postgraduate work advanced her study and understanding of the musculoskeletal system using engineering principles (biomechanics) and prepared her to help patients in reducing stress on their bodies at work (ergonomics), in sports and in daily living.
In 1989 she started a private practice (Duffy & Bracken Physical Therapy) and continued treating patients using manual therapy techniques, exercise, and work-related and sports-specific training. Through private practice, she has been able to bring together highly experienced physical therapists to give the highest quality care. In 1995 she took on another specialty to treat incontinence and pelvic pain becoming one of NYC’s first pelvic floor physical therapists and remains one of the few specialists in this area. This work combines her skills in manual therapy and exercise techniques with biofeedback and behavioral re-education and has been highly successful in helping patients overcome incontinence and pelvic pain.
In 2010 Ann became one of the Hospital of Special Surgeries (HSS) few Advanced Hip Clinicians through a unique program sponsored by HSS to assure the best practice in the rehab of hip pathology and post hip surgery patients. Ann served as an officer of the Alliance of Independent Physical Therapists, a division of the New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association since its inception in 2004.
Ann also works hard in her sports which include golf, tennis, snowboarding, skiing, wakeboarding, water skiing, hiking and weight lifting and brings this experience to her work with patients.