Dr. Lemieux PT, DPT is a NY and NJ state licensed physical therapist. She has worked in the outpatient departments of Helen Hayes Hospital, and, since 2000, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center where she has been treating mainly orthopedic conditions — mainly musculoskeletal — and where she established the scoliosis management program.
In 1998, she graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Sciences in Physical Therapy from C.U.N.Y. In 2006 while practicing physical therapy, she completed a Masters of Orthopedics in physical therapy from Touro College with specialization in manual therapy where she studied with renowned physical therapists. In 2009, Dr. Lemieux received her doctorate in physical therapy from Touro College. She continues to pursue education in manual therapy with special interest in neuromuscular reeducation and the Schroth method, a 3-dimensional muscle training program designed to help people with scoliosis live better lives.
Movement awareness has always been of great interest for Dr. Lemieux who had the privilege to be a performing artist for several years before being a physical therapist. Dr. Lemieux was then a founding member of The Bebe Miller Dance Company in NYC and danced with the company nationally and internationally for 8 years. For several years Dr. Lemieux has taught modern dance privately and in university dance department.
Dr. Lemieux’s holistic approach to evaluate and treat the client/patient finds root through her extensive movement background which includes the study of dance, yoga, Pilates and Alexander technique. Her hands on treatment is strongly influenced by an osteopathic approach and the Schroth method.
Dr. Lemieux is a member of the APTA and is currently pursuing course work with the Maitland Institute and with Saint Augustine’s University in manual therapy. Her Schroth certification 1 is from the Barcelona School BSPTS, with whom she continues to study.