PT, DPT, C/NDT, CKTP
Dr. Melissa Broderick is the owner of Power of Movement Physical Therapy. She is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2003. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2005.
Dr. Broderick is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (C/NDT) in pediatrics - a specialized form of handling specifically geared for the treatment of children with neuropathologies (cerebral palsy, strokes, traumatic brain injuries). Additionally, she has the advanced certification for NDT Baby Handling.
She is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). Dr. Broderick is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Neuro-Developmental Therapy Association (NDTA), and the Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI). She lectures to hospitals, pediatricians, daycare professionals, teachers, and Moms groups throughout Westchester County on infant development, torticollis, and toe walking. Dr. Broderick is also a clinical instructor.
Dr. Broderick works collaboratively with the child, their family and/or caregivers, teachers, and the medical team to develop a comprehensive treatment program. For the past 15 years, Dr. Broderick has specialized solely in pediatrics, working in private practice, early intervention, preschool and school-aged special education programs. She has also worked in the orthopedic setting.
Dr. Broderick is extremely passionate about her field of work and she enjoys forming lasting relationships with children and their parents and working with them to improve their child's physical well-being.
Karen Miller is a Pediatric Physical Therapist at Power of Movement PT. Karen is a New York State licensed Physical Therapist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Clinical Science and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2004. Karen started working in pediatrics at the Carmel branch of the John A Coleman school, where she gained experience working with medically fragile children, aged birth to 23, with multi-system impairments in a multi-disciplinary setting. She then moved on to working with children in the home care setting through Early Intervention and preschool education. Karen loves working as part of a team to educate families on how to help their children achieve their goals and sharing in the celebration of each child's strengths and successes.
Christine G. Erensen
PT, MSPT, C/NDT
Christine Erensen is a Pediatric Physical Therapist at Power of Movement Physical Therapy. She is a New York and Connecticut State Licensed Physical Therapist. Christine graduated in 1990 with a BS from Springfield College and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in 1991.
Christine is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (C/NDT) in pediatrics - a specialized form of handling specifically geared for the treatment of children with neuropathologies. Christine is an active member of the Neuro-Developmental Therapy Association (NDTA).
Christine started her career at Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in CT where she worked with both children and adults with neurological and orthopedic conditions. At Easter Seals, she worked with children in both the Greenwich and Stamford School districts. She spent several years working in orthopedics and sports medicine before returning to pediatrics at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. At Blythedale, she worked with a team of specialists to provide the best functional outcome for her clients including Physiatrists, Nursing, Orthopedics, OT, ST, and Special Educators. She was involved in both orthotic and equipment clinics. She treated children with a wide range of diagnosis and medical conditions from birth to 21. For the past 17 years, Christine has worked in home-based and pre-school settings, working in early intervention and CPSE. Christine loves watching the children she works with reach their highest potential and providing the family with the support and education on helping their children be the best they can be!
Dr. Dana Yee is a Pediatric Physical Therapist at Power of Movement Physical Therapy. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro College and B.S. in Exercise Science from Towson University. Her interest in movement science, fitness and wellness, as well as her past experience as an athlete led her to the field of physical therapy. Dana has experience working with both pediatrics and orthopedics. She will continue her education by pursuing her certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment and other pediatric related courses.
Dr. Meagan Lesniak is a Pediatric Physical Therapist at Power of Movement Physical Therapy. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. Prior to Physical Therapy school she received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences at Gettysburg College.
Meagan has been a competitive distance runner for over 10 years which has driven her interest in using movement and exercise to improve one’s mobility and health. Meagan has diverse clinical experience treating patients in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient pediatrics, orthopedics and acute care. She also traveled to Les Cayes, Haiti where she volunteered at a clinic and provided physical therapy services to both pediatric and adult patients with neurologic and orthopedic conditions. It was during her time in Haiti that she realized her passion for working with kids in order to help them reach their full potential. She plans to continue her education by pursuing a certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment to provide the best possible care and education for her patients and their families.
Dr. Erica Lofaso-Maiorano is a Pediatric Physical Therapist at Power of Movement PT. She is a NYS Board Certified Physical Therapist. Erica graduated from Manhattan College in 2008 with a BS in Exercise Science. She went on to complete her doctoral degree at New York Medical College and graduated in 2011. Erica is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
Erica began her journey as a Pediatric PT at a small sensory gym. In 2013, she then shifted focus to School Based Physical Therapy with the NYC Department of Education, and in 2014 became a district Physical Therapist for Bedford Central School District. She has always kept busy providing home care and center based services through Early Intervention and CPSE for various agencies throughout Westchester. Erica has experience working with children from birth to 21, in a variety of settings as well a range of strengths and needs.
Throughout her career, Erica has worked diligently as part of a team of professionals including children, families, medical staff, as well as other therapists in order to address the needs of each child. She strives to help children and their families meet all of their physical therapy goals by promoting independence and long term improved functioning in a fun and playful environment.
The mission of Power of Movement PT is to provide excellence in therapy to children with delays or disabilities. Our clinicians strive to enhance the lives of children to allow them develop the confidence to interact, function, and to perform at an age-appropriate level with their peers.
Power of Movement PT delivers comprehensive intervention to infants and children. Therapy will be provided at the full-service facility in Brewster, NY and Purchase, NY. Services may be available in-home for the medically fragile child.
Power of Movement PT holds a strong commitment to education and collaboration with families, caregivers, and other medical providers involved. Our therapists will provide updates to your pediatrician either through phone or progress reports. Our clinicians use the most advanced techniques to help children reach their maximum potential.
Vision of Power of Movement
Power of Movement Physical Therapy is driven by a vision of a society in which all children are included regardless of ability. In achieving this vision, Power of Movement will provide high-quality, clinical care. Our therapists have more than 50 years of combined experience specializing in the field of pediatrics, treating children from birth to 21 years of age.