ABOUT US

Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT

Interim Director of Therapy Services at Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation and CEO of Synthesis Physical Therapy. Licensed physical therapist for 20 years. Has worked with Ailey School staff, students, Ailey II, Ailey I and several Broadway shows. providing in-house and backstage coverage. For 10 years she was part of Biomechanic research team at the Analysis of Dance And Movement (ADAM) Center conductiong movement and epidemiologic research to aid in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injury in dancers. She is co-author on several dance medicine related peer-reviewed journal articles.
A Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT), Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Dr. Ojofeitimi has received advanced level training in The Thoracic Ring Approach. She is also trained in visceral mobilization, craniosacral therapy, and integrative dry needling (IDN). Dr. Ojofeitimi is a specialist in the treatment of lumbo-pelvic/sacro-coccygeal dysfunctions and has a passionate interest in connection between dysbiosis (gut dysfunction) and chronic pain/disease. Using a whole-body functional approach that incorporates nutrition, Dr. Ojofeitimi treats each client as a unique individual.

Dr. Danelle Dickson, PT, DPT, OCS

Owner at Performance Plus Physical Therapy in Washington DC. Licensed physical therapist for 14 years with specialty in sports, orthopedics and performing arts. Has worked in the clinical, research and educational fields with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Little Dancer Musical, local DMV dance companies, University of Maryland, Howard University and University of Delaware

Dr. Marissa Schaeffer, PT, DPT, CSCS

Owner of Marissa T Schaeffer Physical Therapy, PC in NYC. Licensed PT & NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Has worked with dancers from Broadway to ballet serving such companies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, José Limón Dance Company, Doug Varone and much more! Has written and contributed to dance articles in Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine & Dance Studio Life

Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT

Interim Director of Therapy Services at Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation and CEO of Synthesis Physical Therapy. Licensed physical therapist for 20 years. Has worked with Ailey School staff, students, Ailey II, Ailey I and several Broadway shows. providing in-house and backstage coverage.For 10 years she was part of Biomechanic research team at the Analysis of Dance And Movement (ADAM) Center conductiong movement and epidemiologic research to aid in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injury in dancers. She is co-author on several dance medicine related peer-reviewed journal articles.A Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT),Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)Dr. Ojofeitimi has received advanced level training in The Thoracic Ring Approach. She is also trained in visceral mobilization, craniosacraltherapy,and integrative dry needling (IDN). Dr. Ojofeitimi is a specialist in the treatment of lumbo-pelvic/sacro-coccygeal dysfunctions and has a passionate interest in connection between dysbiosis (gut dysfunction) and chronic pain/disease.Using awhole-body functional approach that incorporates nutrition, Dr. Ojofeitimi treats each client as a unique individual.

Dr. Danelle Dickson, PT, DPT, OCS

Owner at Performance Plus Physical Therapy in Washington DC. Licensed physical therapist for 14 years with specialty in sports, orthopedics and performing arts. Has worked in the clinical, research and educational fields with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Little Dancer Musical, local DMV dance companies, University of Maryland, Howard University and University of Delaware

Dr. Marissa Schaeffer, PT, DPT, CSCS

Owner of Marissa T Schaeffer Physical Therapy, PC in NYC. Licensed PT & NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Has worked with dancers from Broadway to ballet serving such companies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, José Limón Dance Company, Doug Varone and much more! Has written and contributed to dance articles in Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine & Dance Studio Life

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