Rena received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University and Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Drexel University. In 2012, Rena became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. A competitive swimmer and dancer from an early age, she knew she wanted to work with athletes and help them bounce back from injuries, as her own physical therapists once did for her. During her time at NYU, she gained experience in a variety of fields, including sports, orthopedics, cardiovascular, performing arts, neurosurgery, respiratory therapy, and pediatrics.
A big advocate for injury prevention, Rena believes that physical therapy is even more useful before you start to feel pain. She works with individuals to assess their movement patterns and address mobility restrictions or stability issues that may be limiting them from performing activities safely.
Rena has experience working with many different musculoskeletal pathologies and has a special interest in hip, knee, and ankle injuries. She is an active member of the Sports and Orthopedics sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and regularly volunteers at races with the New York Road Runners. In her spare time, Rena can be found lifting things and putting them down at CrossFit Dynamix in Astoria, running with her dog Odin, or sadly putting her face in her hands while watching the New York Giants or New York City Football Club.