Movement is medicine. It can heal, but it can also harm. For healing, movement should be pleasurable, not painful. -- Deborah Quilter
About Deborah Quilter
Deborah Quilter is regarded as a pioneer in the field of repetitive strain injury (RSI). She wrote two classic books on the topic: Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide (with Emil Pascarelli, M.D.,) which Amazon calls the “bible” of RSI, and The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book. She went on to investigate and teach many alternative healing modalities for RSI, which is the leading occupational injury in the U.S. and epidemic among computer users.
Ms. Quilter has appeared on NBC News, Pure Oxygen, Canal + (French t.v.), Fox News, New York 1, and has been featured in many national newspapers, magazines and radio shows. Ms. Quilter has lectured about repetitive strain injury at the New York Times, Time Inc. (includingPeople and Life magazine staff), and various business, medical and lay groups around the country. She was the keynote speaker for two conferences on RSI in the Netherlands in November 2000.
Because movement is so essential to healing, since writing her books she became a certified yoga teacher and personal trainer, and holds certifications in therapeutic yoga and as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise. She is also a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. Ms. Quilter has decades of experience working with various physical conditions including arthritis, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, low back pain, hip and shoulder issues, balance, gait and other functional activities. She takes a holistic approach to wellness and finds a way for clients to move as well as they can.
Working from a conveniently-located studio in mid-town Manhattan, Ms. Quilter designs healing movement therapy programs for individuals and groups.