PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Danielle Rayder is an experienced Doctor of Physical Therapy who likes to put the “fun” back in fundamentals. She believes wholeheartedly in what she does and feels that through her compassionate listening and her love of problem solving she was made for this field. Danielle particularly enjoys working with the orthopedic and athletic population, which is why she has earned her Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is studying to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).
To stay on the cutting edge of her industry, Dr. Rayder continues to educate herself and has taken courses in the McKenzie, Maitland, Mulligan, and NAIOMT approaches to PT, as well as Kinesiotaping and the Functional Movement Screen. On the side, Danielle is a part time lab instructor for Columbia’s Examination and Evaluation course, where she teaches the first year doctoral students basic PT measurement skills.
Dr. Rayder graduated from Columbia University’s Program in PT in 2013, where she specialized in Advanced Orthopedics. During her time there, she was a teaching assistant for the Anatomy and Examination/Evaluation labs, as well as a founding member of the Columbia Cares Service Learning course, which provided pro bono PT to a small Mayan population in need of healthcare services in Guatemala.
When she is not practicing PT, Dr. Rayder enjoys reading classic literature, hiking in Harriman State Park, traveling to new places, day trips to the beach or NYC, and exploring different cuisines. She resides in Englewood, NJ with her husband and their kitten, Zooey.