Dr. Derya Anderson PT, DPT, CYT

Derya’s Hours of Availability

Mon: 1pm – 6pm
Tues: 9am – 6pm
Weds: 1pm – 6pm
Thurs: out of office
Fri: 9am – 6pm
Additional hours available upon request

 

Breath, movement, meaning. The way we carry ourselves in our bodies is both representative of and influential on the way we feel inside- mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Dr. Derya uses her skills as a certified yoga instructor and Doctor of Physical Therapy to help patients find ease in their breath, bodies, and movement. By creating a physical environment of ease, the nervous system similarly reaches a state of calm and release, thereby changing the internal climate of the body-mind experience.

 

Dr. Derya began her journey in the healing arts as a yoga instructor in 2011. During that time, she met many clients with painful conditions or movement impairments that limited what they wanted to achieve in their bodies and lives. She saw first-hand the intimate connection with how we move and how we feel. She decided to explore this connection deeper by earning her doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. Since then, she has focused her continuing education on addressing the root cause of her patients’ concerns via the container of the body.

As Bessel Van der Kolk, MD, so eloquently put it, “the body keeps the score.” It stores patterns of past trauma, whether it is physical, mental, or emotional. Dr. Derya works with patients to release these stuck patterns.  Her approach is effective because it teaches patients how to treat themselves, how to unlock their own potential for healing.

Dr. Derya works with many different populations:

  • individuals with injuries or pain that prevents them from doing activities they love or need to do for daily life
  • Individuals who struggle with dizziness or post-concussive syndrome
  • athletes who want to improve their performance or reduce pain
  • older adults with balance or weakness difficulties
  • new moms getting their bodies back on track
  • Many more…everyone can benefit from breathing and moving more efficiently!

Dr. Derya enjoys learning from each of her patients and is humbled by the opportunity to help them find more ease in their bodies. She is an avid reader and continues to explore her own journey of movement and pattern retraining through yoga, martial arts, cooking healthy food, and playing with her dog, Hazel.

What to expect when you see Dr. Derya:

–       A thorough assessment of physical alignment, breath, movement patterns.

–       Expect to be listened to and to have your story heard. You may be asked about medical history that seems unrelated to your condition of concern, (often times it is related, and can be significant). However, you do not have to share anything that you are not comfortable with.

–       A home program to release patterns that no longer serve you. This will likely involve breath re-training, physical movements, and optimizing how you sit, stand, walk, run, etc.

–       Hands-on work as needed so that your body can sense new, beneficial patterns.

What to wear:

–       Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing (your hips and shoulders must be able to move freely).

–       If possible, bring the shoes you wear most often or wear during your activity of concern, if you have one.

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