Marina Yerovinkina earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with Honors from Columbia University, where she completed the Advanced Track in Orthopedics and was introduced to the world of dance medicine. Prior to discovering physical therapy, Marina explored different avenues, which included earning a BA in Environmental studies from NYU.
Her background in Dance, however, followed by the study of Martial Arts, inevitably cultivated an ardor for the study of physical movement. Through ballet and modern dance she developed an awareness of her own body, and the myriad of ways it can move. Aikido in turn, – Marina’s first martial art of choice – contributed a growing understanding of how to affect the movements of others. Together, these were a springboard to a professional commitment to helping patients become more attuned to their own bodies.
Integrating all of her experience, she believes that helping patients understand their injury better on an intellectual level enables them to avoid recurrence, leading to long term physical health.
Marina’s mission is clear: to show people how they can regain control over their body. So the payoff comes when a patient integrates the information they learned the previous session, and applies that knowledge to their own body. They are physically and mentally engaged in their own health transformation.
These days Marina continues to practice Aikido, but tries to branch out and continue adding to her repertoire of movement through other activities such as rock climbing, snowboarding, kickboxing and more.