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Deborah Straka-DeMarco, P.T.

Physical Therapy Consultant

Deborah provides physical therapy services including evaluations and treatment to children from birth to young adult. Torticollis, prematurity, developmental and gross motor delays, hypotonia, orthopedic conditions, hypertonia, genetic conditions and cerebral palsy are some of the more common conditions treated. Deborah’s specialization within Pediatric Rehabilitation is in the area of high-risk infants and children ages 0-3 years old.

Deborah is the Physical Therapy Consultant for a local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit treating premature and high-risk infants. She offers physical therapy services for the infants, as well as provides family informational seminars which focus on topics related to enhancing infant development.

She is also a member on the team of specialists for the Craniofacial Center. As a member of this team, she collaborates to identify the multifaceted needs of each patient with congenital or acquired craniofacial anomalies.

In addition to providing professional lectures, Deborah also presents ongoing community lectures regarding pediatric physical therapy. Some recent audiences include the “Mom’s of Multiples” for Somerset County, Morris County; local day cares and preschools, “Enhancing your child’s gross motor skills”; the Somerset Hills YMCA; and Bernards’ Township “Kids Health Awareness Day”.

Deborah began her career as a physical therapist in January 1993, after graduating from Quinnipiac College with a BS in Physical Therapy. She initially worked at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute/JFK Medical Center, in Edison, New Jersey, where she became the Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Department. In addition, she was the physical therapist at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and High Risk Infant Follow-Up program at the Children’s Hospital of NJ at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. During this time, she was the founder and coordinator of the Developmental Care Committee, which implemented developmental care into the NICU and incorporated developmental intervention into the written policies and procedures.

Deborah has also worked as a physical therapist in adult rehabilitation in Acute Care, Outpatient Therapy and Sub-acute Rehabilitation Departments. Since 1996, she has presented lectures on various facets of pediatric rehabilitation on the local, state and national level.

To schedule an appointment, contact Deborah Straka-DeMarco,PT at (908) 413-0413 or at dsdpt@msn.com.

Visit Deborah Straka-DeMarco’s website for more information.
Disclaimer: Private physical therapy practice located on premises.

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