Dawn Chimento is a graduate of New York University’s Class of 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy and Advanced Masters in Developmental Disabilities PT in 2001 graduating magna cum laude. She was born and raised in Whitestone NY and lives here with her son. She attended St. Francis Prep High School in Fresh Meadows. Her interest in PT began at 14 when she chose PT (successfully) over surgery for a knee injury.
She is an expert manual-based therapist and her passion in treating patients is to provide customized total care and a holistic approach for the patient’s quickest recovery and return to function, while feeling empowered in their journey.
She has taken extensive coursework in spine and orthopedic rehabilitation, chronic pain, nutritional counseling, breath-work and nervous system calming techniques. She also specializes Cranio-sacral therapy, advanced manual techniques, myofasical release, muscle energy techniques, breathing pattern disorders, positional releases, visceral mobilization and nerve gliding.
Outside of the clinic, Dawn enjoys coaching baseball, leading the Cub Scouts, hiking with her son and their dog Jake, complete love of music, playing piano, yoga and meditation.