Daniel Sitner, OTR/L, Clinic Director
Daniel Sitner, OTR/L, is clinic director as well as Director of Outpatient Occupational Therapy: Upper Extremity and Hand Therapy.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Downstate University – Health Science Center at Brooklyn (2001) in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He is a licensed occupational therapist within New York State. His certifications include the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and graduation from the National Parkinson’s Foundation Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s disease.
His first job following graduation was at METRO SPORTSMED® in April of 2001.
The foundation of his clinical skills began in the acute care rehabilitation unit at New York Methodist Hospital and he focused his training in the acute rehabilitation unit, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric unit, all medical acute units and outpatient hand therapy.
He transitioned from the inpatient service into a full time position in outpatient hand therapy for three years before being promoted to Director of Outpatient Occupational Therapy. His specializations include the Upper Extremity and Hand Therapy Program.
Daniel says he decided to enter the field of occupational therapy because of his desire to explore a health professional career. He wanted a career that had opportunities in various settings and the ability to participate in an individual’s well-being on a personal level.
He attended a lecture on the topic of Occupational Therapy, which was given by the Director of the Occupational Therapy Program at SUNY Downstate and by the end of that address, he had decided to become an occupational therapist.
When he is not working, he indulges his passion for soccer. He enjoys playing, watching professional games and even coaching his son’s soccer team.
His family originates from Argentina, and therefore he is fluent in Spanish as well as English.
Tanya Kaloustian, PTA
Former athlete Tanya Kaloustian used her interest in sports and how the body mends to trigger a career as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
She graduated from La Guardia Community College, Long Island City, NY, as a Physical Therapist Assistant, and also attended medical college in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where she achieved her training as a rehabilitation therapist.
Her certifications include Comprehensive Manual Therapy Approach for Shoulder-Elbow-Hand Pathology; Myofascial, Trigger Point and Proprioceptive Therapy.
She gained experience working in outpatient clinics and now works as an adult outpatient clinician.
When she is not working she enjoys travelling, cooking, hiking, walking her dog and bicycling.