Nya McKenzie, DPT
Nya McKenzie, DPT is a licensed physical therapist with over 10 years experience. She graduated cum laude from Howard University with a B.S. in Health Sciences. Nya obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. USC’s Physical Therapy program is ranked #1 in the nation by US News and World Report.
Nya practiced traditional physical therapy in various settings throughout the Washington DC metro area where she honed her orthopedic examination and treatment skills prior to relocating to NYC. While living in NYC, Nya completed a vigorous 2-year Pilates training and certification with BASI and STOTT Pilates. She also trained with The Herman and Wallace Institute to become a Pelvic Floor Practitioner. Nya practiced Pilates Based Physical Therapy and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in Brooklyn Heights, NY.
Most recently, Nya completed additional training to become a Myofascial Release Practitioner with John F. Barnes, a leading authority in MFR. MFR has further allowed her to treat holistically the mind, body and attitude of her patients.
As a proud mother, Nya is passionate about helping women navigate their perinatal wellness journey. Through her unique approach of combining traditional physical therapy and Pilates she has proven to be very successful in the treatment and maintenance of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Nya is grateful to be able to fulfill her dream of practicing Pilates Based Physical Therapy using a holistic approach. She is honored to work with each patient and looks forward to helping you obtain your PT and wellness goals.
Conventional and Pilates-based physical therapies to gain strength, flexibility, leaner physique, improved posture and balance, prevent injury and recover following surgery. One-on-One treatment sessions, Head-to-Toe Postural Assessment, dynamic-assisted stretching.
Internal and External assessment and treatment for all genders. Neuromuscular Re-education with biofeedback. Urinary Urgency/Frequency, Urinary incontinence, Pelvic Pain, painful intercourse, post prostatectomy rehab.
Pregnancy / Post- Partum
Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) and Pubic bone (SPD) pain, Low back or hip pain, urinary leakage, Diastasis Recti, pelvic floor strengthening, Pilates based core strengthening, Birth preparation, return to intercourse, return to exercise, Myofascial Release of cesarean scar tissue.
“Dr. Nya has done wonders for my back pain and sciatica! I went from not being able to walk, sit, or sleep without being in pain and in just a few short weeks she gave me my life back. Finding a skilled physical therapist that uses a multifaceted approach is a rarity and I would highly recommend giving it a try.”
"My experience with Nya transformed me from MFR & PT skeptic to evangelist. After my surgery, I worked with Nya regularly for over 5 months and now my surgeon says that I am the poster child for pelvic floor recovery. Her attention to all aspects of my recovery (emotional and physical) enabled me to learn patience, perform exercises specific to my needs, and to recover at a faster rate than anticipated. I recommend her highly."