Co-founder and Chief REHABOLOGIST and Avrielle Rykman Peltz:
Avrielle Rykman Peltz, is the Co-Founder & Chief Rehabologist of REHABOLOGYM, which is a Neuro-Robotic Rehabilitation Center utilizing State of the Art Technologies and comprehensive methodologies for Neurological Occupational Therapy and functional mobility training. She is an Occupational Therapist who is an expert in neurological upper & lower limb recovery using cutting-edge robotic technology and standardized upper extremity assessments. Avrielle has over 20 years comprehensive experience, a BA in Psychology from SUNY Purchase and an MA Occupational Therapy from New York University.
Avrielle has been specializing in stroke/cerebral vascular accidents, spinal cord injury, brain injury, complicated neurological conditions and cardio-pulmonary dysfunction for over 2 decades. She is an exceptional recruiter and has spear-headed multiple national and international research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Burke Neurological Institute (formerly Burke Medical Research Institute), Weill Cornell Medical College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, The Veterans’ Administration(VA) and private funding sources.
Avrielle was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Restorative Neurology Clinic (RNC) at the Burke Neurological Institute, which was a specialized rehabilitation clinic for treating people with neurological injuries and illnesses using cutting edge technologies. Avrielle worked as a field Occupational Therapist for Visiting Nurse Services of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam (VNSW) for over 15 years in the home-care setting. In May 2018, Avrielle was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Fletcher McDowell Award at Burke Neurological Institute, honored for her outstanding patient care, compassion & important contributions in the field of Neurology & Robotic Rehabilitation. In addition to being appointed in 2018 as a Research Associate at Weill Cornell Medical College, Avrielle was also acknowledged at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the “WISDOM” dual diagnosis program she Co-Founded and created at NY Presbyterian-Westchester psychiatric hospital, which is still in existence today. Avrielle is a skilled evaluator and a seasoned expert in therapeutically treating patients with multiple diagnoses. Avrielle has conducted numerous experiments administering tDCS Brain Stimulation in neurological patients and also has been a professional clinical consultant on many published studies involving upper limb recovery and robotics. She has travelled nationally and internationally to train other medical professionals in the field of neurological recovery and the use of robotics.
Avrielle earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Psychology from SUNY Purchase and a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University, in which she was nominated by her peers as the Co-Chair & by the faculty as Valedictory speaker of her graduate class.
On a personal note:
Avrielle became an Occupational Therapist with a strong focus in neurological recovery after her own father suffered a massive brain hemorrhage at the age of 47 years old in early 1996. Avrielle has devoted over 20 years of her personal life as a caregiver to a stroke/TBI survivor & use of professional experiences to offer “the best of the best” services for individuals with neurological impairments. Her motto is “clients come first”. Avrielle, along with all the Co-Founders of REHABOLOGYM strongly believe that individuals with neurological conditions and their families “deserve the highest quality of care and support throughout their lifelong journey to maximize health and overall well-being”.