Lisa Drefus PT, DPT, Cert Schroth Scoliosis Therapist

Clinical Specialist
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Spine Therapy Center


Lisa is an Advanced Clinician in the CA Technologies Rehabilitation
Center at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion
and the Leon Root Motion
Analysis Gait Laboratory
. Lisa enjoys treating children of all ages.
As a collegiate track athlete, Lisa brings her experience and knowledge
to helping the next generation of athletes. As a new mom of two, Lisa appreciates both the patient and the parent perspective in rehabilitation.

Additionally, Lisa holds a particular interest in cerebral palsy and regularly presents her research and educational lectures and at national conferences. She is a guest lecturer on Pediatric Rehabilitation at Hunter College and is a Certified Schroth Therapist.

Contact Information

Pediatric Rehabilitation
535 East 70th St, 9th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1137

Spine Therapy Center
405 E. 75th Street
(btwn 1st & York Ave)
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 646.714.6850


  • Drefus LC, Buckland M, Backus SI, Root L. The Functional Effect of a Distal Rectus Femoris Tenotomy in Adults with Cerebral Palsy, Gait and Posture, March 28, 2014
  • Drefus LC, Cassady S, Raggio C, Interdisciplinary Care Improves Functional Mobility in an Individual with Type IX Osteogenesis Imperfecta, HSS Journal, January 27, 2015
  • “Stepping Through Childhood; How do you differentiate gait impairments from compensation patterns in children with cerebral palsy?” ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine, July 22, 2013

Licensure Information

Master’s and Doctoral degrees in physical therapy from St. Ambrose University in Iowa

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