Deborah Maier
BSR, Physical Therapist and Senior Fitness Specialist

Deborah (Deb) Maier provides Private Physical Therapy and Personal Training to active agers and older seniors in the comfort and privacy of their home.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BS in Rehabilitation Medicine: Occupational and Physical Therapy

  • Licensed Physical Therapist

  • Certified Senior Fitness Specialist (American Council on Exercise)

  • Stepping On Falls Prevention Workshop Leader Certified 2015

  • OTAGO exercise program certified 2015

  • Advanced Vestibular Training Programs:  2013, 2014 and 2016

  • Taking Balance to the Limits -Janine Barber 2018

 

Deb has been a practicing Physical Therapist for over 35 years and has worked in both hospital and outpatient settings, treating clients with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD), arthritis,
post-operative joint replacements, workplace injuries, musculoskeletal disorders; including the spine, hip, shoulder, knee, and 
balance and vestibular problems.

 

Early in her career, she completed advanced training in orthopedics including:

  • MacKenzie Part A & B

  • NAIOMT Levels I -III

  • Mobilization of the Nervous System

  • Mulligan Approach to Manual Therapy

  • Sahrmann Functional Assessment Series

 

Over the last 10 years, she pursued certifications and advanced training that focus on managing chronic injuries and medical conditions, restoring functional skills, and rebuilding balance systems to prevent falls and avoid fall-related injuries.  
Deb has been working with older adults and “active agers” who want to remain active in their community, stay in their own home or supportive community and most importantly, remain as independent as possible.  Fear of falling should not keep anyone from exercising and participating in a safe effective exercise program.

 
In-Home physical therapy and personal training can increase client safety, confidence and can empower the client by achieving optimal function, health, fitness, and physical performance.

 

Deb believes to live your “best life” you have to invest in yourself, whether you are 18 or 80.  Any “well-oiled” machine (or individual ) requires consistent routine maintenance or exercise.  But how do we achieve this?  A physical therapist can help identify and rehab mechanical problems that you are experiencing such as a painful hip or a nagging stiff shoulder.  

 

A Physical Therapy Wellness Screening Exam can identify selective hip weakness or a pain-free loss of ROM (range of motion) that could lead to arthritis if untreated and left to progress.  Patients also learn what physical and sensory systems are in need of challenges (exercises to boost your sensory systems) that can prevent falls and injury. Learning how to better manage your body through the aging process prepares you for the unexpected and help you make appropriate wellness and fitness choices that allow you to live your best life. 

 

Deb loves to travel and the outdoors.  She likes to hike and is a big fan of national parks especially in the southwest. She engages in regular exercise to keep her body in optimal shape and enjoys the encouragement of other regular gym friends who help keep her working toward her fitness goals and active life with her husband, grown children, and 4 grandchildren.

Deb is also a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer.