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Bonnie O'Connell, PT

Founder, Director and Licensed Physical Therapist

BS: Physical Therapy, Columbia University (1977)

BS: Social Work, Brockport University (Cum Laude)

Bonnie has extensive experience working with infants and children with special needs. She has specialized in the treatment of Torticollis and lectured on the treatment of Torticollis in infants. Bonnie treats children of all ages in the office setting and supervises our pediatric divisions.

Member: American Physical Therapy Association (special sections on OB/GYN, Neurology and Pediatrics), American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association

Certified: Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation

Continuing Education: Courses include pediatric care, manual therapy, specialized pediatric techniques in Craniosacral Therapy, electro therapy for children and taping techniques for children

Licensed: New York State Department of Education


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Rae Ann Selig, PT

Founder, Director and Licensed Physical Therapist

BS: Physical Therapy, University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL (1977)

Rae Ann has 35 years of experience treating adults and adolescents with a variety of orthopedic conditions. She specializes in the treatment of TMJ and chronic pain syndromes utilizing myofascial and cranial sacral techniques. Rae Ann also supervises our adult orthopedic and neurologic divisions.

Member: American Physical Therapy Association (special sections on Private Practice and Orthopedics), Long Island Association of Independent Physical Therapists

Continuing Education: Courses include spinal stabilizations, TMJ, manual therapy, myofascial therapy and soft tissue therapy, mobilization, muscle energy techniques and specific courses in hand, shoulder, ankle, knee and foot pain

Licensed: New York State Department of Education


Jeanann Maguffin, PT, MS, OCS

Licensed Physical Therapist

BS: Physical Therapy, New York University (1987)

MS: Advanced Masters in Orthopedics, Touro College (2000)

Post Doctorate Program at Touro College - to Graduate January 2009

Licensed: New York State Department of Education

Jeanann has been affiliated with O'Connell & Selig since 1990. She has also worked for several different school districts. Jeanann is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (O.C.S.), and Certified in Pilates Beginner Mat Classes. Jeanann's teachings include an Anatomy class where she is a teacher's assistant to Cadaver Dissection at Touro College and a Spinal Stabilization Class. Jeanann is dedicated to providing her patients and their families with the highest level of care.


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Maria Mills, MA, PT

Licensed Physical Therapist

BS: Physical Therapy, Ithaca College (1987)

MA: Advanced Master's in Physical Therapy, Pathokinesiology, New York University (1992)

Maria has been working with O'Connell, Selig & Associates since 1994. Prior to coming to O'Connell & Selig, Maria was the assistant supervisor of Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. She was responsible for coordinating clinics in post surgical rhizotomy, splinting/casting, treating infants in the NICU and assisted in the development of the high-risk infant program at NYU Medical Center. Maria has also worked in the developmental preschool setting with sensory impaired children and has provided physical therapy services in school districts.

Maria has extensive experience working with infants and children with special needs. She is certified in Neurodevelopment Treatment (NDT) for Pediatrics and in Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation (TES). She is trained in craniosacral treatment, orthotic fabrication, casting and taping. Maria currently works in the office and provides early intervention services in the home to pediatric clients.


Dena Ozur, OTR/L

Licensed Occupational Therapist

Licensed: New York State Department of Education

Dena has been working with O'Connell and Selig since 1998. She attended SUNY at Buffalo where she received a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1986. Dena is affiliated with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA). Dena is certified in Pediatric N.D.T. She has specialized training in sensory integration, therapeutic taping, baby treatment and advanced N.D.T training. Dena has taught Integration of N.D.T. and Sensory Integration. She has experience with infants, preschool and school aged children. We are proud to have Dena as part of our staff.


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Amy J Cohen, MA CCC-SLP

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

Bachelor's: Special Education and Elementary Education, Dowling College (1988)

Master's: Speech Pathology, CUNY Lehman College (1993)

Amy has been working with O'Connell, Selig and Associates since 1998. Amy is a member of ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association). Amy provides Early Intervention, Preschool and School-Aged Speech Services to children at home and in the office setting. She also provides evaluations to children in Early Intervention and Preschool Program. Amy has specialized training in oral-motor techniques.

In 2006, Amy took her training further and became A Certified YogaKids Facilitator/Trainer and provides yoga for children in groups and individually. She is a trainer for YogaKids International and provides 1-day YogaKids trainings. Amy combines her practice of yoga with speech delayed/developmentally delayed and typical children and has found remarkable changes. Amy also completed the 200 Hour Om Sweet OM Yoga Teacher Training Program in June 2008 and is recognized by Yoga Alliance.


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Alexis Friedman, OTR/L

Licensed Occupational Therapist

Diploma: University of Alberta, Canada - Occupational Therapy

Bachelors: Empire State College - Human Sciences

Masters: C. W. Post, Long Island University, Community Mental Health Counseling

Licensed: New York State Department of Education

Certification: National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy, Inc.

Member: New York State Occupational Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Citizen/Faculty Association - Cold Spring Harbor High School SEPTA, Long Island District of NY State Occupational Therapy Association

Continuing Education: Brain Gym,Handwriting without Tears, Sensory Integration (SI) Intervention strategies, Therapeutic Listening, SI Tools for Pre-Teens and Teens Workshop,

Alexis has been affiliated with O'Connell and Selig since 2000. She provides services to children in the office, their home and at school. Alexis provides services to children in the Early Intervention, Preschool and School District programs. Alexis has worked with several school districts in the area providing occupational therapy to school aged children. We appreciate the high level of care Alexis provides to her patient and their families.