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About Debbie
Debby Dy

Debbie Dy, PT, DPT

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Director of Clinical Education

Debbie (she/her/hers) earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Miami FL, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Upon graduating with her DPT, she was accepted into the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at the University of Miami where she began working towards becoming a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Debbie received her distinction as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in June 2022, a distinguished honor that is shared by less than 10% of licensed physical therapists in the United States.

During her residency, Debbie was immersed in the world of orthopedic physical therapy, becoming an expert in the treatment in a variety of pathologies, including but not limited to

  • spinal pain (cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
  • sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • degenerative disc disease
  • spinal stenosis (headaches)
  • shoulder pain (rotator cuff dysfunction, adhesive capsulitis, post-operative rehab)
  • hip and knee pain (FAI, arthritis, labral tears, patellar tendinopathy, ligament sprains)
  • ankle/foot pain (Achilles tendinopathy, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis)
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • chronic pain conditions (fibromyalgia, arthritic pain, hypermobility syndromes)
  • Debbie also has a depth of knowledge and experience in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and has taken coursework through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and the American Physical
  • Therapy Association’s Section on Pelvic Health.

Debbie has a special interest in pelvic pain disorders, including vaginismus, vestibulodynia and dyspareunia. Debbie also has extensive experience in treating pregnancy and postpartum conditions including:

  • symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • low back pain
  • sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • diastasis rectus abdominis
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • returning to running/sport postpartum

Debbie is also a trained Pilates instructor, trained through Polestar Pilates and often utilizes Pilates principles and equipment during her treatment sessions. Debbie uses her strong orthopedic background to help her prioritize a whole-body approach when evaluating her patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. She loves helping people feel strong and capable.

Debbie is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based care and wants to instill these values to the next generation of pelvic health physical therapists. Along with her clinical responsibilities, she also serves as Director of Clinical Education at Femina Physical Therapy.

When she is not treating patients, you can find her hiking and camping all over California, throwing clay on a pottery wheel, and at the dog park with her miniature schnauzer, Patterson.

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    • Testimonial by S.H., age 24

      I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me for the past 19 months. I literally could not have reached my goals without you and your practice. You gave me the courage to keep moving forth with my treatment no matter how afraid and anxious I was. You were always there to answer questions and made this whole process so much easier than I expected it to be. It's because of you that my marriage is on the right track, that I can get pregnant and that this part of my life is finally...

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    • Testimonial by A.B.

      Before I was referred to Heather Jeffcoat I was living in a nightmare. I had been married to my husband for three years and I was suffering from Vaginismus. That all changed when I visited my OBGYN and she said she knew of someone with a great success rate. To be honest I was hesitant at first because my first doctor had already told me that all I needed to do was order dilators from the internet and I should overcome my problem. She was wrong because I had followed the book on how to use the...

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