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Meet our Clinic Director!

Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, DPT

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy?

I knew that I wanted to go into a career in the medical field and physical therapy was the career path that blended aspects of my life that I am passionate about: physical activity and helping people.  I recognized my passion for helping others in the time I spent working as a tutor in high school.  From that experience, I realized that the reason I enjoyed the job was that I loved working one-on-one with students to help them meet their goals.  I looked forward to the challenge of presenting material in different ways to keep the students motivated.  I decided to pursue a career in physical therapy, as it would be a career that combined my passions: utilizing medical science principles to adapt physical activity interventions to help people achieve their goals in a one-on-one environment. 


How long have you been practicing?

I have been practicing since May 2015.


What’s your favorite part about it?

The best part of my job is the relationships I form with my patients. As great as doctors are, they often only have a few minutes to spend with patients during appointments.  On the other hand, as physical therapists, we are interacting with an individual patient for an average of 2-3 hours per week. We are the healthcare professionals that see the patients most during their overall plan of care. Years after my patients complete their plan of care, I am still the healthcare professional that comes to mind first, which is nice. 


What’s your favorite condition to treat? 

My favorite condition to treat is lumbar radiculopathy or a slipped lumbar disc. The reason why I love treating this condition is that it involves stability training and strengthening of the deep intrinsic muscles of the spine. I love coming up with creating functional exercises that challenge my patients with this condition. 


 How can patients benefit from treatment?

Physical Therapy programs can help patients return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury, and improve overall health and wellbeing.


What do you love about being part of the Reddy Care team?

What I love about the Reddy Care team is that our staff is extremely empathetic and hard working. Having a real sense of empathy and being an empathetic provider goes a very long way in the physical therapy profession. Patients pick up on that; they know it - and patients are more likely to be on board with your plan of care or instructions when they sense that. 


What’s one fun fact about you?

One fun fact about me is that I enjoy exercising, going to the gym, and playing tennis, basketball, and soccer.


As the clinical director, what steps have you been taking to keep your patients and staff safe during this time?

As COVID-19 evolved in NY, our state implemented "shelter in place" orders for all non-essential activity. Physical and Occupational Therapy services were one of the services that have been permitted and encouraged to operate in order to keep patients healthy and out of hospital and emergency room settings that could not handle the capacity. At Reddy-Care, we implemented comprehensive measures to keep our clinics open. One of the things I helped implement was a secure telehealth option for patients who want to complete their treatment remotely. My responsibility was to help train the therapists in using the system and how to document once the treatment was completed. 




At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we can get you set up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!
Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale (Farmingdale Physical Therapy): 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy (Home Care): 516-829-0030




Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, DPT, CAFS, FMT Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, DPT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the New York Institute of Technology. She has done research in Parkinson's and was published in the International Journal of Health Sciences. Stephanie began her career at Reddy-Care Physical Therapy nine years ago as a physical therapy aide while also working on marketing, recruiting, human resources and many other administrative activities. After graduating in 2015 Stephanie started her career with us as a physical therapist. As the clinical director of our Great Neck clinic, she supports a team of 9 therapists. In her role, she ensures that clinical care is delivered to the highest standards so that patients can achieve their goals.

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