Our Team

Cynthia Shechter

Cynthia Shechter, CLT-UE, OTR/L, CIMT, MA

Cynthia Shechter, CLT-UE, OTR/L, CIMT, MA is the owner and Director of Rehabilitation at ShechterCare. She earned her masters degree in occupational therapy at New York University. She has devoted her clinical practice to breast cancer and lymphedema rehabilitation as well as hand/upper extremity therapy. Cynthia has lectured on the topic of breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema to several cancer groups in the community as well as to different physicians’ groups. Her main focus is educating patients on lymphedema management and enabling them to return to their regular lifestyle. Cynthia is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the medical community on the benefits of rehabilitation following breast cancer surgery.

Shaziya Keswani

Shaziya Keswani, OTR/L, MS

Shaziya Keswani, OTR/L, MS is the Assistant Director of Rehabilitation who earned her masters degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University in New York City. Prior to joining ShechterCare, Shaziya worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City focusing on in-patient neurological rehabilitation and general orthopedics. She has also worked at the Hospital for Special Surgery with adolescent and young women who were diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Her strong interest in women’s health and wellness led her to specialize in breast cancer and lymphedema rehabilitation. For several years, Shaziya has been committed to educating women about the benefits of post-surgical breast cancer therapy to reach their physical and functional goals.

Brenda Fadeyibi

Brenda Fadeyibi, CLT, OTR/L, MOT

Brenda Fadeyibi, CLT, OTR/L, MOT is a senior therapist who earned her masters degree in occupational therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Brenda began her professional career in acute care in a teaching hospital in Philadelphia where she treated a vast array of diagnoses including severe trauma and strokes. Shortly after moving to New York City, Brenda worked in an outpatient clinic where she focused on orthopedic diagnoses of the hand and upper extremity. She specializes in the treatment of upper and lower extremity lymphedema as well as assisting patients in returning to their pre-surgical level of activity. Brenda’s goal is to help her patients feel better and educate them on self-management techniques.

Dana Torregiano, O.T.

Dana Torregiano, CLT-LANA, OTR/L, MSOT

Dana Torregiano, CLT-LANA, OTR/L, MSOT earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Seton Hall University’s School of Graduate Medical Education. Dana learned early on in her graduate program about the debilitating effects of breast cancer treatments. She focused her studies on breast cancer and lymphedema therapy and presented at conferences nationally prior to graduation. Dana is a board certified lymphedema therapist specializing in breast cancer rehabilitation and hand/upper extremity therapy for orthopedics. Dana educates her patients on the importance of being active participants in their care and has given lectures at several women’s support groups. She works to assist her patients in adopting or returning to a healthy lifestyle in recovery.

Dhanya James, OTD, OTR/L

Dhanya James, OTD, OTR/L earned her doctorate degree from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dhanya’s experience varies from working in acute rehabilitation at UIC Hospital in Chicago to working with a number of cancer support communities in the greater Philadelphia area. Coming from a strong dance background, Dhanya focused her doctoral capstone on the physical and emotional benefits of dance for breast cancer survivors. Dhanya has developed a passion for breast cancer rehabilitation and hopes to improve both the physical and mental well-being of her patients.

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