Biography

Dr. Marita Black, PT, DPT, PCS, CEIM is a Physical Therapist who practices in a Pediatric outpatient clinic, early intervention, and private clients (adults and pediatrics).)  Marita has well over a decade of experience as a Physical Therapist, the majority of which is in pediatrics. She treats children of all ages, with a wide range of diagnoses including torticollis, brachial plexus injury, general motor delay, as well as other orthopedic and neurological disorders.  

Marita currently is expanding her practice with a focus on craniosacral therapy.  After being pregnant with her daughter she fell in love with pre and post partum physical therapy care, and wishes to share this knowledge with her patients. 

She worked as a Senior Physical Therapist at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center for over 14 years.  During her time there she worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), treated in the outpatient clinic, and functioned as the primary Physical Therapist for both the Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center as well as the NICU.  Marita also spent years as a lab instructor at Columbia University and functioned as a Clinical Scholar at Hunter College.  She left the NYC area in 2018 to raise her daughter on the Jersey Shore. 

Marita is a Pediatric Certified Specialist. She received her Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University, a Physical Therapy Master's degree from Boston University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychobiology from Binghamton University.  She is currently pursuing coursework through the Upledger Institute. 

Marita enjoys teaching infant massage techniques to parents.  She has a fondness for the beach, meditation, grainfree baking, and real food.