About Deborah Quilter
Deborah Quilter is regarded as a pioneer in the field of repetitive strain injury (RSI). She wrote two classic books on the topic: Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide (with Emil Pascarelli, M.D.,) which Amazon calls the “bible” of RSI, and The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book. She went on to investigate and teach many alternative healing modalities for RSI, which is the leading occupational injury in the U.S. and epidemic among computer users.
Ms. Quilter has appeared on NBC News, Pure Oxygen, Canal + (French t.v.), Fox News, New York 1, and has been featured in many national newspapers, magazines and radio shows. Ms. Quilter has lectured about repetitive strain injury at the New York Times, Time Inc. (including People and Life magazine staff), and various business, medical and lay groups around the country. She was the keynote speaker for two conferences on RSI in the Netherlands in November 2000.
Ms. Quilter studied Ergonomic Guidelines for Computer Use at the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Biomechanics of Human Movement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a certified yoga teacher and personal trainer, and holds certifications in therapeutic yoga and as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise, Spanda: the Yoga of Movement and Marymount Manhattan College. She was certified as a Feldenkrais® practitioner through Mind in Motion.
Working from a conveniently-located studio in mid-town Manhattan, Ms. Quilter has counseled hundreds of clients about ergonomics, repetitive strain injury, and various movement therapies. She also performs workstation analysis and movement therapy programs for companies and individuals. In addition, Ms. Quilter also consults with multi-national corporations about ergonomic product design.