Certified in Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy,
Certified in Pilates Instruction
Drawn to the physical therapy profession through her love of dance, sports, movement, and fitness, Deanna “Deedee” B. Savant has passionately pursued advanced training in the art and science of movement and rehabilitation. Deedee’s rehabilitation specialties include spine pain (both non-operative and post-operative), chronic pain, wellness in special populations, osteoporosis exercise design, repetitive stress injuries, extremity injuries, and ergonomics. In addition to working in clinical settings, Deedee has practiced physical therapy and ergonomic consulting in various industries from musical theater to airline workers.
Deedee loves spending her free time with her active family. She is married to a marathon participant and her children play a variety of sports such as soccer and baseball. Deedee stays in shape with daily aerobic exercise, Pilates, and Yoga. On weekends she can be found hiking the trails in the Oakland hills with her dog, biking, swimming, or shooting baskets with her children, skiing in the winter, reading, attending theater and music concerts, and cooking.
Credentials and Certifications: M.P.T. University of Southern California in Physical Therapy; Credentialed in Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy through the McKenzie Institute; Certified Pilates Instructor through Synergy Fitness; Certified Injury Prevention Specialist through Future Industrial Technologies; Kaiser Vallejo fellowship program in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Deedee has advanced training in Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Cranial-Sacral Therapy with instructors from Michigan State University and the Upledger Institute. Additional post-graduate coursework includes Functional exercise design courses, Yoga applications for therapy and various manual therapies. She is an instructor for the Pilates Instructor Certification Program at Lafayette Physical Therapy. She is also a former clinical instructor for University of Wisconsin, Madison Department of Physical Therapy, and a former lecturer for the Kaiser Hayward Manual Therapy Program.