Ms. Erni received her Physical Therapy degree in 1984 from The University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1986, Ms. Erni completed the Laban/Bartenieff Certificate Program in Movement Analysis in New York City and in 1993 received a Masters degree in Motor Learning from the Movement Science Department at Columbia University. Since 1994 Ms. Erni has been a Clinical Instructor at the New York University College of Dentistry clinic for orofacial pain. Ms. Erni is Adjunct Faculty at Touro College and The Hospital for Special Surgery for the Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Programs. As a Master Clinician for the treatment of orofacial pain, Ms. Erni mentors the residents of both these programs.
Ms. Erni has been very active with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, a group of dentists and medical professionals seeking optimal treatment and recovery from TMJ-related diagnosis. Ms. Erni has served in many capacities including as a Board Member, invited speaker, and Conference Curriculum Development.
In 1990 Ms. Erni established a private practice in Manhattan, New York. Ms. Erni’s practice philosophy is to provide quality patient care by treating each patient individually, One-to-One with a licensed physical therapist. To achieve the best results for each patient each visit is 45 minutes with the same physical therapist who custom tailors, executes, and modifies the treatment protocol. From a solo practice it has grown to include 3 full time physical therapists with advanced degrees and extensive clinical experience. Ms. Erni’s physical therapy practice has been a member of The Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Network since 1995, one of New York’s premiere surgical orthopedic hospitals. As of 2020, Ms. Erni had 36 years of clinical experience.