(732) 222-2219

Emily Freedman, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Emily is dedicated to helping you achieve your rehabilitation goals by creating specific rehabilitation protocols that enable you to maximize your independence and quality of life.

During her undergrad years at Rowan University, Emily discovered occupational therapy while studying for her Bachelor degree in health and exercise science. She was fascinated by the occupational therapy profession because of the emphasis it places on helping individuals become independent in performing seemingly small, routine activities that make a big difference in their quality of life.

Areas of Expertise

As a registered and licensed occupational therapist (OTR/L), Emily helps patients at Natural Healthcare Center overcome physical injuries and emotional barriers by creating rehabilitation protocols that are unique to each patient. Emily has experience working with individuals across the lifespan in various settings such as inpatient rehab, outpatient neuro, acute care, and community settings.

At Natural Healthcare Center, Emily frequently helps patients recover from rotator cuff disorders, joint replacement surgery, and lumbar and cervical herniations. While pursuing her graduate degree, she co-authored a systematic review researching the effectiveness of robotic therapy on function and pain in adults rehabilitating from a stroke.

Education/Certifications

Master of Occupational Therapy, Temple University
Bachelor of Arts, Health and Exercise Science, with Specialization in Health Promotion and Fitness Management, Rowan University
Certified in Trauma-Informed Care
CPR/AED-Certified
Mental Health First Aid

Facts about Emily

Emily traveled alone to Germany and found it rewarding to visit another country by herself.
Emily reads about 100 books a year.
Emily enjoys searching the beach for sea glass and has collected shark teeth, sand dollars, coral, and many other artifacts on the Jersey Shore.

99.2% of patients would refer friends and family to us.

99.2% of patients would refer friends and family to us.
Dr. Proodian & Dr. Kurt always look to find and treat the source of the problem rather than just masking the symptoms. An amazing place overall, great staff from the top to the bottom.
Derek T.
The most caring and professional staff in the area. Hands down my favorite place to go for acupuncture and adjustments!
Dave Z.
Very professional, caring, compassionate service. Would highly recommend this group of professionals. Being a healthcare educator, Dr. Proodian is well informed by his research.
Lorraine B.
Natural Healthcare Cebter is a first class operation. They are true professionals and the office is run like a well oiled machine. I have only seen Dr. Kurt and am extremely pleased with his service. I would highly recommend them.
Michael L.
I'm so happy I decided to take this step. I would say, "run, don't walk" to discuss your healthcare plan with Dr. Proodian and Dr. Coetzee (actually, the entire staff is worth mentioning - they are a great team!) Indeed, this is one of the best choices you will make in your life!
Susan M.
I can't say enough about how thankful I am to have been referred to Natural Healthcare. From the moment I called, to my most current appointment this week, Dr.Proodian and his staff have been AMAZING! If you are pregnant and have sciatica, or back issues in general, this is the place to go- you have the opportunity to find relief!
Kory
I had pulled out my back due to the stress I had experienced from the overseas trip my wife had gone on. Well since I been going to a chiropractor for over 30 years, I know the benefits of going to one. The Natural Healthcare Center performed the treatment that I needed. Their staff was excellent in addressing my problem and they solved my back situation in the first visit. As they recommended, I went back the following 3 days and was completely healed and that's why I gave them a 5 star rating
Mike L.
I own a personal training studio (Fresh training) and have always been very hesitant in referring my members out for medical support. Dr. Proodian and his staff are at a completely different level then the rest of their field. They give each patient exactly what they need. You can comfortably go with the knowledge that your best health is the centers #1 concern.
Rob L.
Not only is everyone at Natural Healthcare so friendly and caring, they really know what they are doing. I spent years visiting different chiropractors, orthopedists, massage therapists and physical therapists and no one could properly diagnose my shoulder pain. Dr. Claudia is the first person who was able to look at the big picture and realize that most of the pain in my shoulder was coming not just from my shoulder but from my neck. When I started PT I could barely move my neck to either side and could not turn my head. I finally feel like I am making real progress.
Siobhan F.
Locations
Flagship Office

10 West End Court
Long Branch, NJ 07740
P: (732) 222-2219
F:
(732) 229-8863
Monday: 8AM-7PM
Tuesday: 8AM–7PM
Wednesday: 8AM–7PM
Thursday: 8AM–7PM
Friday: 8AM–7PM
Saturday: 9AM–1PM
Sunday: Closed

Middletown Office

9 Leonardville Rd
Middletown, NJ 07748
P: (732) 671-9005
F:
(732) 671-9006
Monday: 9AM–8PM
Tuesday: 10-3PM
Wednesday: 9AM–8PM
Thursday: 9AM–8PM
Friday: 9AM–6PM
Saturday: 10AM–1PM
Sunday: Closed