Tatiana Bulanov was born in Moscow, Russia where she attended the Moscow Central University of Physical Culture, majoring in Remedial Therapeutic Exercises and Coaching in Archery. She completed her dissertation in Sports Sociology as part of her Post-Graduate Studies. After immigrating to the United States in the early 1990s, Tatiana attended Mercy College, aiming for a degree in Physical Therapy. Working as a Physical Therapy Assistant throughout the week at the Rehabilitation Department of Coney Island Hospital, Tatiana joined a weekend-study program. Though it was difficult to manage both going to school and working full-time, Tatiana managed to persevere and obtain her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She continued to work at Coney Island Hospital as Physical Therapist, where she provided treatment to variety of patients, as well as supervised and trained PTAs and PT students.
In 2000, Tatiana started her work with pediatrics at the Garden of Health and became the Clinical Director of I&T Early Start, where she ran continuing education workshops for pediatric physical and occupational therapists around the country. In 2002, Tatiana joined the Department of Education, where she provides high-quality physical therapy for children with multiply disabilities as a Senior Physical Therapist.
Tatiana also continues her education today, attending lectures, seminars, and symposiums regarding a range of topics for pediatric physical therapy. She completed her certification in infant massage therapy, neurodevelopmental facilitation, pediatric yoga, and pediatric kinesio taping. Tatiana joined the Back to Health team in November 2016 as a pediatric PT. She prides herself in being professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about her skills, which along with her proficiency in both Russian and English and years of experience, allow her to deliver top-quality care to all her patients.