Neurological Program

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers comprehensive therapy examination and treatment for individuals with neurological problems. These problems may result if you have experienced a stroke, brain injury, concussion injury, brain tumor, spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis.
University Rehabilitation Center
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm
Physical Therapy at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm

Treatments and techniques include:

  • Mobility retaining including ambulation, transfers, and community navigation
  • Balance retraining and safety
  • Activities of daily living to increase independence for self care, home and community tasks
  • Independent living skills with a focus on school and work transitions
  • Speech/language retraining
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Visual retraining
  • Physical skills facilitation to improve strength, range of motion, endurance and coordination

Specialty training programs may include the use of specialized equipment including the Lokomat®, ARMEO®, Walkaide®, or Dynavision™ systems to provide the highest level of clinical care with advanced technology.

Programs are based on individual needs and goals with patient education and home program being key to the plan of care.

A physician's referral is required for examination and treatment within this program.

Providers

Sara J Bullock, PT, DPT
Sara J Bullock, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Buffalo, 2006

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Parkinson's Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke

Emily J Costello
Emily J Costello
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury; Neuromuscular Disease; Stroke

Amy C DeBlois, PT
Amy C DeBlois, PT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Ithaca College, 1999, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Concussion

Jennifer L Donnelly
Jennifer L Donnelly
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Utica College, 2003, Occupational Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury; Concussion; Stroke; Concussion Management, Rehab Service; Neurological Rehabilitation

Marsha J Eggleston
Marsha J Eggleston
315 464-8668

Carrie E Garcia
Carrie E Garcia
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: West Virginia University, 2001, Speech-Language Pathology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Brain Injury; Cognitive Disorders; Communication Disorders; Concussion; Dysphagia; more

Erica K Hall, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST REGISTERED/ LICENSED
Erica K Hall, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST REGISTERED/ LICENSED
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • OTR: Russell Sage College, 2010

Amy M Jennings
Amy M Jennings
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist

Vicki M Kalina, PT
Vicki M Kalina, PT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • PT: Quinnipiac College, 2002

Christine C Lighthipe
Christine C Lighthipe
315 464-8668

Lynne Romeiser-Logan, PT, PhD, PCS
Lynne Romeiser-Logan, PT, PhD, PCS
315 464-5820

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2009

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brachial Plexus Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Spasticity; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; more

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of treatments for children and adults with neurological disorders.

Education Interests

  • Evidence based practice

Clinical Interests

  • Spasticity, developmental disabilities, brachial plexus injury, neurological disorders.


Kimberly A Nemi
Kimberly A Nemi
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Rehabilitation; Concussion Management; Vestibular Rehabilitation

Kristin A Overend, PT
Kristin A Overend, PT
315 464-2300

Education & Fellowships

  • PT: Nazareth College of Rochester, 2008, Master's of Physical Therapy

Kathleen A Rake, OTR/L, CHT
Kathleen A Rake, OTR/L, CHT
315 464-2300

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Hand Specialist

Education Interests

  • Clinical Coordinator for OT, Speech Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation students

Clinical Interests

  • Hand Therapy, Burn Rehabilitaion, ALS, Concussion program


Denali R Remonda, PT, DPT
Denali R Remonda, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Amputation; Brain Injury; Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (HMSN-1); Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Muscular Dystrophies; Spinal Cord Injury; more

Kelly L Ryan
Kelly L Ryan
315 464-8668

Leslie A Schwarz, PT, DPT
Leslie A Schwarz, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: University of Vermont, 2012, Physical Therapy

Jennifer I Spieker, OTR/L
Jennifer I Spieker, OTR/L
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • OTR: Keuka University, 2001

Emily E Talbot
Emily E Talbot
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Ithaca College, 2011

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Dysphagia; Speech and Language Problems; Stroke; Speech Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Dysphagia, head and neck cancer, stroke, TBI, cognition, aphasia, apraxia.

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association, Ccc-Slp

Danielle J Wheeler-Vickery, PT
Danielle J Wheeler-Vickery, PT
315 464-8668

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)