Spinal Pain Therapy

Spine Program

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department offers therapy for individuals with spine (back) pain. This program is for individuals of all ages who are experiencing pain at any level of their spine from the neck, mid-back or low back, with or without extremity pain from nerve involvement

Upstate Rehabilitation at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at Bone & Joint Center
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 201, 6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 8am-6pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at Manlius
Manlius Health Center
Suite 200, 102 West Seneca Street
Manlius, NY 13104
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7:30am-6pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at Western Lights
Suite B-100, 4671 Onondaga Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13219
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: M, W, F: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Tues & Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm Fri: 7:30am - 4pm

What to Expect from Therapy

  • An evaluation will be performed to assess movement and document functional deficits.
  • A goal-driven program will be developed to resolve or minimize symptoms and return you to your previous level of activities as tolerated.
  • The spine rehabilitation team works with specific protocols in the areas of pre and post surgical intervention, scoliosis, stenosis and chronic pain.
  • Acute pain is addressed with manual therapy and modalities along with education to gradually regain normal movement patterns.
  • Muscle imbalances are assessed to minimize effect of uneven forces from weak or over-lengthened muscles on the spine through spinal stabilization and Pilates rehabilitation techniques.

Preparing for your First Visit

  • The initial visit will entail a complete review of past medical history, specific tests and treatment plan.
  • Loose clothing is recommended for initial and subsequent visits.
A physician's referral is required for evaluation and treatment within this program.

Providers

Matthew L Bowman, PT, DPT, CCS
Matthew L Bowman, PT, DPT, CCS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Physical Therapy
  • PT: Ithaca College, 2001, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy; Physical Therapy; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ); Cystic Fibrosis (CF); more

Clinical Interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Todd M Charland, PT, DPT
Todd M Charland, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2006

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Aquatic Therapy, Rehab Service; Orthopedic Physical Therapy; Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Tania N Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT
Tania N Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2007

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Knee Pain; Low Back Pain; Pelvic Floor Disorders; Shoulder Injuries; Voiding Dysfunction; more

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedic injuries, Pilates therapy, Manual Therapy, Women's health


Maureen A Mancuso, PT, DPT
Maureen A Mancuso, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Concussion Management, Rehab Service; Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Kaitlin M Mead, PT, DPT
Kaitlin M Mead, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Ithaca College, 2010

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Concussion Management, Rehab Service; Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Michael E Oliver, PT
Michael E Oliver, PT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011
  • PT: Nazareth College of Rochester, 2008, Master's of Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Pediatric Physical Therapy


Christopher Ross, PT
Christopher Ross, PT
315 475-1433

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Orthopedic Physical Therapy; Spine Pain Treatment; Sports Injury Rehabilitation; Total Joint Replacement, Rehab Service

Adam P Rufa, PT, DPT, OCS
Adam P Rufa, PT, DPT, OCS
315 464-6883

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008
  • PT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002
  • BS: LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY, 1999

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Strength and Conditioning Spec; Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; Physical Therapy

Research Interests

  • Pain

Clinical Interests

  • Manual therapy

    Chronic pain

    Spine care

    Orthopedics

    Sports


Katharine L Sellers, PT, DPT
Katharine L Sellers, PT, DPT
315 475-1433

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Russell Sage College, 2008
  • BA: Russell Sage College, 2006, Biopsychology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Outpatient Physical Therapy; Spine Pain Treatment; Sports Injury Rehabilitation; Total Joint Replacement, Rehab Service; Vestibular Rehabilitation

Adam Strizak, PT, DPT
Adam Strizak, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Sarah C Talbot, PT, DPT
Sarah C Talbot, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Northeastern University, 2008

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Bunion; Foot and Ankle; Knee Pain; Osteoarthritis; Plantar Fasciitis; more

Clinical Interests

  • Foot and ankle rehabilitation


Cassandra M Terpening, PT, DPT, CSCS
Cassandra M Terpening, PT, DPT, CSCS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2010, Physical Therapy
  • MS: Utica College, 2005, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Strength and Conditioning Spec; Physical Therapy; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; more

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Oncology Rehabilitation, Pilates


Kerry Walsh, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Kerry Walsh, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Geriatric Physical Therapy; Geriatrics

Clinical Interests

  • Geriatrics, Balance and Falls

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)