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

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
Physical Therapy at Bone & Joint Center
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 201, 6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 8am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Manlius
Manlius Health Center
Suite 200, 102 West Seneca Street
Manlius, NY 13104
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 8am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7:30am-6pm
Physical Therapy at Velasko
Velasko Professional Park
5108 Velasko Rd
Syracuse, NY 13215
Map & direction
Phone: 315 475-1433
Fax: 315 475-0944
Hours: Mon & Thurs: 7:30am - 6:30pm, Tues & Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm 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
Matthew L Bowman, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

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

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ); Cystic Fibrosis (CF); Knee Cartilage Tear; 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

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

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

Clinical Interests

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


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

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Ithaca College, 2010

Janice A Lazarski, PT, DPT
Janice A Lazarski, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 2005

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Cervical Radiculopathy; Lumbosacral Radiculopathy; Pelvic Floor Disorders; Voiding Dysfunction; Biofeedback, Physical Therapy; Electrical Stimulation for Pain; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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


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

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

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

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

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

Lori J Sopko
Lori J Sopko
315 464-8668


Kerry E Walsh, PT, DPT
Kerry E Walsh, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Geriatric Physical Therapy; Geriatrics

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Lynn T Wiegand, PT
Lynn T Wiegand, PT
315 464-8668