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Balance and Falls program

Balance and Falls Program

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 Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13219
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: M, W: 8:00am - 4:30pm Tues & Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm Fri: 7:30am - 4pm
Upstate Rehabilitation at IHP
Institute For Human Performance (IHP)
1st Fl.,
505 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm; Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm

The Balance and Falls program is a comprehensive program designed to assess and treat patient with balance and fall issues. The program includes physical therapy for exercise, posture, and safety education. Occupational therapy services may be indicated for additional adaptive equipment needs.

Who Would Benefit from the Program?

Individuals with a history of falls and gait disturbances including those with osteoporosis, back pain, neuropathy, post hip and knee replacements, generalized weakness, and neurological disorders will benefit from this program.

What to expect from Therapy

A complete evaluation will be conducted during the initial visit. This evaluation may include a variety of tests to measure your strength, endurance, gait speed, balance, and joint movement. In addition to testing, a detailed history of your lifestyle, activity level, and home environment is conducted to help provide appropriate treatment.

A supervised exercise program, specific to your individual needs will be conducted. Strengthening and flexibility, coordination, balance and agility exercises, and core strengthening exercises on specialized equipment will enhance your therapy goals. You will receive detailed diagrams of exercises, proper body mechanics, and safety and fall prevention techniques for your home program. The goal of the program is to decrease the risk of falls, increase activity level, and improve safety awareness.

Preparing for your Visit

  • Wear loose clothing (slacks are recommended to allow ease with exercise and movement).
  • Wear supportive shoes
  • Bring a list of all medications
  • Bring or wear your glasses and hearing aides

There are balance specialists at all locations.

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

Providers

Annina Dougherty, PT, DPT
Annina Dougherty, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011

Lauren E Jackson, PT, DPT
Lauren E Jackson, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Balance and Fall Prevention, Rehab Service; Geriatrics; Lymphedema Management, Rehab Service

Clinical Interests

  • Geriatric Physical Therapy, Balance and fall prevention


Karen L Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, FAADE
Karen L Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, FAADE
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 2005, Physical Therapy
  • MS: Syracuse University, 1998, Exercise Physiology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Diabetes Educator; Geriatric Physical Therapy; Diabetes; Low Back Pain; Neck Strain; Osteoporosis; more

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis Management, Running Injuries

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)

Maureen A Mancuso, PT, DPT
Maureen A Mancuso, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

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

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Samantha L Morin, PT, DPT
Samantha L Morin, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Ithaca College, 2009

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Brain Aneurysm; Brain and Spine Tumors; Cognitive Disorders; Dementia; Falls; more

Denali Remonda, PT, DPT
Denali Remonda, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Buffalo, 2009

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Amputation; Brain Injury; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Muscular Dystrophies; Spinal Cord Injury; more

Katharine L Sellers, PT, DPT
Katharine L Sellers, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

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

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Osteoarthritis; Geriatrics; Outpatient Physical Therapy; Spine Pain Treatment; more

Research Interests

  • Geriatrics

Education Interests

  • Geriatrics

Clinical Interests

  • Geriatrics


Adam Strizak, PT, DPT
Adam Strizak, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Cervical Radiculopathy; Chronic Pain; Fibromyalgia; Foot and Ankle; Frozen Shoulder; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Kerry Walsh, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Kerry Walsh, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008
  • BS: Boston College, 2003, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Geriatric Physical Therapy; Falls; Hip Fracture; Knee Pain; Low Back Pain; more

Clinical Interests

  • Geriatrics, Balance and Falls

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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