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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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
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 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

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program provides physical therapy services for patients with various pulmonary diseases. This multi-faceted approach will include education in the disease process, breathing and relaxation techniques, pulmonary medications, and nutrition. Every patient receives individualized therapy sessions including an evaluation to determine functional problems related to the disease process.

What to Expect from Therapy

  • The program has been developed using examination techniques, outcome measures and treatment plans based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Treatments can include strengthening, endurance training and breathing exercises which are tailored to each individual's personal needs and goals.
  • Each patient's vital signs are monitored throughout to ensure a safe and effective therapy session.
  • Energy conservation techniques are provided to each patient as needed based on his or her evaluation.
  • Each patient is provided with a home exercise program to continue addressing his or her rehabilitation.
  • Every patient is assisted with the transition to a home-based or community-based exercise program after completion of their rehabilitation program.

Our program may be suitable for patients with the following diagnoses:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Lung resection
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Restrictive lung disorders
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pneumonia
  • Pre-operative and Post-operative lung volume reduction surgery
  • Pre-operative and Post-operative lung transplant
  • Any individual whose functional abilities are limited by his/her pulmonary status

Preparing for your First Visit

  • Your first visit will typically include a complete examination and exercise instruction/education.
  • You should wear clothing that is easy to move in and bring a list of your current medications and the names of your physicians/other healthcare providers.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete paperwork for your visit.

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

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Providers

Matthew L Bowman, PT, DPT, CCS
Matthew L Bowman, PT, DPT, CCS
315 464-6543

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)

Caitlin M Farruggio, PT, DPT
Caitlin M Farruggio, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2013, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • BS: SUNY College at Cortland, 2009, Health Science with concentration in Allied Heath

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Amputation; Foot and Ankle; Leg Pain; Low Back Pain; Neck Injuries; Pulmonary Disorders; more

Erin J Gallup, PT, MPT
Erin J Gallup, PT, MPT
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Cardiac Rehabilitation

Kaitlin M Mead, PT, DPT
Kaitlin M Mead, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Ithaca College, 2010

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Concussion; Foot and Ankle; Knee Pain; Low Back Pain; Neck Injuries; more

Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
Emily S O'Toole, PT, MSPT, DPT
315 464-6543

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

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