Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

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

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department offers comprehensive services to patients that have sustained a spinal cord injury. This includes services during the acute hospital stay, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation. Our program addresses the complexity of spinal cord injury including paraplegia, tetraplegia, bowel and bladder dysfunction, and spasticity.

Our goal is to begin early intervention to optimize a patient's independence at home and in the community. We strive to improve physical function, mobility, and activities of daily living through the use of strategies, skills and adaptive technology. Education is provided throughout the rehabilitation process to patients and family members to maximize recovery and general health. Support will also be provided by psychologists and social workers to address any emotional, cognitive or adjustment needs.

A physician's referral is required for evaluation 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

Marsha J Eggleston
Marsha J Eggleston
315 464-8668

Yvonne E Monti
Yvonne E Monti
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients; Brain Injury; Neck Stinger; Stroke

Lori M Holmes, PT
Lori M Holmes, PT
315 464-8668

Kelly L Ryan
Kelly L Ryan
315 464-8668

Kimberly A Nemi
Kimberly A Nemi
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Rehabilitation; Concussion Management; Vestibular Rehabilitation

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

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

Joanne Scandale, PhD, CRC, CCM, LMHC, CBIST
Joanne Scandale, PhD, CRC, CCM, LMHC, CBIST
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Syracuse University, 2004, Rehabilitation Counseling

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist; Brain Injury; Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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

Education & Fellowships

  • OTR: Keuka University, 2001

Jean M Stewart, PT
Jean M Stewart, PT
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy

Maria D Strong, PT, DPT
Maria D Strong, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Utica College, 2011

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Burns (Severe); Fracture; Spinal Cord Injury; Trauma

Research Interests

  • Early Mobility in ICU

    Burn Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma, Amputations, TBI, SCI, Burns


Erin VerDow, PT, DPT
Erin VerDow, PT, DPT
315 464-8668