Total Joint Program

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers a comprehensive program for people undergoing joint replacement. The program is initiated before your surgery with a preoperative session, continues into your immediate post-operative rehabilitation and concludes with your outpatient physical therapy.

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

Preoperative Session

Individuals undergoing a total joint replacement at University Hospital participate in a preoperative information session with a physical therapist. This session takes place on the same day as all other preoperative testing.

The therapist will provide information about the rehabilitation plan, as well as helpful hints to prepare for surgery. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about the rehabilitation program. Written materials will also be provided at this session to outline the preoperative and postoperative plan of care.

Postoperative Rehabilitative Care

Postoperative rehabilitation begins on the afternoon of surgery or early the next morning. Therapy is scheduled at least twice a day during hospitalization. It is important to begin therapy very soon after surgery to minimize the risk of complications and maximize the function of the new joint.

  • Physical therapists will assess your mobility and work with the nurses to progress functional activity and begin an exercise program.
  • Occupational therapists will assess your ability to perform activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, and toileting, and issue any adaptive equipment needed.

The therapists will also work with you, your surgeon, and a case manager to make sure you have all necessary equipment and services at the time of discharge, based on your individual progress in therapy. Most patients are in the hospital for 3-5 days after surgery, before continuing therapy at home or in an inpatient rehabilitation center.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Outpatient physical therapy offers a continuation of rehabilitation with individualized exercise programs for increasing strength, range of motion, and mobility. The goal of outpatient therapy is to maximize the function of the new joint, and return to or beyond your previous functional level.

Please call to schedule an outpatient physical therapy evaluation a few days before you are discharged from home physical therapy services.

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

Providers

Jennifer L Collis, PT, DPT
Jennifer L Collis, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2015

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Achilles Tendon Injury; Acute Pain; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Nicole M Conese, PT
Nicole M Conese, PT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: University of Maryland at Baltimore, 2015, Physical Therapy
  • BS: University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2012, Exercise Science

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS); Alzheimer's Disease - Dementia; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; Dementia; more

Clinical Interests

  • stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation and management of dizziness


Carol Fabbri, PT
Carol Fabbri, PT
315 492-5917

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: University of Pittsburgh, 1981, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients

Mindy L Heath, PT, DPT
Mindy L Heath, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2014, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Pain; Trauma; Acute Pain; Amputee Rehabilitation; Chronic Pain Rehabilitation; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Christina T Legg, PT, DPT
Christina T Legg, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2016
  • BS: SUNY Binghamton, 2011, Integrative Neuroscience

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Amputation; Brain Injury; Falls; Hip Fracture; Stroke; more

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)

Sarah E Moore, PT
Sarah E Moore, PT
315 464-5540

Allison A Murray, PT, DPT
Allison A Murray, PT, DPT
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Inpatient Physical Therapy; Total Hip Replacement; Total Knee Replacement

Tara L Price, BS in Occupation Therapy Science
Tara L Price, BS in Occupation Therapy Science
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Utica College, 1996, Occupational Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS); Geriatrics; Occupational Therapy; Stroke Rehabilitation

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

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Foot and Ankle; Frozen Shoulder; Knee Pain; Leg Pain; Low Back Pain; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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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