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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Upstate Rehabilitation at the Downtown Campus
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104,
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services to patients of all ages who have sustained a brain injury. Our multidisciplinary team has experience working with patients who have had a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor and other kinds of brain injuries.

Treatment goals include:

  • Patient and family education
  • Improving everyday life skills
  • Assisting if needed with return to driving, work, or school

Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation begins as soon as possible after brain injury. Our physicians, therapists and case managers are ready to begin working with patients throughout University Hospital as soon as requested. Patients are seen in their rooms or brought to our rehabilitation gym on the 2nd floor. Treatment goals include patient and family education, identifying problems in everyday functioning that might affect the patient's ability to care for them, and preparing for discharge.

Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Comprehensive inpatient brain injury rehabilitation is offered at the Rehabilitation Center on the 2nd floor of University Hospital. This service is for children and adults who require inpatient rehabilitation after illness or injury, and who still have significant medical concerns requiring hospital-based treatment. Patients are evaluated for admission by our consultation service. If they qualify for services, they can be brought to the inpatient unit on the 2nd floor when a bed is available. Individualized treatment and discharge plans are developed for each patient.

Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program offers individualized treatment to patients who are struggling with changes in their functioning due to brain injury. The multidisciplinary team includes occupational, physical, and speech therapists as well as physicians, psychologists, a vocational rehabilitation counselor and a case manager. Patients are seen by one or more of these specialists depending on their needs. We also help patients and families identify community-based support services they can use.

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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