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Sports Program

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers physical therapy services to individuals recovering from injury sustained during sporting competitions or practice.

Injuries to athletes include sprains, strains, overuse injuries and fractures and can result in missed practice time or the inability to compete in games. Whether you are a high school or collegiate athlete, a youth just learning a sport, or a recreational/weekend athlete, injuries are a common occurrence.

What you Should Expect from your Therapy

The physical therapists in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department Sports Program offer a comprehensive examination focused on returning you to competition as quickly and safely as possible. Recovery from an injury requires the athlete to first restore their ability to perform daily activities prior to returning to athletic movements and sport specific activities.

Treatment may include:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching
  • Supportive taping
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Modalities for controlling pain and inflammation

Your rehabilitation will include education on prevention of re-injury and performance improvement.

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

Providers

Timothy J Abel, PT
Timothy J Abel, PT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2008

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

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)

Amanda M Drake, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Amanda M Drake, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2019, Orthopedics
  • DPT: Utica College, 2018

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Strength and Conditioning Spec; Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Maureen E Harnan, PT, DPT, OCS
Maureen E Harnan, PT, DPT, OCS
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; Achilles Tendon Injury; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; Broken Ankle; more

Bethany M Hudson, PT
Bethany M Hudson, PT
315 464-8668

Karen L Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, FAADE
Karen L Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, FAADE
315 464-5726

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)

Steven Lounsbury, PT, DPT, CSCS, CAFS
Steven Lounsbury, PT, DPT, CSCS, CAFS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Nazareth College of Rochester, 2020, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • BS: Nazareth College of Rochester, 2018, Health Sciences, Psychology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Strength and Conditioning Spec; Achilles Tendon Injury; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Cervical Radiculopathy; Foot and Ankle; more

Research Interests

  • Biomechanical Analysis, Sports Rehabiliation/Return to Play, Orthopedic Injuries/Current Treatment Approaches

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Biomechanical Analysis, Performance Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Kelly Meyers, PT, DPT, CSCS
Kelly Meyers, PT, DPT, CSCS
315 464-1750

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 2006, physical therapy
  • MS: Ithaca College, 1997, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Certified Strength and Conditioning Spec; Foot and Ankle; Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle; Foot and Ankle; Outpatient Physical Therapy; more

Clinical Interests

  • Dance medicine, Pilates, foot orthotics, gait analysis

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Jacob W Nigolian, PT, DPT, OCS
Jacob W Nigolian, PT, DPT, OCS
315 464-5540

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 2019, Orthopaedics
  • DPT: Utica College, 2018

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy


Christine L Rieger, PT
Christine L Rieger, PT
315 464-2233

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: City University of New York, 1995, Physical therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Foot and Ankle; Hip Fracture; Knee Cartilage Tear; Knee Pain; Shoulder Injuries; more

Jeffrey Romans, PT
Jeffrey Romans, PT
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Stony Brook, 2013

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Achilles Tendon Injury; Cervical Radiculopathy; Knee Cartilage Tear; Low Back Pain; Lumbar Stenosis; more

Clinical Interests

  • Sports Rehab. Spine Rehab. Pain Sciences. Orthopedics.

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Adam P Rufa, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
Adam P Rufa, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
315 464-6883

Education & Fellowships

  • PhD: Nova Southeastern University, 2020
  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008
  • PT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002
  • BS: LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY, 1999

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; Physical Therapy

Research Interests

  • Maximizing outcomes for patients with pain related conditions.

Clinical Interests

  • Manual therapy

    Chronic pain

    Spine care

    Orthopedics

    Sports

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


Kaitlin M Skiff, PT, DPT
Kaitlin M Skiff, 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

Thomas M Spangenberg, PT, DPT, CSCS
Thomas M Spangenberg, PT, DPT, CSCS
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2013
  • BS: University of Rochester, 2007

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Certified Strength and Conditioning Spec; Physical Therapy; Achilles Tendon Injury; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; more

Education Interests

  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment of low back pain and spinal related disorders.  Management of acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Sports injuries and rehabilitation.


Ryan C Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA-C, FMS
Ryan C Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA-C, FMS
315 464-6543

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Lumbar Stenosis; Rotator Cuff Injury; Runner's Knee; Shoulder Injuries

Timothy J Stayer, PT, DPT, OCS
Timothy J Stayer, PT, DPT, OCS
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2016
  • PT: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1985

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Rotator Cuff Injury; Rotator Cuff Injury; Shoulder Injuries; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Sarah C Talbot, PT, DPT, OCS
Sarah C Talbot, PT, DPT, OCS
315 464-6543

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: Northeastern University, 2008

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Physical Therapy; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Bunion; Foot and Ankle; Hamstring Strain; more

Clinical Interests

  • Foot and ankle rehabilitation


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