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October is National Physical Therapy Month


Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can help improve your quality of life by restoring and improving your ability to move. If you are one of many people who experience low back pain, for example, a physical therapist can help. If you have had a running injury or want to maintain your ability to run as you age, a physical therapist can help. If you are experiencing Bell palsy, diabetes, frozen shoulder, or pelvic pain, to name but a few conditions, a physical therapist can help.

According to the 2011 "AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise," approximately 7 in 10 adults age 45 and older (71%) are physically active. If you are a baby boomer, physical therapists can help you stay physically active, including helping you deal with common injuries associated with aging, such as tendinitis and meniscus tears as well as the effects of arthritis.


Crouse Hospital extends our thanks to our Physical Rehabilitation Services team members during October (National Physical Therapy Month) and all year through!


Physical Rehabilitation Services Team Members
Frank Cogliandro, Director
Lisa Miles, Inpatient and Admin Project Coordinator (Office Manager)
Paula Schmid Begel, PTA
Jonathan Mcdermott, PTA
Kathy McShane, PT Aide
Lindsey Clark, PT Aide
Denita Murray, PT Aide

Inpatient Team
Larissa English, PT
Jenee Kawejsza, PT
Vicki Kalina, PT
Denali Remonda, PT
Martha Ganley, OT
Maureen Henesey, OT
Elizabeth Compeau, OT
Kristen O’Brien, SLP
Kathy Ingianni, SLP
Kathleen Wheeler, PTA
Helen Winchell, PTA
Noreen Smith, PTA
Shelby Brown, PTA
Naresh Aeleti, DPT
Julie DeKing, PT
Wendy Page, PT
Valerie O’Reilly, PT
Jennifer Fetterman, PT

CNY Medical Center Location
Elaine Burnham, Office Manager
Tom Fricke, PT
Cindy Gillette, PT
Julie Hall, PT
John (Jack) Kielbasinkski, PT

Dewitt Location
Chris Naples, Office Manager
Ilona Pouty, PT
Karen DeCarlo, DPT
Laura Kirkpatrick, PT
Marianne Fricke, PT
Delia Esce, PT, DPT

Liverpool Location
Beth Anne O’Key, Office Manager
Holly Carroll, PT
Richard O’Brien, DPT
Stephen Page, PT
Dustin Sellers, DPT


Inpatient PT Team Members

PT Inpatient

Dewitt Location Team Members

PT East 


CNY Medical Center Team Members



Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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