Physical Therapy


Michael Costello PT, DSc, OCS, MTC
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency,
Spine Fellowship, and
Continuing Education Coordinator

Dr. Costello is the Coordinator of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and the Spine Fellowship Program at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY, where he teaches courses related to clinical reasoning, management of spinal conditions, clinical application of pain sciences, and manual therapy. He received his physical therapy degree from Ithaca College in 1997, completed his Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) with the University of St. Augustine in 2004 and became board certified in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2011. He graduated from the Doctor of Science program in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University in 2012, and his dissertation work has been published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Mike is actively involved in the APTA, and is a member of the Accreditation Services Committee of ABPTRFE. Mike has served as adjunct faculty at Ithaca College since 2006, and has presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting and the New York State Student Conclave. His clinical practice focuses on the management of patients with orthopedic conditions and individuals with chronic pain.

Dan Agnese PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Dr. Agnese is a Physical Therapist at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, New York specializing in orthopedics and sports physical therapy, athletic performance, and knee injuries. Dr. Agnese is a faculty member for the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at Cayuga Medical Center, teaching strength and sports. Dr. Agnese completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College in 2007. In 2014 Dr. Agnese became board certified as a Sport Certified Specialist (SCS) by the ABPTS. Dr. Agnese has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist (CSCS) since 2007 and has been the Strength and Conditioning coach for Ithaca and Lansing high school football programs. As an athlete himself Dr. Agnese currently plays rugby for the Cortland Homer Thundering Herd. In the past Dr. Agnese has competed in Crossfit, as a strongman, and as a sponsored snowboarder.

Kim Bailey, ATC, CSCS

Kim is an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach specializing in injury recognition, treatment, and prevention of athletic injuries. She earned her Athletic Training degree from SUNY Brockport in 1999 and has been working in Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance with Cayuga Medical Center since 2000. Kim is the head athletic trainer at Ithaca High School where she works with over 25 athletic teams. She co-teaches Current Topics in Sports Medicine covering injury prevention for sports and the accompanying practical section.

Jackie Barbano PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Barbano is a member of the Cayuga Medical Center Physical Therapy staff at the Island Health Center Outpatient Physical Therapy site in Ithaca, NY. She received her physical therapy degree from Ithaca College, and was then chosen as the resident for the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Cayuga Medical Center. Upon graduating from the post-doctorate residency program, she became board certified in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2012. Her clinical practice includes the management of a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries, with specific interest and subspecialty in the foot and ankle region, running mechanics, and dance performance.

Karl Bergmann PT, ScD, OCS, COMT, CSCS

Dr. Bergmann began his career in a private practice setting before joining the United States Air Force in 2002. In the service, Karl received extensive training in differential diagnosis and patient management while working in a direct access setting utilizing all privileges that go along with primary care. Looking forward to assisting in the development of and teaching in an orthopedic residency program, Karl separated from the USAF and moved to Ithaca, NY to join the team at Cayuga Medical Center. He teaches courses related to differential diagnosis, management of lower extremity conditions, and manual therapy. Karl has served as adjunct faculty at Ithaca College since 2010 and has presented several lectures to the local professional community. Karl has extensive clinical experience with all types of orthopedic problems, and has developed specialty areas of practice in the differential diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity disorders and manual therapy of the spine and extremities.

Jeff Humphrey, PT, MPT, CHT, CEAS

Jeff received his physical therapy degree (MPT) from Gannon University in 1999. In 2004 he successfully completed the requirements and examination for a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Since 2003 Jeff has been providing ergonomic assessments to the private industry as a certified ergonomic assessment specialist. Jeff has received extensive training in the management of hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions. He continues to provide community lectures on the physical therapy management of hand injuries. Jeff has been the lead instructor and mentor for the Hand, Wrist and Elbow course in the CMC orthopedic physical therapy residency since 2009. Jeff is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute in the management of golf related injuries and improving golf performance. Jeff continues to treat a full case load of hand and upper extremity injuries.

Mark Jackson, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Jackson received his entry level PT degree (MPS) in 1999 and a transitional DPT in 2006 (Summa Cum Laude), both at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. In 2010, he became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Mark has been in full-time clinical practice since 1999. He began his career at Guthrie Health Services/Robert Packer Hospital (Sayre, PA), transitioned to working for several years in private practice in Cortland, NY, and then joined Cayuga Medical Center in 2008. Mark's areas of clinical practice include orthopedics (APTA Orthopedic Section Member since 1996) and vestibular rehabilitation. In addition to being a clinical instructor since 2000, Mark has lectured at Upstate Medical University, Ithaca College, the New York Physical Therapy Association, in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Cayuga Medical Center, and has given professional and community-based lectures in the region. He is a past recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association's Mary McMillan Scholarship Award (PT Professional Education Program Level) and the National Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award. Interest in shoulder conditions has led Mark to focus some of his clinical work and teaching on the management of this patient population.

Andrew M Jordan, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Jordan received his entry level PT degree (MPSPT) from Upstate Medical University in 1998. In 2005 he finished a transitional DPT, also at Upstate Medical University. In 2006 he sat for and passed the OCS examination. Andrew has extensive clinical experience with all types of orthopedic problems, especially shoulder disorders. Interest in the shoulder as a specialty area began early in his career. He has devoted extensive time to studying the surgical, anatomic, physiologic, and rehabilitation literature on the shoulder, and has made the shoulder a priority in his continuing education work. He has been a full time clinical therapist since May 1998, beginning in private practice in Ithaca, NY, and moving to Cayuga Medical center (CMC) in July 2006. In addition to his work as a clinician, Andrew is involved in clinical education. He has been a clinical instructor for the past twelve years, is an APTA Advance Credentialed Clinical Instructor, and serves as the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education at CMC.

Rob Kaplan PT, DPT, MTC

Dr. Kaplan is a Physical Therapist with Cayuga Medical Center at the Island Health Center specializing in the management of spine and vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Kaplan received his Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2000 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2008. He also received advanced training and certification in manual therapy approach through the University of St Augustine in 2008. Dr. Kaplan completed a competency based APTA course through Emory University for rehabilitation of vestibular disorders and enjoys working with patients with vestibular dysfunction, BPPV, and balance disorders. He has studied extensively with the Australian based McKenzie institute for the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. Dr. Kaplan has received OSHA grants to develop ergonomic presentations for hospital based settings and has lectured throughout central New York and northern Pennsylvania.


Tim is an athletic trainer and a strength and conditioning coach specializing in injury prevention, and conditioning and strength development of athletes. He earned his Athletic Training degree from SUNY Cortland in 2005 and has been working in Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance with Cayuga Medical Center since 2007. He travels to local schools working with students on injury management, in the office as a physician extender, and as a strength coach for local schools. He does community talks in the areas related to injury management, prevention and fitness. He co-teaches Current Topics in Sports Medicine covering injury prevention for sports and the accompanying practical section.

Brian Lee, PT, OCS, CSCS

Brian graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy (Summa Cum Laude) from Ohio University in 1996. He has been on staff at Cayuga Medical Center since 2004. His certifications include Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Special interests in physical therapy include lower extremity rehab, especially foot and ankle, running mechanics, bicycle fitting, and endurance athletes. Brian has taught the foot and ankle section of the Residency course since 2009 and taught the foot and ankle section of the Pathokinesiology course at Ithaca College in fall 2014. He also presents in the community frequently regarding running mechanics, bike fit, functional exercise, and training and conditioning. Personally, he has been a competitive endurance athlete for 25 years and is a member of the Finger Lakes Cycling Club, Finger Lakes Runners Club and Ithaca Triathlon Club. He is active in endurance sports including swim, bike, and run.

Mark C. Malys PT, CHT

Mark received his BS in Physical Therapy from SUNY Health Science Center in 1990. He became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1996. Prior to joining the CMC staff at Island Health and Fitness, Mark owned and operated an outpatient private practice for over 18 years. Professional activities include membership in the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, American Society of Hand Therapists, APTA, and the APTA Hand Section. He has lectured at Ithaca College, as well as provided community lectures, and is a co-instructor for the CMC Orthopedic Residency Course for the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow. Mark's areas of interest include thumb biomechanics, wrist injuries, custom orthotic fabrication, post-op rehab and ergonomics.

Colleen Robinson PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Robinson is the first graduate from the Cayuga Medical Center Orthopedic Residency Program (2010) and became board certified in Orthopedics in 2011. She currently is a staff physical therapist with Cayuga Medical Center and her clinical practice focuses on orthopedics, conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine and temporomandibular dysfunction. She teaches in courses for the management of spinal conditions including temporomandibular dysfunction and also assists with resident mentoring. She also serves as an adjunct faculty at Ithaca College.

John Winslow PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, ATC, CSCS

John Winslow received a master's degree in physical therapy and community health education from Old Dominion University, VA and a clinical doctorate in manual therapy from University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, FL. Dr. Winslow is a licensed physical therapist (PT), certified athletic trainer (ATC), orthopaedic certified specialist (OCS), and certified manual therapist (MTC). Over his career Dr. Winslow has trained with some of the top manual therapists in the world. His area of expertise is in the area of spine rehabilitation, particularly with athletes. He has published in the Journal of Orthoapedics and Sports Physical Therapy and the Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Body Work. Dr. Winslow was the former director of sports medicine, physical therapy, and athletic training at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. Under his leadership Cayuga Medical Center received the Outstanding Center for Physical Therapy Award from the New York/New Jersey Physical Therapy Clinical Education Consortium. He was one of the founding members of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program where he continues to teach Musculoskeletal Imaging and HVLA Thrust Manipulation. In 2010 Dr. Winslow was awarded the first Louis W. Munchmeyer award for clinical excellence. Currently Dr. Winslow is an Assistant Professor at Ithaca College where he teaches courses in clinical administration, manual therapy, and medical screening. He lives in Lansing, NY with his wife and three sons.

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