Physical Therapy


Michael Costello, PT, DSc, OCS, MTC
Spine Fellowship Coordinator

Dr. Costello is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Ithaca College, where he teaches courses addressing psychosocial aspects of patient care, clinical research, and management of orthopedic conditions. Prior to that he was the founding Director/Coordinator of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and Spine Fellowship Program at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY, where he continues to mentor and teach courses related to clinical reasoning, management of spinal conditions, clinical application of pain sciences, and manual therapy. He serves on the Residency and Fellowship Accreditation Services Committee for APTA/ABPTRFE. His research focuses on exploring management of centrally mediated and peripheral neurogenic pain conditions. His clinical practice focuses on the management of individuals with persistent neuro-musculo-skeletal pain conditions.

Jackie Haines, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Dr. Haines is a member of the Cayuga Medical Center Physical Therapy staff at the Cayuga Wellness 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.

Jeff Humphrey, PT, CHT, CEAS, CFCE

Dr. Humphrey is faculty for the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Cayuga Medical Center, teaching the hand, wrist, and elbow course. He has been practicing physical therapy since 1999 and has been on staff at Cayuga Medical Center since 2001. He has given community lectures on hand rehab from common injuries and golf rehab. Dr. Humphrey has provided multiple work site ergonomic evaluations in the community. He utilizes the Titleist Performance Institute golf specific screen for performance improvement and return to golf following an injury.

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 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 DPT, MTC, cert. MDT

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.

Brian T. 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, CEAS

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.

Tim Reynolds, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Tim is an adjunct faculty member at Ithaca College within the Exercise Science Department. He is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is active in multiple entrepreneurial ventures, organizes fundraising events for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and enjoys sports and the outdoors.

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

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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