ABOUT

Repsher and Associates PT is Albany's premier physical therapy practice founded in 1980. Our staff of 10 highly trained and experienced physical therapists are dedicated to providing World Class service to patients with sports injuries, orthopedic and neurological conditions and balance disorders. O...

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MEET OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY STAFF

John Repsher

PT, AT,C

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

John attended the State University of New York at Cortland where he received a degree in health and physical education in 1968 and The University of Pennsylvania where he received a Certificate of Proficiency in Physical Therapy in 1970. John was an instructor and Athletic Trainer at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and later helped co-found the Berkshire Sports Medicine Institute in Williamstown, MA. John has also been active in skier fitness and developed the Ski Fit Profile that measured the fitness of skiers which was used at Stratton Mountain, Vermont and a number of Ski racing academies in New England. John founded Repsher and Associates Physical Therapy in 1980 in Albany, NY. Mr. Repsher has treated thousands of patients in the Capital District including professional, collegiate and Olympic athletes. He is a published author, having submitted two chapters to the first edition of the A.M.A. award winning book Athletic Training, and has conducted numerous seminars for doctors and physical therapists across the country and in Spain. One of John’s areas of interest is rehabilitation of shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tears, tendinitis, total shoulder replacements and reverse total shoulder replacements. John is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Matthew Alheim

PT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Matthew attended Quinnipiac University where he received his degree in Physical Therapy in 1995. His areas of expertise include the treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries including total joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs and ACL reconstructions. Matthew has completed the McKenzie Spinal Series which addressed the pathology and treatment of spinal dysfunctional. He is trained in the Quadrastep System, which evaluates a patient's foot type and determines a specific pre-fabricated orthotic for different foot type conditions. Matthew lectures on a variety of topics including Overuse Injuries in Runner & Golfers as well as Low Back Pain at the Ciccotti Center. He is also on the Medical Advisory Board at the Ciccotti Center where a team of local health professionals advise the center on different health and wellness issues.

Corey Kruse

PT, CSCS, Cert. MDT, Advanced Hip Clinician

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Corey received his Masters of Physical Therapy Degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut in 2005. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified coach through the Road Runners Club of America. He also has met the Credentialing Level status established by the Mckenzie Institute International and is recognized as a Certified MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) clinician. His areas of interest and expertise include general orthopedic conditions, sports injuries and post-op rehabilitation. He holds specific interest in the treatment of hip pain and joint preservation.

Joyce Bettinger

DPT, Cert. MDT, OCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Joyce received her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College in 2008. She received a degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University before receiving her BS in Physical Therapy from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY. She is currently a certified McKenzie practitioner with many years of experience in rehabilitation of spinal injuries and pain. Joyce worked as an athletic trainer at Cornell University and enjoys working with orthopedic and athletic injuries. She is currently a ski instructor for the Adaptive Sports Foundation for the mentally or physically challenged in Windham, NY. Joyce lives in Delmar with her husband and four children.

Steven Cornell

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Steven graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2006 with his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. He has been working in orthopedics since that time in both outpatient and acute rehabilitation settings. Steve completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Utica College in 2010. Steve has attended continuing education with Kevin Wilk, D.P.T., a leader in the field of Physical Therapy for shoulder rehabilitation. He enjoys the challenges of helping people work through a variety of orthopedic conditions. He also believes in providing patients with the toolset provide healing, as well as prevent injuries and enhance life long wellness. Steve enjoys cross country skiing, golfing, and spending time with his family. He lives with his wife and son in Clifton Park.

Stephanie Ciulla

DPT, AT, C, OCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Stephanie attended Boston University where she received her Bachelor's in Athletic Training in 2013 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. She enjoys all orthopedic injuries with a special interest in sports rehabilitation and post-operative rehabilitation. During her schooling, she had the opportunity to intern at orthopedic clinics in both Colorado and North Carolina. As an Athletic Trainer student she got to work with sports teams including the Harvard men's basketball team and the MIT football team, working to prevent injuries, triage injuries during competition and rehabilitating student athletes back to sport participation. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys hiking, playing and watching sports and traveling. She Currently lives in Clifton Park.

Tony John

PT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Born and raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the southern Caribbean, Tony came to the US in 1984 on a full athletic scholarship in Track and Field. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Long Island University and holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Tony's experience competing in NCAA Division 1 athletics gives him a unique perspective when it comes to treating sports-related and orthopedic injuries. He currently resides in Latham with his wife and their youngest daughter, and their two older children live in California.

Kevin Drury

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Kevin graduated from the University at Buffalo where he received a bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2016 as well as his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. His path to becoming a therapist started in high school where he began to learn how the human body is capable of adapting to stresses placed upon it. His areas of interest include working with strength athletes to be competition ready and also working with those who wish to be physically active. Outside of work, Kevin competes in powerlifting and is a former NYS record holder. He also enjoys snowboarding, golf, and going to the movies.

Brandon Dubois

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Brandon graduated from Hartwick College with his bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2015. He then went on to Sage Graduate School where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. Brandon also has a certification in personal training through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His interest in Physical Therapy began at a young age during his various recoveries from sport-related injuries. In his free time, Brandon enjoys hiking in the Catskills and Adirondacks with his girlfriend and two dogs, rock climbing, snowboarding, obstacle course racing, and body-weight training.

Matthew Zaino

DPT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Matt graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. He is currently a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP), a mobilization with movement manual based therapy. He has attended continuing education courses on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) via the Institute of Physical Art. His areas of interest are treating general orthopedic, athletic injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing tennis, hiking and biking. He currently lives in Albany, New York with his fiancée.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

121 Everett Road, Suite 200
Albany, NY 12205

CANCELLATION POLICY

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