Graduated from Russell Sage College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Dissatisfied with the quality of care she was witness to in her field; Kimberly created IPT in 2000 to offer one on one specialized therapy. IPT was created for the patients, as opposed to the production line PT clinics where several patients are treated simultaneously to offset diminishing reimbursement rates.
Kimberly utilizes functional biomechanics with manual therapy and is passionate to serve her patients and the community at large. To accomplish this she is endlessly pursuing cutting-edge techniques and strategies that uplift and heal. Kimberly has created different wellness programs and lectures on an integrative approach to healing, the body-mind system, and meditation. Kimberly graduated in 2011 as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) from the Gray Institute. Gary Gray is considered the founder of functional therapy and is famous for helping countless professional athletes and for keeping them in the game when all else failed. Functional therapy considers how the body works as a biomechanical chain from the foot to the head while considering the force of gravity, movement in 3 planes, ground reaction forces, and sport-specific demands.
Kimberly considers applied functional science, AFS, the golden key that unlocked her potential to really make a difference in patient outcomes. “I can now simply watch a person walk, run or move and see broken links in the chain or aberrant movement patterns away from the site of injury and yet the cause of the problem.” As a result of her FAFS and success with athletes who felt they exhausted all other options, IPT is becoming known for its sport-specific rehab in addition to its manual therapy. In particular, as a result of the extensive focus in AFS on the foot and lower extremity biomechanics during gait (walking and running form), Kimberly really enjoys the success she is having working with runners.
In addition to the study of biomechanics and AFS, Kimberly continues to complete training through the Jones Institute in SCS, Strain Counterstrain osteopathic, and manual fascial techniques. She has completed SCS spine and SCS lymph to date. She has taken countless myofascial release programs and cranial-sacral certification training over her 22 years as a therapist.
Most recently Kimberly is proud to have completed her Active Release Technique, ART certification in the upper extremity/neck.
Certified Graston Technique Provider
Graduated with a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Downstate Medical Center in 1981. Jill’s clinical focus over 25 years of experience has included the care of infants, children, and adults with orthopedic and neurological impairments. Jill’s clinical and administrative depth of knowledge supports her as the Clinical Coordinator of IPT.
Jill is a leader in the field of physical therapy distinguished by her extensive post-graduate training, manual therapy skills, and dedication to her patients.
Jill is Graston Certified as well as trained in Cranio Sacral Therapy, Strain /Counterstrain therapy, and Myofascial Release. Jill is not happy if she has not triumphed over dysfunction or pain and she will not stop looking until she finds her patients the necessary solutions. Jill inspires the best of everyone who enters IPT and warms the hearts of us all!
Ms. Schryer graduated from Potsdam College with a bachelor degree in Modern Dance and Psychology followed by graduation from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts with a master’s degree in physical therapy.
After several years of working as a physical therapist and Rehab director in various settings, she joined Integrative Physical Therapy to get back to her hands on roots. She is pleased to be a member of the IPT community, and indeed is inspired by the work that is done here.
Pattie holds dual licensure in Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy making her one of IPT’s manual therapy specialists. Pattie has training and certificates in Neuromuscular Therapy (Trigger point therapy), Cranial Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Sculpting/ Neuro Mobilization and Myofascial Release.
In addition to manual therapy, Pattie’s passion is pelvic floor health. As a student, she completed a 12-week internship in Morristown NJ and later she became a member of the Albany Memorial pelvic floor team. Pattie has completed Pelvic Floor training 1,2,3 as well Pudendal Release for pelvic floor.
She has spent many years refining her understanding of the human body through teaching anatomy, kinesiology and manual therapy to massage students. Her background in modern dance, massage therapy, pedagogy and physical therapy make her an excellent educator, communicator and health practitioner.
Both Kimberly and IPT patients all tout Pattie’s hands-on skills as the BEST EVER. She is truly gifted. Yet it may just be her amazing kindness and sense of humor that every one comes back for.
Her passion is pelvic floor health. As a student, she completed a 12 week internship in Morristown NJ as well as was a member of the Albany Memorial pelvic floor
Melissa shares local roots, having graduated from South Colonie Central High School where she was active in sports including: soccer, basketball, cross country, and track. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology at The College at Brockport, SUNY, where she continued to be active in intramural sports. In 2021, she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. Her clinical experience involved school- based pediatric settings and outpatient orthopedics (including pre/post- surgical care, patients with lower extremity prosthetics and aquatic therapy).
Melissa chose IPT because she believes in IPT’s philosophy of examining and addressing the whole body to effectively treat a specific injury. She appreciates IPT’s longer one-on-one treatments where she can provide advanced manual skills and really get to the root of the pain and dysfunction.
Melissa enjoys working with patients of all ages, she loves learning, and is determined to help each patient achieve their functional goals.
When not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, rock climbing, and paddle boarding.
Alicia Kowsky is a 2005 graduate of Shenendehowa. In HS she participated in track, cross country, and color guard. She completed her Bachelors in Communication and Conflict Studies at SUNY Geneseo in 2009, and her Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University in 2012. Working in mediation for several years, Alicia taught people how to communicate their needs to reduce conflict. Dealing with increased body aches and pains, Alicia enrolled in yoga teacher training and subsequent yoga therapy training. This training created a framework to teach students how to use movement to reduce chronic pain, but she wanted to learn more. In 2019 she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Alicia has a passion to work with patients with chronic pain issues. She integrates her education and training to provide a comprehensive toolkit for patients to feel safe in their own bodies, both physically and mentally. Besides treating orthopedic injuries, Alicia has also completed Level 1 coursework with Herman and Wallace to treat patients with pelvic floor issues.
With the shared value of empowering patients to resolve their root problem, Alicia feels right at home at IPT. She can combine her love of manual therapy alongside her patience and determination to help others live a life free from chronic pain.
Megan Puglisi earned her AAS in Physical Therapist Assistant from Maria College and BS in Biology from Grand Canyon University. Megan has worked as a physical therapist assistant since 2001. She has worked as a manual orthopedic therapist for 8 years and spent most of the last 10 years in pediatrics.
Megan approaches each treatment session by treating the dysfunction by looking at posture and how the body moves as a whole. She loves a challenge and is willing to think outside the box to find the best correction.
Megan has continuing education in Myofascial Release, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, and Osteopathy. She works part-time at IPT to satisfy her love of manual therapy.
When not working, Megan enjoys spending time with her 3 kids, hiking, skiing, and traveling.
Catie is fairly new to the IPT family but quickly adapted to her role as Office Manager. She is dedicated to ensuring that all patients have a comfortable and stress-free healing experience at IPT by providing a smooth check in and ongoing support with scheduling and insurance details.
Catie is usually the first face you see welcoming you at IPT or the pleasant voice you hear over the phone when scheduling. She validates all insurances and explains benefit information so all patients can know what to expect. Her previous experience includes AMC Sports Medicine and St. Peters Urgent Care.
Outside of IPT Catie is a dedicated mother of three, wife, and cares for her calico kitty and their beloved English mastiff pup Ozzy. For close to a decade, she cared for her family and home while her husband deployed to various locations around the world including Antarctica! She enjoys hiking with her family and being involved with her community and children's sports.