Dan Kingsley, PT, OCS, COMT, CSCS
(President/Owner and Clinic Manager)
Daniel Kingsley, PT, OCS, COMT, CSCS is a graduate of Daemen College in Amherst, NY and has been practicing outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1999. During that time he has obtained specialty certifications in CSCS*, EvidenceBased Practice (EBP), custom foot orthotic fabrication, and specialized soft tissue mobilization (Astym™). He also spent 8 years studying and training for a certification in orthopaedic manual therapy (COMT). In 2008 he obtained board certification in orthopaedics (OCS) by the APTA.
Currently, Dan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Chittenango Rotary Club, and the Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce. Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and two girls, running, cross-country skiing, hiking and fishing.
Dr. Christopher Farruggio, PT, DPT, OCS
(Assistant Clinic Manager)
Dr. Christopher Farruggio grew up in Syracuse, NY where he graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2014 and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree with high honors. He successfully completed an orthopedic residency through Evidence In Motion (EIM) in 2016 and became a board certified specialist in orthopedics in 2017. He is also a certified ASTYM provider and Sole Supports Custom Foot Orthotics provider as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Christopher was originally exposed to the field of physical therapy through firsthand experience as a patient seen by multiple physical therapists throughout high school and college. These experiences planted a seed of interest in the profession that grew over the years through summer internships and eventually culminated in a love for the profession as he began and completed his coursework and clinical rotations through SUNY Upstate Medical University. Christopher is committed to providing evidence-based treatments for his patients while at the same time empowering them to manage and take responsibility for their own wellbeing and physical function. He is also passionate about investing in the next generation of young therapists as a clinical instructor for SUNY Upstate PT students.
Christopher is a member of Missio Church in Syracuse, NY where he serves as a small group leader helping and encouraging others to know and represent Jesus as they live faithful lives of worship. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, woodworking, and picnics at local parks and lakes.
Dr. Alyssa Kutzner-Shute, PT, DPT
Dr. Alyssa Shute, DPT, is from Schenectady, NY. She first became interested in physical therapy during high school while volunteering at Ellis Hospital in the Physical Therapy Department. She enrolled in an internship program during her senior year of high school and was employed by Physical Therapy Associates of Schenectady as an office coordinator. She was accepted into the three plus three Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at LeMoyne College and SUNY Upstate Medical University.
She received her BA in biology; she graduated from SUNY Upstate with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2011 and was hired at Chittenango PT where she worked for ten weeks to complete her final clinical experience as a physical therapy student from Upstate Medical University. Alyssa is certified in the ASTYM treatment and Sole Supports Custom Fit Foot Orthotics. Alyssa is certified through Herman and Wallace to treat patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. Alyssa is also employed by Connections Family-Centered Therapies and works as a pediatric physical therapist specializing in early intervention and preschool age. . Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with family and friends including her husband, two children and two dogs, hiking, and spending time outdoors.
Linda B. Harrington, PT
Linda Harrington, PT, is a 1986 graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. While growing up in Central New York, Linda lived in a three generation home. Because her grandparents (and later her parents) were elderly and infirm, she was always surrounded by medical professionals. This lead to an early passion for care-giving and compassion for anyone in need of medical attention. Caring for other loved ones with terminal cancer has also helped her to develop a deeper empathy and to connect with others who experience suffering and grief.
Linda has spent her entire career in out-patient orthopedic clinics in New York and West Virginia. . To further her education she also became a certified NYS Paramedic in 1998, and was a volunteer in the DeWitt Fire Department for many years. She participates in continuing education classes such as McKenzie (mechanical diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain), manual therapy, and post-operative and non-operative treatment of spinal and joint pathologies. She now is certified in ASTYM and Sole Supports Custom Fit Foot Orthotics.
Linda currently lives in Madison County. Her children are adults now, so she has renewed her EMT certification and is on the medical staff at the S.U. Carrier Dome. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, scrap booking and card making.
“Thank you, Linda…for your professionalism and assistance in getting my shoulder back in shape. It seems to be doing very well. It was a pleasure working with you…and meeting the other clients who came in. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and, yet, I knew I was in the care of a well-qualified therapist.” D. Haury, former patient.
Dr. Cheryl Pavlov-Shapiro, PT, DPT
Cheryl Pavlov-Shapiro, PT was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999 and has worked in a variety of settings both in New York State and New Mexico including a group home for developmentally disabled children and adults, school-based PK-12 and early intervention, as well as outpatient, inpatient, home care and subacute settings. Currently Cheryl is concentrating in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. She has been trained through Herman and Wallace to evaluate and treat both male and female patients. In 2018 she was invited by Herman and Wallace to assist their Manual Therapy course and has been offered other opportunities to assist in additional pelvic floor courses as well.
Coupled with enthusiasm and a nurturing approach, she is grateful to be able to work with patients with pelvic related pain, impairment and disorders. She strives to help them feel safe, valued, motivated and to achieve their greatest potential.
In her personal life Cheryl enjoys time with her husband and three children and being present in their activities and interests. She enjoys staying active by taking fitness classes, playing club soccer, being outdoors, and camping. Cheryl also devotes much of her personal time to spiritual growth in her church by participating in bible studies and assisting in youth ministries.
Dr. Maria Thannhauser, PT, DPT
Maria graduated from Elmira College with her Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2014 and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2019. Maria is certified Astym treatment provider and a Sole Supports custom foot orthotics provider. She plans to complete her Evidence in Motion (EIM) Orthopedic Residency Program and receive her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in 2020. Outside of work, Maria enjoys biking, hiking, lifting weights and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.
Dr. Matthew Watson, PT, DPT
Dr. Matthew Watson grew up in Gansevoort, NY; a rural area just outside of Saratoga Springs. He is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College where he found his passion for Physical Therapy through his experiences as a division II NCAA athlete in both cross country and track & field as well as through the completion of his B.A. in Biology. Through his interest in athletics, anatomy, and physiology he discovered the career path of physical therapy. Throughout those few years Matt also discovered his passion of supporting, encouraging, and coaching others towards meeting their goals through being a resident advisor, teacher’s assistant, and team captain at Roberts Wesleyan College.
Matt then graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020 with having completed several clinical rotations throughout the central New York area in various settings. He is a certified ASTYM and Sole Supports Custom Foot Orthotics provider. His long-term goal is to always adapt and develop his clinical skills through evidence-based practice that is centered around the individual needs and goals of each person that he encounters.
In his personal life Matt enjoys spending time enjoying the outdoors with his wife Emilee going for hikes, bike rides, walks, and visiting new places both in and outside of the country.
Dr. Liam Traynor, PT, DPT
Dr. Liam Traynor grew up in Central New York. He attended undergraduate and graduate school at Nazareth College in Rochester, completing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. Liam previously worked as a traveling Physical Therapist in the outpatient setting before returning back to CNY. Liam’s interest in Physical Therapy began after helping a family member with the rehab process. This experience combined with a passion for sports and movement led to his interest in the field. As a clinician, Liam strives to help each patient on the way to improving their health. He finds that helping patients achieve their goals is the most rewarding aspect of the profession.
Liam’s interests include hiking, playing soccer, skiing, lifting weights and watching a good show or sporting event. He spends much of his personal time with his friends, family and girlfriend. He also enjoys cooking and traveling in his spare time.