My experience with Chittenango Therapy has been exceptional.

The business is modern and very clean, and all of the staff is courteous, efficient, and helpful.

Each of the therapists are very knowledgeable and caring and have your best health foremost in their mind.

My specific experience has been with Cheryl Pavlov-Shaprio who treated me for intermittent incontinence resulting from my prostate removal surgery.  Her approach to helping me exhibited a high degree of professionalism and knowledge, and the techniques she taught me were of immeasurable help in addressing my condition.

Everything she did with me has been with the utmost care for my well-being, especially considering the many underlying medical conditions I am dealing with.  She is a great instructor, patient to a high degree, and sincerely wished to do her best to help me achieve success in my treatment.

I strongly recommend her and this physical therapy practice to anyone seeking therapeutic assistance with their condition.

Barry S. January 2023

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While I am not yet at 100%, I am close and have made progress.  At 7 weeks from surgery, I am pleased to be at this stage of “returning to normal.”  This level of fitness would not be have been possible without the assistance of CPT and my assigned therapist, Chris.

This facility is top notch, A #1, well run, and staffed with personable, professional, pleasant, competent individuals- the office staff, the therapist, the owner, the assistants-all are helpful, friendly, and kind.

Their care and attention, with an occasional “push” for progress, has been invaluable to my recovering.  Thank you all for being such a huge part of this journey. 

Connie R. Dec. 2022.

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I would truly like to thank all of the wonderful staff at CPT for the great job they do and the very pleasant atmosphere.  And a heartfelt thank you to Matt who did such a marvelous job of helping me get back to moving more normal again.  And I can’t leave out Taffy and all the comfort and support she gives out to everyone.  Thanks again!

Sherryl K.: December 2022

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For the last two months, I have received Physical Therapy at Chittenango Physical Therapy on Route 5 in Chittenango.  I am a 73 year old male.  I attended as a result of knee and hip pain which seemed to be getting progressively worse over time.  I was assigned to work with Liam Traynor.  From the moment I stepped into this establishment, I found all staff members to be welcoming and encouraging!  Everyone chipped in to make my time there pleasant and manageable. 

Liam is a therapist with all the right qualities!  He was always interested in me as a person and a patient.  The exercises he established for me were appropriate in addressing my needs, challenging at times, and well monitored by him.  He was always a positive influence on my one hour workouts, often offering strategies and suggestions to assist in my gradual improvements.  His style of encouraging clients was most noticeable.  It can be difficult to subject yourself to therapy that can make you feel uncomfortable.  Liam never let that happen.  His positive approach and attentiveness made each session go quickly.  I observed him when he was working with other clients as well and can tell you his consistent approach made everyone want to respond and want to improve.  I believe Liam to be the consummate physical therapist and recommend him very highly to anyone who may require his service.  He is a true professional!

Ron D.  Nov. 2022

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I am so grateful for the team at CPT.  From the start it felt like family.  The entire team supported me throughout my rehab from not being able to stand, to back to full activity with my family and work on the farm.  Special thanks to Maria and Chris for always keeping me on track, and to Meg F., for consistent encouragement every day.

Thank you CPT! (Brandon O. May 2022)

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Cheryl has been wonderful to work with, from pregnancy, to postpartum and beyond!  She has helped me work through numerous issues and challenges, from pain, to incontinence, to prolapse.  Even though I expected to see minimal progress, her therapy and home exercise programs combined with her shared knowledge and research have allowed me to meet me goals and exceed all expectations!  Thank you endlessly for all of your help, support, gentleness, and kindness, and for putting me at ease each visit! ~ Emily M. (May 2022)

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Cheryl has been incredibly helpful with managing my multitude of symptoms throughout this pregnancy, both orthopedic related and pelvic floor related.  She is well experienced and puts in extra effort to regularly research and further her knowledge and education.  She always made me feel comfortable and like my concerns were being listened to and addressed.  I will be back for more after delivery for sure!  Thank you!  Emily (2021)

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I would like to thank Chittenango Physical Therapy and Matt Watson for my successful shoulder therapy.  From my first appointment to my last, Matt was very professional, informative and helpful while he put together his plan to get my shoulder to 100%.  Through Matt’s guidance and direction I now have 100% movement and have normal use of my left shoulder and arm.  While I was following Matt’s plan I felt very comfortable that I would recover from my injury.  In the week following my past PT session, I had a follow up visit with Dr. Tsai with the St. Joseph’s group.  I made sure to comment to Dr. Tsai that my physical therapy experience was excellent.  I mentioned that I worked with Matt Watson and how professional and thorough he was throughout my therapy.  I also mentioned how clean and orderly the CPT facility was and how comfortable I was during my therapy.  I would recommend CPT to anyone who needs PT and to ask for Matt Watson.  Thank you, Tom P. (February 2021)

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Dear Dan:

I wanted you to know how please my recent physical therapy help was.  I was recovering from a left shoulder rotator cuff repair after a fall on ice back in February.  My surgery had been delayed by the cancellation of elective surgery due to Covid-19.

I started in the middle of August three days after surgery and finished in the middle of this December.  I had undergone four other rotator cuff surgeries in the past years, so I have a unique viewpoint on recovery, especially the physical therapy.  This time I worked with Linda Harrington and hold her up to high esteem.  I always felt very comfortable working with her and my progress with her helped me move right along.  My recent surgeon was Dr. Todd Battaglia at SOS.  He also was very impressed with my progress at each appointment with him.

Granted, my effort helped things move along but I had excellent guidance and I was in an excellent position to judge the therapy having done this so many times previously.

While I hope that this was my last shoulder repair I would not hesitate any time for any reason to return to Chittenango Physical Therapy for help again.  You have an excellent therapist in Linda and your physical plant is very well laid out and populated with all of the necessary equipment.  The effort made to constantly keep up with all of the cleaning of everything was most impressive and appreciated.  Everyone was so helpful.

Thanks for offering such a great place to rebuild healing bodies.  I am a thoroughly satisfied client.  Regards, Gerry C. (2021)

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I came to Cheryl at the start of my second trimester of pregnancy to learn more about pelvic floor health.  This is my first baby, and with all the changes to come I thought it would be really helpful to learn more about my body and it’s functions before giving birth.  I am so glad I did!  Cheryl taught me all about the ins and outs of pelvic floor and how to truly isolate these muscles.  The knowledge I gained gives me more confidence going into birth and especially for the post partum recovery for after.  I have so many resources that I didn’t before thanks to Chittenango Physical Therapy, thanks to Cheryl.  I highly recommend pelvic floor training to anyone who wants to learn more about how these muscles work and how to connect with their own body to help it recover.  Thank you.~ Carolyn P (2021)

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“I want to recommend Chittenango Physical Therapy after my recent experience with Sciatica. Arriving at CPT with pain and a very limited ability to walk, I was given immediate assurance that the problem was well understood and the treatment expectations were positive for a full recovery. All of my concerns were addressed with clear explanations including an expected time frame for progress. Dan Kingsley and his staff are experienced and professional. Dan provides not only top quality PT but also has the qualifications to administer manipulations when needed. There is also an emphasis on injury prevention and proper lifting/working techniques. I was also given a series of exercises for healthy back maintenance after treatment. The large facility is clean and has plenty of high quality equipment to keep clients busy working with no waiting. I am thankful to CPT that I am now pain free.
Thanks for all your help!”
~Geoff Markle

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“I suffered very badly with back pain. I now do not have any back pain since doing therapy here. I also had pain in my right leg especially when lying in bed. It would even wake me up but thanks to Dan that has cleared up. I would recommend Dan for therapy for one hundred percent success. He is very understanding and caring.”
~Dorothy Thompson

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“I have arthritis in my hip due to an injury several years ago. I had pain and limitations in range of motion. I took Motrin daily and experienced hip pain at night that interrupted my sleep. After four weeks of treatment at Chittenango Physical Therapy, I’m happy to say I experience little or no pain and have improved range of motion. I’m sleeping well and don’t need Motrin.
Thanks Dan! You’re the best!”~
Barb

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“For many years I have suffered from what I thought was tendonitis. After 2 discectomy surgeries I am conquering my pain. The PT has been a great source of comfort. My pain at this time is self-inflicted – yard work, etc. Have had PT in past years but never had the relief I have gotten from Dan & Tim. They are professional and very competent. In completing this course of treatment feeling 100% better than when I started!”
~Sherry Menninger

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“I had an excellent time at CPT and everything that I wanted to happen, happened and I can now play soccer without any pain in my hip.”~
Mike Koegel

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“I first came in for a problem with my left elbow. After in and getting an evaluation I set up biweekly appointments. After a combination of exercises and physical manipulation, the pain slowly subsided and eventually went away; avoiding any surgery. I will continue with the exercises at home. I will also continue to recommend Chittenango Physical Therapy to anyone in need of therapy.”~
Frank Kaylor

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“I appreciate all the help and great therapy that I received from Dan. The atmosphere here has been very pleasant and the fellowship was great. I loved Dan’s jokes and his humor and his care for myself and all the people who entered these doors here. May God bless all that Dan has done and will do in the future.
Best wishes to all,”
~Connie Leet

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“Mr. Kingsley has helped me a lot with my hamstring pain. When I first injured it I could barely put any weight on it and now I can practice and train regularly with my sports team and I am 100%.”
~Erik Kurz

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“I came in about 8 wks or so ago in a lot of pain. The pain extended from my right elbow to my right hand. I was unable to have the strength I used to, unable to do many tasks such as lifting, turning, or opening things. Since I am right handed this was very difficult for me. With treatment I received here, I began to notice a difference, the pain lessened, and I was able to go about my normal activities. I am glad for the therapy I was given for my tennis elbow and the therapists who did a great job in giving me the right therapy for my conditions. Thanks to a wonderful team.”~ Lorie Compoli

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“I love to walk and hike but was having pain in my left foot. After going to my doctor & having him send me for therapy I came to CPT because it was close to home. I came for 4 weeks and now have no more pain. Everyone has been great in helping me get to a point where I could hike without pain. Thank you to all.”~ Connie Prescot

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“I was referred to your office from Dr. Narins AMP of Syracuse. I presented with pain and pressure in my pelvic area. After thorough evaluation she thought pelvic physical therapy was my best option and she was absolutely correct. Cheryl Pavlov-Shapiro evaluated my concerns, pain flexibility and goals. When I started the pelvic therapy my pain levels were between 7-10. She performed internal an external therapy. She introduced exercises and breathing that I could do independently. After meeting with her over a 6 weeks period my pain was resolved, pressure was alleviated and flexibility increased. My quality of life has tremendously been enhanced. Thank you Cheryl.” ~ Joanne Vaccaro

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“I have been doing Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Cheryl Pavlov Shapiro. It has helped me more than I can ever express. I have had bladder issues my whole life and avoided going to a urologist because I was told I would only need surgery or that I would be put on yet another medication. I actually ended up in the ER due to urine retention which was a side effect of a medication I was taking for anxiety. My urology appointment was extremely difficult for me and yet wonderful at the same time. I have had numerous traumatic experiences throughout my life starting with cancer at 2 years old which resulted in the removal of my eye. Many emotional traumas were uncovered as I went through my pelvic floor PT which were then able to be addressed with my psychiatrist. A few appointments involved both the physical therapist and psychiatrist together. These issues kept me stuck, and had actually led me to “learn” false information. Which “taught” my body to respond in ways that were causing me discomfort and frustration. Pelvic Floor PT helped me to learn and retrain my body to deal with these difficulties along with exercises and stretches that aided in getting my life back. I feel that I have been able to let go of embarrassing situations, childhood trauma, and situations that were effecting me mentally and physically. I was drinking less than 3 cups of liquid a day and urinating over 17 times a day. I was waking up at least 2 to 3 times to use the bathroom at night. Fear and constant tightening of pelvic floor muscles led me to many muscle pains in certain areas as well as lack of muscle usage to the point of not even being able to use certain muscles. I am now on the road to recovery and still have some work to do; however, I now drink 6 to 8 cups of water a day and am able to sleep through the night or just use the bathroom once at night. I can hold having to urinate for up to 4 hours without pain. I never knew that such a therapy existed and how wonderful it could be. Cheryl was very comforting and helpful through this difficult, but amazingly helpful process. I wish I had found her sooner, but so grateful to have her in my life now.”

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“I came into CPT with crippling back pain and severe muscle spasm. I could not stand up straight and barley walk. I worked with Alyssa twice a week for four weeks. Between that, doing home exercises, and stretching as directed by Alyssa I am back to almost 100%. The whole team at CPT are very helpful, personable and friendly. Alyssa provided her email should I have any questions about my continued at home exercises which I feel goes above and beyond. I hope to never be in as much pain as I was to need physical therapy, but if I do I will absolutely be going back to CPT and I will recommend to all of my friends and family.” – Tara Boronczky

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“Dear Dan, 

I wanted you to know how pleased my recent physical therapy help was. I was recovering from a left shoulder rotator cuff repair after a fall on ice back in February. My surgery had been delayed by the cancellation of elective surgery due to Covid-19. I started in the middle of August three days after surgery and finished in the middle of this December. I had undergone four other rotator cuff surgeries in the past years so I have a unique view point on recovery, especially physical therapy. This time I worked with Linda Harrington and I hold her help in high esteem. I always felt very comfortable working with her and my progress with her helped me move right along. My recent surgeon was Dr. Todd Battaglia at SOS. He also was very impressed with my progress at each appointment with him. Granted, my effort helped things move along but I had excellent guidance and I was in an excellent position to judge the therapy having done this so many times previously. While I hope that this was my last shoulder repair I would not hesitate any time for any reason to return to Chittenango Physical Therapy for help again. You have an excellent therapist in Linda and your physical plant is very well laid out and populated with all of the necessary equipment. The effort made to constantly keep up with the cleaning of everything was most impressive and appreciated. Everyone was so very helpful. Thanks for offering such a great place to rebuild healing bodies. I am a thoroughly satisfied client. Regards, Gerry Courtade.”

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“Mr. Kingsley, 

I am taking the time to put this letter together because I feel that it is important enough to inform the person in charge of his/her staff. About two years ago after my tour of duty with the police department, I secured an armed security position at a food chain store. I was knocked to the ground injuring my left hip/groin area. I am a patient there and have been for about eight months. During my time at the physical therapy office, I became quite dependent. I drive approximately 30 miles one way to get to the Chittenango Physical Therapy office. When I arrived on my first visit, I can assure you I was very nervous and shaking. I was taken to an exam room and I was met by a doctor who sat me down and took my history. The doctor could observe how nervous, frightened, and stressed I was by the way of my actions. We had a conversation for about fifteen minutes and the procedure was explained to me in full detail. After our talk with the doctor, I became very informed and finally to some degree stress free. The doctor put aside her other patient problems and duties and gave me her undivided attention. Before I knew it, the exam was under way and throughout the examination her professional duties as a doctor shined brightly. Soon after, I suddenly realized I was on my way home. While driving home, I felt so relieved and much more comfortable and to some degree pain free. I want you to know the doctor you have employed there is the most professional, most caring, most polite, and most helpful person I ever met. She has instilled her kindness and utmost caring professional personality to me and I’m sure she has shown this same kind of work ethics to her other patients. I am so fortunate to have found a most caring professional doctor. There were times while at home I became upset and in some pain. I called the office and within minutes this doctor picked up the phone and explained what and why I was experiencing some difficulties. My last call was on New Year’s Eve because I was experiencing a problem. Again, she came on the phone and settled the issue. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate her most professional and caring demeanor; She’s one in a million. You must be very proud to have her as your employee. Obviously, the doctor of therapy’s name is Cheryl Pavlov-Shapiro… I also wish to add compliments to your entire staff. From the minute I walk in there to the time I leave they all make it very comfortable. Thank you all, Tony A. P.S. My father once told me, if you’re doing something for someone and more than one person knows about what you’re doing then you’re doing it for the wrong reason. I’m writing this letter because Dr. Cheryl Pavlov-Shapiro and the entire staff deserve it…”