Our Staff at IPT

Kimberly DelVecchio

Owner and Founder, PT, FAFS

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 in order 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 in order to offset diminishing reimbursement rates.

Kimberly utilizes functional bio-mechanics 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 nonetheless 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’s 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 trainings 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.

Jill Vigar-Bechard

PT

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 every one who enters IPT and warms the hearts of us all!

Kaitlyn Mulvaney

PT, DPT

Kaitlyn Mulvaney graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2018 and received the honor of being inducted into the Alpha Eta Honors Society. Her undergraduate degree is in Health Science Studies with a minor in business. She recently became a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) in 2019 and utilizes skills such has mobilizations with movements and SNAGs in her daily practice. Kaitlyn has also had training in LVST Big and Loud treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Kaitlyn enjoys treating patients of all ages. In particular, she enjoys both orthopedic and neurologic diagnosis. Her passion is hands on treatment for soft tissue and musculoskeletal issues. She believes strongly that the road to recovery is a combination of both exercises and manual therapy.

When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her dogs and continuing her manual skills through courses.

Karen Phillips

MSPT

“Be the change you wish to see in the world." – Gandhi

Karen Phillips, MSPT

Karen Phillips was raised in Clifton Park, and graduated from Shenendehowa Central Schools, where she was a gymnast and sprinter/hurdler.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Siena College, at which point she decided to combine her love of fitness with her passion for helping others.  She continued her education at Boston University, where she earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1995.  Since then, she has lived in 7 states, and with her husband and 3 kids returned back to Clifton Park 3 years ago. 

Her range of clinical experience includes pediatric care in a variety of settings, geriatrics, and outpatient orthopedics.  The binding theme throughout her work as a physical therapist has been treating the PERSON first, and as a whole, so that she or he may enjoy health and life to its fullest. 

Karen sought out Integrative Physical Therapy due to its whole body approach, one-on-one treatment, and manual therapies, first as a patient following a total hip replacement.  She has been honored to since  be a part of the therapy team.  Adding to her skills acquired while working with differently abled children and adults, she thoroughly has enjoyed implementing her most recent training  manual therapies with her patients at IPT. 

Personally, Karen enjoys walking and hiking, yoga an stretching, reading, and spending time in the Adirondacks.   She loves to be with her family, including her Labrador retriever (and cat).

 

Megan Puglisi

PTA, BS, AAS

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 through 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.

Karie Bumford

CHES, Office Manager

Karie Bumford graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Psychology minor in 2015. For the last 20 years Karie’s wide-ranging experience has crossed clinical, administrative and healthcare coordination roles. Karie utilizes her highly effective oversight skills to serve organizations in advocating for care of their clients.

Obtaining her national certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist and continuing with required educational competencies to maintain her certification, Karie has acknowledged the need for comprehensive wellness initiatives that focus on the root cause of ailments, not just the symptoms they exhibit. Karie feels privileged to join the Integrative Physical Therapy team as Office Manager, endeavoring in holistic wellness for the clients of IPT.

Cohesively, Karie’s passion for wellness extends to her personal interests in self-care; enjoying time outdoors in the fresh air/water/sunshine, adequately resting, rehabilitating the body through exercise, and feeding the body with excellent nutritional support.