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
Deb graduated cum laude in 2001 from Ohio University with her Masters of Fine Arts in dance performance and choreography. Always striving to be exceptional in her work as a teacher/choreographer and to better understand the biomechanics of movement; Deb decided to continue her education. Deb graduated with her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School in 2009.
Prior to joining the IPT family, Deb had many years of PT experience in neuro-rehab, developmental rehab (children and adults) and Orthopedics. Deb previously worked at a McKenzie clinic and has completed McKenzie Method A, B and C clinical course work, making her one of IPT’s spine specialists.
In 2016, Deb completed her 200-hour Yoga Certification and then in 2018 she completed her Yin Yoga Certification. Currently, Deb runs multiple yoga classes and has a steady following.
Deb feels all the skills she has learned in the variety of clinics and yoga trainings are applicable to each situation at IPT. Deb says, “I honestly see little difference between teaching yoga and clinical practice. In both, you have to hold space for someone else’s experience and communicate something that is energetic to a physical execution. There is breath and timing also involved. They are both amazing and are like two sides of a coin for me.”
Deb says what she loves most about being a PT is using her brain and knowledge to solve problems. What she loves most about working at IPT is that “at IPT we truly treat the whole person and not just an injured part or symptom”. So, at IPT, Deb says there is the time to problem solve and get to genuine solutions.
When not at work or teaching yoga, Deb enjoys hiking, baking and napping with her cat.
Nicole graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2021 with a doctorate degree in physical therapy. Nicole is certified in the McKenzie Method which involves a specialized system of diagnosis and treatment for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders. In addition to sport related injuries and generalized orthopedic conditions, she has a passion for treating individuals with neuro conditions such as Parkinson's Disease and Vertigo. Patients can expect to receive care that is unique to meet their individual needs and full potential. Treatment will be driven by research and the results of exercises prescribed will be closely monitored. Patients will learn how to independently manage their own plan of care long term.
Nicole is a Vermont native and is very active. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and running with her dog, Lilly. Nicole ran cross country at the collegiate level and has completed full and half marathons. Nicole chose to become a physical therapist because she wants to help people achieve their highest quality of life.
Brittany graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While studying at Rutgers, Brittany worked in the athletic department where she familiarized herself in assisting Division 1 athletes recover from injury, as well as spending time completing research in the University’s Human Performance Lab. Her time there soon sparked a deeper interest in working with athletes and diving into the mechanics of how the body works. This eventually propelled Brittany to become a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, working in the industry for 2 years.
Following her time in the fitness industry, Brittany went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Baylor University. Certain that she wanted to specialize and gain a greater expertise in Orthopedics, Brittany furthered her education with a specialty training, completing a year Orthopedic Residency through Arcadia University in 2022. Brittany then polished her skills working the past two years at Vasta Performance Training & Physical Therapy in Burlington Vermont.
Brittany is passionate about sports and orthopedic rehabilitation and helping people return to the activities they love. Her approach is largely focused on the bio-mechanical science of mobility & strength; which she couples with patient education to allow patients to be active members in their rehabilitation process. Returning to the Capital District, Brittany chose IPT to share her expertise in order to spend more one-on-one time with her patients.
Personal: Brittany grew up participating in competitive horseback riding with her horse, Isaac. However, she now enjoys riding casually in her free time. When Brittany’s not horseback riding, she loves strength training at the gym, spending time with her dogs, and doing anything outdoors.
Graduated from New York Institute Of Technology In Old Westbury -Long Island NY in 2003 with her Doctorate in Physical therapy. Right after graduation she started working in Acute care in a hospital setting. After one year she started working in Outpatient Orthopedics. That’s where she fell in love with manual therapy. She was fascinated by the use of various Tissue and Manipulation techniques that enhanced and sped up patient’s recovery time. A new challenge presented itself and she found herself working in the pediatric setting as a PT in a Special ED preschool program and Early Intervention. After 15 years and many moves that brought her to Houston and Austin she finally decided to settle down back to NYC where she restarted her love affair with Outpatient PT which refueled her desire to deepen her orthopedic knowledge. Within these 15 years she worked with CA patients, Geriatric care, and SNF settings as well. In Austin she became a licensed massage therapist in the state of Texas adding to her better understanding of the human body and it needs. With a fresh and new perspective in life after the 2020 pandemic she decided to relocate upstate and came across IPT. IPT’s mission aligned perfectly with Tatiana’s goal and she decided to become part of the team. She has had some training and certifications in IASTM, Myofascial Release and Kinesiotaping. She is a forever learner of Manual Therapy and is eager to further sharpen her skills under Kimberly’s wings.
Tatiana enjoys Zumba, Pilates, dancing ( mostly Salsa and Merengue) and learning foreign languages. Originally from Haiti, she grew up in Gabon (central West Africa) and came to the US for College at the age of 17. Moving from Boston at the age of 20 to NYC she loves this state for its diversity and what it offers. She is excited about being Upstate and plans to take full advantage of the Capital Region’s beauty.
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.
Have you ever walked into a doctor’s office and have been met by a cool, apathetic person? I know I have, which is why as the Office Manager at IPT, I make a point to greet everyone with a smile, and get to know each and every patient. Walking into IPT is like walking into an old friend’s house. We genuinely care how you are doing, and we want you to feel our genuine concern the second you walk through our doors.
I have been in the medical field in some form or fashion most of my life. Before coming to IPT, I worked as a medical assistant to an orthopedic oncologist, and orthopedic spine specialist. I currently am in nursing school, as well as being a single mom to my wonderful 15-year-old son. In my (limited) spare time, I absolutely love to dance, which is something I have been doing since I was five. My son and I love to go paddle boarding during the summers, and expand our movie base during the winters.
My love for people’s health and well-being brought me to IPT. The satisfaction I get from seeing our patients walk out of IPT pain free is immeasurable. I am thankful for my job, which has become my family, and for each new face I see every day. I look forward to seeing you become pain-free soon at IPT!
Rene joined the IPT team in January 2023 and has not stopped smiling since! Rene’s love for helping others is genuine; she is a natural and sincere uplifter. You will always be greeted with compassion and authenticity. Rene 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.
Rene says, “After several stressful years of managing a private medical facility, I was drawn to IPT by the serene environment our owner Kimberly created. This is exactly where I am supposed to be! Once you’re checked in at IPT, I love to chat about recipes, animals, and funny life anecdotes. I look forward to meeting you soon!"