John W. Repsher, BSE, PT, AT, C

EDUCATION

State University of New York, College at Cortland

Bachelor of Science in Education 1968

University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of Proficiency in Physical Therapy 1970

West Chester State College – Graduate Level

15 semester hours in Health and Physical Education 1972

NYS Graduate Level Approved Instructor for

Coaches in Sports Medicine 1975

 

HONORS

House President of Beta Phi Epsilon Professional Physical Education Fraternity Dean’s List – 1/20/1967

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Physical Therapy Association

Private Practice Section of APTA

Sports Medicine Section of APTA

New York Chapter of APTA

American College of Sports Medicine

National Athletic Trainers Association – Certified Member

Eastern Athletic Trainers Association

Licensed Physical Therapist – New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts

Past Director of First Aid Programs, Northern Berkshire Co., Massachusetts [Pick the Year]

 

AWARDS

National Eddie Wojecki Scholarship Award

Presented at the 25th Awards Banquet for achieving the highest score on the

National Athletic Trainer’s Association Certificate exam in 1973

Kansas City, Missouri 6/10/1974

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING EXPERIENCE/SPECIAL EVENTS

Athletic Trainer, National Open, Greco – Roman Wrestling Championship and The ESPOIR, Greco – Roman Wrestling Championship

National Guard Armory, Schenectady, New York, May 2 – 3, 1987

Athletic Trainer, World Cup Wrestling Match, USA, Cuba, Scandinavia, Russia and Japan SUNY at Albany, Albany, New York, November 16 – 22, 1987

 

EXPERIENCE

08/1980 – Present - Repsher and Associates Physical Therapy - 121 Everett Road, Suite 200 Albany, NY 12205                                            

10/1977 – 08/1978 - Skier Fitness Profile - Biomechanical testing program for ski racers in New England                                                        

10/1980 – 10/1982 - Exercise Consultant - CYBEX Division of Lumex, Inc - Clinical Research – Isokinetic Exercise, Sports Medicine,

Rehabilitation & Athletic Screening Bayshore, New York                                                                                                                                

07/1982 – 09/1983 - Member of the Medical Advisory Board - Steuben Athletic Club Albany, New York                                                        

09/1979 – 06/1981 - Adapted Physical Education Consultant - Adams Chesire Regional School District Adams, Massachusetts                   

10/1977 – 08/1978 - Ski Fit Profile - Biomechanical testing program of skiers Stratton Mountain, Vermont                                                     

07/1975 – 09/1977 - Orthopedic Physical Therapy - Westchester Physical Therapy Clinic White Plains, New York                                        

07/1973 – 06/1975 - Director of Athletic Training & Rehabilitation - And Co – Founder Berkshire Sports Medicine Institute                              

Williamstown, Massachusetts                                                                                                                                                

Teaching Responsibilities: North Adams State College – Athletic Training and First Aid Williams College – Winter Study projects in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training and First Aid to area high schools

07/1972 – 06/1973 - Adapted Physical Education Consultant - Supervisor of the Adaptive P.E. Program for 13 Elementary Schools West Chester, Pennsylvania Area School District                                                                                                                                         

07/1971 – 09/1973 - Instructor of Health and Physical Education and Assistant Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist - West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania                                                                                                                                                            

09/1970 – 06/1971 - Public Health Physical Therapist - Columbia County Health Department Hudson, New York                                       

06/1970 – 09/1970 - Student Physical Therapist Internships - University of Pennsylvania, Valley Forge Army Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Hospital & Rehab Center Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania                                                                                                                

09/1968 - 06/1969 - Elementary School Physical Education Teacher and High School Track Coach - Gayhead Elementary School – Fishkill, New York Wappingers Falls High School – Wappingers Falls, New York                                                                                              

 

POST GRADUATE COURSES AND LECTURES ATTENDED

1. The Injured Knee in Sports, Special Reference to the Surgical Knee

Committee on Sports Medicine of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Eugene, Oregon

July 23 – July 25, 1973

2. Physical Fitness

Committee on Sports Medicine of the Academy of the Orthopedic Surgeons Atlanta, Georgia

May 12 – May 15 , 1974

3. 5th International Symposium on Sports Medicine University of Montreal, Sheraton Mount Royal Hotel

October 29 – October 31, 1975

4. Professional Education Committee of the NATA Professional Preparation Conference Nashville, Tennessee

January 5 – January 7, 1979

5. Private Cybex Seminar for Developing Cybex Equipment for Back Testing

George Davies, James Gould, Cybex Staff, R., Mark Fumich, M.D. and J.W. Repsher Lecture, discussion, think tank session, Lumex, Inc., Bayshore, New York

May 9 – May 10, 1979

6. First Annual Meeting and Sports Medicine Symposium

The New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association, SUNY at Binghamton, New York

May 23 – May 24, 1980

7. First Annual Dogwood Conference

The Sports Medicine Education Institute, Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia

April 8 – April 10, 1983

8. The Knee – Injuries and Treatment

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, The Boston Marriott/Long Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts

May 12 – May 15, 1983

9. Prevention and Treatment of Fall Sports Injuries

Albany Medical Center Department of Family Practice and Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Education, Desmond Americana, Albany, New York

September 22, 1983

10. Sports Medicine Implications for Women

Terry Agans, M.D., Albany Medical Center Department of Family Practice, Old Daily Inn, Troy, New York

October 13, 1988

11. The Annual NATA Meeting and Clinical Symposium

Montecello, New York

January 8 – January 10, 1989

12. The ACL Deficient Knee

J. David Abraham, M. D., Albany, New York

February 16, 1989

13. Spring Ethics Symposium

Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

April 7, 1995

14. Legal and Ethical Considerations in Medicine

Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

April 8, 1995

15. Current Topics in Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Sports P. T. Section, Home Study Course

June 1995

16. Professional Ethics

Syracuse University at Utica College, Utica, New York

September 1995 – January 1996

17. Examination of the Knee in the Athlete

Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA – Home Study, David J. Magee PhD, BPT

August 1998

18. Recognition & Treatment of Shoulder Joint Injuries

Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA – Home Study

September 1999

19. Evaluation & Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint

Gary D. Knight, PT, DC & Phil Candando, MHSPT, Boston, Massachusetts

December 5 – December 6, 1999

20. Current Concepts in the Recognition and Treatment of Knee Injuries

Mark DeCarlo, MHA, PT, SCS, ATC

October 2000

21. Upper Extremity Injuries in Sports

Home Study Course, APTA

June 2001

22. Recent Advances in Evaluation & Treatment of the Knee

Northeast Seminars, Kevin Wilke, P.T.

November 11, 2001

23. Recent Advances in Evaluation & Treatment of the Shoulder

Northeast Seminars, Kevin Wilke, P.T.

November 11, 2001

24. Upper Extremity Injuries in Sports 2002

Home Study Course, APTA

December 2002

25. Advances In The Management of the Athlete’s Shoulder

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

May 16 – May 17, 2003

26. Current Concepts in Sports Medicine

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

September 30 – October 1, 2005

27. MT – 1: Basic Peripheral Mobilization Seminar

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, New York

November 18 – November 20, 2005

28. Advances of the Examination, Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Shoulder Conditions

Advanced Continuing Education Institute, George J. Davies, DPT, MED, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, Orlando, Florida

October 21 – October 22, 2005

29. Training the Athlete Over 50 Balance Training

DSW Fitness Center for Continuing Education

December 9, 2005

30. Clinical Evaluation and Treatment of the Complex Shoulder

New York Physical Therapy Association, Albany, New York

June 9 – June 10, 2007

31. Current Concepts in Sports Medicine, Functional Progression: The Art of Rehab, Core Stability, Intro to ART, Motion Analysis

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

April 17 – April 19, 2008

32. Part A: Lumbar Spine: The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

The McKenzie Institute USA, Austin, Texas

November 6 – November 9, 2008

33. Shoulder and Elbow Update 2008: Theory and Practice of Shoulder and Elbow Injuries and Rehabilitation

Philadelphia Orthopaedic and Sports Rehab Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 14 – November 16, 2008

34. Total Rehab for the Total Joint: A Comprehensive Guide for the Rehabilitation Specialist

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

September 11 – September 12, 2009

35. Comprehensive Treatment and Assessment Strategies for Balance Enhancement and Fall Prevention

Deborah Goetz, MD, ED, PT, CFMT, Albany, New York

October 15 – October 16, 2010

36. 13th Annual Sports Medicine for the Young Athlete

Hospital for Special Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

February 26, 2011

37. 5th Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine

Hospital for Special Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

April 14 – April 16, 2011

38. NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia

National Athletic Trainers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana

June 19 – June 22, 2011

39. Advances in Hip Preservation: Surgery, Rehabilitation and Sports Performance

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

September 27 – September 29, 2012

40. Primary Care Sports Medicine

The University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont

September 25 – September 27, 2013

41. Advances in Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Charles Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC/L, Somerset, New Jersey

September 28 – September 29, 2013

42. Rotator Cuff Dysfunction

Terry Trundle, PTA, ATC, LAT, Burlington, Vermont

October 9, 2013

43. Advances in Hip Preservation: Surgery, Rehabilitation and Sports Performance

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York

October 17 – October 19, 2013

44. PPS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition

Private Practice Section, APTA, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 6 – November 9, 2013

45. The Rotational Athlete - Rehabilitation, Performance and Return to Competition

Hospital for Special Surgery, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida

November 15 - 16, 2014

46. 30th Annual Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference

Cincinnati Sports Medicine, Research and Education Foundation, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

May 24 - 27, 2015

47. Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Techniques: Evidence-Based Treatment

Medbridge Education, Home Study Course

October 9, 2015

 

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND LECTURES PRESENTED

1. Sports Medicine

Western District of the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA – District Meeting, Schine Northampton Inn, Northampton , Massachusetts

October 18, 1973

2. Standards of Fitness to Return to Activities for Knee Injuries

Charter Meeting of the Sports Medicine Section, American Physical Therapy Association

March 1 – March 2, 1974

3. High School Training: A New Approach

The First Annual Hamilton Sports Medicine Clinic, Clinton, New York

March 1, 1974

4. The Berkshire Sports Medicine Institute Executive Workshop on the High School Athletic Trainer

Workshop Director - Mt. Hope Farm, Williamstown, Massachusetts

May 24 – May 26, 1974

5. Photographic and Isokinetic Strength Analysis of Ski Racers

Eastern Ski Coaches Meeting, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

November 2, 1974

6. Photographic and Isokinetic Strength Analysis of Ski Racers

Professional Ski Instructors Association National Conference, Jiminy Peak, Hancock, Massachusetts

December 11, 1974

7. Athletic Health Care in the High School

Moderators of Physicians Panel, Eastern Athletic Trainers Association District Meeting

January 20, 1975

8. What Every Parent Should Know About Sports Medicine

Sponsored by the Children’s Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts

April 9, 1975

9. Basics of Isokinetic Exercise

Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, Nevele Country Club, Ellenville, New York

January 20, 1976

10. The Use of Cybex for Athletic Screening and Rehabilitation

The Sports Medicine Education Institute, Atlanta, Georgia

October 6 – October 7, 1978

11. The Use of Cybex for Athletic Screening and Rehabilitation

Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, Saddle Brook, New Jersey

October 20 & October 23, 1978

12. Cybex Studies a Comparison: The Average, The Olympian, The Wounded

New England Medical Association, Winter Sports Injuries, Dartmouth Medical College, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

March 9, 1979

13. Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2 chapters submitted:

     1 – Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries

     2 – Conditioning of Athletes

Also, panel discussion and think tank session on Athletic Trainers Manual, Committee of Sports Medicine, Big Sky, Montana, published November 1984

June 27 – June 29, 1980

14. Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and the Use of Cybex Dynamometer for Objective Measurement of Human Performance

New York State Annual Osteopathic Physicians Meeting, Quality Inn, Albany, New York

October 12, 1980

15. Athletic Training and Conditioning for the High School Athlete

North Colonie Central Schools Physical Education Staff, Shaker High School, Latham, New York

November 4, 1980

16. Sports Medicine Rehabilitation for the High School Athlete

New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Capital/Northway Zone, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, New York

November 15, 1980

17. Pee Wee Football Conditioning

Annual Awards Banquet, Rensselaer Pee Wee Football Organization, Rensselaer, New York

January 10, 1981

18. Athletic Training Principles for Running

Macy’s Running Clinic, Macy’s, Colonie Center, Albany, New York

August 8, 1981

19. Athletic Conditioning for Soccer Officials

Eastern Soccer Officials Association, Fall Rules Meeting, Cohoes High School, Cohoes, New York

September 2, 1981

20. Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Panel

Schenectady County Public Library Fair Day, Schenectady, New York

September 19, 1981

21. Physical Fitness Training Principles and Injury Prevention for Corrections Officers

New York State Corrections Training Academy, Albany, New York

March 23, 1982

22. Design for Rehabilitation and Standards of Fitness to Return to Competitive Athletics

Saratoga Hospital Foundation Sports Medicine Seminar, Saratoga Springs, New York

April 17, 1982

23. “What Every Sales Person Should Know About the Practice of Physical Therapy, Orthopedics and the Value of Isokinetics”

Seven hour presentation video – taped, Cybex Plant, Ronkonkoma, New York

July 20, 1982

24. Physical Fitness Training Principles and Injury Prevention for Corrections Officers

New York State Corrections Training Academy, Albany, New York

November 1982

25. Ski Fitness for Recreational Skiers

Steuben Athletic Club, Albany, New York

January 1983

26. Physical Fitness Training Principles and Injury Prevention for Corrections Officers

New York State Corrections Training Academy, Albany, New York

March 8, 1983

27. Sports Medicine Training and Injury Prevention for Recreational Bicyclists

Mohawk – Hudson Wheelman’s Club, Albany, New York

April 1983

28. Cybex Testing and Isokinetic Rehabilitation Utilizing Biofeedback

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Associations, Inc., Albany, New York

August 8, 1983

29. Foundations of Physical Fitness and Injury Prevention for New York State Troopers

New York State Training Academy, State Office Campus, Albany, New York

March 13, 1984

30. Biomechanical Basis Exercise for the Knee and Shoulder

Court Club, Colonie, New York

April 10, 1984

31. Stress Management and Physical Fitness Workshop

General Electric Executives, Steuben Athletic Club, Albany, New York

June 7, 1984

32. Low Back Management for the Athlete

Court Club, Colonie, New York

July 17, 1984

33. Ski Fitness and Skier Injury Prevention

Schenectady Winter Sports Club, Schenectady, New York

October 2, 1984

34. Ski Fitness and Skier Injury Prevention

Court Club, Colonie, New York

October 16, 1984

35. Physical Fitness Requirements for Cross Country Skiing

Capital Area Ski Touring Association Meeting, Albany, New York

December 5, 1984

36. Comprehensive Management for Hamstring Injuries in Runners

Article submitted to “The Pace Setter”, Monthly Publication, Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club, Albany, New York

February 1985

37. Physical Training and Injury Prevention for Corrections Officers in Defensive Tactics

New York State Corrections Training Academy, Albany, New York

May 21, 1985

38. The Prevention of Winter Sports Knee Injuries

Albany Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, Albany, New York

January 22, 1986

39. The Use of Cybex in Upper Extremity Dysfunction

Eastern District of New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Albany, New York

February 11, 1986

40. Maximum Ski Performance with Minimal Risk of Re-Injury Through the Use of Skier Fitness Profile

Schenectady Winter Sports Club, Schenectady, New York

October 23, 1986

41. Rehabilitation Management of Knee, Back and Shoulder Problems

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Associations, Inc., Albany, New York

January 13, 1987

42. Maximizing Athletic Performance and Minimizing the Risk of Injury to the Shoulders and Knees in Swimmers

Colonie Swim Club, Colonie, New York

August 5, 1987

43. Ski Injuries and Rehabilitation

Council of Licensed Physiotherapists of New York State 61st Annual Convention, Sagamore Inn, Bolton Landing, New York

November 6 – November 8, 1987

44. Knee Fitness, Care and Prevention of Injuries

Adirondack Mountain Club, Albany, New York

March 22, 1988

45. The Training Principles of Climbing and the Prevention of Climbing Injuries

The New York Climbing Exchange, Albany, New York

May 12, 1988

46. Conservative Management of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Myofascial Syndrome

Albany Medical College Department of Family Practice, Albany, New York

November 23, 1988

47. Sensible Athletic Training

St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, New York

February 13, 1989

48. Training Programs to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Sports Clinic, State University of Albany, Albany, New York

April 1, 1989

49. Interpretation of Isokinetic Data for Extremity Testing

Sports Medicine Study Group, Albany, New York

May 11, 1989

50. Physical Therapy Progression for Soft Tissue Injuries about the Shoulder

Northeastern Cybex Seminar, Cybex Educational Building, Ronkonkoma, New York

May 13, 1989

51. SwimEx Promotional Video for the Physical Therapy Market

Our Town TV, Albany, New York

May 25, 1989

52. Athletic Training As A Career

Shenendehowa High School Class, Albany, New York

January 9, 1990

53. Prevention and Treatment of Knee Injuries During Hiking and Winter Sports Activities

Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Albany, New York

February 20, 1990

54. SwimEx Information Video, “Commonly Asked Questions Regarding SwimEx”

Albany, New York

January 1991

55. Exercise and Physical Fitness

State of New York Department of Transportation, Albany, New York February 28, 1991

56. Conditioning, Injury Prevention and Treatment

Town of Colonie Youth Leagues Baseball Clinic, Albany, New York

March 2, 1991

57. Water Therapy

American Red Cross, Albany, New York

March 16, 1991

58. Injury Evaluation of the Ankle

College of St. Rose, Albany, New York

March 16, 1991

59. Golfers Pre-Season Conditioning Program

Greenbush Area News, Albany, New York

March 29, 1991; April 5, 1991; April 12, 1991

60. The Cause, Treatment & Prevention of Soft Tissue Injuries About Swimmer’s Shoulder

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

May 16, 1991

61. Back Injury Prevention for Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors, Albany, New York

June 11, 1991

62. Development of an Adult Fitness Program & Fitness Injury Prevention

Albany Chapter Kiwanas, Albany, New York

January 8, 1992

63. The Role of Athletic Training for Increasing Performance and Reducing the Risk of Injury

Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, New York

January 15, 1992

64. Prevention and Management of Fitness Injuries

GE – Corporate Research Development, Schenectady, New York

May 7, 1992

65. Prevention and Treatment of Injuries During Winter Sports Activities

Schenectady Winter Sports Club, Schenectady, New York

September 24, 1992

66. Physical Education and Sports Injuries

Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, New York

October 9, 1992

67. Exercise and Physical Fitness

State of New York Department of Transportation, Albany, New York

February 28, 1991

68. Conditioning, Injury Prevention and Treatment

Town of Colonie Youth Leagues Baseball Clinic, Albany, New York

March 2, 1991

69. Water Therapy

American Red Cross, Albany, New York

March 16, 1991

70. Injury Evaluation of the Ankle

College of St. Rose, Albany, New York

March 16, 1991

71. The Diverse Application of Aquatic Physical Therapy

Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, North Carolina

March 12, 1994

72. The Diverse Application of Aquatic Physical Therapy

Long Island Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Douglaston, New York

April 29, 1995

73. The Diverse Application of Aquatic Physical Therapy

Pennsylvania State College, State College, Pennsylvania

May 18, 1996

74. Back Injury Prevention

Carrier Corporation, Latham, New York

November 30, 1998

75. How to Prevent Competitive Swim Injuries

Schenectady Swim Club, Scotia, New York

April 24, 2001

76. Cross Country Ski Fitness to Prevent Injuries and Promote Performance

Capital Area Ski Training Association (CASTA), Green Island, New York

November 20, 2002

77. Exercise to Promote Pain Free Dentistry for the Dentist

The Troy Dental Club, Troy, New York

February 24, 2004

78. Hiking Without Knee Pain

Adirondack Mountain Club, Albany, New York

November 8, 2005

79. Injury Prevention and Treatment of Swimmer’s Shoulder

Adirondack Swimposium, Ravena High School, Ravena, New York

October 5, 2008

80. Flexibility, Agility and Strength Training for Enhancing Performance and Preventing Knee Injuries for Cross Country Skiing

Capital Area Ski Touring Association (CASTA), Country Grove Inn, Troy, New York

November 19, 2008

81. Injury Prevention and Treatment of Swimmer’s Shoulder

Ravena Swim Club, Ravena High School, Ravena, New York

February 5, 2009