Joyce E. Bettinger, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT 


September 2012 - Present - Repsher and Associates Physical Therapy, Albany, NY

Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate and treat orthopedic caseload
  • Instruct patients in spinal rehabilitation programs
  • Develop rehabilitation programs for athletes and post surgical cases

August 2007 - September 2012 - Bethlehem Physical Therapy, Glenmont, NY

Physical Therapist

  • Evaluate and treat orthopedic and post surgical cases
  • Develop rehabilitation programs
  • Spinal rehabilitation and instruction

July 1991 - August 2007 - Latham Medical P.T. of Thomas Nicolla Associates, Latham, NY

Director of Physical Therapy

  • Supervise physical therapist, assistants and clerical staff
  • Close interaction with Latham Medical Group physicians
  • Responsible for full patient load consisting of acute orthopedic injuries and post surgical cases
  • Clinical instructor of P.T.A. and P.T. students

June 1989 - July 1991 - Kent County Orthopedic Services, Warwick, RI

Chief Physical Therapist

  • Supervise physical therapy department including physical therapist, physical therapy assistant and clerical staff
  • Evaluate and treat post operative and acute orthopedic injuries

Clinical Instructor

  • Instruct and evaluate students during full time affiliation

June 1987 - June 1989 - Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services P.T., P.C., Syracuse, NY

Staff Physical Therapist

  • Extensive spine analysis and rehabilitation
  • Evaluate and treat acute orthopedic injuries
  • Manage sports related injuries

Clinical Instructor

May 1986 - June 1987 - Gannett Health Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Staff Physical Therapist

  • Evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Orthotic fabrication
  • Cybex II and UBXT with CDRC testing

Athletic Trainer – Cornell University Women’s Basketball Team

  • Preseason conditioning
  • Evaluation of acute athletic injuries
  • Seasonal rehabilitation programs



Russell Sage College University, Troy, NY - DPT Physical Therapy - May 2008

SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY - B.S. Physical Therapy - Graduated Cum Laude - May 1986

St. Lawrence, Canton, NY - B.S. Biology - Graduated May 1984



Manual Therapy for the Oncology Patient, APTA Learning Center - July 14, 2015

Maitland Stabilization and Functional Rehabilitation, Worcester, MA April 24-26, 2015

Maitland Essential Peripheral Seminar; Mailand- Australian Approach, Worcester, MA, May 30-June 1, 2014

Maitland Australian Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvis Seminar, Maitland Austrailian Physiotherapy Seminars, Worcester, MA April 5-6, 2014

Return to Sport and Discharge Testing, Medbridge Education,, November 9, 2013

ART: Biomechanics of Golf, Medbridge Education,, July 27, 2013

The Runners Rehab Program, Framingham, MA, April 27-28, 2013

Injuries in Youth Sports. Assessment and Treatment of Orthopedic Injuries in the Young Athlete, Albany, NY, February 27, 2013

Relearning Kinesia Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Movement Disorders, Albany, NY, November 2, 2011

Parkinson’s syndrome, Innovative Educational Services,, November 20, 2011

Fibromyalgia, Innovative Educational Services,, November 20, 2010

Maitland Australian Physiotherapy MT-3 Intermediate Spinal, Boston, MA, March 20-22, 2009

McKenzie Case Manager, McKenzie Institute USA,, August 30-31, 2009

McKenzie Certification Examination, Syracuse, NY, September 2006.

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy McKenzie Approach Part D, Summerville, NJ, March 1 - 5, 2006

Spine Problems in Athletics; William Lavelle MD, Albany, NY January 2006

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Problem Solving Part C McKenzie Approach, Lanham, MD, October 1 - 5, 2005

A Clinically Relevant Approach To Vestibular Rehabilitation, The Dogwood Institute, Julie Varno, Home Study, March 2004

Treatment of Individuals with Neurological Dysfunction: From Assessment to Goal Formation, Cross Country University, J.J. Mowder-

Tinney Albany, NY, April 2004

Manual Therapy, Maitland Concept, Rotterdam CHP, Jeanne Davidson, Schenectady, NY, Spring 1998

The Clinical Instructor and the Student, Maria College, Albany, NY, May 1995

Integrated Manual Therapy – Lower Quadrant, Jay Kain, Sunnyview Hospital, Schenectady, NY, October 1995

Manual Therapy for the Shoulder, Cervical and Thoracic Outlet, Regional P.T., Hartford, CT, May 1995

Manual Therapy of Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip, Continuing Education for Clinical Practice, Albany, NY, May 1992

S.I. Paris Course Review, Thomas Nicolla Associates, Latham, NY, 1991

Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand, Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, March 1990

Foundations of Clinical Orthopedics, Stanley Paris, Boston, MA, February 1990

Soft Tissue Techniques for Shoulder Dysfunction, Samuel Kegerreis, Atlanta, GA, April 1989

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Conference, Dogwood Seminars, Atlanta, GA, April 1989

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, the Cervical Spine, Wayne Rath, Philadelphia, PA, June 1988

Hand Rehabilitation for the Non-Specialized Therapist, Syracuse, NY, October 1988

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar Spine, Robin McKenzie Approach, Burlington, MA, December 1987



Volunteer at Good Samaritan Nursing Home Physical Therapy Department

Career Exploration Internship Program

Coordinator of Ithaca Orthopedic Study Exchange Group

Participated in Sports Medicine seminar for high school coaches at Cornell University

Lectured on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of spinal injuries at Tompkins Cortland Community College

Volunteer medical personnel for Junior Olympics

Bethlehem Lady Eagles Assistant Basketball Coach

Volunteer Ski Instructor for Adaptive Sports Foundation