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Cayuga Medical Center Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Receives APTA Credentialing







Contact: John W. Turner, VP Public Relations, Liz Heath, Public Relations Specialist, Cayuga Medical Center (607) 274-4498,

Cayuga Medical Center Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Receives APTA Credentialing


For Immediate Release


July 5, 2010 – Ithaca, New York- The Physical Therapy department at CMC is now a part of the first APTA Credentialed Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program in New York State. The Physical Therapy department at Cayuga Medical Center is known as the region’s leader in physical therapy and sports medicine.  A credentialed residency is now offered at Island Health Center for licensed physical therapists interested in advancing their orthopedic training.


The Island Health Center in Ithaca, New York is recognized for its state-of-the-art facilities, providing the best resources available to patients and doctors. As a part of Cayuga Medical Center, The Island Health Center provides a teaching faculty consisting of physical therapists with advanced training. The residency program is offered in collaboration with Ithaca College, which is listed as one of the top schools for physical therapy in the country. With the Credentialed Residency Program, doctors can continue to learn and practice physical therapy and specialized advanced patient care in the Physical Therapy department of The Island Health Center.


The Credentialed Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program comes after a long period of program development, mentoring and an application process. Cayuga Medical Center would like to thank Residency Director Michael Costello for his dedication to the application process. Dr. Costello, along with fellow director John Winslow, are both professors for the Physical Therapy program at Ithaca College.









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