Kingston Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab is the premier provider of Physical Therapy services in Kingston, Woodstock, and Ulster County    
   
   
   
Barbara Cuffe P.T., D.P.T.
Licensed Physical Therapist

Barbara graduated from the City University of New York at Hunter College in 1979 with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy. She graduated from Shenandoah University in 2008 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Her doctoral thesis was entitled “Rehabilitation following Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty:  A Case Study”. Barbara is a native of Long Island and relocated to the Hudson Valley in 1981.  She was employed in inpatient and outpatient settings, prior to founding Kingston Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, P.C. with her husband Gerry in 1984.

Barbara has completed numerous post graduate continuing education courses concentrating on manual therapy, orthopaedic and sports physical therapy (adult and pediatric), osteoporosis management, balance and vestibular therapy. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1976, and is a section member of the orthopaedics and geriatric sections. When not in the clinic, she spends most of her time outdoors, walking or hiking, bicycling and kayaking. She enjoys cooking, gardening, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. She resides in Saugerties with her husband Gerry.

Gerard Cuffe P.T., D.P.T.
Licensed Physical Therapist

Gerry graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1979, summa cum laude, with a B.S. in physical therapy. In 1984, he was elected a member of Alpha Eta, the national honor society of allied health professionals. Gerry graduated from Shenandoah University, August 2008, completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. His doctoral thesis explored new exercises for high functional level total hip arthroplasty patients. Gerry also has a B.A. in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He is a native of Bayside, Queens, and moved to the Hudson Valley in 1980. Gerry was employed in a variety of inpatient, outpatient and sports medicine settings early in his career. He, and his wife Barbara, founded Kingston Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, P.C. in 1984. Gerry has completed more than 700 hours of continuing education concentrating on manual therapy, orthopaedic and sports physical therapy. When not in the clinic, Gerry enjoys many interests and hobbies. He is an avid bicyclist, riding about 2000 miles per year. He enjoys hiking, landscaping, forestry and regularly works out with weights. Gerry has been involved in competitive shooting. He was the Department of New York Marine Corps League rifle champion in 2000, and the Marine Corps League National postal individual rifle champion in 2001, when he was a member of the Ulster County MCL Detachment first place rifle team. He resides in Saugerties with his wife Barbara.

Mark Garcia P.T., D.P.T., A.T.C.
Licensed Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer Certified

Mark is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. He is a native of Saugerties and attended Columbia-Greene Community College before transferring to SUNY Cortland. He graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1992 with a B.S. in Education and a minor in Athletic Training, receiving two awards for academic achievement and potential in the field of athletic training: the NYS Buffalo Bills scholarship and the Eastern Athletic Trainer’s Association – District II – Joseph Abraham Scholarship.

Mark graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1999. While a student in NYU’s physical therapy program, Mark was awarded the Elizabeth C. Addoms award for academic achievement in the field of physical therapy. As an athletic trainer, Mark has treated members of the New York Rangers hockey team as well as other professional athletes. He currently assists the Kingston High School Football team, offering athletic training services during the varsity football season. Mark also presents annual clinics for local coaches and community programs for sports injury prevention. Mark completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 2010. Mark joined the practice in 2002 and became a partner in 2004. Mark resides in Clermont with his wife Elizabeth and their two sons.

Charissa Mikesh P.T.A.
Physical Therapist Assistant

Charissa graduated from Orange County Community College in 1995 with an A.A.S. degree Physical Therapist Assistant. She joined the practice in 1995 and is the coordinator of the P.T.A. clinical education program. Charissa has completed various continuing education courses focusing on aquatic therapy, orthopaedics, geriatric rehabilitation, balance and vestibular retraining, as well as foot and ankle dysfunctions. When not working in the clinic, she enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and spending time with her family. Charissa resides in Gardiner with her husband Matthew and their two sons.

Scott Reither O.T., C.H.T.
Licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Scott graduated from Downstate Medical Center in 1986 to compliment his degree in Physical Education from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Reither did his clinical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Hands and Orthopaedics and was employed as a staff and senior level therapist in charge of Hands and Orthopaedics from 1986-1990. While in Baltimore he worked privately in Work Hardening and Ergonomic Training. He has extensive training in sport and non-sport related custom splinting and bracing. Scott has worked closely with a nationally known medical supply company with his splints featured in their catalog.

In 1990 he and his family relocated to the Hudson Valley. He was responsible for the development of the Occupational Therapy and Hand Rehab program at the Kingston Hospital where he was supervisor of OT for 15 years. Scott is board eligible for the national hand certification exam. When not in the clinic he enjoys coaching, participation in competitive soccer, woodworking, gardening and landscape design, skiing/snowboarding, golf and traveling with his wife and children.

Heath Tong P.T., D.P.T.
Licensed Physical Therapist

Heath graduated from Daemen College in 1989 and has completed over 300 hours of continuing education, including courses in geriatric therapy and a certification course in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomics assessment. Heath joined the practice in July of 1990 and became a partner in 1993. He is the instructor of our Back School program and brings to the practice a background in medicine, which started while in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.

Heath grew up in Saugerties and returned to Ulster County after almost 5 years in the military.  He graduated from Ulster County Community College before going to Buffalo and graduating from Daemen College. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in August of 2010. Heath resides in West Hurley with his wife. He has three children who are spread out throughout the United States. He also volunteers in various community programs including Boy Scouting. When Heath is not practicing physical therapy he is camping, traveling, or visiting the family.

Patrick Zell P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S.
Licensed Physical Therapist

Patrick graduated from Daemen College, in Buffalo, in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. He graduated from Shenandoah University in 2010 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and his doctoral thesis was titled “Rehabilitation of a high school athlete after undergoing Osteochondral Autologous Transplant surgery”. Patrick has completed continuing education courses on shoulder, knee, spine, and sports rehabilitation, along with manual therapy courses. In June 2005 the American Physical Therapy Association recognized Patrick as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS).

Patrick was born and raised in Hurley, and attended Kingston High School. Patrick joined the practice in 2005 and became a partner in 2007.  When not at work he enjoys watching sports, exercising, golfing, and woodworking. Patrick resides in Kingston with his wife Jennifer and daughter Grace.

In Memory of Samantha “Sam” O’Reilly, P.T.A.
7/7/60 - 8/24/10

Samantha “Sam” O’Reilly was employed at Kingston Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, P.C. for 12 years as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

During her employment, she touched the lives of our patients with her professionalism and knowledge, and her warm and friendly personality. Affectionately known as “Sergeant Sam”, she combined a façade of toughness, with heartfelt kindness, concern, and a sense of humor. She was loved by patients and staff, and is missed by all. We will always remember her for the way she reached out to everyone and touched them personally, for her honesty, for her incredible laugh and for her love of life and family.

Rest in peace our dear friend and colleague, you are forever in our hearts.