Chris McNamara

Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director, Physical Therapy
Phone: 607-274-1372
Office: Center for Health Sciences 401D, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Aquatic Physical Therapy, Orthopedics

EDUCATION

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Simmons College, Boston MA. 2005

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY. 1989

Bachelor of Science in Adaptive Physical Education, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY. 1981

COURSES TAUGHT

Clinical Administration I

Therapeutic Exercise

Musculoskeletal Examination and Evaluation

Clinical Grand Rounds

Aquatic Physical Therapy

CLINICAL PRACTICE

I provide physical therapy services in the Ithaca College Occupational and Physical Therapy Clinic, specializing in the prevention and treatment of orthopedic injuries, with an emphasis on aquatic physical therapy for a broad range of patient populations.

SCHOLARLY INTERESTS

My scholarly interests include the effective utilization of aquatic physical therapy in reducing total rehabilitation time, minimizing the secondary effects of injury, immobilization and deconditioning, and facilitating a quicker return to full function. Additionally I am interested in exploring the incorporation of inter-professional clinical experiences into the education and  preparation of physical and occupational therapy students.