Jill Mayer

Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
School: School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Phone: 607-274-5825
Office: Center for Health Sciences, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Rochester, NY. 2010

Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, Ithaca, NY. 2009

Courses Taught

Neuromuscular Foundations

Neurologic Rehabilitation II

Mobility Training

Documentation in Physical Therapy

Integrated Clinical Experience

Clinical Practice

Dr. Mayer provides physical therapy services in the Ithaca College Occupational and Physical Therapy Clinic, specializing in the treatment of individuals with neurologic diagnoses, specifically those with stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and Parkinson disease. She also maintains clinical practice part time at Cayuga Medical Center working in the acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. 

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Mayer's research focus is in the area of oncology rehabilitation centered around the impact of PT and exercise in cancer survivors. Other interests include examining outcomes following physical therapy intervention in patients with unique neurologic conditions as well as measuring student learning in an interdisciplinary setting. Several peer reviewed publications/presentations include: 

  • Mayer JE, McNamara C, Mayer J, et al. Miller Fisher Syndrome and Guillain Barre Syndrome: Rehabilitation of a Complex Patient Case.  Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. E Pub February 2020. 10.1080/09593985.2020.1736221  https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2020.1736221 .
  • Pohl P, Gras L, Bosch P, Ganley K, Mayer J. Dual task Timed Up-and-Go in older adults with and without balance deficits. J of Phys & Occup Ther in Geri. 2019; doi: 10.1080/02703181.2019.1642975
  • Gras LZ, Ganley KJ, Bosch PR, Mayer JE, Pohl PS. Convergent Validity of the Sharpened Romberg. Phys Occup Ther Geriatr. 2017; DOI: 10.1080/02703181.2017.1307897.
  • Ripic J, Sevilla K, Tome J, Mayer JE. Using 3D Motion Analysis to Capture Gait Changes in Chronic SCI: A Case Report. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Virtual Conference. February 2021.
  • Mayer JE, Plumeau K, Brown S, Micale F, O’Haire J. College and Community Connect for Cancer Survivors: Exercise Science and Physical Therapy Student Learning. Education Leadership Conference. Seattle, Washington. October 2019.
  • O’Haire J, Mayer JE, Micale F, Hunter J. Cancer Survivorship Fitness Program: College and Community Connect. American College of Sports Medicine annual conference. Orlando, FL. May 2019.
  • Mayer JE, Plumeau K. Home exercise program with weekly phone calls impacts quality of life in cancer survivors. American College of Sports Medicine annual conference. Orlando, FL. May 2019.
  • Mayer J, Fishel S, Taves J, Rogalski Y, Elich Monroe  J, Gras L. Interprofessional Education through a Monthly Stroke Support Group. AOTA, New Orleans, LA, April 2019