John Winslow

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Phone: 607-274-1328
Office: Center for Health Sciences 419, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

John Winslow received a master's degree in physical therapy from Old Dominion University, VA and a clinical doctorate in orthopaedic manual therapy from University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, FL.  Dr. Winslow is a licensed physical therapist (PT), orthopaedic certified specialist (OCS), certified manual therapist (MTC), and certified athletic trainer (ATC).  Over his career Dr. Winslow has trained with some of the top manual therapists in the world.  His area of expertise is in the area of spine rehabilitation, particularly with athletes.  He has published in the Journal of Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Athletic Training, Foot and Ankle Specialist, Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Body Work, Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, and the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.  Dr. Winslow was the former director of sports medicine, physical therapy, and athletic training at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY.  Under his leadership Cayuga Medical Center received the Outstanding Center for Physical Therapy Award from the New York/New Jersey Physical Therapy Clinical Education Consortium.  He was one of the founding members of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program where he continues to teach musculoskeletal imaging and HVLA thrust manipulation.  In 2010 Dr. Winslow was awarded the first Louis W. Munchmeyer award for clinical excellence and in 2014 he received the Apple for the Teacher Award from the Cayuga Radio Group.  Currently, Dr. Winslow is an Associate Professor at Ithaca College where he teaches courses in orthopaedics and manual therapy.  


Winslow J, Costello M. Implementation of a Hospital-based Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program: A Case Report Describing Clinical Outcomes, Productivity, and Perceived Benefits. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2019:33(4);298-306.

Winslow J, Getzin A, Greenberger H, Silbert W. Fatty infiltrate of the lumbar multifidi muscles predicts return to play in young athletes with extension-based low back pain. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019:29(1);37-42.

Winslow J, Jackson M, Getzin A, Costello M. Rehabilitation of a young athlete with extension-based low back pain addressing motor control impairments and central sensitization. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018:53(2):168-173.  

Winslow J, Norland R, Storb N, Cannella S, King D. Arthrodesis of the subtalar joint in a high School football player with a talocalcaneal coalition: Case report with functional analysis. Foot and Ankle Specialist. 2016:20(10);550-554.

Winslow J. Ultrasound imaging of the trunk muscles in athletes with low back pain.  Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2016:8(2);49-51.

Winslow J. Treatment of lateral knee pain using soft tissue mobilization in four female triathletes. Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. 2014:7(3);25-31.

Winslow J. Patellofemoral pain in female ballet dancers: correlation with iliotibial band tightness and tibial external rotation. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy1995:22(1);18-21.