Chris McNamara

Chris McNamara

Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director, Department of Physical Therapy
Faculty, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Specialty:Aquatic Physical Therapy, Orthopedics
Phone:(607) 274-1372
Office:401D Center for Health Sciences
Ithaca, NY 14850


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



Clinical Administration I

Therapeutic Exercise

Musculoskeletal Examination and Evaluation

Clinical Grand Rounds

Aquatic Physical Therapy



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.



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.


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