Gwen is beginning her physical therapy career here at MLCPT. She received her BS in Health Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, in 2016 and achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY in 2018. During her final clinical rotation while in school, Gwen worked at the Guthrie Medical Center at Fort Drum Army Base treating and evaluating our nation's soldiers. While at Drum, she helped develop and teach a Beginner and an Advance Back Class for soldiers suffering from chronic back pain to help keep them mission ready.
Gwen works with the Western New York Wreckers - a wheelchair rugby team based in Rochester, NY. The team is composed of adult players who have suffered some form of spinal cord injury. Gwen helps identify effective ways each player can utilize their injury to their advantage, as well as traveling with the team to rugby competitions throughout the Northeast and Canada. Her work with the WNY Wreckers earned her an induction into the Pro Bono National Honor Society. She is also an active volunteer at both the Syracuse and Canandaigua Veteran Affairs Hospitals, making time to help the recreational therapists take veterans on different outings.
Gwen was born and raised in Syracuse and is excited to be back home giving to her community.
Julie has been practicing physical therapy, primarily in the outpatient setting for over 17 years. She received her BS degree in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Daemen College. Her passion for manual therapy led her back to school a few years later to pursue a NYS license to practice as a massage therapist. She graduated in 2008 from the Ononondaga School of Therapeutic Massage as Valedictorian. Most recently she recieved her MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Scranton. Julie is also a volunteer physical therapist with a local medical mission group, Operation Walk Syracuse. The group of medical professionals travels to developing countries providing total hip and knee replacements for individuals with debilitating arthritic conditions.
Over the course of her career Julie has continued to enhance her skills and knowledge through continuing education. She is a certified provider of SASTM. She is a certified Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association, APTA. She has experience treating TMJ disorders and has attended coursework on Corrective Exercise, Knee and shoulder injuries and Spine rehabilitation. She has expertise in treating running related injuries and in her free time participates in running adventures herself. Her manual therapy background has led her to formulate a treatment philosophy that is very hands on. She prides herself on providing quality care to all of her patients.
Today she works hand in hand with her employees and continues to mentor and train young therapists.
Mary Lou Corcoran, President/Founder. In 1979 she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College/Albany Medical College. After working in her field for 9 years, Mary Lou opened her own practice in 1988. She started out with one employee, her mother, Sally Corcoran who was also her office manager. Mary Lou's determination to be successful combined with her insistence that she provide only the highest quality services has allowed her practice to grow into one of the largest and most successful private practices in the Central New York area.
Rob has been practicing Physical Therapy for 20 years. He joined MLCPT in 2002. Rob attended SUNY at Buffalo. After receiving his degree in Physical therapy from the University of Buffalo returned to Syracuse to live and work in his hometown. He was born and raised in the East Syracuse area. When not working he volunteers as a youth sports coach for both wrestling and lacrosse.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Extensive continuing education including:
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine
Medical and Orthopedic Massage