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Phone: 315-515-3117

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Monday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

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315-515-3117 Active Physical Therapy Solutions - 91 Columbus Street - Auburn NY
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Dale J. Buchberger
Dale J. Buchberger

Dale J. Buchberger

MS, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP

Dr. Buchberger received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the National College of Chiropractic (NCC), a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy (summa cum laude) from SUNY Upstate Medical University and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a former associate professor at New York Chiropractic College.

He is a Diplomate and three-time Past-President of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Buchberger is a credentialed provider of Active Release Techniques (ART) and Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM). He lectures across the United States, Canada and Europe on topics including sports related shoulder and elbow injuries, rehabilitation techniques and repetitive strain disorders. In 2005 Dr. Buchberger was given the prestigious Dr. Jim Nichols DC award presented to the chiropractor for his extraordinary service and dedication to the field of weight training, health and fitness. The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians named Dr. Buchberger “2009 Sports Chiropractor of the Year”.

Dr. Buchberger currently serves as the Chiropractic consultant for the Auburn Doubledays (Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals). He was a training camp consultant for the NY JETS football team from 2008 to 2014. He is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator of the Auburn Stingrays swim program. Dr. Buchberger serves as the official Chiropractic consultant to the Syracuse University Athletic Department from 2006-2012, 2015 to present. Dr. Buchberger is the President and CEO of Active Physical Therapy Solutions PC. He was the Chiropractic consultant to the Canadian Aerial ski team for their 2001-2002 Olympic medal-winning season. Dr. Buchberger has published articles in the following peer reviewed journals JMPT, JSCR, MSSE, AJMS, and JCM.

Tom Zirilli
Tom Zirilli

Tom Zirilli

PT

Tom received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Cortland and a Master’s of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University. Prior to his career as a physical therapist, Tom was a certified personal trainer working at a corporate fitness center. He started his career working in a hospital based outpatient clinic, which ultimately led him to a job in an outpatient orthopedic office.

Tom is a full body certified Active Release Techniques Provider (ART) and has incorporated this into his treatments over the past two and a half years. He is also certified in the Sportsmetrics® ACL prevention program. In addition to these certifications he has assisted Dr. Buchberger at many of his seminars.

Tom finds that the day-to-day patient interaction the best part of his job. He shares the common goal of all employees at Active Physical Therapy Solutions to provide a high quality of patient care.

Margaret Whitehouse
Margaret Whitehouse

Margaret Whitehouse

PTA

Margaret graduated class of 1998 from Skaneateles High School. She then went on to receive her Associates Degree in applied science from Onondaga Community College, and in turn became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Having interest in orthopedic physical therapy she began working in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in 2002. She is Full Body certified in Active Release Techniques® as well as certified in Sportsmetrics ACL injury prevention program.

“Over the years that I have worked in orthopedic outpatient Physical Therapy, I have had many rewarding experiences. Building relationships with each patient is something I am so thankful for. We see most patients about once or twice a week so as their therapist we see how important it is for them to reach their goals, and that is when “THEIR GOALS” become “OUR GOALS”. There is nothing that encourages me more than when a patient has met their goals and is able continue on their own with the knowledge and tools we provide to help them remain happy, healthy, and functional.”

Carolyn Collier
Carolyn Collier

Carolyn Collier

PTA

Carolyn is an Auburn native, and graduated from Auburn High School in 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science (2002) and her Masters in Physical Therapy (2003) both from Nazareth College of Rochester. She is currently licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Her past clinical experience includes hospital, nursing home, and outpatient orthopedic settings, so she has seen similar injuries at all three levels of rehabilitation. She enjoys teaching her patients how to improve their physical health, which is why she loves this profession! She is very excited to be the newest member of the APTS team, and is looking forward to learning more about Active Release Technique.

In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys some very creative hobbies, including playing the piano, scrapbooking, card-making, and knitting. She loves music of all kinds, so you may catch her singing or dancing around the clinic from time to time!

Cara Cuthbert
Cara Cuthbert

Cara Cuthbert

Associate Director

Cara is an alumnus of the Auburn High School class of 2000. In 2002 Cara graduated from Cayuga Community College with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Science and also achieved All-American honors for excellence in women’s lacrosse. Because of her successes at CCC, Cara earned a scholarship to play lacrosse at Limestone College in South Carolina where she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Fitness and Wellness with a minor in Biology.

Upon returning to Auburn, Cara became the Head Women’s Lacrosse coach at Cayuga Community College as well as an Administrative Assistant in the Physical Therapy Department at Victory Sports Medicine. Her experience and knowledge acquired during that time helped her to pursue her current profession as Associate Director at Active Physical Therapy Solutions.

Cara’s strong desire to assist and teach people is among the many reasons she is excited to be a part of Active Physical Therapy Solutions. Everyone at Active P.T. Solutions shares the common goal to give our patients the best possible physical therapy experience.

Linda Schattinger
Linda Schattinger

Linda Schattinger

Front Desk Reception

Linda is a native of Auburn and a graduate of Auburn High School. Working in the community at a local bank and then for several years at the Holiday Inn as Payroll Clerk she had the opportunity to be a “stay at home Mom” and be involved with her kids school functions, sporting events etc. for several years. Upon returning to the work force she worked as a pre-school teacher’s aid at St. Joseph’s School for six years and most recently the past seven years in the public schools with the Resilience Project, which is a school based prevention program for children in Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade. As a Resilience Project Mentor she worked one on one with children to teach skills that helped reduce social, emotional and behavioral problems that are experienced by many children, with a goal to strengthen their coping skills at school and at home and to promote academic success and positive child development. Linda is an avid scrapbooker and enjoys walking, watching her kids sporting events and spending time with family! I am very excited to be a part of the APST family and learning more about the Physical Therapy Field.

Laura Fennessey
Laura Fennessey

Laura Fennessey

Front Desk Reception

Laura is a native of Auburn and an alumnus of Auburn High School class of 2016. She graduated with an Advanced Regents diploma and an art scholarship.  She has been working at APTS part time for a year and a half and is attending classes at CCC for an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Science, graduating in 2018.  She is also going to class’s full time to become a licensed cosmetologist. “Working at APTS has taught me many skills I will continue to use through future endeavors and has given me great work experience.  I love getting to know each of our patients and seeing them improve over the course of their treatment here with us.”