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 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.
Claire is a recent graduate of Ithaca College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Studies (2017), and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2019). She is Active Release Techniques certified for the spine and upper extremity, and is working towards becoming a full body certified provider. Claire’s past clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, inpatient acute care, and outpatient rehabilitation for adults with developmental disabilities. Claire gained a particular interest in orthopedics during her clinical education, and is excited to begin her career in this area at APTS.
Claire enjoys DIY projects, learning new recipes, and everything sports! During her career as a physical therapist, Claire hopes to spread awareness about the profession of physical therapy, and inspire people to take initiative in their physical and mental well-being.
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 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!
A native on Union Springs, N.Y. Melissa graduated from Union Springs High School in 2001. She spent most of her career working as a Store Manager in retail most of which was spent at Aeropostale in the Fingerlakes mall. Melissa’s most recent work was in the Student Engagement office at Northeast College of Health Sciences, formally known as New York Chiropractic College. There she built many relationships with the students, and faculty and enjoyed being a part of the students journey to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic.
In Melissa’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters doing anything from shopping, traveling, and attending sporting events. Melissa is a long time Buffalo Bills fan and loves making it to games when she can.
Sue is an Auburn native and a graduate of Auburn High School class of 1980. After graduating from the Rochester Business Institute, she returned to Auburn to start a family. Her past work experience includes working at a Auburn Nursing Home as an office administrator, and at a Lesch Family Dentistry, where she worked the front desk for 20 years. During that time, she built relationships with community members and gained the majority of her office technology and insurance experience. Sue is an active member of the Auburn Community. She is a long-time supporter of Auburn Baseball/Cross Country Programs, The Auburn Stingrays, Sacred Heart Bingo and the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. She can also be seen working the registers at Kohl’s on the weekend. Sue is excited to join the APTS family and learn more about the Physical Therapy field!