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Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Faculty

Christopher Caputi, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Program Director/Associate Professor
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
585-343-0055 x6408

Associate Professor /Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for PTA program

Dr. Caputi received a Master’s degree in physical therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.  Dr. Caputi currently teaches a variety of classes in physical therapy techniques and Applied Kinesiology.   He received the 2015 S.U.N.Y. Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at GCC.  Since joining GCC in 2007, Chris has served as the advisor to the PT Assistant Club.  He has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association and its local chapters, offering lectures on orthopedic topics as well as best practices for collaboration between PTs and the Physical Therapist Assistant.

Dr. Caputi holds certification in the McKenzie approach to mechanical treatment of the spine and also is a certified SpiderTech Taping therapist.  In 2015, he gained certification from the Titleist Performance Institute in Golf swing analysis and physical assessment of the golfer.  He continues his clinical practice in outpatient therapy, Pro Bono work, and private consultation.

John Love
Instructor/ACCE, Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
585-343-0055 x6366

John Love graduated from the State University of New York @ Cortland with a BA in Biology.  He then graduated with his MS PT from Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions where he was awarded the William McBeth Research Award.  His clinical experience in developmental centers; preschools; Early Intervention; and outpatient, inpatient, and rehabilitation practice at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital have provided him with a background to develop teaching expertise in the areas of pediatric, inpatient, outpatient, and neurological rehabilitation.  John was awarded Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic physical therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association.  His teaching background includes six years of development and teaching for the Nazareth College Physical Therapy program and additional instruction for the Ithaca College Physical Therapy program.