Cindy Zablotny

Cindy Zablotny, PT, DPT, NCS

Professor of Physical Therapy


Dr. Zablotny has worked in the field of neurologic physical therapy for more than 30 years. She began her clinical work in Downey, Calif., at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, where she spent 12 years treating adult and pediatric clients with a wide variety of health conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, and amputations. She continues her clinical work as a per diem therapist at Unity Health System in Rochester, N.Y., where she also serves as co-director of the Unity Health System-Ithaca College Residency in Neurologic Physical Therapy.

For more than 20 years she has been a faculty member in the Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy, where she taught course content in neurorehabilitation, evidence-based practice, gait analysis, and orthotic management of neurologic clients. Dr. Zablotny is active in the APTA’s Neurology Section, where she currently chairs the Neurologic Clinical Specialist Committee and serves on a neurologic residency curricular task force.

Dr. Zablotny earned a bachelor of science in physical therapy from the University at Buffalo, a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Southern California, and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She has been a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist since 1993.