Dr. Dillon Caswell joined the Goldwyn & Boyland team in July of 2017 after graduating with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Prior to his Doctoral degree, Dr. Caswell graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Magna Cum Laude from Onondaga Community College with an A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant. He has presented his research on Gait changes in people suffering from Concussions at the 2017 American Physical Therapy Association yearly national conference in San Antonio Texas.
Dr. Caswell now serves as an adjunct professor in SUNY Upstate's Doctoral of Physical Therapy program along with providing continuing education weekend courses to personal trainers and coaches.
After completing clinical at Goldwyn & Boyland, PT and Baylor Outpatient clinic in Dallas, Texas, he realized his passion for working with athletes of all ages and is currently preparing to become a Board-Certified Sports Specialist. Dr. Caswell has undergone emergency medical response training to offer on field coverage for local high school and professional teams alongside Dr. David Boyland. Dr. Caswell served as a member of the 2018 Eastern regional CrossFit medical team, where he provided medical and therapeutic services to the top CrossFit athletes from around the world. He is also the primary provider for the Syracuse Chargers Rugby club.
Dr. Caswell manages our Syracuse location partnered with Core Fitness. He is passionate about providing services to allow the community to continue to participate in their job, hobbies, and sport. He has undergone further training to become a provider in the follow areas: Blood flow restriction rehabilitation specialist from Wichita State University, Autonomic awareness and Blomberg rhythmic movement training to treat chronic pain, concussions, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and to improve sports performance. Dr. Caswell has also completed Mike Reinold's shoulder seminar to become a shoulder rehabilitation expert.
He is passionate about fitness, wellness, mindfulness and continues to pursue his own athletic endeavors by competing in CrossFit and Olympic lifting competitions regionally.
Amanda VanVolkinburg joined the Goldwyn and Boyland team in 2017. She graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from SUNY at Buffalo. She has worked in Syracuse for the Centers at St. Camillus in subacute rehab for the past six years. Her interests include reading, yoga, art, movies and hiking with her husband and dog. Amanda has found healing and restoration by using AAT in her own life. She enjoys helping others and is excited to serve the community using the tools of AAT.
Dr. Dave Boyland has been a practicing physical therapist/athletic trainer in Cortland, NY for over 30 years and is a Sports Certified Specialist (SCS). He has provided athletic training services for Homer and Cortland Public Schools and the Golden Eagles Ice Hockey Team over the past 20 years.
In addition, he and Dr. Maggie Reinhard provide athletic training coverage for the Crown City Rollerz Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Organization. His 32 years of athletic training experience have included extensive service to men’s and women’s sports including ice hockey, football, soccer, basketball, field hockey and volleyball teams. He has been the Director of Athletic Training and Rehabilitation for the USA Team Handball Women¹s National Team. He was an athletic trainer for SUNY Cortland for eight years, the New York State Empire Games numerous times, and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Boyland is an Assistant Professor Emeritus at SUNY Upstate Medical University where he continues to teach in the area of sports physical therapy. He taught Physical Therapy courses at Upstate Medical University in the areas of movement analysis of the extremities and spine, therapeutic interventions, and wellness. His publications include “The Influence of Balance and Postural Control on Shoulder Function in a Patient with Chronic Rotator Cuff Pathology”, Orthopaedic Practice . 2011;23:14-19. He has done more than 40 professional presentations in the areas of sports injuries, prevention, and functional assessment/interventions to athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other medical professionals.
Dr. Boyland graduated from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, in 1981. In 1983, he completed a Master of Science Degree in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, in 1990. In 2006, he graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL, with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.
Dr. Brunscheen became a member of the the Goldwyn & Boyland team after graduating Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2015 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr. Brunscheen completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY Geneseo, and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She has participated in the National Physical Therapy Conference Combined Section Meeting in Indianapolis, regarding fitness mentorship, and has worked in various outpatient physical therapy settings. Dr. Brunscheen strives for her own activity goals including running, skiing, rock climbing and soccer. She was a proud member of the Geneseo Cross Country and Track team. (SUNY G Believe!)
Since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Upstate Medical University with a MPS degree in Physical Therapy, Greg has specialized in the examination and treatment of orthopedic conditions. He enjoys working with people of all ages, and loves helping people return to their sport, work, and everyday activities. He has been an invited speaker at regional medical education meetings, and coaching clinics from the high school to international level. He has also been a featured expert on strengthcoach.com, the world's leading source for performance enhancement information. Greg also believes strongly in prevention as well as rehabilitation, and has worked very successfully with high school athletic teams in injury prevention. He has also developed training plans while serving in the U.S. Army, coached teams and individual athletes at the state, national and international levels over the past 20 years, and competed in running, cycling, and triathlon competition, placing as high as 3rd in New York State. He has been a strength and conditioning coach for the US Women’s National Team in Team Handball, as well as collegiate national champion teams. Greg currently leads our fitness and prevention programs, serving adolescent athletes and adults of all ages and ability levels. Whether someone is trying to make the high school team or the Olympic Games, to return to work or to climb the stairs, Greg is proud to help them achieve their goals.
Susan Ives, a certified athletic trainer, joined the Goldwyn & Boyland team after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Onondaga Community College with a Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. degree. She was a Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. Curriculum Honor student during her studies. Susan Ives earned a Bachelor of Science in education at SUNY Cortland. She carried out a graduate assistantship at Cornell University for two years while getting her master's degree in sports medicine from Ithaca College in 1995. During her two-year assistantship at Cornell she worked with the women's soccer and gymnastics teams. Susan began her professional career in 1995 working for Sports Physical Therapy of New York in Syracuse as a certified athletic trainer in both clinical and high school settings. While working in Syracuse, she had the opportunity to work with area high school teams in a variety of sports including wrestling, football, hockey and lacrosse. She enjoyed the responsibilities that came with the split between outpatient rehabilitation in the clinic and sports medicine coverage at local high schools. In 1999 Susan was thrilled to return to work at Cornell University as the head athletic trainer of the women's gymnastics team, men's and women's swimming and diving teams, and aquatic therapy instructor. Four years were spent traveling with the women's gymnastics team including when the team competed in the USAG National Collegiate Championships.
Kristen Thompson joined the Goldwyn & Boyland team in 2015 upon receiving her Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S degree Summa Cum Laude from Onondaga Community College. She was a Curriculum Honor student during her studies. Before pursuing her career in physical therapy, she had many experiences growing up in South Africa. While there, she discovered her passion for helping people of all cultures and backgrounds. Whether it is in the clinic or out in the community, Kristen is a naturally compassionate and helpful person.