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.
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 Women's 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.