ABOUT

Meet our therapists and staff!

Kristine Walker, Owner, MS, PT

Owner/President and Physical Therapist at both locations, Kristi earned her Master’s Degree from Ithaca College in 1996. Her dream of owning a health care facility originated when she worked at a health club in the mid 80’s (think legwarmers and high impact aerobics class). She treats a variety of orthopedic and neurological disorders and enjoys caring for patients with complicated musculoskeletal problems. Kristi’s focus is on providing care for each patient regardless of age, health status, weight, or level of fitness. As an avid runner, she treats all levels of athletes, but finds caring for patients who have multiple health issues just as rewarding.

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Katherine (Katie) Musci, PT, DPT

Katie graduated from Ithaca College in 2021 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She minored in psychology and has a special interest in the relationship between mental, emotional, and physical health. Katie uses a person-centered approach to meet the individual needs of every person to enhance therapeutic alliance and patient outcomes. When not in the clinic, she loves to travel, browse the library, and take her dogs on walks.

Mariel Rutkowski, PT, DPT

Mariel graduated from Ithaca College in 2021 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has completed certification courses such as LSVT BIG and the McKenzie Method Part A. Mariel is dedicated to providing individualized physical therapy services through the use of evidence-based techniques in order to assist her patients in getting back to doing the things they love. When she is not treating patients, Mariel enjoys going on hikes, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors. 

Meera Sundaram, PT, DPT

Meera graduated from Ithaca College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020. She has experience working with a variety of ages including geriatrics and pediatrics. Meera has taken multiple wellness coaching courses including ones on stress management and intuitive eating.  Meera prides herself in being a compassionate therapist with a patient-centered approach. She enjoys the opportunity to be creative and problem solve. When Meera is not treating patients she enjoys playing board games, tennis, and enjoying the nature Ithaca has to offer.

Jolene Fenner, Practice Manager, MBA

Jolene graduated from DeVry, earning her MBA in general management. With 9+ years experience in HR, Accounting, Client Services and Management, Jolene brings her skillset to FLPT. She enjoys every aspect of her role, but especially enjoys interacting with the patients and strives for excellent patient care. Outside of work, Jolene owns a fitness studio next to the Freeville FLPT location- teaching a variety of classes to a member base of all ages and fitness levels. In addition to group fitness, and looking for her next 5K or half marathon, Jolene spends her free time with her friends, family including (2) cats and pup Finnegan.