Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy

310 Scrimshaw Health Sciences Hall, Troy Campus
[email protected]


Doctor of Physical Therapy, The Sage Colleges, June 2006

M.S., Exercise Physiology, Long Island University, May 1989

B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, May 1983


Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) American Physical Therapy Association

Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from NSCA

Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) from Geriatric Section of American Physical Therapy Association

Functional Movement Screen Certification

Clinical Practice

Outpatient orthopedic and manual therapy

Courses Taught          

  • PTY 523 Physiological Principles of Exercise and Assessment
  • PTY 721 Health Promotion & Wellness
  • PTY 507: Musculoskeletal Systems I


Areas of interest include Orthopedics, Manual Therapy and Health Promotion and Wellness


Hakey-Brusgul J, Vittone D, Paurowski S, Danielson K. Physical Therapy Management of a Patient with a Hemipelvectomy and Saddle Prosthesis:A Case Report. Poster presentation at a APTA Combined Section Meeting. Anaheim California February 2016.

Hakey-Brusgul J, Vittone D, Benzenberg J, Shanklin J, Lohnas A, DeVincenzo S. Does a Line Dancing Program Affect Measures of Balance, Strength and Endurance in Community-Dwelling Well Elders? Poster presentation at APTA Combined Section Meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana January 2015.

Vittone D, Hakey-Brusgul J, Marion S. Examination and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Evidence Based Manual Physical Therapy Approach. Presented at: St Peter’s Physical Therapy and Fitness Center. SLingerlands NY. September 2014.

Hakey-Brusgul J, Vittone D, Balzer, Haulman Z, Mol K, Sheil K. Does the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Correlate to Performance in Female Collegiate Soccer Players? Poster presentation at APTA of MA Annual Conference. Newton, MA. October 2013.

O’Neill-Warner L, Vittone D, Hakey-Brusgul J, Haskvitz E. Use of the Hypothesis-Oriented Algorithm for Clinicians II in Evaluating a 14-Year-Old Female with Elbow Pain Referred to Physical Therapy Following a Volleyball Injury: A Case Report. Poster presentation at APTA Combined Section Meeting. San Diego, California January 2013.

Sleeman K, Hakey-Brusgul J, Vittone D. Using the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice in the Management of a Patient with Secondary Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity: A Case Report. Poster presentation at APTA Combined Section Meeting Chicago, IL February 2012.

Vittone D, Hakey-Brusgul J. Exercise for Reducing Neck Pain and Enhancing Dynamic Stability. Eastern District of NYPTA and The Sage Colleges. The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY Sept 10, 2011

Kenny C, Hakey-Brusgul J, Vittone D. The Effect of Static Stretching versus isometric contraction on hamstring flexibility a pilot study. Poster presentation at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and 2nd World Conference on Exercise is Medicine June 4, 2011.

Jarosz W, Vittone D, Hakey-Brusgul J, Haskvitz M. The Physical Therapist Management of Posterior Cervical Pain with a Core Muscle Strengthening Exercise Program: a Case Report. Poster Presentation APTA of MA Annual Conference. Nov 6, 2010

Mott G, Hakey-Brusgul J, Vittone D. The Use of Manual Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Sacroiliitis: A Case Report. Poster Presentation APTA of MA Annual Conference. Nov 6, 2010

Hakey-Brusgul J, Vittone D. Assessment and MET treatment of iliosacral (IS) restrictions. Presented  at: Eastern District NYPTA. The Sage Colleges. Troy, NY Jan 30, 2008.

Hakey-Brusgul J. Exercise Programming Presented at Recreational Therapy Trends and Skills Workshop. The Sage Colleges. Albany, NY Jan 9, 2007.

Hakey-Brusgul J, Swanick K, Vittone D. Orthopaedic Manual Skills. Presented at The Sage Colleges. December 2, 2006.

Hakey-Brusgul J. Aging and Exercise. Presented at: Eastern District NYPTA. Glens Falls, NY. November 15, 2006.

Hakey-Brusgul J. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Information in Physical Therapy Practice. Poster Presentation MA Conference. Nov 4, 2006.

Hakey-Brusgul J. Aging and Exercise. Presented at: St Peters Hospital. Slingerlands, NY. July 26, 2006.

Hakey-Brusgul J. Therapeutic Ball Exercises for the Orthopedic Setting. Presented at: Eastern District NYPTA. Glens Falls, NY. Sept 20, 2003.

Hakey-Brusgul J, Gras L. Fitness for Everyone.  Russell Sage College. Troy, NY April 2000.

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association 1983-present: Orthopedic, Cardiopulmonary, Geriatric and Oncology section member
Eastern District NYAPTA Continuing Education Committee Member 1998-2015; Co-chair 2006-2015
Treasurer of Eastern District NYPTA 2003-2009
Secretary of Eastern District NYPTA June 2008-present
NYAPTA Eastern District Delegate Assembly Delegate 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2013
Member of National Strength & Conditioning Association 2002-present


Osteoporosis Instructor traing sessions: Sept 2013; Oct 2013;Oct 2014;Nov 2014;Dec 2014; April 2015;Nov 2015;April 2016; Nov 2016                                                                                           Wellness Day Berkshire Community College Jan 2015                                                                 Volunteer St John’s Outreach Center: Dec 2011;Feb 2012; Dec 2012; Jan 2013; Feb 2013; Nov 2013; Feb 2014; March 2014                                                                                                                        Jared Boxes:collected articles and made boxes for children in Albany Medical Center Spring 2014
Voorheesville Middle/High School Wellness Committee Member fall 2009-present (organized Middle/High School Wellness day Spring 2010, Spring 2013)
Presenter Middle/High School Wellness day Spring 2010, Spring 2013
Senior Fitness Screening Delmar Senior center March 25, 2011
Senior Fitness presentation Delmar Senior Center March 11, 2011
Voorheesville Middle/High School Wellness Committee Member fall 2009-present
Voorheesville Middle/High School Lunch Committee Member 2010, 2011
Presentation Youth Strength Training: Voorheesville Middle School March 2010
Blood Pressure Screening for Seniors: April 2010
Voorheesville Drama Club Volunteer Spring 2009
Member of Voorheesville PTA 2004-present
Member of Voorheesville Friends of Music: 2009-present
Girl Scout Leader 2004-present
Girl Scout Service Unit Treasurer 2005-present
Pro Bono Activities 1998-present
Fitness Expo: Eastern District of NYAPTA June 2007, May 2008
Senior Expo: Eastern District of NYAPTA Oct 2006, Oct 2007, Oct 2008, Oct 2010, Oct 2011
Relay for Life: American Cancer Society 2006, 2007, 2008
Conkerr for Cancer 2010, 2011, 2012
Presentation to Junior Girl Scout troop on Health Fall 2008
Presentation to Troop 1088 Junior Girls Scouts Fitness Fall 2007
Health Screening for Seniors: PT faculty/student activity 2001-2007
Presentation Troop 88 Brownie Scouts on Physical Therapy and Imaging: Spring 2005
Guilderland Central School Math & Science Day Spring 2005
Exercise Presentation: Hudson Valley Girl Scouts Sept 2003
Toys for Tots PT faculty/student activity: 2000, 2001
Eastern District NYAPTA Wheelchair Olympics 1999-2001
Services to the University/College/School on Committees/Councils/Commissions:
Member of The Sage Colleges PRC Committee Fall 2011-present
Member of College Committee CAPC 2003-2006
The Sage Security Advisory Committee Jan 2000-2004
The Sage Colleges Physical Therapy Program Evaluation Committee Sept 2001-present; Chair 2006-present
Physical Therapy Policy and Procedure Committee 2001-2007, Ad hoc member 2008-present
Physical Therapy Events Committee 2006-Fall 2011
Eastern District Chapter of New York APTA faculty liaison 2001-present
Physical Therapy Club Faculty advisor 1998-present
PT Class 2012 Advisor Sept 2009-May 2012,PT Class 2018 Advisor
RSC Transfer Open House Fall & Spring 2001-2011
Sage College Open House Spring 2000-2002, 2004
Graduate Program Open House April 3, 2004
SCA Open House: Spring 2012
Spring Convocation: 1998-2010, 2012, 2013
RSC Bachelorette 2011, 2012
Founders Convocation: 1997-2013
Research Symposium: 1998-2016
Prospective Student Calls 2005-2011
PT Faculty /Student Team Building Project Adventure 2000-2013
“Experience Sage” 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Schenectady Community College Technology and Science Fair April 2007
Mobilization: AT Program Instruction Spring 2003-2005
Marist College Visit March 2005
Women’s Health Expo Empire State Plaza April 27, 2004
Scholar’s Interviews 1998-2004
Guilderland Central School Math & Science Day Presenter Spring 2004
Looking to Future Aging Conference: May 15, 2003
Academic Advisement Department Visit Oct 22, 2003
PT Class 2003 advisor 2000-2003
Health & Science / Nursing Day Fall 2002 & 2003
Scholar’s Weekend 2002 & 2003
College Fair Spring 1999


Community partnership for Osteoporosis Leader Training Program


Hobbies: reading, biking, camping, hiking, x-country skiing, snowshoeing