Physical Therapy & Massage

Services for faculty & staff

During the COVID-19 pandemic, only employees who have been cleared to be on the Ithaca campus may participate in in-person Physical Therapy services.

Telehealth PT services are available to employees in NY State, regardless of whether or not they have been cleared to be on campus. 

Learn more here.

Location: Schoellkopf Hall (521 Campus Road) – please enter from back of building
Hours: See our Hours page
Parking: See our Getting Here page
Phone: Call 607-255-7217
Fax: Send records to 607-254-2805
Appointments: See below

Physical Therapy

Care during COVID-19

  • Telehealth services: The majority of our physical therapy services are currently being offered through telehealth video appointments.
  • In-person appointments: Limited in-person appointments are also available, when needed.

PT services are available to Cornell students, student spouses / partners, faculty, and staff members located in New York State. Please see "Fees and Insurance," below, to learn about copays / costs for services. 

Appointments: Please call us to learn about options for care and to schedule an appointment: 607-255-7217

About us

Cornell Physical Therapy offers services for Cornell community members in our fully equipped PT facility in Schoellkopf Hall. Read about our mission and vision.

Our licensed physical therapists specialize in treating:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Orthopedic and neuromuscular injuries and conditions
  • Arthritic and repetitive-motion conditions
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Post-surgical conditions

Patients are led through rehabilitation programs using therapeutic exercise, exercises to improve posture, home exercise programs, and/or aquatic physical therapy (offered at Helen Newman Hall). PT staff often augment rehabilitation methods using heat, cold, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and manual therapy.

  > See our collection of PT exercise videos

Fees and insurance

Physical therapy appointments have a $10 copay for those covered by Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) and those who pay the Student Health Fee. There is no copay for Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+) members.

Most fees for PT services are also covered by Cornell insurance plans for employees. Please check your plan for details.

Other (non-Cornell) insurance plans may also provide coverage for physical therapy services. If you have private insurance, you will be billed for the cost of service, and can pay for the charge at Cornell Health in person, by mail, or by phone (students may apply charges to their Bursar bill during the academic year). We will provide you with a receipt you may submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

Massage Therapy

We hope to resume our Massage Therapy services soon. Please check back for updates.