Lake Country Physical Therapy & Sportscare, PC

Owner & Physical Therapist

Zoe Fackelman

Zoe Fackelman, PT

ZOE FACKELMAN, PT received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. In 1987, she founded Lake Country Physical Therapy & Sportscare, PC to fulfill her goal of using a holistic approach to caring for her patients, who learn that treatment isn’t isolated to just the injury or pain – but to the entire body. Zoe has successfully encouraged community members to take responsibility for their future health through self care education, including natural healing methods, nutrition and supplement information. Zoe is the president and sole owner of the corporation.

Zoe has extensive “hands on” – manual therapy skills to assist in pain management and restoration of alignment and motion. She is one of an elite few trained at the most advanced level with PRRT – pain reflex release techniques – a gentle hands on technique to help break the pain and muscle spasm cycle by quieting the nervous system.

Zoe has specialty training with:

  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement
  • Spine Care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Yoga
  • TMJ / TMD Dysfunction
  • Men’s and Women’s Health Issues Such as Urinary and Bowel Urgency, Frequency and Incontinence – Prevention and treatment Pre/Post Surgical Interventions
  • Pelvic Pain
  • During and After Pregnancy or Menopause as well as prevention of related conditions
  • Problems Associated With Surgery or Radiation Treatment


  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
  • Canandaigua Rotary Club
  • International Pelvic Pain Society
  • National Association for Continence
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Professional Women of the Finger Lakes

When not at work, Zoe enjoys taking the time to enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes region. She takes delight in gardening, traveling, spending time with her family and friends. Her personal wellness program includes golf, yoga, weight training, walking, snow and water skiing, hiking and biking.


  • November 2017 “Kinesiology Taping and Manual Therapy,” Myra Meekins, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT,

OCS – Rochester, NY

  • November 2016 “Primal Reflex Release Technique,” John Iams, MA, PT – Poway, CA
  • September 2016 “Graston Technique,” – Buffalo, NY
  • February 2016 “Vestibulodynia: A pelvic Floor and Orthopedic Approach,” Sara Sauder, PT, DPT Austin, TX
  • December 2015 “Yoga and Pilates for Older Adults,” Catherine Lewan, DPT, CYT – Rochester, NY
  • November 2015 “Dynamic Stretching: The Missing Link to Fitness, Athletic Performance, Injury

Prevention & Rehabilitation,” Jeannie Staudt and Greg Greene – Rochester, NY

  • November 2015 “New Concepts and Treatment for the Pelvic Floor, Abdominal Wall, Female

Chronic Pain, Sexual Health and Function for Women and Men,” Diane Lee, BSR,

Kathe Wallace, PT, Deborah Coady, MD and Hollis Herman, DPT, PT, OCS –

Chicago, IL

  • May 2015 “The Mountain in Motion: Yoga-Inspired Movement and Exercise for All the

Ages and Stages of Your Life,” Sara Meeks, PT, MS, GCS, KYT – Stockbridge, MA

  • June 2014 “Integrative Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehab,” Frank

Gargano, PT, DPT, OCS, CIDN, MCTA, CWT – Youngstown, OH

  • May 2013 “Associative Awareness Technique (AAT) Level 1 Training Seminar,” John Borden         

MPS,PT – Webster, NY

  • August 2012 “Osteoporosis: Bone up! Function, Fitness and Fun, Exercise and Movement for  

All Ages and Stages of Life – The Meeks Method,” Sara Meeks, PT, MS, GCS – Webinar

  • June 2012 “Facebook Marketing”, CareerTrack – Rochester, NY
  • July 2011 “Primal Reflex Release Technique Beyond Advanced Seminar,” John F. Iams, MA,


  • March 2010 “Teaching and Performing Grade V Mobilization: An Evidence Based Approach:

General Techniques,” David Silkowity, PT – Ithaca, NY

  • July 2009 “Anatomy for Practicing Clinicians,” Ernest Nalette, EdD, PT/Jeff Houck, PhD, PT  Ithaca, NY
  • February 2009 “Saunders Approach to Spinal Traction,” – Spencerport, NY
  • September 2007 “ACP Lumbar Spine and Pelvis,” Robert Boyles PT – New York, NY
  • April 2007 “Got Employees? Get Compliant!” – Rochester, NY
  • April 2007 “Assuring Compliance with Medicare’s New Documentation Requirements” Helen Fearm, PT – Plantation, FL
  • February 2007 “Jeffrey Bland Follow Up Workshop,” Georgia Austin – Fairport, NY
  • February 2007 “Unmask Your Potential,” CSM 2005 – New Orleans, LA
  • November 2006 “Legal Issues and Your Practice” – Canandaigua, NY
  • June 2006 “Primal Reflex Release Techniques Advanced Seminar,” Poway, CA
  • May 2006 “Primal Reflex Release Techniques Intermediate Seminar,” Poway, CA
  • February 2006 “Primal Reflex Release Techniques,” St. Louis, MO
  • February 2006 “Developing a Rehabilitation Program for Your Oncology Practice,” San Diego, CA
  • January 2006 “Obesity-Related Health Problems: New Understanding & Solutions,” Robert Rakowski, DC, CCN, DACBN, DIBK – Syracuse, NY
  • October 2005 “Chain Reaction Transformation,” Gary Gray, PT – Boston, MA
  • October 2005 “Creating Independence in Your Practice,” Jeffrey Hathaway, PT – Biltmore Resort, AZ
  • October 2005 “Development of a Pay-for-Performance Process in Orthopedic Outpatient Physical Therapy,” Biltmore Resort, AZ
  • October 2005 “Payer Relations,” Biltmore Resort, AZ
  • October 2005 “APTA-PPS 2005 Conference,”
  • September 2005 “The Pilates Method for Use as Therapeutic and Corrective Exercise,” Rochester, NY
  • September 2005 “Total Body Functional Profile,” Gary Gray, PT
  • May 2005 “2005 NDMS Conference,” Orlando, FL
  • March 2005 “Finger Lake Sports Medicine Symposium,” – Canandaigua, NY
  • March 2005 “Staff Duties – Are They Scope of Practice or Liability” OMAC – Canandaigua, NY
  • March 2005 “Sports and Spine Symposium,” Rochester, NY
  • March 2005 “HIPAA Compliance – Still an Elusive Goal?” Karen Simon Ravitz, JD –
  • November 2004 “Best Practice: The Pinnacle of Excellence,” Colorado Springs, CO
  • August 2004 “Physical Therapy Seminar”, Barbara Adams, RN
  • May 2004 “Reporting the Numbers in Your Practice”, Canandaigua, NY
  • April 2004 “Chronic Headache, Neck and Dizziness,” Jim Meadows – Auburn, NY
  • March 2004 “How to Manage your Staff and Your Boss”, Karen Zupilo – Canandaigua, NY
  • March 2004 “Rotator Cuff of the Pelvis” Janet Hulne, PT – Rochester, NY
  • February 2004 “Shoulder Impingement,” Michael Napierala, PT – Rochester, NY
  • October 2003 “Strategies for Success,” Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • October 2003 “Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine Using Differential Diagnosis and Manual Techniques” – Buffalo, NY
  • October 2003 “Pelvic Dynamics and the S3 Subluxation of the Sacroiliac Joint,” Richard DonTigny, PT
  • October 2002 “Innovations in Practice and Management,” – Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • October 2002 “Strategy Planning: Your Roadway to Practice Growth,” John Wick – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • April 2002 “Mulligan Concept – Mobilization with Movement ‘Nags’, ‘Snags’ and More” Russell Woodman, PT – Cheektowaga, NY
  • February 2002 “Combined Sections Meeting” – Boston, MA
  • February 2002 “2002 CSM Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association,” Boston, MA
  • February 2002 “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment with Application to Pelvic Pain,” Theresa Spiyenagle, PT, MHS – Boston, MA
  • November 2001 2001 PPA Annual Conference – Memphis, TN
  • September 2001 “Treatment of Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions” – Nashua, NH
  • June 2001 “Body Balance for Performance,” Paul Callaway, PT
  • April 2001 “Osteoporosis: A Comprehensive Treatment Strategy,” Sara Meeks, PT – Atlanta, GA
  • March 2001 “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes,” S. Sahemenn
  • February 2001 “An Integrated Approach to Pelvic Floor Pain Syndromes,” Susan Churchill, PT – Cincinnati, OH
  • February 2001 “American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting: Section on Women’s Health,” – San Antonio, TX
  • February 2001 “American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting,” Boston, MA
  • February 2001 “Soft Tissue Mobilization and Manual Techniques for Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction,” Jenni McDonald, PT
  • 2001 “Function of Muscle in Musculoskeletal Pain,” Vladimir Janda, MD – East Hampstead, NH
  • October 2000 “PPS General Business Meeting,” Colorado Springs, CO
  • September 2000 “Back to Golf” – Myrtle Beach, SC
  • April 2000 “Female Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment,” Kate Wallace, PT – Memphis, TN
  • February 2000 “The American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting: Women’s Health,” – New Orleans, LA
  • February 2000 “Functional Assessment of the Pelvic Floor: Applications with and without the Therapy Ball,” Beate Cerriere, PT – New Orleans, LA
  • January 2000 “Continence Care in the New Millenium,” Nashville, TN
  • 1999 “Achieving Total Quality,” Fred Pryor Seminars
  • November 1999 “Bridging the Gap: Reimbursement and Documentation,” Sam Brown, PT
  • November 1999 “Private Practice 101: How to Stay Stable for Three Years” – Marco Island, FL
  • November 1999 “Private Practice Section, APTA” –Marco Island, FL
  • October 1999 “Pace Instructor Training”, Rochester, NY
  • September 1999 “The Addicted Brain”, Catherine Christie, PHD – Rochester, NY
  • September 1999 “Writing the Employee Handbook”, Louis Dilorenzo – Rochester, NY
  • September 1999 “Guide to Physical Therapist Practice,” Ernest Nalette, PT – Ithaca, NY
  • April 1999 “Roots and Wings”, Newport, RI
  • March 1999 “10th Annual Sports Medicine Conference,” – Rochester, NY
  • March 1999 “Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence,” Lynne A.D. Assad, PT – Pikesville, MD
  • November 1998 “Low Back and Hip Pain” – Rochester, NY
  • April 1997 “Helen H. Melious Memorial Arthritis Teaching Day”, – Geneva, NY
  • April 1997 “Survival Strategies ‘Inc,’” Jodi Edwards – Glendale, CA
  • May 1996 “Surviving Managed Care the Minnesota Way” David Engelhardt – St. Paul, MA
  • March 1996 “Muscle Energy Techniques for the Pelvis, Sacrum, Cervical – Thoracic and Lumbar Spine,” Jay Kain – East Hampstead, NH
  • February 1996 “Contracting/Capitation for Physical Therapy,” Walter Kane
  • July 1995 “Evaluation and Treatment of Patella Femoral Dysfunction” Dr. Bruce Klein – Canandaigua, NY
  • May 1995 “Health Safety and Security Awareness in the Workplace,” – Finger Lakes, NY
  • December 1994 “Sports Medicine Conference for the Primary Care Physician,” E. James Swenson, Jr., M.D.,
  • November 1994 American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section annual meeting; “Sailing Toward the Furture” – Marco Island, Florida.
  • September 1994 “Myofascial Release”, John Barnes – Buffalo, NY
  • April 1994 “An Integrative approach to the Examination and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder (Hands-On),” Sandy Burkart, PhD, PT – Buffalo, NY
  • December 1993 “Think Light, Low Fat Living Plan”, Tammy Figler –Canandaigua, NY
  • December 1993 “The Shoulder”, Sandy Burkart – Buffalo, NY
  • November 1993 “Principles of Manual Medicine”, Dan Elia, P.T. – Canandaigua, NY
  • November 1993 American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section annual meeting; “Tracking the Trends” – Palm Springs, California.
  • May 1993 “Health Care Reform”, Health Care Financial Management Association – Rochester, NY
  • May 1993 “Complete Golf Fitness,” – Oregon, OH
  • May 1993 “The Industrial Back”, American Back Society – Buffalo, NY
  • April 1993 “Back Pain ‘93”, Skol Publishing – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • April 1993 “Back Pain ’93, Managing Low Back Pain,” Syracuse, NY
  • November 1992 American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section Annual Meeting; “The Challenge of Change” – Dallas, Texas
  • November 1992 “Creative Techniques to Affect and Retain Quality Staff,” Susan R. Gutterud, CFF – Dallas, TX
  • October 1992 “Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker and Prevention and Management of Work Disability” – Rochester, NY
  • October 1992 “Stress Management and Long Term Health Problems”, Leon J. Schofield – Canandaigua, NY
  • September 1992 “Americans with Disability Act and Functional Capacity Evaluations, Pre Employment Assessment” – Albany, NY
  • September 1992 “Industrial Rehabilitation”, Susan Iserhagen – Danvers, MA
  • September 1992 “New York NARPPS Annual Conference”
  • August 1992 “In-service Facet Dysfunction Cervical Kegim,” Nancy Seigal – Rochester, NY
  • August 1992 “Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances Associated with Regional Pain Syndromes”, Shirley Sahrmann – Rochester, NY
  • July 1992 Manual Therapies” – Rochester, NY
  • June 1992 “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy,” Stephen Kates, MD, Jaimala Thanil MD – Rochester, NY
  • June 1992 “Lumbar Stabilization Exercise”, San Francisco Spine Institute – Rochester, NY
  • May 1992 “Safety Issues in the Workplace”, New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board – Victor, NY
  • May 1992 ”Ergonomics in the Workplace”, National Association of Rehabilitation Practitioners – Albany, NY
  • May 1992 “Ergonomics: Higher Productivity Through Job Design,” Susan Rogers, PH.D. – Pittsford, NY
  • April 1992 “The Future of Industrial Rehabilitation,” Boston, MA
  • March 1992 “Occupational Health”, Lifecare Association, Waterloo, NY
  • January 1992 “Spinal Disorders” Marcia Miller – Rochester, NY
  • November 1991 American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section annual meeting; “Position for Success” – Chicago, Illinois
  • November 1991 “ADA and How It Affects Practice,”
  • June 1991 McKenzie/Maitland Integrated”, Robert B. Sprague – Ithaca, NY
  • May 1991 “How to Supervise People”, Fred Pryor Seminar – Rochester, NY
  • December 1990 “The Reimbursement Monster”, American Physical Therapy Association – Boston, MA
  • November 1990 “The Working Shoulder”, Canandaigua Sports Medicine – Canandaigua, NY
  • May 1990 “Worklab Functional Capacity Evaluation and Industrial Rehabilitation”, Glen Pere, PT – Denison, Texas
  • November 1989 “Ergonomics”, Suzanne Rodgers – Rochester, NY
  • October 1989 “Foundation of Clinical Orthopedics”, Stanley Paris – Washington, DC
  • September 1989 “Cervical Spine ‘89”, New York Chiropractic Association – New York, NY
  • November 1988 “Knee Injuries”, Teleconference – Rochester, NY
  • November 1988 “Wardrobe Management System,” Terri Faye von Doyni – San Anselmo, CA
  • November 1988 “Stress Management”, Career Track – Rochester, NY
  • November 1988 American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice annual section meeting; “Focus on Finance” – Hollywood, Florida
  • March 1988 “Legislative Liaison”, American Physical Therapy Association – Albany, NY
  • January 1988 “Muscle Energy Techniques Cervical and Lumbar Regions Level II”, David McCue, PT – Ithaca, NY
  • January 1988 “Work Hardening, Industrial Rehabilitation and Functional Capacity Evaluations”, Keith Blankenship, PT – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • November 1987 “Stretching” – Honeoye, NY
  • November 1987 “Doing Business in the 80’s” – San Diego, CA
  • November 1987 American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section annual meeting; “Marketing and Public Relations” – Hollywood, Florida
  • September 1987 “Advances in Electrical Stimulation”, Gad Alon – Rochester, NY
  • June 1987 “Mobilization and Muscle Energy Techniques Level I”, David McCue, PT – Ithaca, NY
  • June 1987 “Women in Transition: Market Yourself Successfully,” Barbara Ancell – Rochester, NY
  • September 1986 “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care”, American Heart Association – Canandaigua, NY
  • July 1986 “Orthopedic Medicine Part II”, James Cyriax – Rochester, NY
  • June 1985 “Orthopedic Medicine Part I”, James Cyriax – Rochester, NY
  • May 1984 “Cardiac Rehabilitation”, Academy of Medical Systems, Inc. – Rochester, NY
  • May 1983 “Prevention and Follow-up of Athletic Injuries”, “Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions”, “Clinical Electrotherapy”, Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital – Syracuse, NY

– May 1982 A review of the Literature, Exercise During Pregnancy, Abnormal and Normal Neuromotor Development, Six Clinical Affiliations


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