Christopher Scanlon MS, PT

Chris Scanlon is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 20 years of manual (hands-on) therapy experience. After graduating from Springfield College in 1994 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, he pursued advanced coursework in Integrative Manual Therapy--CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique, Visceral Manipulation, and Strain/Counterstrain. 
While on staff at reputable outpatient clinics like Jay B. Kain Physical Therapy in MA and Cleveland Physical Therapy Association in NC, Chris administered these techniques on a variety of orthopedic, spine, chronic pain, and pediatric clients. In 2001, he returned to central New York to begin his private practice. In 2007, Chris founded Health Pathways and opened a downtown Syracuse office at 1106 East Genesee Street. There he provides one-on-one manual therapy to people of all ages and diagnoses.
He is licensed in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and New York.  You can visit the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners at  for more information.
Contact Chris at (315) 422-6828. 

Services Offered:

Physical Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy
Somato-Emotional Release
Muscular Energy Technique
Visceral Manipulation
Myofascial Release
Manual Therapy

Welcome to Health Pathways

Chi Heon Yi, L. Ac.

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Don Pilch, MD

What is your background?
  Since completing residency training in June 2014, I have been in private practice at my current location in the Health Pathways Building.
  During psychiatry residency training, I provided in-patient hospital care at Upstate University Hospital, the VA (Veterans Administration) Hospital and Hutchings Psychiatric Center.  I also worked in several clinics or offices, including the Upstate Adult Psychiatry Clinic, the Upstate Child and Adolescent Clinic, the Upstate Addiction and Pain Clinic, the VA Behavioral Health Outpatient Center, the Hutchings Madison Street Clinic, and the James Square Health and Rehabilitation Center.  To become an MD, I attended Upstate Medical University for medical school and graduated in 2010.
  My background immediately prior to medical school included being a massage therapist for 5 years, during which I learned, experienced and practiced complementary therapies, including Massage, CranioSacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy.  Before that, I worked in business for 18 years in executive management and staff roles, starting initially as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and ending my business career as a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) for two different companies.
What are your professional memberships?
  Currently, I am a member of the APA (American Psychiatric Association, MSSNY (the Medical Society of the State of NY) and OCMS (Onondaga County Medical Society). 
What are your credentials?
Board Certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,  Certificate#:  68778
New York State Department of Education, Physician License#:  268365
US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA#:  FP453691
Dept of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Provider Identification, NPI#:  2889992539
Psychiatry Residency Training through Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
Medical school MD degree from Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
Undergraduate degree in Accounting from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Phone: (315) 466-1525 
Fax: (877) 813-1101 

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Heather Scanlon, LMT
Yoga Instructor

From a young age, Heather Scanlon has been practicing yoga and massage.  Her father was a new age guy back in the 80’s before yoga was hip!  After graduating from Antioch College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Heather lived and worked for a year at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA.  She received invaluable training and skills from the Kripalu community and went on to continue her education at The Florida School of Massage.  
Since graduating in 1997, Heather has worked in medical offices, her own massage therapy office and spa settings helping clients with pain relief and relaxation.  She has a gentle touch and provides a safe space for people to let go of tension and stress.  She believes anyone can benefit from the power of nurturing touch and/or yoga practice regardless of one’s limitations.   
Heather met her husband Chris at a craniosacral course in 2000.  After getting married and moving to Syracuse, they founded Health Pathways.  Currently, Heather is a actively raising her 3 young children while practicing massage and teaching Yoga .  
Heather's Office Hours: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
One Sunday afternoon/evening per month: 12 noon - 7:00 pm
Massage Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy
Yoga Instruction

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Diana R. Sponsler, LMT

Diana has been in practice since 2005. After 25 years as a computer specialist and business consultant, the call to healing arts finally won, and Diana enrolled in Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, graduating as Valedictorian in June 2005.

Diana began working in October 2005, treating a variety of clients with concerns ranging from stress to serious spinal disc compression. She has developed a loyal following and is expanding her practice to serve a broader community.

Diana has continued her education with courses in CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Massage and Reiki. Because techniques from these disciplines are incorporated into each massage as appropriate, your session can address issues more thoroughly than with a standard relaxation massage alone. 
Visit Diana's website at:  Massage Is Medicine 
Email: Diana Sponsler
Direct Phone #: (315) 791-7075
Massage Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy
Orthopedic Massage

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Lymphatic Drainage

Lisa Jeske, RN, BSN, BS
Advanced, Certified, NAET practitioner

I graduated from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a BS in Biology, and then graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with a BSN in Nursing. I have been an RN since 1985, with interest and experience in high-tech areas such as ICU/CCU, hemodialysis, cardiac rehab, telemetry and med-surg. I have been practicing N.A.E.T. since 2009 and it has been a refreshing and rewarding change for me. Recently, I completed 63 credit hours toward an MSAOM degree and licensure in acupuncture at NYCC, inspired by my fascination with N.A.E.T. In addition, my family and I have reaped the many benefits of N.A.E.T., after years of living in “allergy misery”. I can honestly say my health and quality of life has improved because of N.A.E.T. I visit California regularly to continue learning form Dr. Devi Nambudripad and to network with other N.A.E.T. practitioners.
I look forward to partnering with you in this journey to achieve better health through energy balancing, using N.A.E.T.!

Phone: (315) 422-6828

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Carol A. Anderson, LCSW

Carol A. Anderson, LCSW, has been a social worker in the Syracuse area for the past eight years. Carol is a graduate of St. Lawrence University with B.S. degree in Psychology.  She was awarded her M.S. Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University in 2004.  Carol also has an M.S. degree in Special Education from Syracuse University.  
Carol's expertise is in the field of grief and bereavement and counseling patients diagnosed with cancer. Carol began her career at Hospice of Central New York as a direct care provider and has also worked in bereavement care.  Through her work at Hospice, she organized and facilitated workshops using unique therapeutic approaches, including workshops on “Grief and Quilting”, and a “Writing through your Grief” annual workshop. Carol was an invited speaker on the subject of “Intuition and Therapy” at the Annual International Conference of ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling) in Montreal.   
Carol has transitioned to working with veterans and their families as a social worker in the VA Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic. She has developed a curriculum for a Grief Psychoeducational Therapy Group and a Grief Support Group during her time at the VA.  Carol continues her clinical training whenever possible, and has recently been certified in IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression).

Carol's work as a Holistic Therapist includes traditional therapy, as well as alternative approaches such as strength-based therapy, meditation, relaxation exercises, Reiki, and the use of aromatherapy with essential oils. She comes from a unique perspective in working with oncology patients in that she has been a breast cancer survivor since 1996, and can therefore provide personal insight in her counseling on emotional issues that arise in navigating cancer treatment and survivorship. Carol’s core philosophy guiding her holistic treatment of cancer patients and cancer survivors is that individuals facing a cancer diagnosis, undergoing subsequent treatment and post-care, need a comprehensive supportive therapy plan to allow them not only to survive physically, but to flourish and maintain a state of emotional core-well-being.  

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Dana Gibbs-Griffith LMT

In 2000 Dana Gibbs-Griffith graduated from The Body Therapy Institute,  in Greensboro NC, with a Massage Therapy degree. This experience was life-changing both personally and professionally.  Eagar to share the simple yet powerful gift of massage with the world, Dana set out to develop a massage therapy practice.  From 2000-2007 Dana established a successful private practice working holistically and collaboratively with other M.T.'s in Greenville, N.C.
In 2007 the "calling of family" led Dana to relocate back to New York.  For several years motherhood and Dana's first "professional love", working with preK children, kept her busy and satisfied.  Working as a Massage Therapist, however, was missed and always something Dana intended to return to.  Recently, Dana has become licensed in N.Y. state through continued study at The Onondaga School of Massage Therapy.  She is thrilled to once again be doing the work that has brought her clients healing and a greater sense of physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness.
In every session Dana aims to create a space of unconditional positive regard for each client. If you need stress reduction, nurturing touch, relief from sore, achey, or tense muscles, Dana is a great fit.  She specializes in myofascial deep tissue work for muscle related injuries, pain, or tension, as well as a Swedish style massage for deep relaxation.
Dana offers 75 or 90 minute sessions. To make an appointment or recieve more information please call or text 315-744-4857.
Massage Therapy

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Valerie Cushman, LMT

Contact Valerie Cushman:
Phone: (315) 422-6828
Massage Therapy

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