Dr. Svetlana Kotlin, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy  |  
Female  |  
Age 50
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Dr. Svetlana Kotlin, DPT
In my practice I combine manual therapy, modalities and exercises which ever benefits my patients the best at a given moment. Physical therapy session is a dynamic process and should be tailored to patient's specific condition at a specific moment of their recovery. My treatment is successful due to accuracy of diagnosis of the underlying problem(s) and application of the appropriate treatment technique. For years, I have been challenged by treating complex cases. Physical therapy usually begins with correcting any mechanical or leg-length asymmetries, utilizing muscle energy therapy, manual and neuromuscular techniques (manual therapy). Modalities (deep oscillation therapy, ultrasound, LASER, functional electrical neuro-muscular re-education of the lumbar dorsal spine musculature, decompression therapy and more) are used as preparatory tools to "get body ready for healing". Stretching excessively tight lumbar and pelvic muscles, and strengthening weak and inhibited muscles addressed via exercises to maintain (achieved through therapy session) structural balance. Most exercises performed on inclined vibrational board Prohabilitator. Core stabilization exercises usually begin in the neutral spine position or a pelvic position to minimize acute pain. Patients are progressed through core stabilization exercises at increased intensity and angle of Prohabilitator and challenging dynamic spinal stabilization, functional positioning as well as balance and proprioceptive activities. If this seems rational to you please call to schedule an appointment for consultation.

1510 Central Ave

Albany, NY 12205

Contact Information

(518) 783-0286

Dr. Svetlana Kotlin, DPT

Dr. Svetlana Kotlin, DPT

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MVP Health Care

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Care Philosophy

We Believe:

  • In providing the finest care to all visitors of APT, PC.
  • That an atmosphere of human dignity, privacy, and comfort should be provided to the ill and injured.
  • That continuing education is an integral part of the patient's plan-of-care approach to wellness.
  • That APT, PC should initiate performance improvement activities leading to total quality managements.
  • That orderly growth and development of APT, PC should be achieved by planning and anticipating future service and requirements.
  • That planning must include considerations of community needs as well as referral patterns for services offered.
  1. Excellent care
  2. Patient dignity and privacy
  3. Continuing education
  4. Growth, development, planning
  5. Community outreach


We Subscribe To:

  • The concept of health defined by the World Health Organization as: "….a state of complete physical, mental, and well-being and not merely absence of disease or infirmity."
  • The belief that the best clinical results come from combining recent advances in research with systemic evaluation procedures to form an accurate clinical diagnosis and prognosis.
  • The integration of alternative therapies to the process of rehabilitation as essential to the goal of treating the whole person.
  • Seeking new ways and means of being responsive to ever changing community health needs. As an adjunction to this concept the improving of the APT, PC services should be achieved through evaluation of those services and applied research in improving those services.
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  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Hand Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Kotlin does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Balance Disorders
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Replacement Recovery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Lymphatic Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis


  • Alternative Therapy
  • Balance Testing
  • Cervical Decompression Therapy
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Contemporary Cupping Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Gait Analysis
  • Graston Technique®
  • Intersegmental Traction
  • Kinesio® Taping
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis Therapy
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
  • Phototherapy
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Wellness Coaching

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Russell Sage College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Utica College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2011

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Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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  At APT, we strive to give our clients a relaxing environment to comfort them and stimulate a positive attitude toward health. We take pride in the quality of our facility and our service. Each client is considered special and is given the proper amount of attention and support they require. The high level technologies and modalities employed at APT deliver an uncompromising quality of...

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Dr. Kotlin accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kotlin has admitting privileges

Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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Ellis Health Center
600 McClellan St
Schenectady, NY 12304
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Saint Peter's Hospital
315 S Manning Blvd
Albany, NY 12208
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