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Physical Therapy Services

Welcome to Physical Therapy web site:

Physical therapy is provided in a school setting as part of the federal IDEA law for special education. Physical therapy is a related service that assists students with disabilities to benefit from special education. Physical therapists serve in a supportive role to help students participate in their educational program and access their school environment.

Physical therapy as an educational service can be quite different from physical therapy in a clinic or hospital. School-based therapists focus on removing barriers from students' ability to learn, helping students develop skills which increase their independence in the school environment, and educating school personnel about the different considerations required for student with disabilities.

Photo of Lee Murphy
Photo of Chris Moss

Lee Murphy, PT

Lee graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy 1977. Work experience as a physical therapist includes working in rehabilitation hospital to home care to private practice to contracted services with the Rochester School District and began full time with the district in 1999.

Lee provides physical therapy services in East Rochester, East Rochester REACH program, Nancy Loud, Maple Street Magnet, School Street, and Chamberlain Schools.

murphy.l@rochesterschools.com

Chris Moss, PT

Chris graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Nursing in 1977 and the University of New England in 1993 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. Work experience as a physical therapist includes working in pediatric home care prior to working for the Rochester School District since 1999.

Chris provides physical therapy services in McClelland, William Allen, Gonic, Rochester Middle, and Spaulding High Schools.

moss.c@rochesterschools.com