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Rich Muscatello PT, MSPT, Co-Director

Rich earned both a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from SUNY at Buffalo in 1981 and Daemen College in 2001 respectively. Since graduation, his years have been spent in physical therapy clinical practice serving individuals inconvenienced with orthopedic injuries and conditions involving the upper and lower extremities. In addition to extensive teaching experience at local college and university programs in physical therapy, he has lectured at local, state and national physical therapy conferences. Rich's current interest and educational pursuit involves integrating complementary health care practices such as Meditation, Mindfulness, Qigong and Yoga with local mainstream medicine and health care in the enhancement, maintenance and restoration of holistic health and well being. Contact

Alana Corgel, PTA

Alana graduated from Villa Maria College in 2009 and has been working at SportsFocus since. She continued her educational students at Daemen College where she earned her Bachelor in Natural Science in 2012. She enjoys working with orthopedic based patients, but has exposure to and enjoys working with pediatric patients. Alana has supervised PTA students from local colleges including Villa Maria College. Her goals for the future are to continue with clinical education courses involving the MDT approach and instructing PTA students.

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Bob Pershyn, PTA

Bob originally graduated from Buffalo State College with a BA in English. After working for 14 years, he began his second career here at SportsFocus upon graduating from Niagara County Community College in 2006. He is enjoying working with a primarily orthopedic patient base, but has exposure to pediatric and neurological patients through his clinical affiliations. Bob will also be mentoring students interested in the field of physical therapy when they visit our clinic. Contact

Amy O'Hara, PTA

Amy graduated from Niagara County Community College in 2016. She interned at Sports Focus as a student and then began working in the winter of 2016. She originally earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports studies from D’Youville College, and worked as a personal trainer for 7 years. She enjoys working with athletes and in the orthopedic outpatient field, and also has experience working in the sub acute setting.

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Jim Kuberka, CSCS

Jim is a 1984 graduate of SUNY at Buffalo with a BS in Exercise Science and has worked with rehabilitation patients since his graduation. He obtained his Strength and Conditioning Certification (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1990. Jim is the director of our "Keep it Going” Wellness Program, with 25+ years of experience in designing and implementing exercise program and helping clients and patients meet their fitness and post rehabilitative goals . He is also responsible for ordering, fitting and servicing custom knee braces at our facility. Contact

Paul O'Keefe, PT

Paul graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987. He has practiced at SportsFocus in our Orchard Park Location since 1990. In his capacity as center coordinator for clinical education, he manages incoming student interns from local colleges and universities. Contact

Terry Eagan, PT

A 1984 graduate of SUNY at Buffalo with a BS in Physical Therapy, Terry has been at SportsFocus since 1988 practicing in our Orchard Park location. In addition to her interest in musculoskeletal pathology of the extremities, she has previous experience in acute care, long-term care and home care. She has an interest in treating both the dancer and throwing athlete. Contact

Dianna Pugliese, PT, Co-Director

Dee graduated from SUNYat Buffalo with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1983 and has spent her career treating patients with orthopedic diagnoses in a private practice setting. In addition to treating patients, she has lectured extensively for Daemen and D’Youville Physical Therapy Programs on her area of interest, the foot and ankle. Her post-graduate education has consisted of courses on specific tissue-level training, manual therapy and the McKenzie approach in the treatment of spinal disorders. Dee will be covering Beth's maternity leave at the Buffalo office 3 days per week until June. Contact

Amy Ramey, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT

Amy practices in our Buffalo office. She graduated in 2008 from Daemen College with a Doctorate in physical therapy.  She has completed the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program at Daemen College and is also certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute.  Amy also is a former collegiate gymnast and has coached young junior Olympic athletes in the area.   Contact

Beth Pleban, DPT, PT

 

Elizabeth graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 2005. After 6 years working as an engineer, she decided to change paths and pursue a career in physical therapy. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College in 2014 and continues her post-graduate education in manual therapy and McKenzie treatment approaches. As an avid runner, hiker and skier, Elizabeth is passionate about helping patients return to their favorite activities following orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Beth will be on maternity leave with her first child until June 2017. Contact

 

Anthony Albano, DPT, PT

Anthony joined our Buffalo office team in November of 2014 after graduating from D’Youville College.  Anthony completed his Advanced Orthopedic Certificate while completing his DPT degree.  He combines Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (McKenzie Method) and Postural Restoration Institute methodologies in his individualized treatment approach. In his spare time, he is a coach and competitor weightlifter for Team WNY out of Crossfit Buffalo.

Dave Manzella, PT, DPT

Dave is a 1991 graduate of SUNY at Buffalo with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and has been with the company practicing in our Orchard Park office since graduation. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in 2006. Dave is also a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1997 with experience in sport and field coverage. Dave treats patients with both extremity and spinal diagnoses and has extensive post-graduate study in manual therapy and McKenzie treatment approaches. Contact

Katie Hamilton, PTA

Katie graduated from Mercyhurst University in 2005 with a BS in Sportsmedicine: Health and Fitness Promotion Concentration. She earned her second degree from Mercyhurst University in 2013 with an AS: Physical Therapy Assistant.  Katie is a former collegiate rower and continues her involvement with the rowing community. She is also actively involved in the CrossFit community.

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Sarah Tabak, PTA

Sarah was added to our team in February 2012. She graduated with a BS degree in Exercise Science and minor in Health and Wellness from the University at Buffalo in 2007. She had the opportunity to work in the health and wellness field at Battleworks Inc. in Eden, specializing in worksite and community fitness and wellness education. She then went on to Villa Maria College and received her PTA in 2010. Sarah will be helping us out in both our Orchard Park and Buffalo offices. Contact

Vic Santarelli, PT, Cert. MDT

Vic graduated from Daeman College in 1992 and has been practicing Orthopedic Physical Therapy ever since. Vic has sponsored courses and co-taught continuing education courses around the country. He treats patients with both extremity and spinal diagnosis in our Orchard Park office and has extensive post graduate study in manual therapy with certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy in the McKenzie treatment approach. Contact