Our Staff

Our staff of physical therapists are highly skilled and experienced practitioners who maintain advanced education and training in physical therapy as well as in speciality areas in order to provide you with the highlest level of care. Each therapist completes on average 20+ contact hours of continuing education credits per year in order to update manual therapy skills, evidence based treatment practices, and certifications to serve all your needs.


New York Offices

Amsterdam
(518) 842-1425

Shelly Smith Brahler, MS PT, CKTP, Cert. MDT

Shelly Smith Brahler, MS PT, CKTP, Cert. MDT

Office Manager

  • Boston University - MS Physical Therapy 1998
  • Kinesio Taping Association International - Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Certified McKenzie Method for Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Specialties: Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, Return to Work Programs

Jennifer Tatlock, DPT, Cert. MDT

Jennifer Tatlock, DPT, Cert. MDT

  • University of Buffalo - Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2010
  • Figure Skating Professional
  • Certified McKenzie Method for Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Interests: Pediatric and Sports Related Injuries

Donna Peterson, RS

Donna Peterson, RS


Shayra Vega, RS

Shayra Vega, RS

Ballston Spa / Malta
(518)885-1541

Teresa Lincoln, MS PT, Cert. MDT

Teresa Lincoln, MS PT, Cert. MDT

Office Manager

  • Ithaca College - MS Physical Therapy 1998
  • Certified McKenzie Method for Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment 2011
  • Specialties: Manual Therapy, Spinal Rehabilitation

Jean Krupsky, RS

Jean Krupsky, RS

Clifton Park
(518) 371-6777

Lara Larson, MS PT

Lara Larson, MS PT

  • Northeastern University - MS Physical Therapy 2003
  • Specialties: Sports Physical Therapy

Martha Laswell, PT, Cert. MDT

Martha Laswell, PT, Cert. MDT

  • Russell Sage College - BS Physical Therapy 1982
  • Certified McKenzie Method for Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment 2014
  • Continuing Education: Pre Natal-Post Partum Exercise Programs, Paris Manual Therapy, Spinal Rehabilitation

Eric Houghtalen, RS

Eric Houghtalen, RS

Latham
(518) 220-9705

Jean Krupsky, RS

Jean Krupsky, RS


Margaret Golden, MS PT

Margaret Golden, MS PT

  • Hahnemann University - MS Physical Therapy 1990
  • Specialties: Orthopedics, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Spinal Rehabilitation

Donna Levasseur, RS

Donna Levasseur, RS


Annette Bucci, MS PT, Cert. MDT

Annette Bucci, MS PT, Cert. MDT

Office Manager

  • Ithaca College Masters in Physical Therapy 1997
  • Certified in McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment 2006
  • Specialties: Spinal Rehabilitation; General Orthopedics; Vestibular and Balance Disorders

Sharon Zeh, RS

Sharon Zeh, RS

Lenox
(413) 637- 2810

Thomas Cooney, DPT, Cert. FCE Specialist – ErgoScience

Thomas Cooney, DPT, Cert. FCE Specialist - ErgoScience

Owner/Office Manager

  • Ithaca College - BS Physical Therapy 1979
  • Russell Sage College - MS 1993, Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2008
  • Co-owner of Physical Therapy Associates and Berkshire Physical Therapy and Wellness 1982
  • Certified Administrator of Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Spinning and Racquetball Instructor

Schenectady
(518)381-9166

Kathleen Hamilton, PT

Kathleen Hamilton, PT

Office Manager

  • Russell Sage College - BS Physical Therapy 1985
  • Specialties and Continuing Education: General Orthopedics, Geriatric Rehabilitation

Margaret Golden, MS PT

Margaret Golden, MS PT

  • Hahnemann University - MS Physical Therapy 1990
  • Specialties: Orthopedics, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Spinal Rehabilitation

Lisa Sawtelle, DPT

Lisa Sawtelle, DPT

  • Russell Sage College - DPT 2007
  • Specialties: General/Sports Physical Therapy

Kelleye Taylor, PT

Kelleye Taylor, PT

  • University of Central Arkansas - BS Physical Therapy 1987
  • Licensed PT in NY, TN, AR
  • Specialties: General Orthopedics

Julie Chesbrough, RS

Julie Chesbrough, RS


Teresa Dente, RS

Teresa Dente, RS


Liana Colleton, RS

Liana Colleton, RS

Scotia - Business Office
518-399-6861

Aisha Walker, Denine White, Tricia Ritchie, Kris Kerber – all RS

Aisha Walker, Denine White, Tricia Ritchie, Kris Kerber - all RS

Business Office Administrators

Scotia - East
(518)399-6861

Thomas Houghtalen, DPT MTC

Thomas Houghtalen, DPT MTC

Owner/Office Manager

  • Ithaca College - BS PT 1979
  • University of St. Augustine - Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2011, Certification in Manual Therapy
  • Co-owner of Physical Therapy Associates and Berkshire Physical Therapy and Wellness 1982
  • Developer and Educator in Manual Therapy courses to rehabilitation specialists
  • Specialties: Manual Therapy Certified, General/Sports Physical Therapy, Industrial Rehabilitation, Rehab and Performance Enhancement Programs for amateur athletes

Alexander Chlopecki II, MS PT

Alexander Chlopecki II, MS PT

  • D’Youville College - MS Physical Therapy 1994
  • Specialties: Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Diane Bonesteel, PT

Diane Bonesteel, PT

  • Quinnipiac College - BS Physical Therapy 1996
  • Specialties: Outpatient Orthopedics, Headaches, Chronic Pain Syndromes

Megan James

Megan James

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2014
  • USATF Level I Certified Running Coach
  • Specialties: Sports Physical Therapy, Running Injuries & Injury Prevention, Concussion Management, Vestibular Rehabilitation

Jan Houghtalen, RS/Marketing

Jan Houghtalen, RS/Marketing


Karen Dennis, RS

Karen Dennis, RS


Nancy Roberts, RS

Nancy Roberts, RS

Scotia - West / Wellness Center
(518)399-0062

Cindy LeBel, PT, MTC

Cindy LeBel, PT, MTC

Office Manager

  • Russell Sage College - BS Physical Therapy 1986
  • The Institute of Physical Therapy - Certified Manual Therapist 1997
  • Educator in Manual Therapy Courses
  • Specialties: Manual Therapy, Orthopedics/Sports Physical Therapy, Spine/Sacro-iliac Joint Dysfunction, Aquatic Physical Therapy

Ann Marie Dawdy, PT

Ann Marie Dawdy, PT

  • Russell Sage College - BS Physical Therapy 1988
  • Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) Certification 1992
  • Specialties: Outpatient Orthopedics, Adult Neurological, Home Care, Balance, Core Stabilization, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Patricia Hannon, RS

Patricia Hannon, RS


Terri Guy

Terri Guy

Administrator Assistant


Pamela Yunginger, PT

Pamela Yunginger, PT

  • Maryville University-St. Louis Missouri - BS Physical Therapy
  • Specialties: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Manual therapy for spinal and movement dysfunction

Rosemarie Trigger, PT, CSHE, CProT, Cert. FCE Specialist

Rosemarie Trigger, PT, CSHE, CProT, Cert. FCE Specialist

Manager - Ergonomics Team


Donna Miller, PTA

Donna Miller, PTA

Industrial Ergonomics Consultant

  • Maria College - AAS PTA 1981
  • Continuing Education: Manual Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Return to Work Program, Pre-Post Natal Programs, General Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Industrial Ergonomic Consultant

Dan Carr, CPT

Dan Carr, CPT

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer 1996
  • Aquatic Exercise Association - Certified Aquatic Personal Trainer
  • American Council on Exercise - Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist
  • Develops customized wellness programs for clients at Wellness Center and trains sports athletes after injury

Susan Baker

Susan Baker

Fitness Trainer/PT Aide

Troy
(518) 273-2715

Eric Kelly, DPT, CSCS

Eric Kelly, DPT, CSCS

Office Manager

  • Russell Sage College - Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Springfield College - MS Physical Therapy 2003
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) 2004
  • Specialties: Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Running Injuries

Corrine Moore, RS

Corrine Moore, RS

West Sand Lake
(518) 674-1744

Jeffrey Stewart, PT

Jeffrey Stewart, PT

Office Manager

  • Ithaca College - BS Physical Therapy 1988
  • Ergonomic Consultation/Education for local businesses
  • ErgoScience - Certified Administrator of Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Specialties: Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Jeannine Morin, RS

Jeannine Morin, RS


Massachusetts Offices

Berkshire Physical Therapy and Wellness

Dalton
(413) 684-9783

Thomas Cooney, DPT, Cert. FCE Specialist – ErgoScience

Thomas Cooney, DPT, Cert. FCE Specialist - ErgoScience

Owner/Office Manager

  • Ithaca College - BS Physical Therapy 1979
  • Russell Sage College - MS 1993, Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2008
  • Co-owner of Physical Therapy Associates and Berkshire Physical Therapy and Wellness 1982
  • Certified Administrator of Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Spinning and Racquetball Instructor

Nicole Tucker, PT

Nicole Tucker, PT

  • University of New Hampshire - BS Exercise Physiology 1994
  • Nova Southeastern University - MS Physical Therapy 1998
  • Specialties: Spinal Rehabilitation, General Orthopedics

Shelby Zawistowski, PTA, CPT

Shelby Zawistowski, PTA, CPT

  • Springfield Technical Community College - AS Physical Therapy Assistant 2004, BS Sports Management/Wellness Fitness
  • Certified Personal Trainer - NASM
  • Certification in Massage Therapy

Pittsfield
(413) 447-8070

Thomas Cooney, DPT, Cert. FCE Specialist – ErgoScience

Thomas Cooney, DPT, Cert. FCE Specialist - ErgoScience

Owner/Office Manager

  • Ithaca College - BS Physical Therapy 1979
  • Russell Sage College - MS 1993, Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2008
  • Co-owner of Physical Therapy Associates and Berkshire Physical Therapy and Wellness 1982
  • Certified Administrator of Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Spinning and Racquetball Instructor

Brent Sylvia, MS PT

Brent Sylvia, MS PT

  • American International College - BS 1997, MS Physical Therapy 1999
  • Specialties: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, General Orthopedics

Tammy St. John, DPT, Cert. STOTT Pilates Instructor

Tammy St. John, DPT, Cert. STOTT Pilates Instructor

  • The Sage Colleges - Doctor of Physical Therapy 2014
  • Pilatique 2001 - Owner, Pilates Studio
  • Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor - mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, barrels, special populations, injury management
  • Specialties: lower back injuries, pre/post rehabilitation, pre/post-natal, neurological conditions

Tanya Grillon, RS

Tanya Grillon, RS


Shelby Zawistowski, PTA, CPT

Shelby Zawistowski, PTA, CPT

  • Springfield Technical Community College - AS Physical Therapy Assistant 2004, BS Sports Management/Wellness Fitness
  • Certified Personal Trainer - NASM
  • Certification in Massage Therapy

Andrea Vallon, OTR, CHT

Andrea Vallon, OTR, CHT

  • Boston University - BS Occupational Therapy 1975
  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • Member of The American Society of Hand Therapists since 1986

Heather Papiro, RS

Heather Papiro, RS


Tiffany R. Brower, MS PT, RYT

Tiffany R. Brower, MS PT, RYT

  • American International College - MS Physical Therapy
  • National Yoga Alliance - Certified Yoga Facilitator and Instructor
  • Functional Designs: Accredited practitioner in advanced fitness and wellness