our doctors & Specialties

Your teammate in care.

You work hard for your patients. But how do you know they’re following through with their treatment after they leave your office? At Sports PT, we take a partnership approach to the recovery process. So you’ll always know your patients are receiving the best outpatient care possible.

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Specialties

Continuing education is a hallmark of the Sports PT culture. So it should be no surprise that we offer a variety of specialty services to you and your patients. And our PTs stay active in the medical community – from conducting research to writing textbooks. Below, you’ll find a list of our physical therapists with specialty skills.

Learn more about the types of services we offer:

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Teresa Lindell
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

TERESA LINDELL

Lynn Steenberg
PRESIDENT & CEO

LYNN STEENBERG

Rebecca Korosi
Clinic Manager

REBECCA KOROSI

CLINIC MANAGER

MATTHEW WALSH

SarahJohnson
SPTNY Team Member

SARAH JOHNSON

Chad LaChance
Clinic Manager

CHAD LACHANCE

Samantha Lawrence
SPTNY Team Member

SAMANTHA LAWRENCE

DREW SIMONEAU
SPTNY Team Member

DREW SIMONEAU

Kevin Brown
Clinic Manager

KEVIN BROWN

Isaac Viragl
SPTNY Team Member

ISAAC VIRAG

Clinic Manager

ALANA GORMAN

Shane
SPTNY Team Member

SHANE CHERICO

Jennifer Szymansk
SPTNY Team Member

JENNIFER SZYMANSKI

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CLINIC MANAGER

ZACH COLE

Rebeca Mason
SPTNY Team Member

REBECCA MASON

Julian Bermingham
SPTNY Team Member

JULIAN BERMINGHAM

Meghan Haus
SPTNY Team Member

MEGHAN HAUS

Emily Lash
SPTNY Team Member

EMILY LASH

Madison Pietz
SPTNY Team Member

MADISON PEITZ

Micheal Huson
SPTNY Team Member

MICHAEL HUSON

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SPTNY Team Member

KERRI LAURENZA

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

TERESA LINDELL

How did she come to Sports PT?
I was a student here and loved the experience and the setting.

  • Earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from the State University of New York in Buffalo in 2006
  • Began working at Sports PT following graduation
  • Has actively participated in patient care, student internships, and continuing education opportunities on a regular basis
  • Spent 2 years as Facility Manager of the Tonawanda office
  • Specializes in Vestibular Therapy and Orthopedics

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Helping people feel better and meeting a lot of people.

Other Interests:
Running, reading, and working on my house.

SPECIALTIES:DPT, OCS

EMAIL:tlindell@sptny.com

LOCATION:TONAWANDA, NY

PRESIDENT & CEO

LYNN STEENBERG

How did she come to Sports PT?
Sports PT found me!

  • Has more than 37 years of experience in the healthcare field
  • Graduated from Ithaca College in 1978 with her degree in Physical Therapy
  • Earned her National Certification in Athletic Training the following year in 1979
  • Began her physical therapy career in pediatrics while serving as a volunteer high school athletic trainer for various teams
  • Began her sports medicine management career at Cornell University in 1981 where she was the Supervisor of the Physical Therapy Department
  • Moved to Syracuse, NY in 1986 to open Onondaga Sports Medicine Center, a sports medicine-focused outpatient rehabilitation center
  • Joined HealthSouth under a management contract in 1994, where her responsibilities grew from managing two locations in Central New York to more than 50 locations across the state by 2000
  • Founded Sports Physical Therapy of New York, PC after the termination of HealthSouth’s management agreement on July 1, 2005

What’s her favorite part of the job?
Mentoring my people.

What does she enjoy outside of work?
Being with my family, volunteering, watching my husband’s football team, reading, and playing golf.

  • Key4Women Achieve Award Recipient in October 2017
  • Hospice of CNY Honoree in June 2017
    An active member of the WISE Advisory Board focusing on mentoring women entrepreneurs
  • Received Outstanding Mentor Award by BizEventz Successful Business Women Awards 2016
  • Named Ann Michel Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013
  • Named one of the “Professional Women of the Year” by the Syracuse division of the National Association of Professional Women in 2012
  • Received the “Clara Barton Award for Exceptional Volunteer Leadership” by the Central New York Chapter of the American Red Cross in June 2010
  • Received the “Women Who Mean Business” Award in 2010
  • Has served for more than 20 years as the musical director of two youth choirs at University United Methodist Church, sits on multiple support committees and is the former President of the Board of Trustees
  • Member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and is a 2008 Woman in Business award recipient
  • Member of the National Associaiton of Professional Women
  • Resides in Syracuse with her husband, Matt, a retired physical education teacher at Fayetteville-Manlius high school and a collegiate football coach at Cortland State University
  • Their three adult children have also joined the medical and fitness/wellness professions
  • Member of the Women Presidents’ Organization

 

SPECIALTIES:ATC

EMAIL:LSTEENBERG@SPTNY.COM

LOCATION:ALL LOCATIONS

Clinic Manager

REBECCA KOROSI

How did she come to Sports PT?
I was attracted to their high ethical standards and the opportunity for professional growth.

  • Year of Hire: 2009
  • Graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2003 with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Science
  • Earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from SUNY Buffalo in 2006
  • Strong Clinical Knowledge in Spine Rehabilitation and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
  • Practices Evidence Based Rehabilitation and conducts a full circle approach with each patient’s healthcare team.
  • Attends multiple continuing education courses each year to stay up to date on the newest research and rehabilitation approaches that are most effective.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy motivating my patients and working with them to return to an improved quality of life. We have a lot of fun in our clinic. You will hear lots of laughs here! Our team is the best and I look forward to working with them every day!

Other Interests:
Spending time with friends and family, practicing Yoga, lifting weights, cooking/baking and reading.

SPECIALTIES:PT, DPT, ATC

EMAIL:RKOROSI@SPTNY.COM

LOCATION:TONAWANDA, NY

CLINIC MANAGER

MATTHEW WALSH

How did he come to Sports PT?
I completed a student clinical rotation with Sports PT and loved the environment and staff. When an opening became available, I was excited to join the team in Tonawanda!

  • Graduated in 2016 from Daemen College with a doctorate in physical therapy
  • Clinical specialties include orthopedic rehabilitation

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I love talking with patients and learning new things every day.
Other Interests:
I enjoy golf, country music concerts, and being outdoors.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:mwalsh@sptny.com

LOCATION:Downtown Buffalo, NY

SPTNY Team Member

SARAH JOHNSON

How did she come to Sports PT?
A friend from PT school did his clinical with Sports PT about 5 years ago and had nothing but good things to say about the team atmosphere, dedication to continuing education, and quality patient care, so it was the first place I applied when I moved to Buffalo!”

  • Earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Marist College in 2011
  • Earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in 2014
  • Is Certified in Integrative Dry Needling
  • Is an APTA certified Clinical Instructor
  • Is a certified Gait Analyst: Level 1
  • Clinical interests include manual therapy techniques, rehab of athletes (particularly runners), pain science and dry needling.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I love building relationships with the patients and being motivated by their goals. It’s amazing to be a part of helping them return to what they love.

Other Interests:
I love being outside–hiking, biking, paddling, camping or reading in a hammock. I am an avid runner, volleyballer, and traveler and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Email: sjohnson@sptny.com

SPECIALTIES:DPT, CIDN

EMAIL:sjohnson@sptny.com

LOCATION:Downtown Buffalo, NY

Clinic Manager

CHAD LACHANCE

How did he come to Sports PT?
I joined Sports PT because of their great reputation, dedication to patient-centered care, and evidence-based approach to providing physical therapy.

  • Earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2015
  • Earned a BS in Athletic Training from Ithaca College, 2010
  • Clinical interests include: orthopedic manual therapy for the spine and extremities, vestibular rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports medicine.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Helping people move better and feel better while doing it. Experiencing new learning opportunities and adopting ways that better help and serve our patients.

Other Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, staying active through working out and playing golf, and watching/attending sporting events.

Email: clachance@sptny.com

SPECIALTIES:DPT, CIDN

EMAIL:clachance@sptny.com

LOCATION:Camillus, NY

SPTNY Team Member

SAMANTHA LAWRENCE

How did she come to Sports PT?
As a company, Sports PT has impressed me with their commitment to patient-centered care and evidence-based medicine to achieve better outcomes.

  • Earned her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo in 2011
  • Earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2014
  • Residency trained through Evidence in Motion
  • Clinicial specialities include being Board Certified in Orthopaedics through Evidence in Motion (Orthopaedic Certified Specialist)
  • Clinical interests include use of manual therapy/manipulation to spine and extremities, post-surgical care, and working with runners, and working with DPT students!

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Keeping therapy fun while empowering patients with the tools to meet their goals and own their recovery.

Other Interests:
Spending time with my daughter and husband, running, golfing, and training our family dog!

SPECIALTIES:DPT, OCS

EMAIL:slawrence@sptny.com

LOCATION:Camillus, NY & Liverpool, NY

SPTNY Team Member

DREW SIMONEAU

How did he come to Sports PT?
I have heard nothing but great things about Sports PT! I joined the team because I knew I would be a part of a company of caring and motivated individuals with patient-centered care.

  • Earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Nazareth College in May 2017.
  • Earned Bachelors of Science-Health Science with Minor in Psychology from Nazareth College in May 2015.
  • Is Certified in Applied Functional Science.
  • Clinical interests include cervical spine disorders, lumbar spine disorders, shoulder surgical patients, sports injuries, and neurological disorders.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Seeing my patients progress and buy into the therapeutic process to improve function and decrease their pain.

Other Interests:
I love the outdoors. I enjoy hiking, fishing and camping. During the summers, I play lacrosse in the PLL. I also enjoy coaching lacrosse players as well.

SPECIALTIES:DPT, CAFS

EMAIL:dsimoneau@sptny.com

LOCATION:Camillus, NY

Clinic Manager

KEVIN BROWN

How did he come to Sports PT?
I was referred to Sports PT by a friend who works here. I chose to join the team because of their strong reputation and the opportunity to collaborate and learn with the experienced clinicians within the company. I have also witnessed firsthand how great the company is as a patient back in 2007.

  • Earned his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Brockport in 2011
  • Earned his Doctorate Degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2014
  • Clinical specialties include orthopedics and treating a variety of other conditions.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Getting to know new people and helping them get back to doing the things they love. It is incredibly rewarding to help people improve their quality of life.

Other Interests:
I enjoy playing golf, volleyball, fishing, skiing, traveling, watching the Boston Red Sox, going to SU games, and going to amusement parks (I’m a thrill seeker!).

SPECIALTIES: DPT, OCS

EMAIL:kbrown@sptny.com

LOCATION:Liverpool, NY & Webster, NY

SPTNY Team Member

ISAAC VIRAG

How did he come to Sports PT?
I was referred to Sports PT by a friend. I joined the Sports PT team because of the professional environment that promotes career growth and lifelong learning.

  • Graduated from Utica College in May 2016
  • Clinical interests include orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, ACL repairs, and total joint replacements

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy developing professional relationships and I also find it very rewarding helping people improve their quality of life through achieving their goals and enhancing their activity levels.

Other Interests:
I enjoy participating in any and all sports, hiking/being out doors, and playing music with my wife.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:ivirag@sptny.com

LOCATION:Liverpool, NY

Clinic Manager

ALANA GORMAN

How did she come to Sports PT?
After searching for a physical therapy position in clinics across the country, I came to find that the excellence, professionalism, innovation and energy I was looking for in an employer (and in my co-workers) was right here in my home state of New York. With a driven team, forward-thinking therapists, and a positive environment, Sports PT is a great fit for me.

  • BS in Clinical Health Studies, 2010 from Ithaca College.
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2012 from Ithaca College.

Areas of interest include: All orthopedic conditions, sports injuries and rehab, and vestibular impairments. I love helping all people move well and perform better so they can enjoy their life and be the healthiest version of themselves.

Favorite Part Of The Job: The amazing people I work with, fellow therapists and patients alike!

Other Interests: Being close to the Adirondacks is one of the major perks of this area of NY. Hiking, kayaking, biking, cross-country/downhill skiing, and generally enjoying the outdoors are big interests of mine. I also love spending time with my family and friends, enjoying the local music and food Saratoga has to offer.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:agorman@sptny.com

LOCATION:Malta, NY

SPTNY Team Member

SHANE CHERICO

How did he come to Sports PT?
I chose to join the Sports PT team for a number of reasons. Clearly the patients come first, and not only do they strongly emphasis this inside the clinic, but outside the clinic there seems to be a large community presence as well. Also, they care about their staff, offering a variety of paths to success based on individual goals, and being named one of the best companies to work for certainly speaks volumes about the atmosphere at Sports PT. The Malta clinic has tones of potential for growth in a great location close to home, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to its overall success.

  • Earned his doctorate from Stony Brook University in 2013.
  • Clinical specialities include post-surgical care especially shoulders, hips, knees and ankles, cervical and lumbar pains/strains, headaches, and balance impairments.
  • Clinical interests include post-surgical rehab, sports injuries, McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment for the Spine and Upper/Lower extremeties, and manual therapy/joint mobilizations.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Being a PT can be very rewarding for multiple reasons, but I love it when a returning patient requests to work with me again because they had a great experience during their prior rehab stint. I love educating my patients and giving them the tools necessary to recover from their current ailment(s) and learn how to prevent future episodes as well.

Other Interests:
Spending time with family and friends, exercising, being outdoors. I am also a big Dallas Cowboys fan and love football season!

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:scherico@sptny.com

LOCATION:Saratoga, NY

SPTNY Team Member

JENNIFER SZYMANSKI

How did she come to Sports PT?
I started my career in a hospital setting but I knew my passion was in outpatient orthopedics. So when a position as Sports PT became available, I jumped at the opportunity. I am passionate about the vestibular system and while working Per Diem within the clinic for all orthopedic needs, I am called in specifically for those in need of vestibular treatment and care.

  • Graduated from Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine
  • A retired Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Spent two years as the Athletic Trainer for Gannon University’s women’s volleyball and lacrosse teams
  • Received Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from Gannon University
  • Joined Sports PT in 2008

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Being able to have balance of a fulfilling work and home life. I am fortunate that when at work, it is along side amazing therapists with such a passion and talent for their profession.

Other Interests:
“In my free time, I like hiking, listening to music, and spending time with my friends and family.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:jszymanski@sptny.com

LOCATION:Malta, NY & Saratoga, NY

CLINIC MANAGER

ZACH COLE

How did he come to Sports PT?
Zachary was a student at Sports PT and early into his clinical education he knew he wanted to be a part of the team permanently. Zach’s passion and drive to take athletes to the next level was a perfect fit with the Sports PT philosophy, and he felt this was the place where he could grow as a clinician.

  • Earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College, 2018
  • Earned Bachelors Degree in Clinical Health Sciences, Minor in Sports Studies, Ithaca College

Favorite Part Of The Job:
Helping patients return to the lifestyle they want to live! I enjoy working with people of all ages but working with athletes and helping them get back to the playing field as fast as possible is my biggest passion.

Other Interests:
Everything from hiking, hunting, golf, softball, and time with friends and family. I’m willing to discuss anything in the latest sports news!

SPECIALTIES:DPT, ATC

EMAIL:zcole@sptny.com

LOCATION:Saratoga, NY

SPTNY Team Member

REBECCA MASON

How did she come to Sports PT?
I first came to Sports PT for an internship as a PT student. I quickly fell in love with the team atmosphere that placed a strong emphasis on individualized, ethical, evidence-based, and fun patient care. I knew that this was a place where I could be supported in practicing each of these aspects to provide the best patient care I can.”

  • Received BS in Natural Science from Indiana University of PA in 2009
  • Received Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 2013
  • Clinical interests include implementing restorative and corrective movement patterns in all age groups and activity levels. I enjoy manual therapy, working with athletes, and taking a whole-body approach to rehabilitation.
  • Clinical specialities include Graston Technique Trained (IASTM), Certified Cupping Therapist

Favorite Part Of The Job:
My favorite part about what I do is giving people the tools and knowledge they need to help them get their life back – to get back to doing the things they love to do without being in pain. As an amputee, I have been through my fair share of physical therapy and have personally discovered the independence that it can bring in getting you back to what you want to do.

Other Interests:
My passions outside of work are photography, quality time with family and friends, international travel, and my Faith in Christ. I also have fallen in love with the Adirondacks and love getting outside and hiking!

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:rmason@sptny.com

LOCATION:Saratoga, NY

SPTNY Team Member

JULIAN BERMINGHAM

How did he come to Sports PT?
I chose to join the Sports PT team because of their dedication to high quality patient care.

  • Graduated from D’Youville College in 2018 with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Graduated from Allegheny College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.
  • Clinical specialities include being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the rehabilitation of athletes.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy developing lasting relationships with my patients and seeing them take ownership over their health.

Other Interests:
I enjoy reading, bike riding on the open road, and competing in the sport of powerlifting.

SPECIALTIES:PT, DPT, CSCS

EMAIL: jbermingham@sptny.com

LOCATION:Tonawanda, NY

SPTNY Team Member

MEGHAN HAUS

How did she come to Sports PT?
I chose Sports PT due to the variety of services they provide and their emphasis on patient care and practitioner growth.

  • Earned Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Nazareth College, 2010
  • Clinical specialties include orthopedic conditions with a special interest in treatment of shoulder and knee injuries.
  • Clinical interests include pregnancy and post-partum fitness and rehabilitation.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy empowering patients to take control and manage their pain to return to the activities they enjoy.

Other Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family, exercise and exploring Buffalo.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:mhaus@sptny.com

LOCATION:Tonawanda, NY

SPTNY Team Member

EMILY LASH

How did she come to Sports PT?
When relocating to Buffalo, I had endlessly researched the best physical therapy clinics in the area; Sports PT was always at the top of the list. I am so happy to be part of the team.

  • Graduated from Ithaca College with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016
  • Graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s in Clinical Health Studies in 2014
  • APTA credentialed clinical instructor
  • Clinical specialties include vestibular therapy and concussion rehabilitation as well as return to sport of athletes.
  • Special interests include working with athletes of all ages, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, teaching and mentoring student PT’s, participating in APTA events, and continuing my clinical education.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
My favorite part of my job is seeing the look on my patients face when they reach their goals or no longer have dizziness. I love making a lasting impact on their lives.

Other Interests:
Outside of work I enjoy running, cycling, swimming, lifting weights, yoga, and most outdoor recreational activities. I love spending time with my boyfriend and our cat. Otherwise, you may find me shopping, cooking/baking, face-timing with my family….or dreaming about my next travel destination or being on a beach somewhere.

SPECIALTIES:PT, DPT

EMAIL:elash@sptny.com

LOCATION:Tonawanda, NY

SPTNY Team Member

MADISON PEITZ

Dr. Madison Peitz, PT, DPT joined the Sports PT team in 2019 after relocating from Minnesota where she earned her DPT from Concordia University in St. Paul. Madison enjoys working with all types of patients but her passion lies in dance rehab. She is a dancer herself and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, hip hop, high kick, acro, and pom. She competed throughout high school and college, winning consecutive National titles in Pom with the College of St. Benedict Dance Team at UDA College Nationals (2013, 2014). She also has been teaching dance for 8 years at various studios. Madison runs an instagram account dedicated to educating dancers about common injuries and prevention strategies @dr.madisondancept. Outside of work and dance, Madison enjoys yoga, getting outdoors with her husband, seeing broadway musicals, and exploring her new community here in Rochester NY!

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:mpeitz@sptny.com

LOCATION:Webster, NY

SPTNY Team Member

MICHAEL HUSON

I joined Sports PT after 15 years of private practice ownership. I have previously worked with their Executive Team on multiple projects and in professional associations, and I appreciate their dedication to their patients and the profession of physical therapy.”

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, AT Still University, 2008
  • Bachelors and Masters of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, 2000 & 2001
  • Certified Orthopedic Specialist
  • Clinical specialties include: running analysis, orthopedics, functional post-surgical rehab, return to sport, teaching and research

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I love working with patients and their journeys to recovery.

Other Interests:
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, biking, baseball, golf, and coaching my children.

SPECIALTIES:DPT, OCS

EMAIL:ccress@sptny.com

LOCATION:Webster, NY

SPTNY Team Member

KERRI LAURENZA

How did she come to Sports PT?
I first came to Sports PT as a student. I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere in the clinic and the relationships formed between both the staff and patients. I knew I wanted to be a part of their dedication to individualized, quality patient care and promotion of clinician growth so I could provide optimal care to every patient.

  • BS in Exercise Science, 2016 from University of Delaware.
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2020 from The Sage Colleges.

Areas of interest include: All orthopedic conditions including sports-related injuries and rehab, post-op, as well as working with patients of all ages to build strength and decrease pain.

Favorite Part Of The Job: My favorite part of the job is helping patients achieve their goals and empowering patients return to the activities they enjoy without pain. I love assisting athletes in returning to their athletic events as quickly as possible without pain.

Other Interests: Outside of being a physical therapist I enjoy running, hiking, travelling and spending time with my family and friends. I am passionate about exercising and am also a Pure Barre fitness instructor in Saratoga Springs.

SPECIALTIES:DPT

EMAIL:klaurenza@sptny.com

LOCATION:Malta, NY

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Patient

Diane Beideck

Everyone was really welcoming. It was just an environment where you could jump in and learn.

Student

Ricardo Whittaker - Ithaca College

I need a physical therapist that is going to think about what I do every day for a living.

Patient

Susan Reno

I had a little bit of low confidence. And my CI was the one who helped me build that confidence.

Student

Tiffany Bader -  Central Michigan University

They’re concerned about your concerns. You’re not just a number – you’re a human.

Patient

Matt Mamoone

I felt like I was another therapist in the clinic. I wasn’t just a student.

Student

Tom Maving - Nazareth College