Tonawanda

Tonawanda

We’ve been treating patients in the Buffalo area for more than 15 years. And we use a hands-on approach, as well as functional- and evidence-based techniques to ensure you a speedy and healthy recovery. Our team of skilled physical therapists will develop an individualized plan of care that will focus directly on your goals and health.

Injuries we treat (but not limited to):

Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sprain/Strains
Shoulder, Knee, Foot, Ankle
Post operative injuries
Sports Related Injuries
Arthritis Sufferers
Overuse Injuries
Vestibular/Dizziness
Low Back Pregnancy Pain 

Hours:
Monday – 7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday – 7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday – 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday – 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday – 7:00am – 5:30pm

Saturday – 8:00am – 12:00pm

Team Members

Emily Lash
Clinic Manager

EMILY LASH

Teresa Lindell
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

TERESA LINDELL

SPTNY Team Member

JON DiPASQUALE

SPTNY Team Member

YASMEEN ELHALABY

SPTNY Team Member

ALEXIS PETERS

SPTNY Team Member

BEN ULRICH

Monica Zeisz
SPTNY Team Member

MONICA ZEISZ

TARA MACAULEY
Regional Operations Manager

TARA MACAULEY

PATIENT SERVICE COORDINATOR/BILLER

JESSICA PRESTON

Clinic Manager

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.
  • Certified Graston Provider

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, VESTIBULAR PROVIDER, CERTIFIED GRASTON PROVIDER

EMAIL:elash@sptny.com

LOCATION:Tonawanda, NY

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:PT, DPT, OCS, Vestibular Provider

EMAIL:tlindell@sptny.com

LOCATION:TONAWANDA, NY

SPTNY Team Member

JON DiPASQUALE

How did he come to Sports PT?
The team at Sports PT were all very welcoming. Seeing the passion and patient-centered approaches to rehab, I knew Sports PT was the perfect fit for me.

  • Graduated from D’Youville College  with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, 2020.
  • Earned a BS in Exercise Physiology from SUNY Brockport, 2017.
  • Clinical interests include manual therapy, sports injuries and orthopedics.
  • Certified Graston Provider

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy having an opportunity to make a difference in patients lives for the better every day.

Other Interests:
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, golfing, working out and the Buffalo Bills.

SPECIALTIES:PT, DPT, CERTIFIED GRASTON PROVIDER

EMAIL:jdipasquale@sptny.com

LOCATION:TONAWANDA

SPTNY Team Member

YASMEEN ELHALABY

How did she come to Sports PT?
I came to Sports PT because I wanted to be a part of a team that supports each other and prioritizes patient care through their drive and passion for the PT field.

  • Graduated from D’Youville University with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, 2022.
  • Earned a post-Masters Certification in Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy from D’Youville University, 2022
  • Earned a BSc in Kinseiology from Brock University, 2018.
  • Clinical interests include the McKenzie Method, functional therapeutic exercise and vestibular rehab.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy fostering an environment for my patients to take an active role in their therapy to see themselves create their own positive and lasting change.

Other Interests:
I enjoy baking anything and everything especially gluten free recipes, playing roller derby, lifting, hiking, traveling, and playing fetch with my cat (yes….cat!).

EMAIL:yelhalaby@sptny.com

SPECIALITIES:PT, DPT

LOCATION:TONAWANDA

SPTNY Team Member

ALEXIS PETERS

How did she come to Sports PT?
I was a student from November 2020 through February 2021 and knew this is where I wanted to be. I love the atmosphere, the teamwork and the staff.

  • Graduated from University at Buffalo with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, 2021.
  • Clinical interests include vestibular, concussion, manual therapy, sports injuries and orthopedics.
  • Certified Graston Provider

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy building relationships with our patients and our staff members.

Other Interests:
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, fitness and most sports.

SPECIALTIES:PT, DPT, CERTIFIED GRASTON PROVIDER

EMAIL:apeters@sptny.com

LOCATION:TONAWANDA, DOWNTOWN BUFFALO

SPTNY Team Member

BEN ULRICH

How did he come to Sports PT?
After attending the University at Buffalo for six years, Buffalo has become home to me. A friend of mine referred Sports PT and I commend their involvement in the community as well as facilitating an environment for continued professional education.

  • Graduated from SUNY – University at Buffalo with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, 2022.
  • Clinical interests include general therapeutic rehabilitation, the McKenzie Method, and vestibular dysfunctions. Personally, I often go on tangents learning about whatever catches my attention!

Favorite Part Of The Job:
I enjoy seeing the look on my patients’ face when their pain is abolished and helping them to reach their goals.

Other Interests:
I enjoy being outside, hiking, working out, jumping on the dance floor, and trying new things.

EMAIL:BULRICH@SPTNY.COM

SPECIALITIES:PT, DPT

LOCATION:TONAWANDA

SPTNY Team Member

MONICA ZEISZ

How did she come to Sports PT?
I chose to join the Sports PT team because of their great reputation, including high standards and quality care.I especially like their welcoming atmosphere, provision of mentorship, and emphasis on lifelong learning.”

  • Earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University at Buffalo in 2019
  • Clinical interests include orthopedics, manual therapy, functional therapeutic exercise and vestibular rehab.

Favorite Part Of The Job:
The team environment along with building rapport with individuals and helping them return to activities they are passionate about.

Other Interests:
Spending time with my family, friends, and dog, reading, being outdoors, as well as being an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres Fan!

SPECIALTIES:PT, DPT

EMAIL:mzeisz@sptny.com

LOCATION:Tonawanda, NY

Regional Operations Manager

TARA MACAULEY

How did she come to Sports PT?

I was actually a patient before I worked here. I saw how much fun their staff seemed to be having at work so when it came time for me to graduate college and get a full time job I applied! I never expected to be here this long or to love it so much!

  • Graduated from Buffalo State College in 2013
    • Earned BS – Public Communication
  • Professional interests include being a leader, mentoring my team and helping them grow.
  • Personal interests include science, history, true crime, and advocating for equal rights for all.

Favorite Part of the Job:

My favorite thing about my job is my coworkers, here in WNY and across the state. We truly feel like a family and I’m so thankful to have such a great team!

Other Interests:

I love to dance, read, shop, go out with friends, and hang with family. I love being an aunt and a homeowner!

EMAIL:tmacauley@sptny.com

LOCATION:Tonawanda, NY

PATIENT SERVICE COORDINATOR/BILLER

JESSICA PRESTON

How did she come to Sports PT?

I specifically chose Sports PT because of their values and welcoming environment! Additionally, I’ve always had an interest in physical therapy, and working in a PT clinic would allow me to know the highs and lows of the profession.

  • Graduated SUNY – Brockport, 2019
    • Bachelors in Exercise Science
  • My professional interests include health sciences and wanting to continue my studies in pediatrics, specifically for those with orthopedic impairments.

Favorite Part of the Job:

My favorite part of working at Sports PT is seeing how happy a patient gets when they have finished their treatment! And, my co-workers of course! Everyone genuinely cares for one another, making it a great place to work!

Other Interests:

When I’m not at work, I love to be outdoors! This might include activities like afternoon walks, camping, hiking, and most recently, golf (…I’m still learning, never said I was good at it!).

EMAIL:jpreston@sptny.com

LOCATION:TONAWANDA

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After coming here three times a week, every week for six months – you’re part of their life. And they’re part of your life.

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