We’re a company that truly believes in the “bottom-up” approach to management. Our leadership team is comprised of individuals with various backgrounds. But they all have one thing in common – the goal of making Sports PT the best physical therapy provider around.
President and CEO
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.”
"I wanted to join a team that puts people first and help that team and their positive mentality grow."
Earned his B.A. in English from LeMoyne College in 2013
Performs in Murder Mystery dinner theatre with the ACME Mystery Company
What's his favorite party of the job?
Things Alex enjoys outside of work:
Watching movies, reading, live music, and being outside when it's not winter!
Executive Vice President
How did she come to Sports PT?
"I served on the Board of the American Red Cross with Lynn Steenberg and admired hearing her success stories. She offered me a chance to facilitate an All State meeting for Sports PT and I was convinced that I wanted to be part of the next chapter with these wonderful people!"
Received a BS in Business/Human Resources from SUNY Empire State College.
Earned a Certificate in Human Resources from LeMoyne College
Consults with organizations on human resources, team dynamics and strategic planning
What's her favorite part of the job?
"Being able to contribute to the development of the people who make up Sports PT is the best part. Strategically aligning with the leadership to bring programs to the staff, community and the stakeholders delivers daily satisfaction and reward."
What does she enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with my family, engaging in community activities and helping those in need.
Board of Directors, American Red Cross of Central New York, Past Chair, Current Executive Committee Member
Former member & Vice Chair, NYS Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) Committee
Past President of CNY American Society of Training & Development
Past President, Professional Secretaries International
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Director of Clinical Operations
Teresa oversees the clinical operations across Sports PT. Teresa maintains our clinical compliance programs, mentors our new clinicians on best practices, and organizes ongoing clinical education programs for all our physical therapists. Teresa can frequently be found speaking at professional organizations on clinical topics, and is a sought-after advisor to students considering entering the profession.
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Becky has been a leader within Sports PT for over 10 years, serving our Western New York locations in Downtown Buffalo, East Amherst, Tonawanda, and Wheatfield. Becky has a passion for treating athletes and is a skilled vestibular clinical provider as well.
As a Regional Manager, Becky oversees the operations of all 4 Western New York locations, as well as mentors new staff and builds community relationships.
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Alison has been a leader within Sports PT for over 10 years, serving our Eastern New York locations in Saratoga and Malta. Her desire and passion to treat orthopedic conditions, train new clinicians, and educate our communities in the importance of learning as much as they can in order to have control over their bodies and to not let pain run their lives.
In her role as Regional Manager, Alison helps grow our Eastern New York market, trains staff, and provides clinical mentoring to students. You will find her complete bio by visiting our Saratoga or Malta locations pages.
Alana leads our Malta clinic in our Eastern New York market. She brings over 7 years experience with her that serves our patients and community, and is passionate about educating on the importance of staying healthy, mobile and independent in your life.
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Chad joined Sports PT in 2018 and has been a positive leader in the CNY market since joining. He currently oversees the operation of our Camillus clinic, as well as lends leadership guidance to our Liverpool team.
Matt has been with Sports PT for 3 years and oversees the operations of our Downtown Buffalo location. During his time with us, Matt has become proficient with mentoring new students, growing relationships in our community, and educating patients on the many benefits of physical therapy.
Shelly has over 15 years in billing and collections experience. She brings a wealth of experience understanding insurance verifications, authorizations and efficient processes to support patient account balances. Shelly works with all our clinics to support our patients in answering insurance questions, and helping helping patients understand their financial responsibility for their care.
Tara has several years experience in customer service and oversees the patient service operations of our Western New York market. She is skilled in insurance verifications, authorizations and assisting patients with understanding their available benefits. Tara is also a leader on our social media team and coordinates our daily social media messages helping us share our great company culture.
Theresa brings strong leadership to our customer service team in our Eastern New York market. She helps implement effective processes with our Patient Service Coordinators, develops external relationships in the market, and trains staff on on important workflow approaches.
Lisa has been an integral part of our operations in our Rochester market for over 10 years. She is the welcoming face that greets our patients and helps with getting benefits authorized and removes obstacles that may block their important care. Lisa handles many responsibilities across the state, including training, marketing and outreach, and business reporting and analysis.