Northgate Rehab Team

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Courtney Campbell, COTA

Joined company: May 11, 2015 Graduated from: Erie Community College Best part of the job: “Helping people gain their independence back.” Hobbies: Spending time with her son How she motivates patients: “I encourage them to do their best.” Most important thing for patients to do: “Give it your all.”

Danielle Dolan, OT, Rehab Director

Joined company: August 23, 2006 Graduated from: D’Youville College Best part of the job: “I love making patients smile and improving their overall well-being.” Hobbies: Exercise, vacationing, reading and spending time with her husband and children. How she motivates patients: “Choices.” Occupational Therapists like to use our mental health roots to help better understand the […]

Laura Edwards, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Joined company: January 21, 2016 Graduated from: University at Buffalo. Best part of the job: “Getting to see patients progress and my awesome co-workers.” Hobbies: Cooking, hiking and playing with her dog. How she motivates patients: “I tell them to keep their personal goals in mind and all their hard work will be worth it.” […]

Jessy Lamson, COTA

Joined company:  September 2018 Graduated from:  Erie Community College Best part of the job:  “Getting to see my patients progress.” How she motivates patients:  “Encourage them to try, trying is a big step towards recovery.” Most important thing for patients to do:  “Don’t give up.” Personal Hobbies:  Traveling, reading and spending time with her dog

Katie, COTA

Joined company: May 27, 2015 Graduated from: Erie Community College Best part of the job: “Helping patients progress in activities of daily living.” Hobbies: Exercising. How she motivates patients: She provides patients with verbal encouragement while performing therapeutic exercises/activities. Most important thing for patients to do: “The patient can communicate with the therapist by stating […]

Sumedha M. Khadilkar, AAS, PTA, BS

Joined company: August 28, 2017 Graduated from: Niagara County Community College and University at Buffalo. Best part of the job: “The rehab team at McGuire and my encounters with patients that enrich my life experiences.” Hobbies: Music, reading, cooking and charity work. How she motivates patients: “Patient education plays an important role in compliance to […]

Jennie Kirkwood, COTA

Joined company: April 2, 2015 Graduated from: Erie Community College Best part of the job: “Helping people.” Hobbies: Reading, yoga and walking. How she motivates patients: “I encourage them and help them to see a positive outlook.” Most important thing for patients to do: “Stay positive, don’t give up and participate.”

Cheryl Kratts, COTA, Long-Term Care Specialist

Joined company: April 26, 1993 Graduated from: Erie Community College. Best part of the job: “Helping residents maintaining maximum levels of comfort and care.” Hobbies: Bowling, walking, working out and traveling. Most important thing for patients to do: “Maximize the level of activities of daily living and functional skills that they currently have and they […]

Linda Mathews, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company: July 14, 2016 Graduated from: D’Youville College Best part of the job: “Meeting new people and my co-workers.” Hobbies: Netflix and consuming mango based products. How she motivates patients: “You do 99% of the work; I do 1% – which is to guide you to do your 99% efficiently.” Most important thing for […]

Robert Mayhle, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Joined company: August 14, 2014 Graduated from: University at Buffalo Best part of the job: “Returning people back to their homes.” Hobbies: Playing guitar. How he motivates patients: “I remind them that all of their hard work is to improve the quality of their life.” Most important thing for patients to do: “Participate to the […]

Gina S., PTA

Joined company: June 8, 2016 Graduated from: Niagara County Community College. Best part of the job: “Seeing the happiness that my patients get when going home from rehab.” Hobbies: Salsa dancing, aromatherapy and watching movies. How she motivates patients: “By performing a functional activity that they enjoy doing and one that measures progress.” Most important […]

Megan Smith, PTA

Joined company: January 8, 2015 Graduated from: Niagara County Community College Best part of the job: “My patients and my co-workers.” Hobbies: Yoga and reading. How she motivates patients: “I like to remind them of their own personal goals that they want to achieve. I’m also empathetic so they know I understand their situation.” Most […]

Sarah Sortisio, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company: August 10, 2015 Graduated from: D’Youville College Best part of the job: “Relationships formed between co-workers, patients and residents.” How she motivates patients: “You can do this!” Most important thing for patients to do: “Continue to participate and stay positive no matter what the situation is.”

Tacy, Therapy Clerk

Joined company: 2015                      

Daniel Tobias, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Joined company: July 21, 2016 Graduated from: University at Buffalo Best part of the job: “The benefit a patient has when a functional task is easier or more successful.” Hobbies: Biking, reading, Krav Maga, hiking, cooking, crosswords/scrabble. How he motivates patients: Develop goals with them. Explain the rehab process and the “why” of interventions. Most […]