Garden Gate Rehab

Services

Katherine Vetter, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joined company:  March 2019. Graduated from:  D’Youville College. Best part of job:  “Helping others achieve their goals.” Hobbies:  Running, being outside with nature, spending time with family and friends. How she motivates patients:  “Keeping a positive attitude, providing encouragement and support.” Most important thing for patients to do:  “Stay positive, actively participate, be open to […]

Rebecca Kociencki, COTA, LTC Specialist

Joined company:  December 2018. Graduated from:  Erie Community College. Best part of job:  Building relationships and seeing progress. Hobbies:  Baking, running and baseball. How she motivates patients:  “Stay positive and respectful and always encourage them.” Most important thing for patients to do:  “Be positive and stay motivated.”

Tim Szalkowski, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Joined company:  July 2018. Graduated from:  Canisius College, Daemen College. Best part of the job:  “Helping patients reach their goals.” How he motivates patients:  “Stay positive and remind patients of their progress and accomplishments.” Most important thing for a patient to do:  “Put forth best effort each day and remain patient.” Personal hobbies:  Spending time […]

Holly Szafarczyk, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

Joined company:  June 2018. Graduated from:  University at Buffalo. Best part of the job:  “I love building relationships with my patients and watching them improve.  Helping someone walk again is very rewarding.” How she motivates patients:  “I get to know each individual and what is meaningful to them so that I can incorporate it into […]

Taylor DiPirro, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Joined company:  August 2018. Graduated from:  D’Youville College. Best part of the job:  “Watching patients regain their independence and achieve their goals.” How she motivates patients:  She keeps the sessions fun and productive. Most important thing for patients to do:  “Trust the process and stay motivated!” Personal Hobbies:  Adventures and spending time with loved ones! […]

Courtney Klein, PTA

Joined company: April 25, 2018. Graduated from: Niagara County Community College. How he motivates patients: “Positive encouragement.” Most important thing for patients to do: “Participate to your full capacity.”  

Angela Barthel, PTA

Joined company: November 16, 2015. Graduated from: Niagara County Community College. Best part of the job: “Helping people to reach their goals and return home.” How she motivates patients: “I give positive encouragement.” Most important thing for patients to do: “Participate and trust that the exercises will help you get better.”

Joe Hacken, PTA

Joined company: March 23, 2017. Graduated from: Villa Maria College. Best part of the job: “Having the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of others.” Hobbies: He teaches and trains in Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. How he motivates patients: “I like to motivate my patients with humor. I want to […]

Sol Kim, PT, DPT

Joined company: September 21, 2017 Graduated from: University at Buffalo. Best part of the job: “Seeing people get to go home with their family.” Hobbies: Going for walks with her dog and food adventures. How she motivates patients: “I try to give them easily obtainable goals first to boost their confidence.” Most important thing for […]

Ashley Argentieri, COTA

Joined company: March 22, 2018. Graduated from: Jamestown Community College. Best part of the job: “Watching my patients gain greater independence.” Hobbies: Exercising, traveling and spending time with family & friends. How she motivates patients: “I create interventions that build self-confidence through an appropriate challenge.” Most important thing for patients to do: “Keep a positive […]