Northgate Rehab

Services

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.

Tacy, Therapy Clerk

Joined company: 2015                      

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 […]

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.”

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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]