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Williamsville Location
P: 716-204-8734
F: 716-580-3147
15 South Forest Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221

Lockport Location
P: 716-201-1049
F: 716-201-1156
6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 107 Lockport, NY 14094

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Terry Rose, Physical Therapist

Terry Rose PT, MS, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT
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Dr. Terry Rose is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, demonstrating the highest level of mastery in providing clinical care.

Committed to progressing his profession, Terry is faculty for the McKenzie Institute USA and Daemen College Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellow training programs.

Terry is a published first author in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy. His research has been presented at the McKenzie Institute International and the American Physical Therapy Association (CSM) Conferences.

Terry has been awarded the University of Buffalo Physical Therapy Clinical Educator of the Year and, the Daemen College Physical Therapy Leadership Awards for his work with students in support of the profession of physical therapy.

Terry has advanced certification in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy including spinal thrust manipulation McKenzie Institute Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for the spine and extremities Titleist Performance Institute, SFMA/FMS for athletic movement performance enhancement.

Terry’s current interests are using manual physical therapy to improve pain free movement to drive physical performance development for those he cares for including high school, college and professional athletes.


Nicholas M. Smith Physical Therapist

Dr. Nicholas M. Smith PT, DPT, ATC


Nick is a physical therapist joining the Rose Physical Therapy team in June of 2013. Nick leaves a physical therapy position in Niagara Falls, NY to join the team following 8 months of service.  Nick is a graduate of the D’Youville College Class of 2012, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a graduate of Canisius College Class of 2008, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. Nick maintains his certification as an Athletic Trainer following 2 years of practice at Western New York area high schools before and during his return to school to pursue a career in physical therapy.Nick's treatment philosophy includes providing a high level of one on one care to each patient and collaborating with each individual to create patient centered goals providing a marker for success.  Nick strives to remain an advocate for each patient, maintaining an open line of communication to referring physicians and providing secondary referral when needed.

Nick has completed continuing education courses involving evaluation and treatment of the shoulder girdle as well as a certification in the Neurostructural Taping Technique using kinesiology tape.

Nick arrives to Rose Physical Therapy with a goal to provide patient centered care through manual physical therapy and functional approaches. Nick’s future with Rose Physical Therapy holds advancement of continuing education in many areas including manual physical therapy, sport performance, specifically golf performance augmentation, and general orthopedic principles of evaluation and treatment.  Nick aims to represent Rose Physical Therapy in a professional and knowledgeable manner, providing a high level of care at Rose Physical Therapy’s two locations.
Shuyu Chang Physical Therapist

Shuyu Chang, ATC, PTA


Shuyu received a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Canisius College in 2004, and a Associates of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Villa Maria College in 2006.She works closely with our physical therapists to help patients achieve their goals through manual therapy and functional training.


Daniel Keller Physical Therapist

Dr. Daniel Keller PT, DPT


Dan received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York in May 2013. He began working for Rose Physical Therapy in July and became a full time employee at the Lockport location November 2013. Dan’s treatment approach is highly concentrated in manual therapy and functional techniques.  Individualized patient care is at the core of Dan’s methodology.
Dan’s goal as a physical therapist is to continue to advance his knowledge in sports performance and manual therapy techniques through certifications and continuing education courses.  


Karen Rose Physical Therapist

Karen Rose, PT


Karen Rose received Bachelor of Science degrees in biology from SUNY Geneseo in 1989 and Physical Therapy from Daemen College in 1991. In addition to managing our practice, Karen is in private practice providing care to adults challenged with Developmental Impairments at a Day Treatment Center.
Michael Policella Physical Therapist

Dr. Michael Policella, PT, DPT


Dr. Michael Policella, PT, DPT has been at Rose Physical Therapy since October 2013. He began as a residency student, and began working full time in the Williamsville location this fall. Mike received his doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University at Buffalo. He has completed a residency in Neurological and Vestibular Physical Therapy in the spring, and will be completing a Vestibular and Dizziness certification in Spring 2015. Mike strives to provide manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises that are tailored to each individual’s goals to promote health and well-being.



Clay Case Physical Therapist

Dr. Clay Case PT


Clay Is a Lockport, NY native who pursued a Doctorate Degree from Daemen College which he finished in 2015. During his time at school he had pursued further knowledge independently from his required studies. He became a certified Strengthening and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strengthening and Conditioning Association; beyond that, he has achieved certification as a Sportsmetrics trainer in ACL injury risk reduction through the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedics system. Additionally he completed a portion of the McKenzie Method (MDT) certification while in school and completed the certification shortly after graduating.
After completing his MDT certification he began pursuing his Diploma, the highest achievable level of knowledge, in MDT and is a fellow in training of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Using these concepts, his approach to patient care consists of detailed individualized training principles, active listening approaches to ensure appropriate care, and implementing manual techniques to improve outcomes.
Playing sports growing up, I suffered a few injuries; some were severe, some not as much. Later in high school, I ruptured my ACL, underwent surgery, and went through rehab with 2 local PTs who influenced me greatly into seeking a career in healthcare. Along with them, two neighbors were PTs and echoed all the sentiments I heard while getting therapy. Since that time, I’ve only fallen more in love with the profession every step along the way. That love keeps me honest and progressing in my education as I keep getting into Physical Therapy in new ways everyday.


Cooper the physical therapy dog Maddie the Physical Therapy Dog

Cooper and Maddie Rose, Mascots, puppies, love bugs


Cooper and Maddie are our official Office pets. Why no stop in and meet them one of these days?

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Williamsville Location

716-204-8734
F: 716-580-3147
15 South Forest Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221


Lockport Location

716-201-1049
F: 716-201-1156
6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 107
Lockport, NY 14094

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