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?


Terry Rose, Physical Therapist

Terry Rose PT, MS, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT
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Terry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by the McKenzie Institute. Additional certifications include Advanced Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy by the New York State Department of Education and the Titleist Golf Performance Institute as a Specialist for Athletic Performance Enhancement.

Terry is Faculty for the Daemen College and the State University of New York at Buffalo Physical Therapy Programs. He is faculty for the McKenzie Institute/Daemen College post graduate Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship training and mentoring program.

He is published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy. Terry's research has been presented at the Mackenzie 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 and in support of the profession of physical therapy.

Terry served as the Director of Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Brain and Spine Center, Respiratory Therapy, Heart Center,Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab Services for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center progressively over 15 years. Successful in the public sector, and finding it increasingly difficult to care for patients in this role, Terry opened Rose Physical Therapy in 2010.


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 A.S. degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Villa Maria College in 2006. She worked at Western New York PT and OT prior to accepting a position with Rose Physical Therapy in August 2012.


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.


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.  


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.

In April 2015, Mike received advanced certification in vestibular rehabilitation. Vestibular rehabilitation is a treatment for patients who are experiencing some variety of dizziness, vertigo or imbalance. This is quite common, affecting up to 1 in 5 Americans, and is a leading cause of falls in the elderly population. Vestibular rehabilitation is extremely successful and has been well documented to improve patients quality of life and reduce subjective feelings of dizziness. Mike was able to study in Largo, Florida under the supervision of Dr. Richard Gans. Dr. Gans is a leader in vestibular rehabilitation, publishing over 150 programs and papers describing evaluation of varying diagnoses and is at the forefront in creating new therapy techniques. He founded the American Institute of Balance in 1992, which currently treats patients from around the country, frequently with complex diagnoses and comorbidities. They have successfully performed over 11,000 repositioning maneuvers since their inception. Mike looks forward to incorporating these techniques and leading research into practice at Rose Physical Therapy. He can be reached in the Williamsville office.