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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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I made a lifestyle change from hospital based service line management/administration to clinical physical therapy. I was successful at leadership for over 15 years and my responsibilities grew to oversight of 52 full time equivalents (which is what they call people) and a 4 million dollar annual operating budget. With a track record of management and leadership accomplishments, in a facility with shopping carts on the front lawn, I became far removed from helping people to get better. I found myself with a next level management/ leadership job offer in hand from a larger and stable hospital system. Contemplating my next 15 years, I followed my heart and decided a leap back to the clinic, caring for people, where I started 25 years ago. I have never looked back. Now I am in private practice for physical therapy care, teaching students and experienced physical therapists from across the country in a Fellowship program. I am responsible for my team and those we care for. I am truly blessed to have pulled this off, for my family and my life.

Nicholas M. Smith Physical Therapist

Dr. Nicholas M. Smith PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Nick Smith has been a member of the Rose Physical Therapy team since 2013 in the capacity of Clinical Director. Nick is a graduate of D’Youville and Canisius Colleges receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training respectively. Nick maintains status as a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of New York.

Nick’s passion for physical therapy was discovered during the course of education in the sports medicine field as an athletic training student at Canisius College. Nick’s initial interest in sports medicine led to an excitement in rehabilitation and a preference for a clinical setting, prompting him to attend D’Youville College and transition his education toward physical therapy.

Nick’s education and clinical experience in physical therapy have led to an interest in pain science, functional exercise, manual therapy, and continued interest in sports medicine. Nick has attended post graduate education surrounding treatment of the shoulder, spine, manual therapy, and application of kinesiology tape.

On a day to day basis Nick’s treatment goals surround return to function and increased quality of life for each patient on a person to person basis. Nick is proud to offer physical therapy sessions heavy on analysis that stray from run-of-the mill treatments that lack individualization.
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

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

Lockport Location

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

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