Owner and manager of Advanced Rehabilitation. An Erie native, Graduated from Daemen College in 1990 with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy. His prior employment experience consisted of working at a large local hospital, private practice experience and working as a private contractor and home health therapist. In January 1998 he started Advanced Rehabilitation. Drawing from his experience and background, he has been able to develop a personal, holistic philosophy which he incorporates into the care of the patients at Advanced Rehabilitation. In September of 1998 he became a certified Mckenzie Therapist which is, an internationally recognized specialization for the treatment of spine patients.
Christopher Payne PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Chris graduated from Gannon University with a Master Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002 and a Doctorate Degree from Gannon University in 2009. He joined the staff of Advanced Rehabilitation in November 2006. Chris brings orthopedic, sports medicine and occupational medicine experience to Advanced Rehabilitation. Chris has been a guest lecturer for Gannon’s Physical Therapy Program and has assisted in other capacities related to education for several years. He functions as a clinical instructor for PT and PTA students during their clinical internships/rotations. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Physical Therapy Associations. Chris became McKenzie certified in 2008.
Jeffery Williams PT, Cert. MDT
Jeffery has been practicing in the Erie area for the last 19 years almost exclusively in an outpatient setting. He was the regional manager of eight Erie County outpatient offices for two years before joining Advanced Rehabilitation in February 2001. His clinical experience is in orthopedic and neuromuscular dysfunction including post-surgical cases, sports medicine, and arthritic care. Continuing education includes myofascial release, TMJ, and McKenzie diagnosis and treatment. In September 2004, he became a certified McKenzie therapist, which is an internationally recognized specialization for the treatment of spinal disorders.
Jason Balogh PT, MSPT, Cert. MDT
Jason graduated with a BS/MS from D’Youville college in Buffalo, NY in 1999. He joined the Advanced Rehabilitation staff in June, 2007 with prior experience in PA and OH in orthopaedics, sports medicine, vestibular rehabilitation, acute care and pediatrics. He was a manager for two national physical therapy companies. Jason’s approach focuses on patient centered individual care. He became a certified McKenzie therapist in August 2003 which is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients internationally for back, neck, and extremity problems.
Jamie Mattswell PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Jamie graduated from Gannon University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. She joined the staff at Advanced Rehabilitation in July 2015 after completing her last clinical rotation there. She is providing quality care at both the West Erie and Girard locations. Her past clinical experience consists of Orthopedics, Acute, and Sub-acute care. She is currently training for certification in the McKenzie Method.
Vanessa Niemeyer PT, DPT
Vanessa graduated from Gannon University with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2016. She joined the Advanced Rehabilitation staff in March 2017. Her past clinical experiences include: outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing, and inpatient rehabilitation. She is currently pursuing training for certification in the McKenzie method of diagnosis and treatment.
Erica LaRiccia PTA
Erica graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Genesee Community College in 1997. She has experience in various clinical settings including out patient orthopedics, aquatics, skilled nursing care and acute rehabilitation. She joined the staff at Advanced Rehabilitation in November of 2008. Her goal is to provide quality care in collaboration with the treatment plan established by the physical therapist.
Kaitlyn Miller, PTA
Kait graduated from Mercyhurst University’s PTA program in 2013. She has worked in the Erie area in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She joined Advanced Rehabilitation in November of 2017. Kait is primarily responsible for our Aquatic Rehabilitation program. She works closely with our Physical Therapists to provide and carry out our Aquatic sessions and assists in the PT gym. Kait currently lives in North East, PA with her husband and 2 children.
Jenn graduated from Tri-State Business Institute in 2004 with a Medical Billing and Coding Degree. She is a National Certified Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist. Jenn joined Advanced Rehabilitation in July 2010. She can assist you with your billing or insurance related questions.
Annette joined Advanced Rehabilitation in our Girard office at the front desk, after working for several years at an East Side Medical office. Some of her new responsibilities are patient scheduling, insurance authorization, and transcription along with other clinical support duties.
Jennifier joins Advanced Rehabilitation’s billing office to assist with coding, insurance verification, credentialing, and contract negotiation.
Lori graduated from Erie Business Center in August 2002. She has been married for 21 years and she has 1 son, Brandon, who is 13 yrs old. She started at Advanced Rehabilitation in June 2003 and working full time at the Pine Avenue location.
Laura graduated from Edinboro University in 2015 with a degree in Criminal Justice. She has since worked the areas of customer service. Laura has been working at Advanced Rehabilitation since February of 2016, providing excellent customer service at the front desk. Laura is responsible for patient scheduling, phone service, insurance authorization, and transcription duties. She is always outgoing and is a smiling happy face at the window.
Kim Catalde, Secretary
Kim joined the front desk staff at Advanced Rehabilitation in June of 2018. She works at both our East and West offices part-time. Her responsibilities include answering phones, patient scheduling, insurance authorization, and transcription. Kim is extremely motivated and is interested in helping your experience to be positive at Advanced Rehabilitation.