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.
Brittany Ziegler PT, DPT
Brittany graduated from Gannon University in 2015 with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She joined the staff at Advanced Rehabilitation in 2016, where she is providing quality care to patients at our East Erie office location. Her past clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care, and pediatrics. She is currently pursuing training for certification in the McKenzie method of diagnosis and treatment.
Jamie Markwell PT, DPT
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.
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.
Devon O’Hern PTA
Devon graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Mercyhurst University in 2012 with an Associate Degree. She has received a Bachelors Degree from Gannon University in Sport and Exercise Science. With 9 years of Aquatic experience as a swim instructor, water fitness instructor, arthritis instructor, and a life guard, Devon’s primary responsibility is to carry out the Aquatic Therapy at Advanced Rehabilitation. Following the Physical Therapist’s plan of care, Devon designs and progresses aquatic exercise programs and assists in the transition from aquatic to traditional land based therapy. Devon enjoys the one-on-one in pool instruction and progression of exercises. Prior to joining Advanced Rehabilitation’s staff in 2013, she gained valuable skilled nursing experience as a traveling contractor.
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. Jenn enjoys spending her free time with her 3 children.
Nikki graduated from Tri-State Business Institute with a degree in Medical Transcription. Nikki currently resides in Cranesville, Pennsylvania. Nikki joined the staff of Advanced Rehabilitation in 2006. She currently works at the West Lake Road and Girard locations.
Heidi graduated from Great Lakes Institute of Technology with as Associate’s Degree in Specialized Technology in January 2015. She is a National Certified Insurance and Billing and Coding Specialist. Heidi joined Advanced Rehabilitation in November 2014.
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.