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UPMC Center for Rehab Services Facility Directors: Allegheny County

Alicia Adams, DPT

Location: Jefferson Hills

Alicia Adams, DPT ​is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services' Jefferson Hills location. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Her specialties include orthopaedic physical therapy, manual physical therapy, post-operative/post-injury rehabilitation, low back and neck pain, sports rehabilitation, and comprehensive musculoskeletal care.

Christine A. Blystone, DPT

Christine A. Blystone, DPT

Location: Verona

Christine A. Blystone, DPT, is the facility director and a physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Verona location. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s of physical therapy from Chatham University, and a doctorate in physical therapy at Temple University. Christine is credentialed as a clinical instructor by the APTA. Her areas of expertise include orthopaedic therapy, manual physical therapy, thoracic and lumbar spine rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, and complete musculoskeletal care.

Kathleen G. Brandfass, MS, PT

Kathleen G. Brandfass, MS, PT

Location: UPMC Sports Medicine (South Side)

Kathleen G. Brandfass, MS, PT, is director of neuro and geriatric outpatient services at UPMC Center for Rehab Services’ South Side location within UPMC Sports Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin School of Allied Health, and a master’s degree in neurologic physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Kathleen specializes in adult and upper Extremity neurodevelopmental treatment.

Brian S. Caricato, PT, DPT, OCS

Brian S. Caricato, PT, DPT, OCS

Location: Allison Park

Brian S. Caricato, PT, DPT, OCS, is assistant regional director of UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ North/Central pod, facility director, and physical therapist at the Allison Park location. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also received a master’s degree in orthopaedic physical therapy, and completed a transitional doctorate in physical therapy. Brian is board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania. His specialties include spine and extremity manual therapy, and rehabilitation management of the young athlete.

Lauren Elizabeth DeFilippi, MPT, OCS

Lauren Elizabeth DeFilippi, MPT, OCS

Location: Moon Township

Lauren Elizabeth DeFilippi, MPT, OCS, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Moon Township location. She received a bachelor of health science degree, as well as a master’s degree in physical therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Lauren is board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include sports rehabilitation, baseball injury prevention and management, and concussion management.


​Trevor Delaney, DPT

Location: Pittsburgh (Oakland)

Trevor Delaney, DPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Oakland location. He received a bachelor of science degree, as well as a doctoral degree in physical therapy, from the University of Pittsburgh. Trevor holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and his areas of expertise include working with post concussive patients, soccer athletes, and other overhead throwing athletes.

Bill DiLeonardo, PT, OT, CHT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS

​Bill DiLeonardo, PT, OT, CHT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS

Location: South Hills

Bill DiLeonardo, PT, OT, CHT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS, is facility director, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and certified hand specialist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ South Hills location. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Duquesne University. Specializing in orthopaedics, Bill is a certified hand therapist, certified manual therapist, orthopaedic certified specialist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and also holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania.

Renee Germak Dooen, DPT

​Renee Germak Dooen, DPT

Location: McKeesport

Renee Germak Dooen, DPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ McKeesport location. She received a bachelor of science and doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Renee is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical instructor, and holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania. She specializes in treating orthopedic conditions, working with geriatric patients to become more functional, and getting children back to sports.

Megan Driscoll, MOT, OTR/L

Megan Driscoll, MOT, OTR/L
Location: Shadyside​

Megan Driscoll, MOT, OTR/L, is the facility director and an occupational therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Shadyside location. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. Megan is also a member of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the Society of Hand Therapists. She specializes in hand therapy, fabrication and fitting of custom orthoses, chronic pain management, work hardening and conditioning, and Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE).

 

Pamela Dunlap, DPT

​Pamela Dunlap, DPT

Location: Pittsburgh (Oakland)

Pamela Dunlap, DPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Balance and Vestibular center in Oakland. She received a bachelor of science degree, as well as a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Pamela is certified in vestibular therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association, and her areas of expertise include post-concussion management, neurology, and vestibular therapy.

Patrick G. Flynn, MPT

​Patrick G. Flynn, MPT

Location: Pittsburgh (South Side)

Patrick G. Flynn, MPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ South Side location, within UPMC Sports Medicine. He received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University. Patrick holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. His areas of interest include orthotic fabrication.

Lisa Franz, MPT

Lisa Franz, MPT

Location: UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center

Lisa Franz, MPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ UPMC Mercy South Side location. She received a bachelor of health sciences degree and master’s degree in physical therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Lisa holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and her areas of interest include working with patients with neurological injuries, and lower extremity amputees.

Walter R. Garcia, PT, MS

​Walter R. Garcia, PT, MS

Location: Harmarville

Walter R. Garcia, PT, MS, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Harmarville location. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the California State University in Long Beach, Calif., and a master’s degree in orthopaedic physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Walter holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and specializes in orthopaedics, sports medicine, adult fitness, aquatic therapy.

Susan E. George, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS

​Susan E. George, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS

Location: McCandless

Susan E. George, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, WCS, is director of women’s rehab and men's health for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, and is also a physical therapist at the McCandless location. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, as well as a master’s degree in orthopaedic physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned a clinical doctoral degree from Temple University. Susan is board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Women’s Health by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and her areas of interest include women's health, spinal and hip pain, and pelvic conditions.

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John Goldaine, SLP

Location: UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center

John Goldaine, SLP, is program director of speech pathology at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, located at UPMC Mercy South Side. He received a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, and a master’s degree in speech pathology from West Virginia University. John earned his certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. He specializes in cognitive and language deficits associated with traumatic brain injury and/or stroke.

Brian Hagen, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Brian Hagen, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT

Location: UPMC Sports Medicine (South Side)

Brian Hagen, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT, is vice president of network services for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, and program administrator for UPMC Sports Medicine. He received a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University, as well as a doctoral degree in physical therapy from Temple University. Brian’s areas of interest include spine rehabilitation, and treating the throwing athlete.

​Kelly Yoder Jones, MPT

Location: Chapel Harbor (Fox Chapel)

Kelly Yoder Jones, MPT, is assistant regional director of UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ East pod; and facility director and physical therapist at the Chapel Harbor location in Fox Chapel. She received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Kelly holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and her areas of expertise include general orthopaedics and sports rehab.

​Jeff Klug, MPT

Location: Castle Shannon

Jeff Klug, MPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Castle Shannon location. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., and a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Jeff holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania.

Craig Martmann-Moe, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS

Craig Martmann-Moe, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS

Location: McCandless

Craig Martmann-Moe, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ McCandless location. He received a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Duquesne University, and a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Craig is certified by the McKenzie Institute as a mechanical diagnosis and treatment therapist, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania. His areas of interest include treating the overhead throwing athlete.

Kimberly Maguire, MS, OTR/L, CHT

​Kimberly Maguire, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Location: Oakland (Hand Therapy Clinic)

Kimberly Maguire, MS, OTR/L, CHT, is facility director and senior occupational therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Hand Therapy Clinic in Oakland. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Boston College. Kimberly is certified in hand therapy from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, and specializes in fabrication and fitting of custom orthotics and splints.

​Dennis A. Martin, OTR/L, CHT

Location: McKeesport

Dennis A. Martin, OTR/L, CHT, is program director of occupational therapy at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ McKeesport location. He received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from College Misericordia in Dallas, Pa., and a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. Dennis is a certified hand therapist and a certified ergonomic assessment specialist, and is an active member of American Occupational Therapy Association, the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Hand Therapy Association.

Jason McIntyre

Jason McIntyre, DPT

Location: Plum

Jason McIntyre, DPT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Plum location​. He received a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation, with a concentration in athletic training and sports medicine, from the University of Pittsburgh. Jason was honored with the Dr. Freddie Fu athletic training scholarship and had the opportunity to work with the Pitt athletic department. There he trained and rehabilitated many athletes. Jason also has experience as an inpatient and outpatient physical therapist.

Emily Miskell, PT, DPT

Emily Miskell, PT, DPT

Location: Penn Hills​

Emily Miskell, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist at the Centers for Rehab Services’ Penn Hills location. She received a bachelor’s of science degree in rehabilitation science and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Emily is a member of the APTA. Her specialties include orthopaedic therapy, geriatric therapy, manual physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, and complete musculoskeletal care.​ 

Brian A. Mock, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT, CSCS

Brian A. Mock, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT, CSCS​

Location: Wexford - UPMC Outpatient Center

Brian earned a bachelor's and master of physical therapy degrees from Gannon University and his doctor of physical therapy degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a sports physical therapy residency at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services. Brian is certified by a number of associations, including the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Heart Association. Brian's passion lies in the therapeutic treatment of orthopaedic and sports-related injuries.​

Tom Murt, PT

Tom Murt, PT

Location: Robinson Township

Tom Murt, PT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Robinson location. He received a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he also received a master’s degree in physical therapy. Tom holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and specializes in spine rehab, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, concussion exit testing, and fabrication/fitting of custom orthotics.

Nick Ng, PT

Nick Ng, PT

Location: Green Tree

Nick Ng, PT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Green Tree location. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma, and a master’s degree in advanced physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Nick is board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania. He specializes in musculoskeletal dysfunctions and conditions related to muscle imbalance.

Tom O’Malley, PT, MS

​Michael O'Donnell, DPT

Location: Pittsburgh (Downtown)

Michael O’Donnell, DPT, is the facility director and a physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Downtown location. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Michael’s areas of expertise include orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, acute pain management, manual therapy techniques, and comprehensive musculoskeletal care.​

Tom O’Malley, PT, MS

Tom O’Malley, PT, MS

Location: Monroeville

Tom O’Malley, PT, MS, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Monroeville location. He holds a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy, as well as an advanced master’s degree in musculoskeletal physical therapy. Tom holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and his areas of interest include orthopaedic and manual physical therapy.

James Palonis, PT

Location: Pittsburgh, Uptown (UPMC Mercy)

James Palonis, PT, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ UPMC Mercy location in Pittsburgh. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. James’ areas of interest include manual therapy techniques, treatment of sports-related injuries, ergonomic assessments, functional capacity evaluations, and treatment of neurological disorders.

Jeffrey Rothman, DPT, OCS

Jeffrey Rothman, DPT, OCS

Location: Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill)

Jeffrey Rothman, DPT, OCS, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Squirrel Hill location. He received a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from West Virginia University, and doctoral degree in physical therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Jeffrey is board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania. His area of expertise includes orthopaedic injuries and conditions, marathon and long distance runners, manual therapy, balance and gait dysfunction, and health promotion.

Amy Ruscetti, DPT

Amy Ruscetti, DPT

Location: Natrona Heights

Natrona Heights location. She received a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation science, as well as a doctoral degree in physical therapy, from the University of Pittsburgh. Amy holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and her area of expertise includes treating the young athlete, the geriatric population, and shoulder and knee disorders.

Matt Ruskay, PT, MS, OCS

Matt Ruskay, PT, MS, OCS

Location: White Oak

Matt Ruskay, PT, MS, OCS, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ White Oak location. He received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and is board-certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Matt holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and specializes in treatment of neck and back pain, and working with all types of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Tiffany Sabo, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Tiffany Sabo, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Location: Forest Hills

Tiffany Sabo, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is the facility director and a physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Forest Hills location. She received a bachelor’s degree in biological science and a doctorate in physical therapy, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Tiffany is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified orthopaedic clinical specialist. Her areas of expertise include orthopaedic therapy, sports rehabilitation, hip and knee rehabilitation, injury prevention, lower extremity biomechanics, running analysis, and complete musculoskeletal care.

Tony Sanks, PT, ATC, CSCS

Location: Harmarville

Tony Sanks, PT, ATC, CSCS, is vice president of East and South network sites for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, and is a physical therapist at the Harmarville location. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and athletic training from the University of Pittsburgh. Tony is a certified athletic trainer, and a certified strength and conditioning therapist. His area of expertise includes working with athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Lon Swatchick, MPT

Lon Swatchick, MPT

Location: Wexford

Wexford location. He received a bachelor’s degree in health science from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, where he also received a master’s degree in physical therapy. Lon holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, and his areas of interest include orthopaedic injuries and conditions, knee, shoulder, and spine rehab, and manual therapy.​

Carolyn Wincer, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT - LANA

Location: Gibsonia

Carolyn Wincer, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT-LANA, is facility director and physical therapist at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Gibsonia location. She received a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, and is certified in lymphedema therapy from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Carolyn holds a Direct Access License in Pennsylvania, is an orthopaedic certified specialist, and specializes in orthopaedic injuries, lower back pain, chronic pelvic pain, lymphedema, and oncology rehabilitation.
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