340 Plaza Road • Kingston, NY 12401 • 845-339-4722

404 Zena Road • Woodstock, NY 12498 • 845-679-4318

4080 Route 28 • Boiceville, NY 12412 • 845-657-2700


Kingston Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab is the premier provider of
Physical Therapy services in Kingston, Woodstock, and Ulster County
 
   
     
 
Matt Dittus, ATC
Athletic Trainer Certified

Matt graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, MA in 2016 with a B.S. in Athletic Training. Prior to attending Springfield College, he graduated from SUNY Ulster with an A.L.A. in Math and Science. While at SUNY Ulster, Matt was a member of the baseball team where he received the Al DiBernardo Scholar-Athlete award. He joined the practice in December 2016 as an aide and received his Athletic Training Certification in March 2016. Matt lives in Saugerties and enjoys watching and playing sports, music, exercising, golfing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Lauren Fahrenkopf, PT DPT
Licensed Physical Therapist

Lauren graduated from Sage College, in 2016, with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She completed a capstone presentation on “The Effect of Static Versus Dynamic Stretching on the Sport Specific Performance of Adult Male Soccer Players.” Lauren has experience in inpatient and outpatient orthopedic as well as pelvic health. She has special interests in orthopedics and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

A native of Kingston, Lauren graduated from KHS in 2006. She recently moved back to the area and resides in Highland with her husband and daughter. In her free time Lauren enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with family.

Nicole Hastie P.T.A.
Physical Therapist Assistant

Nicole graduated from Endicott College in Beverly, MA in 1999 with an A.A.S. degree Physical Therapist Assistant. She joined the practice in March of 2000. Nicole has completed various continuing education courses focusing on topics such as geriatrics, orthopaedics, balance training, vestibular rehabilitation, gait assessment and treatment, lumbar stabilization and neurorehabilitation, breast cancer and pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation. When Nicole is not working she enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, cooking, snowmobile riding and being with her family. She resides in Willow with her husband Greg and their daughter Natalie.

Trisha Livermore, PT DPT
Licensed Physical Therapist

Trisha graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2014 with a B.S. degree in Psychology. She graduated from Sage Graduate Schools in 2017 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She joined the practice in 2015 as an aide while continuing her education. Her doctoral thesis was entitled: “The Effect of Kinesio Tape Applied to the Shoulder Region on Posture in the Adult Population: A Systematic Review.”

She enjoys outdoor activities, exercise, dancing, yoga, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends. She believes that the mind-body connection is powerful for healing. Trisha grew up in Saugerties and now resides in the mountains of Tannersville.

Rachel Meyer, Certified Athletic Trainer in the Hudson Valley Rachel Meyers, A.T.C.
Athletic Trainer Certified

Rachel graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a BS in Athletic Training and minor in Nutrition and Food Sciences. While at UVM, she was awarded the Future Professional Award, Exceptional Senior Award, and the Eduardo “Chico” Hernandez DI Scholarship for excelling academically and clinically. She received her Athletic Training Certification in May 2014 and joined the practice in September. Rachel assists at the clinic in the morning and is the Kingston High School Athletic Trainer providing medical assistance to all student-athletes. She lives in Saugerties and enjoys cooking, running, the outdoors, spending time with family and friends.

Charissa Mikesh P.T.A.
Physical Therapist Assistant

Charissa graduated from Orange County Community College in 1995 with an A.A.S. degree Physical Therapist Assistant. She joined the practice in 1995 and is the coordinator of the P.T.A. clinical education program. Charissa has completed various continuing education courses focusing on aquatic therapy, orthopaedics, geriatric rehabilitation, balance and vestibular retraining, as well as foot and ankle dysfunctions. When not working in the clinic, she enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and spending time with her family. Charissa resides in Gardiner with her husband Matthew and their two sons.

Claudia Monroe P.T.
Physical Therapist

Claudia graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. Her career in therapy has included Early Intervention, pediatric based therapy, rehabilitation of neurological disorders, and outpatient therapy in both hospital and private practice settings. Special interests include neck and back rehab and pain relief for acute and chronic pain disorders.

She is a native of Western New York and throughout her life, found the greatest pleasure in serving others. This has included being a Girl Scout leader, Jaycee President, 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher, Kiwanian, Special Olympics Equestrian Coach and together with her husband founded Centaur Stride Therapeutic Horseback Riding facility.
Claudia joined Kingston Physical Therapy in September 2016 after relocating to Shandaken.

Scott Reither O.T., C.H.T.
Licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Scott graduated from Downstate Medical Center in 1986 to compliment his degree in Physical Education from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Reither did his clinical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Hands and Orthopaedics and was employed as a staff and senior level therapist in charge of Hands and Orthopaedics from 1986-1990. While in Baltimore he worked privately in Work Hardening and Ergonomic Training. He has extensive training in sport and non-sport related custom splinting and bracing. Scott has worked closely with a nationally known medical supply company with his splints featured in their catalog.

In 1990 he and his family relocated to the Hudson Valley. He was responsible for the development of the Occupational Therapy and Hand Rehab program at the Kingston Hospital where he was supervisor of OT for 15 years. Scott is board eligible for the national hand certification exam. When not in the clinic he enjoys coaching, participation in competitive soccer, woodworking, gardening and landscape design, skiing/snowboarding, golf and traveling with his wife and children.

Heath Tong P.T., D.P.T.
Licensed Physical Therapist

Heath graduated from Daemen College in 1989 and has completed over 300 hours of continuing education, including courses in geriatric therapy and a certification course in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomics assessment. Heath joined the practice in July of 1990 and became a partner in 1993. He is the instructor of our Back School program and brings to the practice a background in medicine, which started while in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.

Heath grew up in Saugerties and returned to Ulster County after almost 5 years in the military.  He graduated from Ulster County Community College before going to Buffalo and graduating from Daemen College. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in August of 2010. Heath resides in West Hurley with his wife. He has three children who are spread out throughout the United States. He also volunteers in various community programs including Boy Scouting. When Heath is not practicing physical therapy he is camping, traveling, or visiting the family.

Patrick Zell P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S.
Licensed Physical Therapist

Patrick graduated from Daemen College, in Buffalo, in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. He graduated from Shenandoah University in 2010 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and his doctoral thesis was titled “Rehabilitation of a high school athlete after undergoing Osteochondral Autologous Transplant surgery”. Patrick has completed continuing education courses on shoulder, knee, spine, and sports rehabilitation, along with manual therapy courses. In June 2005 the American Physical Therapy Association recognized Patrick as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS).

Patrick was born and raised in Hurley, and attended Kingston High School. Patrick joined the practice in 2005 and became a partner in 2007.  When not at work he enjoys watching sports, exercising, golfing, and woodworking. Patrick resides in Kingston with his wife Jennifer and their daughter and son.

 
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