Dr. Lori Dandrow, PT, DPT
With over 20 years in orthopedic physical therapy, Lori is rich in experience. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 and is presently pursuing certification as a yoga instructor and as a strengthening and conditioning specialist. She has advanced training in mind body medicine, shoulder and knee injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. She also has a special interest in fall prevention and gait instability in older adults. Outside of the office, Lori enjoys cycling, weight training, and gardening. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association . Her philosophy of providing a "patient-centered" practice drives her commitment to providing a high level of personalized care.

Dr. Julie L. Rock, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Julie has practiced for over 11 years in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She is committed to continuing education and has completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has received specialized training from the International McKenzie Institute and is in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). MDT is evidence based and one of the most researched and successful methods in classifying, diagnosing, and treating patients with back, neck and extremity problems. Being a former athlete and dedicated to routine exercise, she has a strong interest in sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and wellness programs. Julie plans to pursue APTA board certification as an orthopedic specialist. She is an active member of the APTA and the McKenzie Institute. Julie enjoys treating patients of all age groups. Julie's practice philosophy entails restoring each patient to their optimal level of function and prescribing individualized treatments.

Kathryn LaValley, PT, MS, Cert. MDT
Kate with over 12 years in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, has a strong interest in spine disorders and has recently obtained professional certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) under the McKenzie System. Most recently she has attended courses in geriatric neurology and strength and conditioning. She currently teaches a geriatric balance class here at One Step Ahead Physical Therapy. Kate's professional goals include staying updated in relevant research and utilizing best-evidence practice. She loves the dynamic nature of physical therapy and the challenge that comes with individual evaluation and development of treatment plans.

Dr. Justin Charland, PT, DPT
Justin is a 2012 graduate of the Doctorate Physical Therapy program at Upstate Medical University. He is also a 2010 graduate of The College at Brockport, with a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology. His interests are working with an outpatient orthopedic population, ranging from teenage athletes to older adults. Justin has recently taken a continuing education course in the growing field of Functional Movement. He is now trained in administering the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, or SFMA. He is in the process of obtaining his strength and conditioning specialist certification and further certification in the Functional Movement Screen He also plans to offer a screening program for injury prevention related to athletes at our facility in the near future.


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