Chantal S. Wilton, PT Chantal S. Wilton is the owner, operator and head PT of APTOW. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1995 from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Chantal has been a McKenzie certified therapist and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2005. Over the years, Chantal has completed numerous PT classes and has specialized in manual therapy and pelvic floor dysfunctions. Chantal has received extensive training in Visceral Manipulation (VM) from the Barral Institute. VM, a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction, is now offered at APTOW. In February 2015 Chantal had undergone intensive training and became certified in ASTYM treatment, a new therapy that was scientifically developed to target the actual cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms. ASTYM treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, Achilles and patellar tendonitis, scar tissue problems and other soft tissue dysfunctions.
Ami Gydesen, OT Ami Gydesen received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1992 from Keuka College. She is National Board Certified as a Registered Occupational Therapist. Over the years she has worked with all ages from birth to age 99 and has had experience in neurological, psychological, developmental and orthopedic problems. Ami’s goal is to assist people to overcome problems with a variety of biomechanical, sensory, cognitive and functional techniques so that they can participate in daily living to their maximum potential. Ami assists people to adapt their world with innovative techniques and equipment. Custom splinting and hand therapy is an area of interest for Ami. Recently, Ami received her certification in ASTYM therapy to further assist people in recovery from overuse syndrome and soft tissue injury.
Heather Howard, Office Manager Heather is a proven administrative professional and manager with over 20 years’ experience in diverse healthcare settings, bringing expertise in patient communication, scheduling and health insurance to the office. Her warm appreciation for each patient along with a meticulous focus will demonstrate a commitment to your safe, timely and quality experience each and every visit. Heather holds an Associates Degree in Secretarial Studies from Jamestown Business College and enjoyed the past 28 years as a military spouse, mother and grandmother.