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Chantal Wilton

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, OT

Ami Gydesen received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1992 from Keuka College. She is Nationally 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.

Julie J. Tharp, BS, PTA

Julie has practiced as a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant since 2001 when she received her Associate of Science degree as a PTA from Ivy Tech State College in Muncie, Indiana. Since then, she has had extensive experience working with Traumatic Brain Injury patients and orthopedic outpatient rehabilitation. Julie has received a certification for Astym treatment for soft tissue management and as a Certified Brain Injury specialist. Since graduation, she has also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH. Julie has been happily married for over 30 years with 2 grown children and looks forward to serving her community by helping improve our client’s quality of life.”

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.

Peggy Cleveland, Administrative Assistant

Peggy has worked for APTOW a year and a half as Administrative Assistant. She has lived in the Sackets Harbor area for over 20 years. Peggy graduated from JCC, previously worked as a Human Resources Assistant at Jefferson Rehabilitation Center for 13 years. Peggy is very involved in volunteer work for the Sackets Harbor Community with the Hay Memorial Library, as well as the Sackets Harbor Historical Society and the Sackets Harbor YMCA.