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About Us

About Us

At PTI, we pride ourselves in the work that we do. Just like our customized treatment plans we build for our clients, we believe that every patient is unique and that there is more than one way to solve a problem. The PTI Promise means taking the time to work with our patients and going the extra mile to make sure they are receiving the highest quality care possible. You may have had physical therapy treatment before, but you haven’t had it with us.

Our Team

Ok. Here's our goal: to create and customize the best possible physical therapy experience to get our patients back to living a happy life filled with utilizing their own talents. We value the personal connections, caring for people, and enjoy taking part in your celebration and recognizing results. Our PTs have various backgrounds and have excelled in various degrees, programs, and certifications and are highly trained to help you reach your goals
Hunter Bigler, DPT
Hunter Bigler, DPT
Physical Therapy
Department
Kristen Grater, DPT
Kristen Grater, DPT
Physical Therapy
Department
Brett Gibson, PTA
Brett Gibson, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Department
Lauren Shaffer, ATC, PTA
Lauren Shaffer, ATC, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Department
Heather McCay, DPT
Heather McCay, DPT
Center Manager
Department
Charlie Anderson
Charlie Anderson
PTA
Department
Mike Mullen
Mike Mullen
PTA
Department
Bill Houy
Bill Houy
Physical Therapist Assistant
Department
Kendra Pilarski
Kendra Pilarski
Physical Therapist Assistant
Department
Jessica Redon
Jessica Redon
Physical Therapist Assistant
Department
Nicole Hoffner, DPT
Nicole Hoffner, DPT
Center Manager
Department
Dr. Domenic Mantella, MD
Dr. Domenic Mantella, MD
Medical Doctor
Manager of Clinical Operations Department
Michelle Nocera, PT, DPT
Michelle Nocera, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Department
Kristen Sepesky, PT
Kristen Sepesky, PT
Center Manager
Department
Dorian Robertson, ATC & Hiit Gym Trainer
Dorian Robertson, ATC & Hiit Gym Trainer
Physical Therapist Assistant
Department
Stefanie Koskoski
Stefanie Koskoski
PTA
Department
Jenn Miller, ATC
Jenn Miller, ATC
Physical Therapist Assistant
Department
Megan Roberts, DPT
Megan Roberts, DPT
Center Manager
Department
James Macek, PT, DPT
James Macek, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Department
Joseph R. Chrillo MS,PT
Joseph R. Chrillo MS,PT
Center Manager
Department
Kathy Lash, PT
Kathy Lash, PT
Center Manager
Department
Jared Caroff, PT, DPT
Jared Caroff, PT, DPT
Center Manager
Department
Steve Teitel, PT
Steve Teitel, PT
Center Manager
Department
Lindsey Nies PT, DPT
Lindsey Nies PT, DPT
Center Manager
Department
Chelsea Buchko, PT, DPT
Chelsea Buchko, PT, DPT

Department
Lauren Tillman PT, DPT, OCS
Lauren Tillman PT, DPT, OCS

Department
Mary Rectenwald MA, ATC, PT
Mary Rectenwald MA, ATC, PT
Center Manager
Department
Nathan Prenatt DPT, CSCS
Nathan Prenatt DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist
Department
Craig McClintock, DPT
Craig McClintock, DPT
Center Manager
Department
Adrianna Maione, DPT
Adrianna Maione, DPT
Physical Therapist
Department
Dr. Cristy Carnahan
Dr. Cristy Carnahan
Manager of Clinical Operations
Department
Dr. Kelly Knepshield
Dr. Kelly Knepshield
Center Manager, DPT
Department
Dr. Alicia Galis, DPT, ATC
Dr. Alicia Galis, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist
Department
Dr. Jeff Homer, DPT
Dr. Jeff Homer, DPT
Center Manager
Department
Dr. Molly Bruggeman, PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Molly Bruggeman, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapy
Department

Our Testimonials

They gave me hope and an overall great experience!
I could not have had a better experience doing PT. The people are amazing to work with and I can’t thank them enough. Before I came here, I thought I would need surgery. I was told by my doctor that my tendon and ligaments were severely damaged an...
They gave me hope and an overall great experience!
By Mike Darkey
I Would Go Nowhere Else!
There is no other place I would go then The Physical Therapy Institute for therapy.  I have had 2 different surgeries in the last two years and both times PTI did an amazing job in helping me recover my most recent.  Being knee surgery, I made g...
I Would Go Nowhere Else!
By Al Salvini
I’m ready to return to the diamond to pitch better than ever!
For around ten months I have been working to heal my arm and strengthen it back up from a couple different injuries.  I suffered from a UCL tear and later found a labral tear as well.  My shoulder and elbow became stronger as I attended PT.  Wi...
I’m ready to return to the diamond to pitch better than ever!
By Mike Carpenter
Exceeded My Expectations!
On a scale of 1 to 10 I give The Physical Therapy Institute a 12! I went to the Washington facility. Exceeded my expectation. Very professional staff, and great teamwork. My pain issue has been resolved. Given the fact that I am a Massage Therapis...
Exceeded My Expectations!
By Darlene Ruberto, Washington Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

- What insurances do you take?
Although insurance plans differ from state to state, we do accept most insurances. However, we understand that every case is different. We never want cost to come as a surprise to you or stop you from receiving the upmost quality care. To see what...
- Is physical therapy the right choice for me?
Physical Therapy helps people of all ages who suffer from illness, injury and varies medical conditions. It can help: Reduce or Eliminate Pain Help you avoid medications, injections, and surgeries. Improve mobility Recover from and injury or strok...

Contact Us

Corporate Office
Washington Clinic

480 Johnson Road
Washington, PA 15301
724.223.2061

For central scheduling: 800-783-1008