Meet Our Team

If you are looking for a physical therapist in New York, ATW has got you covered. We have a team of professionals to include more than physical therapists. Our team is built to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness and includes physical therapists, nutritionists, speech therapists and more. Meet the members of our team below. 

Dr. Ginger Oliver, PT, AIB-VR/CON  

Dr. Ginger Oliver, PT, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College, her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Miami and her Bachelor of Science from Springfield College.  She holds a specialty certification in Vestibular & Concussion Rehabilitation from the American Institute of Balance.

Dr. Oliver, PT has over 25 years of clinical and leadership experience in the Mohawk Valley.  She has held positions as Rehabilitation Manager at MVHS and Director of Rehabilitation at Rome Memorial Hospital. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Private Practice Section, Health, Policy and Administration Section and Global Health Special Interest Group.  Dr. Oliver, PT has spoken nationally and internationally on therapy and global health topics.  Some of her most valued accomplishments have been from her work in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010.

She is the founder and Executive Director of the Community Rehab Project which established and provides oversite for the Rehabilitation Centre of Artibonite, the only rehabilitation clinic in Gonaives, Haiti.  This city of 300,000 people previously had no access to rehabilitation services. She and her family regularly visit Haiti and she coordinates medical mission trips to Haiti throughout the year.

As CEO of ATW, Ginger is excited to combine her passions, enhancing the health and wellness of community members locally and internationally through these sister health, wellness and rehabilitation centers.

Dr. Veronica Verenich-Makayed, PT

Dr. Veronica Verenich-Makayed, PT, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School, her Bachelors of Science in Applied Biology from Sage College of Albany and her Associates from Mohawk Valley Community College.

She has a wide variety of clinical experience from Pediatrics to Geriatrics, at both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of clients with central and peripheral vestibular diagnoses.  She has significant experience treating vertigo, BPPV and other vestibular disorders.

We are thrilled for her to share her expertise through our balance, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation program.  Veronica, born and raised in the Utica area, is excited to serve community members in her hometown!

 

 

Dr. Melissa Satterlee Price, PT

Dr. Melissa Price, PT received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College, her Bachelor of Science from Utica College, and Associates Degree from Mohawk Valley Community College. She has completed all components for McKenzie Certification for patient management of the neck, spine and extremities.

She has extensive experience in the management of orthopedic conditions including manual therapy, myofascial release and spinal manipulation.

We are excited to welcome her back home to central New York and to join our team.

 

Allison Bowers, MPH, RD, LDN, CDN

Allison is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who holds a Master’s degree in Public Health in Social Behavioral Science and Health Communication from Boston University. Allison earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from James Madison University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Saint Joseph. She holds a Certificate in Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She brings compassion and understanding to each client, and provides them with the necessary tools for positive behavior change. She is a firm believer in taking baby steps – meal by meal, day by day, to achieve success and a healthier lifestyle. She also understands that nutrition is never “one size fits all” and that all foods have a place in the diet. 

Additionally, Allison has extensive experience teaching medical nutrition therapy to both treat and prevent chronic diseases.  Allison, in her free time, is an avid runner and has completed multiple full and half-marathons. She actively practices mindful eating and enjoys how much food can bring people together.

 

Kameli McIntyre, Health & Wellness Coordinator

Kameli has been described as our Chief Smile Officer. Her endless positive attitude and infectious smile are sure to make your day brighter. Kameli, a lifelong resident of the Mohawk Valley, received her Associates Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Management from Morrisville University.  She has over 35 years in food service, nutrition management and event planning. Her passion includes helping others grow and achieve their personal goals. 

Kameli is also the owner of Manicured Memorials and Landscaping, providing families manicured monuments to honor their loved ones and allow homeowners to love their outside again. Kameli coordinates all our health and wellness programs and events.

 

Need to Find Physical Therapists in Utica, NY?

Look no further than Achievement Wellness Therapy. If you need the services of a physical therapist in New York, please contact us today. Our team of professionals are highly skilled in providing you with the services to improve your life. We treat a variety of conditions, so give us a call and let us know how we can help.