OUR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

NICOLE SWIATEK, DPT, BSMS, FAAOMPT

Nicole Swiatek, DPT, BSMS, FAAOMPT, owner of Phoenix Physical Therapy and New York State Licensed Physical Therapist, has over 10 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics. She graduated from D’Youville College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Science and a Master of Science degree in Physical therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at D’Youville College in 2008. She completed fellowship training in orthopedic manual physical therapy at Daemen College in 2011 and is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She has also been recognized by Business First as a 2011 Healthcare Top 50 recipient, as well as a 2012 Thirty Under 30 recipient. She has completed numerous advanced training courses and is an adjunct professor at D’Youville College. Nicole is focused on providing her patients with hands-on, evidenced based treatment options to get them back to their pain-free lives. Nicole lives in Clarence with her husband and spends most of her free time playing with her three young sons.

KIMBERLEE CARPENTER, DPT, MS, Cert. SMT

Kimberlee Carpenter, DPT, MS, Cert. SMT, is a New York State licensed physical therapist and has over 10 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics. She graduated from D’Youville college with a bachelor of science degree in clinical science and a Master of science degree in physical therapy. In 2014 she completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Kim earned the distinction of becoming one of the first therapists in New York State to achieve advanced certification in spinal manipulation from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy in 2010. She has also completed numerous advanced training courses in the areas of functional exercise, soft tissue management, and Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment from the McKenzie Institute.  Kim was recognized as a “health care champion” by Buffalo Business First in 2016. As Clinical Coordinator of Education for Phoenix Physical Therapy, she enjoys mentoring students. In addition to her clinical involvement she is an adjunct professor at D’Youville College. She believes that the "hands on" approach when working with her patients in conjunction with an individualized exercise program promotes the best outcomes. Compassionate care is the foundation for her approach, and her main goal is to restore patients to their prior level of function quickly. She lives in East Amherst with her husband.

MATTHEW TREBES, DPT, MTC, Cert. MDT

Matthew Trebes is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedic manual therapy and treatment of orthopedic conditions.  He attended the University at Buffalo where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009.  He is a Certified golf fitness instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute where he is able to screen and treat golfers.  He is Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) through the McKenzie Institute since 2012.  He also attained his Manual therapy Certification (MTC) in 2016 through the University of St. Augustine.  He is a native of Williamsville, recently re-locating from North Carolina where he lived for 9 years with his wife and daughter. 

KAYLA GUILLERMO, DPT, Cert. VRS, Cert. MDT

Kayla graduated from Daemen College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017. Growing up with two parents in the military, Kayla learned the importance of diligence, discipline, and teamwork, which is reflected in her patient care. She achieved certification as a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist through the American Musculoskeletal Institute in 2017. Kayla earned MDT Certification from The McKenzie Institute® USA Center for Postgraduate Study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) in 2019 and believes in patient-powered care. Kayla has special interests in nutrition, stress-management techniques, and the use of yoga for long-term maintenance of strength and mobility. Kayla intends to continue with MDT training, attend myofascial release courses, and achieve certification in manual therapy. 

KEVIN SCIBETTA, DPT

Kevin Scibetta, DPT, is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist. He graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2017 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Since graduating he has attended continuing education courses on topics such as corrective exercise, manual therapy, spinal manipulations, pain science, and chronic pain. The main aspect of clinical practice he loves the most is being able to give patients the tools necessary to take control of their pain and function. Kevin is a Buffalo native who now lives in Amherst with his son, wife, and dogs.

JUSTIN NELSON, DPT

Justin Nelson is a South Buffalo native who graduated from D’Youville College in 2018 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Justin also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies in 2015. Since graduation, he has attended several continuing education courses, including a three-level McGill Method course focusing on spinal stabilization, as well as part A of a four-part McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy certification. Justin intends to complete all four parts of the McKenzie MDT certification, as well as other courses in spinal manipulation, myofascial release, and vestibular rehabilitation. While attending D’Youville, Justin was the captain of the D’Youville hockey team and continues to enjoy playing hockey recreationally.

Joann O’Loughlin, PTA

Joann O’Loughlin has been an avid runner for over thirty years, running distances from the mile up to many marathons including several Bostons.  She starting exploring physical therapy as a possible second career after rehabbing from several running related injuries as well as being hit by a car while running.  Joann went back to school as a non traditional student with the support of her husband Kieran and three children; Chloe, Ruairi and Fiona. Joann graduated from University at Buffalo with a BS in ES, then went on to Villa Maria College where she graduated with highest honors with a PTA degree. Joann is passionate about partnering with her patients in order to get them back to doing the things they love to do. Manual therapy offers patients a different approach which has been highly effective when paired with traditional exercise-based therapy. Joann loves to continue to challenge herself mentally and physically in order to make her a better therapist and person.  In addition to being passionate about her work, she also loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, biking and of course-running.