Denise Didio Buher, PT, Cert. MDT
Denise Didio Buher, PT, Certified MDT received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut in 1991 and also received an Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy from Maria College of Albany in 1986. Denise is a Certified Therapist in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine from the McKenzie Institute. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and completed advanced clinical training in Biomechanics and Orthotics and is Certified in the use of Sole Supports "Dynamic Casting" Technology.
Denise started Orthopedic and Spine Physical Therapy, PC in 1996 after working at Glens Falls Hospital as a Senior Staff Therapist for several years. Her passion is to provide the best possible rehab experience for her patients and an exceptional work environment for her staff. Besides business development, her areas of interest include treating spine and sports related injuries. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The Private Practice Section of the APTA (PPSAPTA), The Alliance of Independent Physical Therapist in the New York Chapter (AIPT-NYPTA), The Kiwanis Club of Glens Falls, The McKenzie Institute of the Americas, The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Member of the Warren County Economic Development Corp and the Saratoga Economic Development Corp., and she is on the Membership Committee of the Glens Falls Country Club.
Denise is a native of Glens Falls and resides in Queensbury with her two children Katie and Jackson. She enjoys all outdoor activities including hockey and skiing in the winter months and hiking, playing tennis, golf, boating and camping in the warmer months.
Christopher Allen, PT, Cert. MDT
Chris joined Orthopedic & Spine Physical Therapy in 2004 from Greenwich, CT. He graduated from Kansas University Medical Center in 1993 and Master's of Physical Therapy degree from Kansas University Medical Center in 1995. He brings nearly 16 years of physical therapy experience in multiple settings to OSPT. His experience is supplemented with extensive continuing education courses including vestibular rehabilitation, manual therapy, and recently became certified in the McKenzie approach to treatment of the spine and extremities. Chris prides himself on providing individualized treatments tailored to the patients goals and abilities in a professional, yet comfortable environment. His additional interests include hiking, snowboarding, golf, traveling and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters.
Katie Coventry, DPT
Kate received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from The State University of New York at Albany in 2007. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Russell Sage College in 2010. Kate started working at Orthopedic & Spine PT in September of 2010. She is interested in pursuing her clinical certification in the McKenzie approach and attended Part A in February of 2011. Kate is also interested in treating all orthopedic and athletic conditions and the elderly with balance and vestibular problems. Away from work, Katie spends time with family and friends and enjoys outdoor activities such as golfing, kayaking, camping and snowboarding. In June of 2011, Kate is scheduled to compete in the West Mountain Warrior Run.
Paul Toran, PTA
Paul graduated from Maria College's Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) program in 1995. He has worked at Orthopedic & Spine Physical Therapy since 1997. Paul is Certified in the use of Sole Supports "Dynamic Casting" technology and is a Certified Professional Trainer (CProT). Paul has taken the McKenzie Institute course Part A and plans on taking Part B. Paul enjoys treating patients of all abilities and all ages, but has a particular interest in treating the athletic-minded clientele. His interests outside of work include hiking and cross country skiing with his dog Tiger, along with mountain biking, telemark skiing and ice hockey. In 2004, Paul was a finisher of the Ironman Competition in Lake Placid. He has also completed the Black Fly Challenge (a 42-mile bike ride) six times since 1995. Two MS 100 mile bike rides in 2008 and 2009 and the Tour De Cure for Diabetes in 2010 and June 2011 (100 mile bike ride.)
Carla Layton, PTA
Carla has been working for Orthopedic & Spine Physical Therapy since 2001. She graduated from Maria College of Albany in 1992 with her AAS as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Upon graduating, she worked in an orthopedic and sports rehab setting. Carla is also certified as a fitness instructor and has been an instructor in aerobic step, slide, and strength training classes. She is now pursuing her certification in Pilates. Carla's interest outside of work include photography, traveling and running. Her personal accomplishments include annual Fundraiser runs including, Randy's Run, Miles With a Message, and Firecracker Four. Her next run will be Randy's Run in May. Carla resides with her husband and two children in Lake George.