Therapy Options at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

NFMMC therapyFollowing a diagnosis, surgery, or treatment, therapy is the corrective process to essentially regain full strength or skill. At Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, it is our goal to provide you with the best therapy options, both Physical and Occupational.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is the focus on improving an impairment via exercises, massages, and other techniques for increasing mobility. By using a combination of these techniques, a physical therapist may help with pain relief, building of strength and flexibility, and coordination. The ultimate goal is to help a patient regain full strength and movement through a series of both in-office and at-home treatments.

Who Benefits from Physical Therapy?

People with orthopedic conditions such as low back pain or osteoporosis; joint and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations; neurologic conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or Parkinson's disease; connective tissue injuries such as burns or wounds; cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders and sports injuries.

What Can I expect from PT?

Our physical therapists at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will help design a unique program that will speed up your recovery. We will assist you in all phases of healing, from the initial diagnosis through the recovery. In addition, we focus on prevention of further impairment to allow you to lead a healthy and happy life.

They will:

  • examine that individual 
  • develop a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability.
  • Therapeutic exercise and functional training

Where can you get PT:
NFMMC Main Campus
Summit Healthplex
Schoellkopf Health Center

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the focus on improving a person's entire being, from cognitive and developmental disabilities or physical injury. work with people of all ages who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives due to physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems. Occupational therapists work on what is important and meaningful to the patient such as eating, dressing\bathing, school activities, and work/leisure. They work to increase independence, enhance development, and/or prevent disability.

When do you need OT?

  • When you or your family member are diagnosed with a new health condition, injury or disease and are having trouble with everyday activities.
  • When a current or new health condition prevents you from living your life to its fullest.

At Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, we focus on the following areas of occupational therapy:

  • Hand
    • Common Diagnosis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Trigger finger
      • DeQuervains
      • Cubital tunnel syndrome
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Trigger finger
      • DeQuervains
      • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Speech

Our overall goal is to develop a comprehensive plan that will not only treat your injury or disability, but help adapt your environment so that it is conducive to your recovery and growth. Our occupational therapists will work one-on-one with you to find out the best way to help you improve so that your lead a satisfying life.

For more information on our therapy options, contact Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today!

Our Team


Elizabeth Stom


Julie Pippard MS, OTR/l


Ryan Domenguez, DPT


Carolyn Chute PTA


Christine Salada, OTR


Diane Ralph, OTR


 OT team member


Summit Staff

Jeannine Dembek

Jeannine Dembek, PT

lennie giannini

Lennie Giannini, PT

bambi kirkland

Bambi Kirklane

margaux lojacono

Margaux Lojacono, PT, DRT

renee pigeon

Renn Pigeon, PTA

easton osborn

Easton Osborn, PT, DPT

donna rice

Donna Rice

molly velasco

Molly Velasco, PT, DPT