Meet Our Team
Lacey E. Bromley
PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
Jacob I. McPherson
PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
Drs. McPherson and Bromley have nearly 30 years of combined experience working with and learning from Sue Bennett. While no one will ever replace Sue’s presence, their complementary roles and experiences have provided the necessary leadership to continue the practice’s mission of providing high-quality comprehensive physical therapy services to the WNY community.
Both Lacey and Jake have earned Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy from the University at Buffalo and have since gone on to achieve Board Certification in Neurologic Rehabilitation through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Both have also achieved advanced credentials in Vestibular Rehabilitation through highly-recognized training with Emory University and the APTA.
Additionally, Dr. Bromley earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Science with a research focus on metabolic and physical function in individuals with neurodegenerative conditions. Outside of her clinical practice, she is an Associate Professor within the physical therapy program at D’Youville college, is active in research and publishes peer reviewed articles regularly. For over a decade she has taught numerous continuing education programs across the US and internationally.
Beyond clinical practice and management, Dr. McPherson leads our Post-Concussion Program and has been active in training other physical therapists in concussion and vestibular management through various continuing education programs. He has contributed to multiple peer reviewed publications and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo where he trains doctoral students in neurologic rehab and also conducts research related to traumatic brain injury.
As Bennett Rehabilitation continues to serve the needs of our community, the practice is dedicated to preserving and building upon its reputation for excellence in clinical care. Our clinicians are committed to meeting the individual needs of their patients.
Dr. Matthew Owcarz, PT, DPT
Dr. Owcarz obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University at Buffalo in 2004. Since then he has led our practice in managing musculoskeletal/orthopedic conditions as well as our Parkinson’s Disease program. Dr. Owcarz is a frequent guest lecturer on metabolic conditions such as Mitochondial Myopathy and serves as Clinical Education Coordinator managing doctoral student affiliations.
Dr. Scott W. Swanson, PT, DPT, PCS
Dr. Swanson has been with the practice since 2012. Since graduating from the University at Buffalo with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree he has obtained Board Certification in Pediatric Physical Therapy. He currently leads our team’s pediatric service line and sees patients at our Degraff Memorial Hospital location.
Dr. Kelly Pecora, PT, DPT, NCS
Dr. Pecora completed her residency with our practice in 2016 and joined the practice full-time after completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is a leader in the management of general neurologic, vestibular, orthopedic conditions and also provides consultation services at the UB Hydrocephalus Clinic.
Dr. Raymond Shu, PT, DPT
Dr. Shu joined the practice soon after graduating from the University at Buffalo’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2017. He provides high quality care to patients of all ages with general neurologic, vestibular, and orthopedic conditions. Not only does he care for the patient’s physical function, he genuinely concerns himself with the patient’s overall well-being. Additionally, he serves as a representative of the clinic to the UB Exercise Science program and assists in managing undergraduate student interns. He also works as the Front Officer Manager to help the clinic run smoothly.
Dr. Leah Fairbanks, PT, DPT, NCS
Dr. Fairbanks first started with our practice as an Exercise Science intern at the University at Buffalo. She continued her work with the practice as coordinator for the post rehabilitation and MS Wellness programs throughout her graduate work. Dr. Fairbanks joined the PT practice full time in 2018 following graduation from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UB. In 2022, she pursued and completed the Advanced Vestibular Physical Therapist Certification through the University of Pittsburgh. Leah specializes in general neurological, vestibular and orthopedic conditions with a strong focus on patient care.
Dr. Brianna George, PT, DPT
(Bio coming soon)
Dr. Zach Klapp, PT, DPT
Dr. Klapp is a graduate of D’Youville College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He is an emerging leader in our practice for orthopedic conditions. He has a significant interest in the management of chronic pain and providing effective education to patients about their pain. Zach also treats individuals with general neurologic and vestibular conditions.
Dr. Alexandria Metzger, PT, DPT
Dr. Metzger completed her clinical residency with our team in 2022 and joined the practice full-time shortly after graduating from the University at Buffalo with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She has experience treating patients with general neurologic, vestibular, and orthopedic conditions. Allie strives to create a welcoming environment where patients feel comfortable as they work toward achieving their goals.
Ryan Linhart, PTA
Ryan received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Niagara County Community College. In addition to his outpatient experience he has worked in subacute rehabilitation. He has honed his skills in Multiple Sclerosis treatment and is pursing recognition as an MS Clinical Specialist.
Sarah Gifford, PTA
Sarah received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Niagara County Community College. She specializes in treatment of general neurologic, geriatric and orthopedic conditions.
Andrew Metzger, PTA, LMT
Andrew joined our team in 2019. In addition to his training as a PT Assistant he is also a licensed massage therapist. He enjoys working with patients of varied diagnoses and excels at pushing patients to achieve their best.
Dawson joined Bennett Rehab in 2017. He was a service dog for a woman in a wheelchair and had been retired from his duties. Sue was fortunate to be able to adopt Dawson as our “Therapy Dog”. He comes in the clinic every Saturday and mingles with staff and patients. He is an expert in the treatment technique of bringing smiles and good cheer!