Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy Adds Staff

Morgan Monahan

Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy has added several new staff members.

Dr. Joseph Armeli is a doctor of physical therapy who graduated from Ithaca College in the Physical Therapy Doctorate Program. Armeli said he appreciates the rewards of helping patients meet their goals to live a better life, enjoys exercise, watching the Buffalo Bills and spending time with my friends and family.

Dr. Lauren Blanco, a doctor of physical therapy, is a graduate of Slippery Rock University in the Physical Therapy Doctorate Program. Blanco said she is eager to assist patients with reaching their goals and being able to return to the things they appreciate doing. She enjoys running half-marathons, hiking, playing disc golf and spending time with her family and fiance.

Morgan Monahan has joined the practice as an occupational therapist. Monahan is a 2017 graduate of Nazareth College with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. A Warsaw native, Monahan said she enjoys getting to work with new people every day while helping them reach their goals and regain their functional independence. In her free time, Monahan enjoys taking her basset hound Olli for walks with her fiance, family activities and snowmobiling.

Tania Stein, a speech language pathologist, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a masters degree in communication disorders. She treats young children in their homes through the Chautauqua County Early Intervention Program. She said she is passionate about helping families communicate with their children, building rapport and making a difference in people’s lives. Stein is married with a young son and a dog named Patti.

Tania Stein

Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy now employs 30 clinical and administrative combined in its Jamestown and Mayville offices. Dr. Patrick E. Green and Susan Green, pediatric occupational therapist, are the founders of the practice, which began in 1996. Dr. Eugenie Poignard, clinical director, and Julie Luce are partners. Earlier this year, the practice expanded with a second location in the Mayville Professional Building. In many cases, a prescription for therapy is not needed to be treated by a physical therapist.

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Dr. Joseph Armeli

Dr. Lauren Blanco