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HAWC Physical Therapy Plans Opening

Pictured are Wayne Quattrone II, Daile Jackson and Nicki Ristau. HAWC Physical Therapy (Health, Aquatic, Wellness of Chautauqua), will be located on the corner of Fluvanna Avenue and Strunk Road. Submitted photo

Daile Jackson, Nicki Ristau and Wayne Quattrone II, doctors of physical therapy, announce the projected opening of a new aquatic physical therapy clinic this spring.

HAWC Physical Therapy (Health, Aquatic, Wellness of Chautauqua), will be located on the corner of Fluvanna Avenue and Strunk Road, across from the Chautauqua County Humane Society.

All three partners are board certified orthopedic clinical specialists with 30 years of combined experience with orthopedic, sport and neuro rehab. The center will focus on sport enhancement, recovery, injury prevention, tactical conditioning as well as orthopedic and neurological disorders and post-surgical rehab.

Quattrone earned his Doctor of physical therapy from Gannon University in 2012. He and his wife, Erica, have three sons still at home and enjoy a wide variety of activities including biking, running, swimming, hiking and camping. He also has three children who are married and four grandchildren, all living in the local area.

Quattrone is a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force with decades of experience in tactical conditioning. He has participated in marathons, adventure races, triathlons and cross-country bike rides, which gives him an appreciation for the challenges and needs of a wide variety of athletes.

“Chautauqua County is a great place to live and play,” he said. “After living and working around the world, I have a greater appreciation for what our area has to offer. I’m excited to provide patient-centered, whole body care that enhances our community’s ability to actively enjoy their lives.”

Jackson has over 10 years of experience in the field, working in a variety of practice settings in our area and throughout the country. She earned her Doctor of physical therapy from Daemen College in 2011, clinical specialty in Orthopedics in 2020, and lives in Lakewood with her husband, Greg, and two young children, Jayla and Ty. As a family they enjoy staying active in the community, being outdoors, biking, skiing and activities on the lake.

Jackson spent years as a competitive gymnast, participated in women’s and college club ice hockey, and has experience teaching indoor cycling, coaching gymnastics and teaching sailing. Her experience in these activities drives her motivation to help others and contributes to her success as a physical therapist.

“I am anxious to provide our community with a resource for patient centered rehabilitation services, health promotion, and wellness,” Jackson said.

Ristau has over 10 years experience in the field, working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics in the school setting, nursing homes and even a short time of travel therapy. She earned her Doctor of physical therapy from Ithaca College in 2009. She lives in Russell, Pa., with her husband, Kyle, and two young children. Together, they enjoy going on adventures, baking, camping and boating with family. Ristau spent years playing basketball and volleyball growing up. She was introduced to rowing in college and brought that interest and knowledge back to this area to help coach the women’s high school rowing club for Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association. Since her first child was born four years ago, Ristau has shifted her focus from coaching to raising her family.

Being in a small community means we can see an array of diagnoses and patients at different points of their lifespan. “I love building relationships with patients and helping them achieve their maximum potential and to live their life to the fullest capacity,” Ristau said.

Tina Simon, an office professional with over 20 years of experience handling a wide range of administrative tasks will serve as the HAWC practice manager. “I’m excited to be working with a dynamic team of physical therapists and look forward to contributing to the future growth and success of HAWC Physical Therapy.”

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