About Us

Compassion, experience and understanding since 1978.

Amherst PT

Our Story

Amherst Physical Therapy was founded in 1978 in Amherst, NY and was one of the first outpatient clinics in Buffalo not attached to a hospital. The office moved to a stand alone clinic in North Buffalo at the corner of Delaware and Amherst St. in 1981 keeping its name. In 1988, with the need for additional space, the practice moved to its present location on Delaware Avenue in the Delaware Place Plaza. An expansion of the clinic in 2001 provided increased exercise facilities, equipment and an in-ground therapeutic pool in order to facilitate early rehabilitation for all orthopedic injuries, arthritic conditions and chronic pain syndromes.

In 2016, the practice was sold to Martin Koslosky, PT who had been with the company since 2008 with a vision of modernization and providing a calm and welcoming environment that compliments patient care.

Since 2016, the clinic has seen ceiling to floor updates, including a complete gym renovation that was completed in 2021.

In addition to the visual and equipment updates the clinic had a full information technology (IT) and electronic medical records upgrade to ensure the security and privacy of our patients and their health information as well as to improve our communication with our patients and their doctors.

Amherst Physical Therapy is a member of the Paragon PT Group, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA).

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide educated, compassionate care to every individual that seeks our help.

Amherst PT

Our Clinic

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Our Staff

Martin Koslosky

Martin Koslosky

PT, President

A graduate of D'Youville University in Buffalo, NY in 2000 with and BA in Biology and in 2006 with a Master of Physical Therapy, Martin has been with APT since 2008 and took over the practice in 2016. He is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and his continuing education includes McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, International Spine & Pain Institute Spinal Manipulation, Orthopedic and Sports Related Injuries of the Knee, Alzheimer's Awareness and Functional Approach to Exercise. In addition to his clinical work, Martin conducts workplace ergonomic evaluations and  workplace safety programs  He is also an adjunct faculty member at D'Youville University, Daemen University and SUNY at Buffalo.

Ryan Conti

Ryan Conti


Ryan Conti received his Bachelors degree in Rehabilitation Science in 2008 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011, both from the University of Pittsburgh.  He worked in Virginia for six years as a clinician, clinical director, and eventually a center manager at a sports and orthopedic outpatient clinic. Dr. Conti relocated to Buffalo with Amherst Physical Therapy in July of 2017. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and utilizes manual therapy techniques in combination with evidence-based practice and exercise prescription. Dr. Conti has been a guest instructor at James Madison University teaching an injury prevention class for dance majors, and continues to be involved with treating dancers and artists here in Buffalo.

Leighanna Hewes

Leighanna Hewes


Leighanna Hewes graduated from Daemen University in 2021 where she obtained a Bachelors of Natural Science degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Her graduate school research focused on evidence-based PT treatments of Parkinsons Disease.  She has previously worked as a traveling physical therapist in multiple outpatient settings in Massachusetts and Maryland where she gained valuable experience treating a variety of orthopedic conditions in both pediatric and adult populations.  Her interests surrounding the pediatric population were fostered through teaching yoga classes to children within the refugee communities in the City of Buffalo.  Leighanna provides a comprehensive rehabilitation approach to each of her patients, integrating manual therapy with functional, exercise based training. In her free time, Leighanna enjoys playing tennis, shredding the slopes on her snowboard and some quiet reading time.

Amanda Waller

Amanda Waller


A graduate of Villa Maria College, Amanda joined Amherst PT in 2017.  Amanda's clinical experience includes the use of muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, joint mobilization and spine pain management. Her experience coupled with her positive energy and compassion make her a great asset to our team. In here spare time Amanda enjoys traveling and the great outdoors.

Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson


Travis received his Bachelors degree in Sports Medicine in 2009 and his Masters in Education in 2011, both from Canisius College.  Travis was a physical education and health teacher for 10 years before recently graduating from Villa Maria College to pursue his dream career in physical therapy. Travis is passionate about helping others find value and enjoyment in physical activity. He believes that his teaching background and personal experience with physical therapy help him to relate and educate patients on their road to recovery. He loves having the ability to not only rehabilitate someone from an injury or ailment but, also, provide them with lifelong tools to prevent future injuries and maintain an active lifestyle beyond the physical therapy clinic. Travis spends his free time with his growing family and working to teach youth the skills to grow and enjoy the sport of ice hockey.

Mary Wasinger

Mary Wasinger

Medical Receptionist

Mary joined the Amherst PT team in 2021 and is our Medical Receptionist.  She is a master of many trades and has experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and parenting.  Mary is a multitasking machine and is not to be messed with. After all, she controls the schedule!

Frequently Asked Questions

My doctor is referring me to physical therapy. Can I choose where I go?

Absolutely. Your doctor will provide you with a prescription for PT and may direct you where to attend PT.  However, you have the right to choose where to go for your PT/rehab needs based on convienence of location, transportation and the PT’s experience in working with your specific diagnosis or needs. The therapists at Amherst PT will always work with your doctor in order to provide you with the highest quality care and the best possible outcomes.

Do I need a prescription from my doctor to come to physical therapy?

No, New York State Law states that individuals have the right to direct acces to physical therapy without a physician’s prescription for 10 visits or within a 30 day period.  After that, a physician order is required.  Check with your insurance provider to verify that they participate in New York State Direct Access to Physical Therapy.

A prescription is required for those with Medicare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation and No-Fault insurance coverage.

What should I expect on my first visit?

Your experience will begin with an evaluation conducted with one of the Physical Therapists who will review your medical history, conduct evidence based testing and will help you understand your condition, setting you on your path to recovery. You can plan on spending 60 minutes or more on your first visit. Please dress or bring clothing that is suitable to work-out in and/or be able to easily expose the area that is being treated. Sneakers/tennis shoes are encouraged.

What if I can't make my appointment?

Please call our office to reschedule at 716-874-2759 in advance of your appointment time so that we may schedule another patient in your time slot. Please note that if you do not call to cancel and do not show for your appointment you will be charged a $20.00 no-show fee.

Do I have a co-pay and how much will it be?

All insurance plans are different. We will verify your coverage and co-pay and have that information available for you when you arrive for your first visit. We encourage you to contact your insurance company for this information ahead of time.

Do you accept Workers Compensation and No-Fault patients?

Yes, we accept Workers Compensation and No-Fault patients. In order for us to schedule your first appointment, you will need to provide us with the insurance company’s name, address,
phone number, the adjuster’s name and your claim number. We will contact the insurance company and then schedule your appointment.

What insurance programs do you accept?

We accept most major insurance companies (Blue Cross, Fidelis, Highmark, Independent Health, Molina, Univera, and Your Care), Medicare and HMO sponsored Medicaid programs, No-Fault and Workers Compensation. At this time we do not accept standard Medicaid.

Do you accept credit or debit cards?

Yes, we accept cash, check, American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard and Visa, including those from your health savings accounts.

“Great place for physical therapy. Very friendly and they know what to do! They don't force you to do anything you can't do.”

 Eric L.

“Very knowledgeable therapists and good at adjusting exercises to your abilities.”

Bonnie L.

“I would definitely recommend this place for your physical therapy. The staff is friendly and I've had nothing but a positive experience here.”

Luis R.


Amherst Physical Therapy
2625 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216