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Physical Therapy Staff

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Ryan Monaco PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

  • Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Dominican College, B.S., 2004

  • Dominican Men's Soccer Team 2000-2004 NCAA Division 2 

  • Utica University Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2011

  • Physical Therapist for the Utica Comets (2017-2023)

  • Specializing in treatments of the shoulder, hip and knee.

  • Certified through Titleist Performance Institute for body mechanics assessment of golf swing/medical level 1. 

  • Currently residing in Utica NY with wife Kelly, Children, Cole and Rory, and two labs Mookie and Chloe.

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Mike Jarmak PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Co-Owner SPI Fitness 

  • Utica University Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2012

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Vestibular Rehab Therapist 

  • Specializes in treatment of the spine, shoulder and knee

  • Additional specialties with post-concussion syndrome (PCS), and vestibular disorders

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Jared

  • Physical Therapist (PT, DPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) treating in our Accelerate Office.

  • Utica University Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2022.

  • Physical Therapist for Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. 

  • I grew up in Rome, NY playing soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. I played 4 consecutive seasons of college lacrosse and I volunteer coach at Utica University. I began working with RMPT in 2019. I leisurely enjoy hiking, golfing and walking my beagle.

  • Fun fact: I still have a baby tooth.

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Erik 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy treating the RMPT Champlin location. 

  • Graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2019 and Simmons University in 2022. I completed my first clinical rotation for 12 weeks at our old Burrstone Road location in summer of 2020.

  • I grew up in Westmoreland having played soccer, basketball and track. I currently enjoy golfing, working out and watching the Boston Celtics.

  • Fun fact: I have 2 middle names.

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Jake

  • I am a Physical Therapy Assistant with the RMPT team currently treating at the accelerate office. I graduated from HCCC in 2020 and joined the team shortly after my last clinical rotation at RMPT.

  • I'm an East Utican born and raised. I graduated from Notre Dame Highschool in 2018 and played soccer and tennis throughout my time there. I like to lift heavy things and help others improve their physicality to better themselves.

  • Fun fact: I recently started playing pickleball and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

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Courtney

  • I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant and Licensed Massage Therapist and have been working with the RMPT team since 2021. I am currently seeing patients at the Accelerate location.

  • I graduated from Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in 2008 and from Herkimer County Community College in 2021. 

  • For 15 years throughout my youth, I participated in competitive dance involving ballet, tap and jazz. I love being outdoors with my family and friends, especially in the summertime.

  • Fun fact: I love to paint with watercolor in my free time.

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Ashley

  • I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant treating patients at the Champlin ave location. I attended Herkimer College and graduated in the spring of 2023.

  • In the past I played softball and soccer. Currently I participate in OCB pro bodybuilding competitions and Powerlifting. I enjoy going to the gym, snowboarding, and hiking.

  • Fun fact: I have an Australian Shepherd named Scout who also enjoys the outdoors.

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Mrs. Bushey 

  • Laurie is the office manager for RMPT and SPI Fitness. Laurie comes to us after 20+ years in human resources at her family business, G and I Homes. Laurie has been with the company since 2016 and handles everything from insurance authorizations to payroll. 

  • Laurie is an alumni of Notre Dame high school in Utica, NY

  • Laurie lives in Schuyler with her husband David and has 5 children and numerous grandchildren who are her joy in life. 

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