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Staff Bios 2018-01-11T01:53:59+00:00

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Jeff Merrigan
Jeff MerriganPT, DPT
Jeff was raised locally here in Lake George and is a graduate of Sage College where he earned his doctorate of Physical Therapy. Jeff is experienced in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal injuries and impairments of all kinds including work-related injuries. He employees all current and research based methods of a well-rounded treatment approach, focusing on manual therapy including joint/spinal manipulation, specific individualized exercise prescription, and self-care education. Jeff enjoys treating those with back, neck, shoulder and knee injuries which limit daily function including helping patients return to their job/sport while teaching patients how to avoid injury in the future. Jeff still enjoys an active lifestyle outside of the clinic including skiing, running, and softball which helps him appreciate his patients injuries and struggles.
Jeffrey J. Foss
Jeffrey J. Foss PT
A native of Southwest Harbor, Maine, Jeff graduated from Boston-Bouvé College of Northeastern University in 1975. He spent the early years of his career delivering hospital-based physical therapy care and PT department administration at several New England hospitals, most recently at Glens Falls Hospital, where he was Director of Physical Therapy. In 1988, he branched out into private practice, opening Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation. Since that time, the practice has delivered physical therapy care to thousands of surgical and non-surgical orthopedic and neurological patients. Jeff’s particular areas of interest are post-surgical shoulders and knees. Jeff has been married to his wife/Office Manager, Debbie for over 40 years and they have three adult children and three grandsons.
Kris D. Vernold
Kris D. VernoldMPT
Kris has worked at Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation since 2003 and for Glens Falls Hospital prior to that. He grew up in Hartford, NY, and graduated form Hartford Central School. He furthered his education at SUNY Adirondack, then Johnson State College in VT, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Kris then went on to receive his Master’s in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical in Syracuse, NY. He has worked primarily in orthopedic as well as aquatic physical therapy and also has a specialty in Vestibular Rehab, treating individuals with vertigo. Kris is married to his wife Beth, has a two year old son, Andy, and a new baby due in September 2015. He and his family live in Hudson Falls, NY. In addition to spending time with his family, Kris enjoys auto racing where he is a dirt modified driver at Albany – Saratoga Speedway. Someday he would like to build a new house for his family as he learned this trade while working for his Dad while growing up.

Marcy D. Davidson
Marcy D. DavidsonPT
Marcy Davidson grew up in Maine. She graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1999 and has practiced Physical Therapy in Maine and New York. She has worked for Orthopedic and Sports Rehab since 2004 and lives in Queensbury with her husband and two boys.
Brendon Ryan
Brendon RyanPT
Brendon Ryan became a member of the High Peak Physical Therapy team in early 2016 after relocating to Glens Falls from working in South Carolina and Vermont. Brendon graduated from Springfield College in 2004 with a BS in BioChemistry and began his professional career as a clinical research associate involved in researching interventions in cardiovascular disease before returning to Sage College where he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. Brendon has worked with a wide variety of patient impairments with work experience in both Orthopedic and Skilled Nursing facilities. Brendon’s particular interests in Physical Therapy include sport specific interventions with return to sport conditioning, maximizing post-surgical outcomes, manual therapy, and balance training. Brendon also enjoys and prides himself on evaluating and correcting gait for runners of all levels. When not working Brendon enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, skiing, and golfing.
Sara Ryan
Sara RyanPTA
Sara is a Glens Falls native, where she grew up around health and fitness. This led to Sara’s passion for culinary nutrition and she graduated from Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan in 2006. Sara decided to further her career around health and wellness by returning to school to become a physical therapist assistant. She completed her PTA degree from Berkshire Community College in 2013. After graduating, Sara practiced PT in South Carolina and Vermont before relocating back to her hometown to raise her family. Sara has a passion for improving the quality of life for her patients through manual therapy and functional exercise. She strives to provide a fun and energetic therapeutic experience and believes that a positive environment is a pivotal component to recovery. Sara has a beautiful daughter Ruby and also enjoys working aside her fun-loving husband Brendon. Outside of work, Sara enjoys cooking, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Brandon CohenPT
Brandon is a recent graduate, with his doctorate in physical therapy from Sage Graduate School. He is currently living in Ballston Lake with his girlfriend and two dogs. Brandon’s interest in physical therapy comes from his desire to assist individuals in becoming healthy again and several experiences with PT due to sports-related injuries. In addition, Brandon downhill ski raced from adolescence through college which drove him to assist others with their injuries as well. Brandon has training in The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and he has strong interests in orthopedics, sports medicine, and pain science.