Prescribed Motion

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Our team is made up of passionate therapists, trainers and instructors who are committed to helping you build the best version of yourself.

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Amanda Bevilacqua
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Amanda Bevilacqua

Dr. Amanda Bevilacqua

Amanda Bevilacqua, owner of Prescribed Motion Physical Therapy & Exercise, is a graduate of the University of Miami, a longstanding top-10 physical therapy program in the US News rankings. She worked in the outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine setting in Chicago before returning to Buffalo in the mid 2010s. Having managed operations at Prescribed Motion for several years before taking over ownership in 2020, Amanda intuitively understands the challenges faced by people who want to take control of their lives and eliminate the pain that’s been holding them back. Her leadership ensures that Prescribed Motion will never settle for an “average” approach when it comes to driving wellness outcomes for our patients. She is a dedicated life-long learner, continually looking to expand her knowledge and treatment techniques to best serve her patients and her community. Her passion for patient care is deeply ingrained in the Prescribed Motion ethos.

Amanda enjoys working with athletes and those living an active lifestyle and she has a particular specialized interest in the integration of performance and rehab. She has advanced training in a number of manual therapy techniques, movement assessment strategies and corrective exercise training. She is also a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified instructor. In her personal life, Amanda was a four-year starter and three-year captain for the Canisius College women’s basketball team from 2005 to 2009, and played professionally for a year in Germany. She lives in Snyder with her husband, son and pup.


Certifications

+ Licensed Physical Therapist in New York State (NYSED)

+ NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

+ Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA 1 & 2) Certified

+ Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy: Lumbar Spine (MDT-A) and Cervical/Thoracic Spine (MDT-B)

+ Spinal Manipulative Therapy: HVLA Thrust Manipulation of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and SI Joints (SMT-1)

+ Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS)

+ Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)

+ Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified

+ Blood Flow Restriction Training

+ Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)

+ Sportsmetrics Certified

Taylor Cortright
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Taylor Cortright

Dr. Taylor Cortright

Taylor Cortright is a doctor of physical therapy, strength coach and integrative nutrition health coach who started her journey with rehabilitation and performance training while competing on the USA National Luge team. During her time at the Olympic Training Center, she was able to see how training her body through both movement and nutrition allowed her to not only feel her best but also excel in other sports she was participating in. Taylor attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees and has been working in Western, NY since 2017 in the outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine setting. Taylor grew up in Amherst, NY, where she now lives with her husband, son and 2 cats, and is thrilled to be able to do what she loves in her hometown (Go Bills!).

Taylor has a strong passion for health and wellness and believes everyone has the ability to feel their very best. She believes optimal performance should be simple and attainable which is why she is dedicated to constantly learning and improving her knowledge base to better serve the needs of her patients. Although Luge and recreational sports are a thing of the past, she loves staying competitive through running. Her own pregnancy/postpartum return to run journey has inspired her to delve deeper into how to best serve the postpartum population as they return to physical activity.


Certifications

+ Licensed Physical Therapist in NYS

+ NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

+ Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA 1)

+ Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS)

+ Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Patricia  Farkas-Sprague
Movement Instructor

Patricia Farkas-Sprague

Patricia Farkas-Sprague

Patty was the first to introduce Pilates, Gyrotonic®, and the Gyrokinesis® methods to the Western New York area. She opened her studio, Body One Studios Inc. in the year 2000, before joining Prescribed Motion in 2015. Patty has trained in Pilates with Elder Lolita San Miguel, and Master Trainers such as Michele Larsson, Elizabeth Larkam, Brent Anderson, Ruth Alpert and Anula Maiberg. She has also had the pleasure of training and receiving her license by the creator of Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Methods, Juliu Horvath, along with VP Matt Aversa and Master trainers Celia Hulton, Magali Messac, Cori Doetzer, Martha Mason along with many others.

With over 30 years of teaching and training in these specialized techniques, Patty works with the specific needs of her clients of all ages, including professional athletes, dancers and performers. She has shared her years of knowledge in the Pilates Method and has trained future and current instructors in the industry. Patty has had an extensive career as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer. These foundations led her to a complete understanding of the body. Using her knowledge and passion for kinesiology and applied anatomy, she can fluently discuss and teach how and why the body moves. Patty is in the process of creating a Pilates syllabus for the dancer/athlete and will start presenting Master workshops throughout the Buffalo area.


Certifications

+ Nationally certified in Pilates with Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)

+ Core Dynamic Pilates, full certification

+ Cleveland Clinic Sports and Dance Medicine, certified in rehabilitation techniques

+ Licensed in Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic® Method

+ School of The Hartford Ballet, certified in the Vaganova (Russian) ballet method of teaching

Joan Schmitt
Movement Instructor

Joan Schmitt

Joan Schmitt

Joan Schmitt is a 20-year experienced Pilates Instructor. Under the expertise of Patty Farkas-Sprague, former owner of Body One Studios, Patty instilled her many years of teaching, vision, thinking and application of Pilates. Joan received her beginner, intermediate, and advance certificates in Joe Pilates work of Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel and Auxiliary Equipment from Body One Studios. Joan considers herself a student first, to always be immersed in the constant learning of Joe Pilates lifetime of work. “Joe’s work is a lifelong journey.” Pilates long history truly stands the test of time. The value of the Pilates Method is designed to work safe and well for all body types and conditions.

“As the grandmother of 2 and a new one on the way, my personal practice of Pilates leaves me with the energy and mobility to truly enjoy and engage with my young grandchildren. I am grateful to be able to continue my passion of teaching Pilates in the beautiful studio that is provided by Prescribed Motion. Dr. Bevilacqua continues to nourish a welcoming environment for overall good health and well-being."


Certifications

+ Nationally certified in Pilates with Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)

+ American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)

+ Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) Workshop.

+ Siri Dharma Galliano's Big Bear Pilates Retreat: Workshops with, Kathryn Ross-Nash and MeJo Wiggin.

+ Pilates on Tour Toronto: Workshops with First Generation Teacher Lolita San Miguel. Spine rotation on the Reformer for daily life, sports and athletics taught by Elizabeth Larkam.

+ Pilates on Tour Phoenix: Workshop for the CoreAlign taught by, Carrie Lamb, PT, DPT, OCS, (Prescribed Motion is home to this noteworthy piece of equipment) Developed by a Physical Therapist, it is used to emphasize an upright posture and is designed to improve, posture, balance and functional movement.

+ Workshop hosted by the Pilates Loft with the renowned Anula Maiberg.

+ Anatomy & Physiology I and III with labs

One-on-one treatment. Ongoing assessments.

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