Located in the Lowville Medical Building



Dr. Amber R.Z. Astafan, PT, DPT, Certified MDT, Owner

When it came time for me to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I thought of the time I myself was a patient in physical therapy. Having knee surgery as a teenager seemed like the ‘end of the world’ at the time, but it has given me so much more in return than I even thought possible. I remember thinking 'this is something I would enjoy…meeting different people, learning about the human body, being involved in athletics, and getting to help others'. From that point on, with every individual I am able to help and the further I progress in my career, the more thankful I am to have had that surgery and its introduction to the profession of physical therapy. I have always wanted to provide high-quality care to the members of Lewis County and surrounding communities in which I was raised. After taking a few years to gain experience I have started my own clinic, Journey Physical Therapy PLLC, with this goal in mind. I look forward to the coming years of dedicated care.


  • Clarkson University: Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2011
  • Bachelors of Science, Biology with Distinction 2008
    • Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Beaver River Central School 2005
  • Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy 2018

Organization Involvement

  • American Physical Therapy Association: 2008-2015
    • Orthopedic Section: 2011-2013
    • Aquatics Section: 2012-2013
  • NY Physical Therapy Association: 2008-Present
  • The Mckenzie Institute USA
    • 2016-present


Sherry L. Beyer, PT, MPT

Sherry has been a dedicated provider to our area for over 15 years. She has experience in multiple physical therapy settings, including outpatient and pediatrics. Her experience and versatility make her one of the most clinically adaptable practitioners in the area. She is dedicated to the process of recovery and implementing treatment that aids each person as an individual.


  • Russel Sage: Master's of Physical Therapy 2000

  • Bachelor's of Science 2000
  • South Lewis High School 1994

Organization Involvement

  • NY Physical Therapy Association: 2000-Present


Chrystal Lyn Tansioco Coe, PTA

Ever since I was little, I knew that I wanted to be in the medical field. I love learning about the human body and meeting new people. I was accepted into the Registered Nurse program at Jefferson Community College and after one semester, I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me. I wanted to be able to spend more time with patients so I could get to know them and help aid them in their recovery. I looked into the Physical Therapist Assistant program at SUNY Canton and fell in love with the profession the first day of classes. I am fortunate to be working here at Journey Physical Therapy PLLC close to my home and family. I look forward to providing high-quality care to the members of this community!


  • American Physical Therapy Association 2013 – present
  • NY Physical Therapy Association 2013 – present


  • SUNY Canton: Associate’s in Applied Science; Physical Therapist Assistant 2015
  • Watertown High School 2010

Nicole Stone, LMT

Through my experience working at the hospital, I figured out quickly that I wanted to work in a medical setting. There was something about the atmosphere and the patient interaction that I loved. I knew that I did not want to practice traditional medicine, though, and that is what drew me to becoming a licensed massage therapist. I attended a one year program at Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, where I fell in love with learning about the human body. I learned about both the physical treatment and relaxation aspects of massage. I am thankful to be practicing at Journey and helping the people of my hometown, whether it is coping with pain or just to relax!


  • Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage July 2014-June 2015
  • Beaver River Central School Graduated June 2014

Eliza Zehr, PT

Eliza was raised in Lewis County, graduating from South Lewis High School in 1996. She lives locally with her husband and 5 boys. She is active in her church and stays busy with her athletic and talented children! She currently practices at Journey as a per diem therapist, helping to fill in for our patients' needs. Eliza is also a part time provider for Little Lukes, focusing on early intervention and treating children under the age of 5.


  • Utica College: Bachelor's Of Science; Physical Therapy 2000
  • South Lewis High School 1996