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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