Staff

Martin Canavan

Martin Canavan, PT MHS
Owner Achieve Physical Therapy

In 2003, I established Achieve Physical Therapy to provide our local community with high quality, patient- centered care in a family like private practice setting. Today we remain committed to providing that same level of care in this exciting and challenging health care environment. As the owner of a small private practice, my goals remain to ensure that we take the time to get to know our patients, advocate for our patients and treat our patients with the most up to date evidence- based methods that result in efficient and cost effective care.

As the owner, I am also proud to have a professional, hard-working staff dedicated to continuing the values established over 10 years ago. Our family here at Achieve work, worship, teach, live, play, raise our children and support the Central New York region and our patients we serve.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Daemen College Master's of Health Science in Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis

Professional Memberships: NYPTA, APTA

Other: Member of advisory committee for Onondaga Community College PTA program

Grace Forrester, DPT

Grace Forrester, DPT

Dr. Grace Forrester earned her Physical Therapy degree from New York University. She finished her Doctorate PT degree at Boston University. In New York, she treats patients of all ages for neuromuscular, traumatic and repetitive musculoskeletal injuries. She has developed a program to enhance strength and life skills of pulmonary patients. She has also taught clinical Physical Therapy classes for Ithaca College. She has developed and implemented workshops for NY industries called "Promoting a Healthy Back". Dr. Forrester taught educational programs to improve transportation and therapeutic positioning of disabled children in Port Au Prince, Haiti. She serves on the Board of Education, as Curriculum Chair, for Kinesio Therapy Association (KTA), teaching in Russian, the UK, France and Italy. She is a board member of Hope Unities, an "international ecumenical organization specializing in humanitarian aid and disaster relief" Dr. Forrester lives in Cortland, NY with her husband and 4 children.

David Pesci

David Pesci, PT, DPT

Tom Rivard

Thomas Rivard, PTA

Thomas is a graduate of OCC's PT Assistant program. He has over 5 years of outpatient experience and has been a valuable member of our team since July 2014.

Natalie Luzzi

Natalie Luzzi, PTA