Philosophy of Care

Our philosophy of care is to foster patient independence utilizing a variety of physical therapy techniques including manual therapies, body mechanics and postural reeducation, gait analysis, biomechanical analysis, therapeutic exercise prescription, and modalities as we deem appropriate and necessary based upon your thorough initial evaluation.

Although other types of practitioners will offer some of these treatments as ‘physical therapy’, it is important for you to know that physical therapy can only be provided by qualified physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.  Physical therapists are experts within the field of movement science, and are extensively trained to evaluate and treat injury or diseases relating to the motion of the human body. The physical therapy staff at Prescription Fitness Physical Therapy and Sports Care possesses the highest level of formal education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, which can be obtained within the field of physical therapy.  We are committed to continued provision of the highest level of care through ongoing education on a yearly basis.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide each patient with the highest level of rehabilitative care for musculoskeletal pathology, allowing for the timely return of the injured person or athlete to his or her prior level of functional capacity.

Our clinical staff will be highly skilled and trained to deliver the highest quality care through manual therapy and therapeutic exercise based upon peer reviewed scientific evidence-based practices.

Our goal is to expedite the patients' return to their pre-injury level of function and provide each patient with the tools necessary to facilitate long-term compliance and independence.

We will meet these objectives through continuous self-monitoring provided by patient feedback, rigorous patient education, and personal one-on-one intervention.

Our staff will be committed to excellence reflected by patient satisfaction and successful clinical outcomes. Our clinical care and administrative services will be rendered in the most efficacious, cost effective and affable manner possible.

About Prescription Fitness Physical Therapy & Sports Care

Prescription Fitness Physical Therapy and Sports Care is a privately owned outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in the rehabilitation of orthopedic/sports related conditions resulting from injury, disease, or surgical intervention.

Meet Our Doctor & Staff...

Dr. Joshua D. Kerlan, Clinical Director/Proprietor

Dr. Kerlan is a long-term resident of Geneva, and a graduate of Geneva High School.  Dr. Kerlan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kerlan holds a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy and is board certified in both orthopaedics (OCS) and as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Dr. Kerlan has brought to the area his expertise in the rehabilitation of all sports and orthopedic musculoskeletal injuries and is a member of the sports medicine team for Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His specialties include the rehabilitation of shoulders and throwing injuries, lower extremity biomechanics, gait analysis, and orthotics fabrication. Dr. Kerlan resides in Geneva with his wife and two daughters.

Dr. Brooke Mawery, Staff Physical Therapist

Brooke Mawery obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Health Studies followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Utica College in Utica, NY. Brooke has had the opportunity to work in a variety of outpatient clinical settings, including one specializing in spinal rehabilitation. Eventually Brooke would like to pursue a clinical specialty in orthopedics (OCS), as well as a McKenzie Certification. Brooke enjoys the variety of patients and diagnoses working in the outpatient setting, as well as the creativity it allows for patient care. Currently Brooke lives in Seneca Falls, NY and enjoys running, hiking, and training her dog in the sport of dog agility in her spare time.

Michelle Sheehan, Office Coordinator

Michelle was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut but has lived in Geneva since she was a young child. Michelle has worked in the orthopaedic medical field for more than ten years and joined our staff in April 2008. Michelle has one daughter, Sara, who was born in May 2006. Michelle enjoys the outdoors, in particular boating on Seneca Lake.


Kayla McMinn, Billing Specialist

Kayla McMinn joined our staff in April 2011. She is a Penn Yan, New York native who graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Kayla’s outside interests include camping and boating.

Lena Rice, Physical Therapy Aide

Lena joined our staff in February 2008.  She is a Penn Yan, New York native who has worked in the healthcare field since 1993. Lena is married to Doug and has three grown children. In her spare time Lena enjoys reading, gardening, mud bogging and spending time with her family.

Anne Fulkerson, Physical Therapy Aide

Anne recently joined our staff in 2015. Anne grew up in Seneca Falls and after graduating from Mynderse academy, she attended Fredonia University. Anne received a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise science with a minor in coaching. In her free time Anne enjoys camping, attending concerts, and spending time with her dog.

Sharon Jensen, Consultant

Sharon is a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, New York, with more than 40 years of experience in the medical field.  She has a background in all medical secretarial duties including management, scheduling, billing, transcription and quality assurance and control with a close working relationship with insurance carriers.  Her knowledge not only encompasses the field of physical therapy, but also orthopaedics and general surgery. Sharon resides in Penn Yan with her husband and is the mother of three grown children and six grandsons. She enjoys spending her time with her family, camping and reading in her spare time.

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