Quality Physical and Occupational Therapy for Western New York
Associated Physical & Occupational Therapists, PLLC is a Buffalo owned and operated professional service limited liability company composed of Debra Scheider, Licensed Physical Therapist, and Gayle Schutrum, Licensed Occupational Therapist
The company’s history extends to 1979 with the founding, by Debra Scheider and four additional licensed Physical Therapists from Western New York, of Associated Physical Therapists. Over the years, services have been provided in the areas of pediatrics, developmental disabilities, home health, orthopedics and geriatrics. Providing therapy in schools has been the primary focus of our practice for many years.
The Delaware Avenue office opened in 1993 in recognition of the need for centralization of records, equipment storage, and staff support functions. Occupational therapy services were added in 2000 and have continued the legacy of providing quality professional services.
Meet the Partners
Gayle Schutrum OT Member
Gayle Schutrum, OT. is a registered occupational therapist whose career has spanned over 25 years. Gayle has held numerous positions as a consultant, private practitioner, and director in the field of occupational therapy. She has provided community education covering a variety of health-related topics.
Debra Scheider Physical Therapist Member
Debra Scheider, PT. MS. is APOT's Physical Therapy Director. In addition to many years of hands on geriatric and pediatric practice, she has lead expansion of quality therapy services, program development and wellness initiatives while collaborating with a knowledgeable team of experienced clinicians who emphasize the "fun" in functional.