Our Team

Brett Morgan

Brett A. Morgan, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, FCE

Brett is the owner of Alden Physical Therapy and is an instructor in the D’Youville University Physical Therapy Program. He graduated from D’Youville’s Physical Therapy program in 1999 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and graduated from the first Doctoral class from D’Youville in 2004. He has earned an Advanced Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (The McKenzie Method) and certified through the Delta Method in the performance of Functional Capacity Evaluations. Brett has worked in a wide range of clinical settings including outpatient, sub-acute rehab and in a hospital, making him a well-rounded clinician.

During his free time, Brett enjoys spending time with his family and friends, going for runs and enjoying the outdoors.

Stephanie Daley

Stephanie L. Daley, PT, DPT

Upon graduating in 2013 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, Stephanie started working at Alden Physical Therapy. Since working in an orthopedic-focused setting, she is thoroughly skilled in manual techniques, tool-assisted soft tissue mobilization and functional approaches to exercise and enjoys working with patients of all ages. Becoming a mom has inspired her to further her education in Women’s Health. Her goal is to educate and empower women during pregnancy and postpartum to recover quickly and return to their active lifestyles. Stephanie is pursuing her PCES certification as a Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise Expert and has taken several courses through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys anything that involves the outdoors from gardening to running. She especially loves going on family hikes throughout the WNY area with her husband TJ and their son Jacob.

Aaron Hrycko

Aaron A. Hrycko PT, DPT

Originally from Alden, Aaron returned to join Alden Physical Therapy in 2021. He brings with him over 20 years of experience working in outpatient orthopedics with some acute/sub-acute rehab mixed in. He graduated from then D’Youville College in 1999 with his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy after doing a thesis examining the effect of warm-up exercise on the golf swing in novice golfers. In 2012 he graduated from D’Youville again with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. With his experience, he brings a combination of manual skills and applied therapeutic exercise to treat each individual.

An avid Bills, Sabres, and Mets fan, he enjoys traveling with his wife and being around family and friends. You can also find him golfing, bowling, curling, and playing softball. Patients also enjoy hitting him up for travel ideas or swapping recipes.

Jennifer Tharnish

Jennifer Tharnish PT, DPT

Jennifer grew up in Cheektowaga and currently resides in East Aurora with her husband and son. Jennifer’s interest in physical therapy, like many others, began following a knee injury while playing softball in high school. She graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Daemen College in 2011. She received the Academic Excellence Award and completed two courses of The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. From 2011 to 2021 she worked at Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in both their outpatient and sub-acute rehab clinics. She has developed a special interest in vestibular therapy. She joined Alden Physical Therapy in 2021 and values the friendly, collaborative environment where she can continue to grow professionally.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hiking with her family and traveling. She stays active in the winter by snowshoeing and playing tennis competitively in the summer.

Jennifer L. Dobe

Jennifer L. Dobe, PTA

Jennifer is a 1998 graduate from Niagara County Community College with an AAS degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has spent most of her career working in an orthopedic outpatient setting. She spent a few years working in a sub-acute rehab and long-term facility before putting her career on hold to raise her 3 children. Since returning to practice in 2014, she has been working for Alden Physical Therapy with a primary focus on aquatic rehabilitation therapy.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys watching her kids participate in sports, music and theatre.

Denise Prior

Denise Prior, PTA

Denise is a Physical Therapist Assistant who joined Alden Physical Therapy in 2021. She is a graduate of Genesee Community College where she received her Associate in Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Denise has primarily worked in skilled nursing and outpatient therapy settings focusing on orthopedics, neuromuscular re-education, aquatic therapy and hands-on treatments, including deep tissue massage and myofascial release.

Denise resides in Darien Center with her spouse and two sons. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, getting outdoors and singing with her band “Right as Rain”.