East Coast Audiology & Physical Therapy

About Us

East Coast Audiology and Physical Therapy, formerly known as Watertown Audiology s a privately-owned practice that was founded in 1999 by Dr. Sarah Grimshaw-Sugden, Au. D. She formed the practice to meet the rapidly growing need for professional hearing and hearing aid care in Central and Northern New York.

East Coast Audiology & Physical Therapy has earned a reputation for providing superior hearing health care by combining state-of-the-art technology with quality and outstanding patient care. In May 2017, Watertown Audiology opened a second office in Fayetteville, New York.

We continue to expand our services and opened Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center – Watertown in October 2017. The practice, led by Dr. Joel Grimshaw, PT, DPT, is the first center in Northern New York to focus exclusively on balance, dizziness and concussion issues while combining hearing and physical therapy experts. In October 2018, we continue to grow with the opening of Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center – Fayetteville.

Our Professionals

Dr. Sarah Sugden Au.D., F-AAA
Owner & Chief Audiologist

Dr. Sugden is a New York state licensed Audiologist who has been helping people escape their isolation and regain their hearing for more than 20 years. She...

Dr. Joel Grimshaw PT, DPT
Owner & Physical Therapist

Dr. Grimshaw has been with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers since August 2017. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, in...

Dr. Mary Catherine Urlacher Au.D., CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Urlacher is a New York state licensed Audiologist and has been with Watertown Audiology since June 2018. She obtained her clinical doctorate degree in...

Dr. Jordan Sgroi, Au.D., CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Sgroi is a New York state licensed Audiologist and has been with Watertown Audiology since June 2017. He obtained his clinical doctorate degree in...

Joshua Grimshaw, BC-HIS
Hearing Aid Dispenser

Joshua has been with Watertown Audiology since October 2003. He has extensive training in hearing aid fittings, selection and repairs. Josh enjoys working...

Jordon Ray
Audiology Assistant

Jordon has been with Watertown Audiology since August 2018. Jordon loves working at Watertown Audiology because of its amazing culture and teamwork. She...

Cary Maitland
Audiology Assistant

Cary has been with Watertown Audiology since February 2012. She has a full understanding of our patient’s needs and sees that they are scheduled in a timely...

Dr. Meredith Bossinger, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Bossinger has been with Fyzical Therapy since April 2018. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science...

Dr. Kathleen Burns-Carne, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer

Dr. Burns-Carne joined Fyzical Therapy in August 2018. She obtained her doctorate and Master’s degrees in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in...

Dr. Elisabeth Gahler, PT, DPT

Dr. Gahler is a New York state licensed Physical Therapist and has been with Fyzical Therapy since September 2019. She obtained her Doctorate degree in...

Dr. Allan Litterio, PT, DPT
Audiology Assistant

Dr. Litterio is a New York state licensed Physical Therapist and has been with Fyzical Therapy since December 2019. He obtained his Doctorate degree in...

Dr.Mindy Kaplan, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Kaplan has been with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers since May 2020. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s degree in...

Lindsey Morgan, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Lindsey has been with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers since August 2018. She obtained her associates degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from SUNY...

Shawn Martin, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Shawn has been with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers since July 2019. He obtained his associates degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from SUNY Canton...

Health Insurance Carriers

The following are some of the Health Insurance carriers we participate with. Watertown Audiology & Fyzical Therapy accepts most health insurance carriers!