Browning Butler is a local company, independently owned and directed by Susan Hanna, P.T. We are staffed by a professional team of experienced, licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Our goal is to provide each person with comprehensive evaluations, individualized treatments and personal attention to allow every person to reach their own functional goals in a timely manner.

Susan Hanna, PT

Physical Therapist & Owner

Susan is a New York State licensed Physical Therapist. She graduated from Ithaca College and worked in various facilities across the country before returning to the Capital District and settling in Brunswick, NY. Susan valued the quality of care that patients were given while she worked as an employee of Browning Butler Physical Therapy Associates, and purchased the company in 2001 to ensure that their mission and vision would be maintained. Her continuing education has focused on refining her evaluative and manual skills including methods in Muscle Energy, Myofacial Pain and Total Motion Release for children and adults.

In addition to treating clients in the office, Susan has also provided consultation services for local school districts and direct services to children with special needs through Rensselaer County’s Early Intervention Program. In her free time, Susan enjoys supporting her family’s various endeavors and spending time outdoors.

Kathleen Carroll, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Kathleen graduated from Maria College with her certification as a Physical Therapy Assistant.  She has over 20 years of experience treating patient with neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke at the Centers for Disabilities Services. Additionally she has experience with aquatic PT to assist with arthritis and muscle weakness. She also has experience with orthopedic injuries, such as joint replacements, back and neck pain.

Kathleen resides in Colonie, NY and enjoys the outdoors, gardening and time spent with family and friends.

Taylor Murphy, PT Aide

Physical Therapy Aide | Office Manager

Taylor graduated from SUNY Albany in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, knowing her future was somewhere in the medical field.  A few years later, Taylor went back to school to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at The Sage Colleges and is graduating in May of 2021.  Taylor aspires to work as a Pediatric Physical Therapist in the future.

Outside of school and work Taylor loves to spend time with her family and friends.  She enjoys the outdoors, walks with her dog Ghillie and watching and teaching Irish Dance.

Joanne Pigliavento

Medical Billing Specialist

Joanne is the owner/operator of Flexible Billing Solutions – a medical billing company specializing in Physical Therapy. The goal of FBS is to offer clients personalized and superior service.  Joanne brings 20+ years of medical billing experience not only in the PT field, but also serving specialties such as Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Gastroenterology and Thoracic Surgery to the field.

When Joanne is not hard at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and attending as many basketball games as possible!