Our team

Our staff includes highly trained and experienced Doctors of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants, who work together with the goal of helping you.

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our approach

Our approach is to get to the source of your problem. We utilize the most effective treatments available, tailored to your condition and your specific needs. This often includes advanced manual therapy interventions ("hands-on" treatments), and specialized exercise programs. 

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what to expect

Expect a thorough evaluation of your condition, expect to work with your Physical Therapist each visit, and expect our best to help you in your recovery.

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No Referral Required
WHY PT 1ST?

SERVICES

EXPERTISE. SUPERIOR RESULTS . PERSONAL CARE.

MANUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
Manual Physical Therapy is the use of skilled, hands-on active and passive movements applied to joints and soft tissue structures by our therapist. The goal of manual therapy is to restore optimal motion and function, as well as to minimize pain. Medical research has demonstrated that manual therapy is most effective when combined with exercise and other rehabilitative activities prescribed by your Physical Therapist.

SPINE CARE
Back and neck pain have many different causes. Therefore, a single or generalized approach for treatment obviously will not work for everyone. Individualized plans of care are most effective. This is well understood by many health care practitioners, but unfortunately not always practiced for a number of reasons.

Our approach is to utilize techniques that medical research evidence has demonstrated to be most effective for a particular condition. This involves performing a thorough evaluation, and then matching appropriate treatments for you based on your response to evaluation. Treatment may involve a combination of manual therapy interventions, exercise, education in healthy lifestyle choices, and traction/ spinal decompression. Each person’s plan of care will differ, because each person is different.

SPINAL DECOMPRESSION/TRACTION
Traction and spinal decompression are synonymous. They are the same treatment, and most insurances pay for it. Traction/ decompression is the use of computerized machine to apply the traction stretch to the spine in an attempt to relieve compression of spinal structures. This may be a component of your plan of care if your therapist determines you may benefit from it.

ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Orthopedics and sports medicine involve the identification, assessment, and correction of pain and disability that can result from everyday activity, occupational tasks, or athletic endeavors.

Your Physical Therapist may use a variety of interventions to prevent and treat injuries related to these activities, which include but are not limited to: cardiovascular, resistance, endurance, and neuromuscular re-education programs, taping and bracing, sports and activity-specific regimens, manual Physical Therapy and orthopedic Physical Therapy.

VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION AND BALANCE PROGRAM
Vestibular rehab is an approach used to aid in the recovery from vertigo, disequilibrium, dizziness, and imbalance resulting from impaired function of the vestibular (inner ear) system. Depending on the cause of the problem, treatment can include repositioning maneuvers applied by your Physical Therapist, and/or specific exercise. The exercise is designed to:

  1. Decrease dizziness.
  2. Improve visual control.
  3. Improve balance and ability to do work.
  4. Improve endurance, strength, and ability to perform everyday activity.
  5. Promote central nervous system compensation for deficits that may or may not be permanent, allowing individuals to improve their function.

POST-OPERATIVE REHABILITATION
Hershey Orthopedic & Spine Rehabilitation provides top-notch care for those who have undergone a surgical procedure. Evidence based rehab protocols are used, tailored, to the needs of each patient. Examples of conditions treated include, but are not limited to:

Spine Surgery (Cervical and Lumbar): Fusion, Discectomy, Decompression, Laminectomy, Forminotomy, Disc Replacement.

Shoulder: Rotator cuff repair, Acrominoplasty, Laberal Tears, Bankart repairs, Total Shoulder Replacements, Fracture Fixations.

Hip: Total Hip replacements, Fracture Fixations, Laberal repairs.

Knee: Ligament and Meniscus Surgeries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, medial and lateral menisci), Total Knee Replacements.

Ankle: Ligament Repairs, Fracture Fixations, Ankle Replacements.

HERSHEY, PA
Phone : (717) 533-7000
Fax : (717) 533-7005
LANCASTER, PA
Phone : (717) 945-6938
Fax : (717) 945-7502
LEMOYNE, PA
Phone : (717) 862-4024
Fax : 717-945-7502