SIZE A A A

Western Pennsylvania

Chris Zanke
Chris Zanke
M.S., MPT, COMT

We work hard to create a positive clinical and customer service experience for our patients. To help our patients reach their recovery goals, in a safe and compassionate environment, our experienced therapists develop an individualized plan of care. Each plan is designed to get back to activity, back to work, and most importantly, back to life.

Discover the power of physical therapy today with NovaCare Rehabilitation.

For more information, please contact me directly at (724) 745-5750 or CZanke@hq.novacare.com.

Stay in touch! Ask questions or tell us about your experience with  NovaCare on Facebook and Twitter using #ThePowerofPT.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, fill out the required information below.

  • Community Details
    Professional Recognition
    Certified Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) Testers

    Recently, five of our Western PA therapists underwent certification in the Select Medical Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). An FCE is a test that determines a person's ability to safely perform an array of work-related tasks such as lifting, walking, carrying, climbing and sitting. FCEs are commonly used by physicians and employers to determine if a person is able to safely perform the daily tasks required by his or her job description. With 16 local FCE testers, call one of our locations today to see if our FCE services can help you and your company.

    Congratulations to our new FCE testers:

    • Kristen Campbell, PT - South Hills
    • Diana Guarinoni, PT - Uniontown
    • Aaron Kubistek, OT - Waynesburg
    • Kyle MacIntosh, PT - Meadville
    • Julie Malinowski, PT - Erie
    • Zach Mattern, PT - Meadville
    • Christine Russell, PT - North East
    • Debbie Vrablik, PT - Meadville
    • Terri Widdick, PT - Jefferson

      Programs We Offer
      Concussion Services

      Advances in the past decade have opened the medical communty's eyes to the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment of concussions. We no longer view a concussion as an event where someone is "knocked out". We now know that concussions can occur from any blow to the head, or from any quick, forceful movements to the head and neck, such as whiplash. Many people experience no change in consciousness during a concussive event. Symptoms of a concussion can include:

      • Dizziness
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Headaches
      • Blurred Vision
      • Ringing in the Ears
      • Changes in Balance
      • Difficulty Concentrating
      • Difficulty Remembering
      • Difficulty Solving Simple Problems
      • Unexplained Emotional Changes
      • Agitation

      If you feel you may be experiencing any of these symptoms due to a concussion, contact one of our clinics today to learn how we can help you.

      Post Offer Employment Testing
      Last year, our Western PA team performed over 1500 Post Offer Employment Tests (POETs) for local employers.  POETs are required by some employers to ensure newly hired employees are capable of safely performing all of the required tasks of their position before they spend their first day on the job. POETs can help to reduce risk of employee injury, which in turn helps control costs associated with Workers' Compensation claims. If you would like more information about how we can tailor a POET to your company's needs, please contact Sean Miller, director of WorkStrategies, at 724-745-5750, extension 12.
      Physical Therapy for Yoga
      In our South Hills clinic, we are proud to offer our new yoga therapy program.  As a certified yoga instructor, Lori Brandt, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC, RYT-200, knows that a physical therapy program for a yoga enthusiast has different requirements than that of the general population.  For more information on what Lori could do for you, please check out the following link: Physical Therapy for Yoga
    • Services & Offerings
      WorkStrategies® Program

      Today, America's employers are very much at risk - paying nearly one billion dollars per week in workers' compensation costs.  Through the WorkStrategies® Program, our main objectives are to: reduce the frequency and severity of injuries; achieve higher levels of employee functionality; and reduce the employer's TOTAL workers' compensation costs and lost work time.

      We partner with employers, case managers, claim managers, TPAs, and insurance companies to provide innovative an cost-effective SOLUTIONS for the prevention and treatment of work-related injuries.

      The WorkStrategies® Program offers the following services:

      • Acute (Work-site) Physical & Occupational Therapy
      • Care Management Office
      • Functional Capacity Evaluations
      • Injury Prevention & Ergonomics
      • Post-Offer Employment Testing
      • Work Hardening and Work Conditioning
    • Patient Forms
      Patient Information Forms
      Please print, complete, and bring with you at your first appointment:
      Important information for your review (information will be discussed at your first appointment):
    • Center Locations