NovaCare Rehabilitation: Merchantville, NJ
"My shoulder became a frozen shoulder and June, the physical therapist at NovaCare in Merchantville, NJ, knew exactly what to do and how to treat me. She gave me the right exercises and had me work hard…
NovaCare Rehabilitation: Austintown, OH
“I was a patient of NovaCare Rehabilitation in Austintown, OH. It's been about nine months now since my hip arthroscopy and I again just wanted to thank the Austintown team for all of your help and…
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.
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Matt Shedlock, MS, PT, COMT recently worked with host Pittsburgh Ultimate to provide an educational seminar entitled Training to Prevent Common Ultimate Frisbee Injuries. High school coaches from around the Pittsburgh area had the opportunity to learn how to safely train their athletes to prevent the most common injuries to Ultimate athletes - ankle sprains, knee/ACL sprains, patellofemoral pain and shoulder injuries. If you have any quesions about Ultimate injuries and want to take advantage of Matt's decade of experience working with Ultimate athletes, email him at MShedlock@HQ.NovaCare.com, or call his office in Oakland at 412-622-7522.
John Kushner, MPT, ATC, COMT, and center manager of our NovaCare Rehabilitation center in Waynesburg recently spent an evening with 20 persons in a multiple sclerosis support group at Southwest Regional Hospital. While there, John talked about the benefits of a regular exercise routine for individuals who struggle with multiple sclerosis.
Oftentimes, people with multiple sclerosis shy away from exercise because of how quickly they can become tired and fatigued. By teaching people how to monitor their exertion levels, John was able to help them establish home exercise programs more tailored to their individual needs. John also provided those in attendance with helpful tips on how to make their home a safer place by reducing the risks of falls.
If you or anyone you know struggles with multiple sclerosis and have questions for John, please feel free to contact him at JKushner@novacare.com.
NovaCare Rehabilitation is proud to be the Preferred Provider for Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Services for Pittsburgh Ultimate. Pittsburgh Ultimate is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that oversees all of the youth and adult Ultimate Frisbee teams, leagues, and tournaments in the Greater Pittsburgh area. To learn more about Ultimate Frisbee, or to join a league, check out their home page at www.pittsburgh-ultimate.org.
To the below Physical Therapists for earning advanced certification in Manual Therapy.
What Is Manual Therapy? Manual Therapy is a collection of specialized techniques used
by therapists to help muscles relax, decrease pain and restore normal
movement to joints. These techniques, which include massage and
stretching, are usually performed in conjunction with exercises and have
been shown to be one of the most effective types of treatment available
for various conditions. Our therapists decide which techniques are
best suited for each patient after performing a thorough evaluation and
discussing treatment goals.
The Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) is
known for its world-renowned education programs in manual therapy. The
uniqueness of the OGI programs lies in the combination of an
evidence-based patient management approach, with advanced, hands-on
training and the instructor’s dedication to the success and the health
of patients. The following Physical Therapist's recently completed an
extensive Clinical Certification Program for Manual Therapy. The
program consists of a series of courses taught over 10 months. The
program consists of 131 instructional hours, featuring 50% didactic
instruction and 50% lab experience. Written and practical exams are
conducted on the final weekend of the program. Through the successful
completion of this rigorous program, the below Therapist's have earned
his/her Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) credentials.
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 14 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:
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:
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.
If you are a patient and would like to be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist, please contact us today. If treatment is recommended, your can begin a customized plan of care immediately without the need of your physician's approval. Treatment can continue for up to 30 days (if necessary). After which, if symptoms persist, our therapist(s) will refer you to your doctor or a specialist for further evaluation.
If the clinic closest to you is not listed above, we can still evaluate you and give a professional opinion. We will then will work with your physician to get approval for treatments. Either way, we are happy to assist you with your condition/injury and recovery.
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: