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Monday:7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday:7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Sports Medicine
Work Health
Prosthetics & Orthotics
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At NovaCare Rehabilitation, our experienced clinical team will design an individualized plan of care that aligns with your specific goals in mind. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery.We are proud to be part of the community and are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call or request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.
Our Team

Jenna Merchant, Center Manager, DPT

Jenna received a bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2008 from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a doctorate of physical therapy in 2011 from St. Catherine University. Jenna has been an employee of NovaCare Rehabilitation since 2013 and is the center manager our center in Bentleyville. She is a treating therapist skilled in rehabilitating a wide range of sports, orthopaedic and work-related injuries.

Jeff Becka, PTA

Jeff has been with NovaCare since 2001. He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania where he earned a degree as a physical therapy assistant. He specializes in treating disorders of the knee and shoulder. Jeff enjoys working on his 1967 Dodge Coronet and being with his wife at antique fairs.

Debra Puskarich, Patient Service Specialist

Debra has been with NovaCare’s Bentleyville team since 2001. She has thorough knowledge and experience in patient services and serving as a liaison between the physicians and their staff, insurance companies and billing offices. Debbie enjoys reading and being with her family and pets.

Heather Carpenter, ATC

Heather is a 1999 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania where she earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Heather has been with NovaCare Rehabilitation since and works in the clinical and school settings. She is the athletic trainer at Bentworth High School where she oversees all of the athletes. Heather enjoys spending time with her husband Russ and their two children.

Catie Tomiano, M.S., ATC, PES

Catie has been with NovaCare since 2005 and is an athletic trainer at Bethlehem Center School District. She earned a degree in rehabilitation sciences concentrating in athletic training from The University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in athletic training at the California University of Pennsylvania. Catie enjoys exercising, jogging with her dog, wakeboarding and snowboarding, traveling to visit family and doing home renovations with her husband.

Sam Debias, ATC

Sam earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2012 from Penn State University and master's degree in athletic training in 2013 from California University of Pennsylvania. Sam joined the NovaCare Rehabilitation team in 2016, working in the clinical and school settings. She is currently the head athletic trainer at California High School.

Mary Altemara, Patient Service Specialist

Mary has been with NovaCare Rehabilitation since 1996. She has an associate's degree in veterinary science and an associate's degree in medical transcription. Mary currently floats between centers and the management office and lives in the Moon Valley.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Lymphedema Program
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Prenatal/Postpartum Rehabilitation

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Management

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Injury Prevention
  • Work Hardening

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
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