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Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Athletic Training Services
Sports Medicine
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Return-to-Work Program
Work Conditioning
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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.

Catie Tomiano, M.S., ATC, PES

Catie has been with NovaCare since 2005 as the athletic trainer at Bethlehem Center School District. She then transferred to the California School District in 2020 after buying a home nearby. She earned a degree in athletic training from The University of Pittsburgh in 2004 and a master's degree in athletic training from California University of PA in 2005. She has two children and a dog and loves exploring nature with them, exercising and doing home renovations with her husband.

Christine Stache, ATC

Christine received her bachelor's degree from Mount Union College in athletic training and her master's degree from California University of Pennsylvania also for athletic training. Christine has been a NovaCare employee since 2018 and is the athletic trainer for Bentworth High School and Middle School. She loves to spend time with her animals, workout and travel to different luxury spas with her sister in her spare time.

Elizabeth Wohar, ATC

Liz is a 2019 graduate from California University of Pennsylvania where she earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training. She began working with NovaCare Rehabilitation in August 2020, and works in the clinical and school setting. Liz is currently the head athletic trainer at Bethlehem Center School District. Liz enjoys knitting, being outside and spending time with her family.

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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During this time, we are keenly focused on your safety while helping you feel better. Our centers are open and here to serve those in need. The Department of Homeland Security and state governments have deemed physical therapy an essential component of health care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are taking extensive preventative measures, guided by the CDC, to protect our patients and employees who enter our centers.

Should you not feel comfortable visiting our centers at this time, we are also offering telerehab services so you can easily connect with one of our licensed therapists through web-based technology that is HIPAA compliant.  Contact us today for more information.

NovaCare offers same day appointments. Call in the morning and be seen that day! For more information about same day appointments, please contact your local NovaCare Rehabilitation center today.

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News & Events

New Valencia Location

February 12, 2021

NovaCare Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Valencia, PA at:

1099 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059
Phone:  724-687-8120   

Please stop in and visit with our center manager, Mark Perkins, P.T., DPT, COMT, ATC, CSCS. Mark specializes in outpatient orthopaedics including sports injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, pain management and post-surgical care. 

We look forward to seeing you.