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134 East Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

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(724) 459-5102


Day of the Week Hours
Monday:7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday:7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy Certified
Occupational Therapy
Athletic Training Services
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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. Request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.

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Our Team

Rebecca Vadala, MPT, Center Manager

Becky received her masters degree in physical therapy in 2000 from Duquesne University. Since 2003, Becky has had the privilege of providing physical therapy services in her hometown of Blairsville where she serves as center manager. She has experience with orthopedic, pediatric, aquatic and vestibular therapy. Becky loves staying active in the community, especially with sports related fitness classes for kids of all ages. Becky's goal is to provide excellent quality of care in a professional and personable environment while utilizing a hands-on approach to improve the quality of life for her patients.

Kristy Shannon, MPT

Kristy has been a physical therapist since 2002. She holds a master's degree of physical therapy, bachelor's of health sciences and a minor in psychology. She is a certified LSVT BIG clinician for treatment of Parkinson's, as well as other neurological conditions. She is a Herman and Wallace trained clinician and treats conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, diastasis recti and pre/post-partum education/treatment. She also treats a wide variety of orthopedic and post-operative conditions, pediatric orthopedic conditions, chronic pain, balance and vestibular therapy, as well as TMJ and Bell's Palsy. She takes great satisfaction encountering her patients out in the community who have regained their function at home, on the field of play or at their place of employment.

Amy Bencic, P.T., DPT

Amy received her bachelor's degree in physical therapy in 1983 from the University of Pittsburgh. After practicing in a hospital setting and private practice, Amy received her doctorate in physical therapy from Chatham University in 2004 and became an APTA certified orthopedic specialist in 2005. Amy has provided care to the people of Indiana County for over 39 years including Indiana, Blairsville, Homer City and Latrobe. She has experience in orthopedics, sports, neurologically impaired, pediatrics, balance, aquatics, home health and previously provided ENMG testing. She continues to be active in the community. Amy's goal is to provide quality care with a personal touch so her patients may achieve their maximum potential.

Leslie Pierce, Patient Service Specialist

Leslie attended Cambria-Rowe Business College and received an associate degree in medical office administration. She has been a patient service specialist with NovaCare since 2008. Leslie strives to make every patient feel at home starting with their first visit.

Marissa Allmendinger, M.S., ATC

Marissa attended Indiana University of PA where she earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training and master's degree in sports science. She joined the NovaCare team in 2016 and is the athletic trainer at River Valley High School

Amanda Kinter, PTA

Amanda received her associate degree in physical therapist assistant in 2004 from CCAC. She started as a PTA in our Blairsville office in 2005. Since then, she has mainly worked in an outpatient setting. She has experience working in a local brain balance and concussion program. Her interests are in orthopedic and pediatric physical therapy. She enjoys helping people return to their full potential.

Haley Kozar, PTA

Haley has been a member of NovaCare since 2020. She received her associate degree in physical therapist assistant from CCAC in 2016. She has experience in orthopedic, vestibular and aquatic therapy and received certification/training in cupping and IASTM therapy. She combines passion and knowledge to her treatment approach.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Pre-/Post-Operative Care
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Blood Flow Restriction
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Headache Treatment
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Pelvic Health
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Clinic Services

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy
  • Hand Therapy Certified
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis Program
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Orthotics Upper Extremity - Hand/Arm
  • Wound and Scar Care

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Program
  • Concussion Management
  • Functional Movement Screen

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Injury Prevention
  • Onsite Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening
  • Safe Patient Handling
  • Utilization Management System

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Upper Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics

Care Delivery

  • Telerehab
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