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California University of PA

250 University Ave
Hamer Hall Room 103
California, PA 15419

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(724) 938-5945


Day of the Week Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: -
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Sports Medicine
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.
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Aquatic Therapy
Our Team

Rob Lacava, DPT, ATC, Center Manager

Rob has been with NovaCare since December 2020. He graduated from Waynesburg College with a degree in sports medicine and is a certified athletic trainer. He also has a master's and doctorate degree in physical therapy from Chatham College and has a certification in manual therapy through the University of St. Augustine. With more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist, Rob has spent most of his career in the outpatient setting. Rob has also spent five years working with the geriatric population at inpatient facilities. His professional development has been tailored to the outpatient setting where he treats orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, vestibular and concussion injuries.

Casey Falcon, PTA

Casey has been working full-time at NovaCare since November of 2021. She attended Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus and graduated from their physical therapist assistant program with honors in August 2021. Casey has clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient facilities, but finds her true passion for therapy is working within the outpatient division. She enjoys going on long distance runs and spending time with her cat, friends and family.

Trish Lilley, Patient Service Specialist

Trish has been part of the NovaCare team since 2021. She has been in the medical community either at the front desk or behind the scenes working with insurance and billing for 15+ years. Trish is a mother of two daughters who keep her busy.

Catie Tomaino, M.S., ATC

Catie serves as the athletic trainer to California Area School District. She earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2004 from The University of Pittsburgh and master's degree in athletic training in 2005 from The California University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her undergraduate career as a student athletic trainer, Catie worked with various varsity college teams. While completing her graduate degree, she worked as graduate assistant athletic trainer for CalU's Women's Volleyball and Softball teams. She worked as head athletic trainer for Bethlehem Center School District for 15 years before moving into the California School District in 2020. She also works out of the Bentleyville and California NovaCare Rehabilitation offices. She has two children and enjoys exploring nature with her family and American Bulldog, exercising, swimming and playing sports.

Elizabeth Armbruster, M.S., ATC

Liz is an athletic trainer from NovaCare Rehabilitation and works at Frazier High School. She received a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Seton Hill University where she also played field hockey. She earned a master's degree in athletic training and enjoys working with athletes of all sports.

Conner Logoyda, M.S., LAT, ATC, CSCS

Originally from NJ, Connor completed his bachelor's degree in athletic training at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Connor then completed a master's degree in athletic training at Texas State University. Connor completed the certification exam to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2021 shortly after graduating from Texas State. Connor has been working with NovaCare at the Brownsville Area school district since August of 2021.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Management
  • Functional Movement Screen

Work Health

  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Injury Prevention
  • Onsite Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
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