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Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Athletic Training Services
Sports Medicine
Functional Capacity Evaluations
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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

Carolyn Hoffman Byers, DPT, OCS, COMT

Carolyn is the center manager for NovaCare Rehabilitation’s Rochester center. Carolyn received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh and doctorate in physical therapy in 2009 from the University of Miami. Carolyn is a treating therapist skilled in rehabilitating a wide range of orthopaedic, sports and work-related injuries. She had been with NovaCare in other parts of the country since 2009 before returning to Pittsburgh in 2016. She specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, manual therapy and post-operative conditions as well as being Graston and vestibular certified.

Dean Grabigel, DPT, COMT

Dean is from the Pittsburgh area and received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2011 from Slippery Rock University and doctorate in physical therapy in 2015 from Chatham University. Dean has been with NovaCare Rehabilitation since 2015 and he specializes in work-related injuries and functional capacity evaluations as well as orthopaedic and neurological disorders.

Pamela Grant, Patient Service Specialist

Pam is from the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of the Bradford Business School. She has been a patient service specialist with NovaCare since 2003. Pam will help you work with your insurance company to verify your benefits and obtain authorization and referrals. Her goal is to proactively respond to your needs and concerns and always conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to exceed your expectations.

Veronica Faith Lafferty, Patient Service Specialist

Faith relocated to the Pittsburgh area from West Virginia in late 2016 and started with NovaCare in 2017. She is a graduate of Fairmont State College and enjoys camping and boating with her fiancé and three children. Faith is specially-trained to work as a liaison between you and your insurance company to help answer any questions regarding the coverage you have for care.

Amy Emanuel, Aquatics Instructor

Amy works as an aquatics instructor within the center, teaching multiple aquatics classes each week. She is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design and has been with NovaCare since 2004. She enjoys jewelry making and her family in her spare time.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Headache Treatment
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Obesity / Bariatric Care
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis Program
  • Joint Mobilization

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
  • Work Hardening
  • Fire Department / First Responder Services

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.

Community Involvement


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.

Oakmont 5K Run

May 25, 2021

Oakmont Father's Day 5K Run (Presented by Oakmont Chamber of Commerce)

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Time: 9 am

Where: Riverview Park in Oakmont, PA