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Premier Physical Therapy at West Chester

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1161 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

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If you’re looking for expert orthopaedic care in the West Chester area, look no further than Premier Physical and Occupational Therapy in West Chester. Here, a team of state-licensed and highly certified therapists, trained in the latest techniques, offers a range of proven and innovative treatments related to rehabilitation, fitness and performance enhancement.

Patients to the 5,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, benefit from rehabilitative programs that are customized to each patient’s injury or condition. Plans of care, developed in tandem between therapist and patient and designed to maximize recovery based on individual needs and goals, consist of equal parts therapeutic and educational.

Our Hours:

Monday 7am – 8pm
Tuesday 7am – 8pm
Wednesday 7am – 7pm
Thursday 7am – 8pm
Friday 7am – 5:30pm
Saturday 8am-1pm

 

If you’re looking for expert orthopaedic care in the West Chester area, look no further than Premier Physical and Occupational Therapy in West Chester. Here, a team of state-licensed and highly certified therapists, trained in the latest techniques, offers a range of proven and innovative treatments related to rehabilitation, fitness and performance enhancement.

Patients to the 5,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, benefit from rehabilitative programs that are customized to each patient’s injury or condition. Plans of care, developed in tandem between therapist and patient and designed to maximize recovery based on individual needs and goals, consist of equal parts therapeutic and educational.

Our Hours:

Monday 7am – 8pm
Tuesday 7am – 8pm
Wednesday 7am – 7pm
Thursday 7am – 8pm
Friday 7am – 5:30pm
Saturday 8am-1pm

 

Physical Therapists at this location

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Angie Dickerson-Schnatz , MPT, OCS, CHT

Physical Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist

Angie is an upper extremity specialist who is a Certified Hand Therapist as well as a residency trained Orthopedic Certified Specialist treating only Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists and Hands for 15 years. Angie graduated in 1998 from the Medical College of Georgia with her Masters in Physical Therapy. She completed an Orthopedic Residency with the University of Delaware in 2002, has been an Orthopedic Certified Specialist since 2003, and a Certified Hand Therapist since 2004. Her practice is focused on rehabilitation and custom orthotics for post-op and non-surgical patients with sport or traumatic injury, and arthritic conditions of the upper extremity for all ages. She has a special interest in custom orthotics for return to sport.

Angie provides mentoring for the University of Delaware sports and orthopedic residents, and lectures in Wrist and Hand for the University of Delaware and Drexel University Physical Therapy students. She also instructs for the NYU orthopedic residency program for Elbow, Wrist, and Hand, and has done educational presentations for Physical Therapists for the Brachial Plexus and Shoulder.

She has practiced in the Glen Mills area since 2015, and Northern Delaware since 2001.

Angie and her husband have three children in the Garnet Valley School District who are active in local sports and enjoys attending their competitions, outdoor activities, local music, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Gina Martinelli Noble, MPT, ATC, LAT

Physical Therapist

Gina has over 20 years of experience in rehabilitation working in physical therapy and athletic training settings. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Temple University and later attained a graduate degree in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. Gina utilizes her expertise in manual skills and a variety of disciplines within the field of physical therapy when treating injuries. Her vast experience includes treating women’s health issues (urinary/stress incontinence, pregnancy, and post partum), vestibular and balance disorders, sports related injuries, post surgical rehabilitation, and back and neck injuries.

Outside of work, Gina enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is an avid runner and has competed in a triatholon and six marathons in various cities across the country including Boston and Ancorage, Alaska. In addition to running, Gina enjoys dancing and weight lifting.

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Joe Song, DPT

Physical Therapist

Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2009. He went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University in 2012. While at Arcadia, Joe completed affiliations in orthopedic and rehab hospital settings, participated in multiple community outreach events, and experienced Pro Bono opportunities in Guatemala.

Joe enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic injuries, different ages, and is committed to providing his patients with quality care that incorporates patient’s specific treatment plan. He has taken a wide range of continuing education courses specifically on manual therapy and will continue to grow and develop as a skilled clinician to provide the best care to his patients.

Outside of work, Joe enjoys being active playing intramural flag football, basketball, roller hockey, and softball. He is an avid seasonal sports junky which involves snowboarding during the winter and surfing during the summer. Joe also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Karen Holman, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Karen Holman received her BA degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Messiah College, where she played collegiate basketball. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Arcadia University in 2002, graduating with the honor of Distinction.

Karen is committed to providing her patients consistent, quality care, and to continually improving her manual skills. Currently, she is working towards her Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine. Karen has ten years of experience in treating a wide variety of ages, abilities, and patient conditions in outpatient orthopedics.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and two children in West Chester, PA. In addition, she loves being active outdoors, running, playing basketball, and traveling.

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Kathleen Klein, PT, CHT, MBA

Physical Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist

Kathleen Klein PT, CHT, is a licensed physical therapist and certified hand therapist. She has been practicing physical therapy since she graduated from University of Kentucky in 1986 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy. She later received a Master’s degree in business administration in 1994 from the University of Cincinnati. She served as a department director in hospital settings three times during her 29 years of experience.

She then spent several years in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in El Paso, Texas working almost exclusively with the Hispanic population and completed the Spanish for Professionals program at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2001, she also became certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations using the Matheson and Hanoun systems.

Ms. Klein became interested in hand therapy in 2000 and became certified in hand therapy in 2003 after spending more than 4000 hours in hand and upper extremity patient care and taking extensive continuing education courses including a tutorial at the Philadelphia Hand Center in 2003. She has worked extensively with patients with upper extremity orthopedic injuries, arthritis, neurological trauma, cumulative trauma, tendon repairs and fabricating custom made orthoses.

Outside of work Ms. Klein enjoys spending time with friends, sewing and studying Spanish.

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Kim Backstrom, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kim has 11 years of experience working in outpatient physical therapy. She received her BA degree from Bucknell University where she served as a student athletic trainer primarily for the men’s soccer team, but also the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams and women’s volleyball team as well as all other teams that passed through the athletic training room. Kim received both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University.

Kim has over nine years experience in managing two physical therapy practices in center city Philadelphia, which included treatment for niche practices for both treatment of foot and ankle diagnoses and rehabilitation of performing artists. Kim is trained in the Graston Technique and she utilizes a strong emphasis on a variety of manual skills to guide her treatment with her patients to achieve individual results.

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Michael Wilson, PT, DPT, OCS, ART Certified

Physical Therapist, Clinic Manager

Mike received his Masters of Science degree from Ithaca College in 2003 where he played inter-collegiate basketball. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Temple University in 2008. Mike has been full-body certified in Active Release Technique (ART) since 2005 and obtained his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2009. Additional certifications include Functional Movement Based Taping (FMT), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA), and Post Offer Employment Testing (POET).

Mike actively participates in community outreach programs and professional development. He serves as adjunct faculty in Widener University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, mentors physical therapy students, and conducts professional education in-services to therapists and fitness/performance professionals in the community.

Mike’s treatment philosophy incorporates holistic functional movement and neuromuscular training along with a broad spectrum of manual skills to provide the foundation for efficient and long lasting orthopedic healing.

In addition to patient-care, Mike is Premier Orthopaedic’s Regional Clinical Director for the Chester and Montgomery County area clinics and manages the West Chester location.

Areas of professional interest: functional breathing and movement, sports performance, skilled running, surgical rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation (including thorax, pelvis and hip), manual therapy.

Personal interests: activities with family/kids, basketball, golf, mountain biking, skiing, running, adventure

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Samantha Gentile, DPT

Physical Therapist

Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from West Chester University in 2009. She went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Neumann University in 2013. Since obtaining her DPT, Sam has treated a wide array of orthopedic and neurologic conditions. She has a special interest in the management and treatment of concussions and is currently undergoing an additional year of education in order to obtain a Concussion Management Certification. Sam is also trained in the Graston technique for treating soft tissue injuries.

Sam is committed to providing her patients with quality care that incorporates a holistic and active treatment approach. She prides herself on her eagerness for continued growth and development to provide the best care to her patients.

Outside of work Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband and raising their two young daughters.

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Susan Madel, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist

Susan Madel graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Temple University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has practiced in both the hospital and outpatient orthopedic environments. She has gained extensive experience in all types of orthopedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions. The majority of her 20 year experience lies in the orthopedic outpatient setting. Susan enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions with an emphasis on education therefore empowering patients to maximize their recovery and prevent future injuries.

Outside of work, Susan enjoys an spending time with her family and being active with her 4 children.

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Therese Costa, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Therese received her Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Penn State in 2002 and has practiced in the outpatient orthopedic setting ever since. She has vast experience treating the full spectrum orthopedic conditions throughout all age demographics. She has a special interest in the geriatric population and enjoys the challenges associated with wellness promotion and improved quality of life for the aging. Therese is trained to administer the Graston technique and utilizes Kinesiology taping strategies to compliment her treatment sessions. Therese has a passion for learning and enjoys participating in continuing education classes to broaden her knowledge and effectiveness as a clinician.

Outside of work Therese enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, loves to cook, and cheering on our Philadelphia sports teams.

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