|Crozer Medical Plaza,
300 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
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Premier Physical & Occupational Therapy at Brinton Lake
The Premier Orthopedics physical and occupational therapy clinic at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills, PA is a state-of-the-art facility, designed with functional rehabilitation in mind. Staffed with state-licensed physical and occupational therapists, patients are guaranteed to receive a holistic and highly effective treatment at the cutting edge of the profession. The therapists will work closely with each patient to assure that mutual goals are shared; and will provide the tools and education required to obtain these goals and more. Patients can be confident that they are putting their body and health in the hands of the specialists in the fields of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance.
Our Special Services
- Active Release Technique (ART) – an innovative soft tissue manual technique designed to diagnose and treat injuries to muscle, fascia, and peripheral nerves. www.activerelease.com
- Certified Hand Therapy – a specialized rehabilitation that addresses the complex and intricate injuries sustained by the hand, wrist, elbow, and upper extremity.
- Functional Movement Screens (FMS) - A comprehensive screen comprised of 7 tests that capture and assess fundamental movements (balance, stability, mobility) and symmetry. Results of the test offer a guideline for corrective interventions that target the root of the problem and maximize physical performance. This can be utilized in the Premier Athlete Program.
- Graston Technique® - The Graston Technique is used to decrease pain and improve function following an injury or other debilitation. The Graston Technique is a remarkable procedure that allows your Physical Therapist to detect and treat areas of scar tissue or adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These scar tissues and adhesions can reduce range of motion and cause pain. Graston Therapy uses stainless steel instruments and specific soft tissue mobilization that is combined with rehabilitative exercises to improve musculoskeletal function. The instruments help to detect and treat areas of scar tissue or adhesions in muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that can reduce range of motion and cause pain. We encourage you to visit www.grastontechnique.com prior to your first treatment to familiarize yourself with the technique.
- Premier Athlete Program – an individualized sports specific program designed to utilize the knowledge of licensed physical therapists to optimize athletic performance, safety, and longevity.
- Premier Joint Program – a patient specific program designed through the collaboration
- between orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to create the most effective and efficient rehabilitation process in the preparation for and recovery from a total joint replacement.
- Premier Performance Links – a biomechanical analysis of golfers designed to determine physical factors limiting the golf swing.
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) - A comprehensive assessment tool used to identify injury inducing movement patterns which provides the clinician with a road map for treating injury and dysfunction. This can be used with injured and well populations.
- Vestibular rehabilitation -Vestibular rehabilitation is a physical therapy program designed to overcome symptoms of vertigo, concussions, dizziness, lightheadedness, and imbalance . Vestibular rehabilitation aids in retraining the vestibular system to accommodate physical changes and to restore balance within the body.
Zach Mitchell, DPT, ART certified
Brad Papson, PT, DPT, OCSPhysical Therapist, Director of Education
Brad is a physical therapist who graduated from Ithaca College with a Masters' degree in Physical Therapy and subsequently from Temple University with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He has been practicing Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine for 10 years and managed multiple clinics over the past 5 years. He became Board Certified in Orthopaedics (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2009.
In addition to treating patients, Brad is in charge of the educational activities for Premier. This includes: monthly journal clubs, monthly physician lectures, staff education, continuing education planning, lecturing and performing movement screens at local high schools, and educating high school coaches/athletes on injury prevention.
Brad utilizes a movement-based approach to the rehabilitation of his patients. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Developmental Kinesiology of DNS, as well as others, all help direct a holistic evidence-based approach to rehabilitation. His goal is to not simply rehabilitate, but educate on where to go from here.
Professional Interests: Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries, Shoulder Rehabilitation and the Overhead athlete, The Neurologic side (CNS) of Orthopaedic Injuries, Kettlebell Training.
Stephanie McKay, PT, DPT
Ron Goetsch, ATC, PTA
Physical Therapist, Clinical Manager
Zach graduated from Widener University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. Zach has been with Premier since 2009 and is currently the site manager at Premier’s Brinton Lake facility. He has a special interest in cumulative trauma disorders, sports injuries, ACL rehabilitation and general population movement disorders. He is total body certified in Active Release Technique, a cutting edge manual therapy technique combining active tissue lengthening and myofascial release. Zach also utilizes principles of the Functional Movement Systems, an approach to create a standardized operating procedure to assess and correct faulty movement patterns.
Stephanie graduated from Lebanon Valley College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has had clinical rotations in several different settings including outpatient orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, acute care/hospital, and long term care. Stephanie enjoys working with a variety of ages as well as diagnoses, both musculoskeletal and neuromuscular in nature.
Physical Therapy Assisant