|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
Dana Gross, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Stephanie McKay, PT, DPT
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 Stern, PT
Ron Goetsch, ATC, PTAPhysical Therapy Assistant
Bob Lewis, PTAPhysical Therapy Assistant
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.
Dana has a Bachelor's of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University, and Master's of Science in Health Administration from St. Joseph's University. She is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) since 1995.
Dana has experience in working at Episcopal Hospital, as a Manager for 8 years and has worked in a Rehabilitation Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Over the last 20 years she has specialized on the Hand and Upper Extremity rehabilitation. She is experienced in custom fabrication of orthoses, and utilizes exercises, functional activity, patient education, and manual therapy techniques (including Graston ) in treating her patient's . Dana has been with Premier since 2012.
Stephanie graduated from Lebanon Valley College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. She enjoys working with a variety of ages as well as diagnoses, both musculoskeletal and neuromuscular in nature. Stephanie utilizes the Graston Technique (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) in her treatment approach, which is the use of instruments to help release myofascial restrictions. She also utilizes the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to both assess and correct movement patterns. She emphasizes patient education to empower her patients with the knowledge of self-management of their conditions in an effort to prevent recurrence of neuromusculoskeletal pain.
Steph graduated from Hunter College with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She has had multiple clinical experiences in various settings including outpatient orthopedics, acute care/ hospital, and acute rehabilitation. Steph has also done research at the Hospital for Special Surgery looking at Spinal Stenosis outcomes after non-invasive intervention. She has special interest in sports injuries, concussion treatment and management, and spinal cord injuries, but enjoys working with a variety of patient populations.
Ron brings many years of experience to your care. His knowledge is derived from the education he received from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harcum College. These were merely the springboard for the experience that followed and continues today. Ron had learned much from his time with The Philadelphia Eagle Football Club, several local educational institutions, and years working for a local Physiatrist, working his way up to manager. Ron also was appointed for 2 terms (8 years), as a member of the State Board of Physical Therapy. His treatment philosophy includes the use of The Selected Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization utilizing The Graston Technique (M1, M2). Ron is a highly capable clinician that contributes to the ‘Team’ approach to your care that is employed by the Physical Therapy division of Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Bob graduated with his PTA degree from Kent St University after having worked for 16 years as an Athletic Trainer in Cincinnati, Ohio. His array of experiences include working in the NFL with the Bengals and with Cincinnati's minor league hockey team. He spent the last five years in the clinic as a workers compensation specialist and performing functional capacity evaluations. As a PTA he enjoys expanding his clinical role and experience with a more varied patient population especially geriatric. Outside interests include following sports of all types, including his beloved Bearcats and spending time with his family.