|1161 McDermott Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7am - 8pm
Friday: 7am - 5:30pm
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Physical and Occupational Therapy at Premier : West ChesterThe Premier Orthopedics physical and occupational therapy clinic in West Chester, PA is a 5,000 sq. foot 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.
- Custom Orthotic Fabrication – a system involving an evaluation and casting process performed by licensed physical therapists to create the most appropriate orthotic for your lifestyle.
- 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.
- SpiderTech Kinesio-Taping Techniques – a system used to manage pain and myofascial dysfunction through the use of specialized elastic tape that is worn during functional activities. The taping techniques help to improve structural alignment, microcirculation, and neurodynamic control.
- 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 use with injured and well populations.
- 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.
Michael Wilson, PT, DPT, OCS, ART CertifiedPhysical Therapist
Mike received his Masters of Science degree from Ithaca College in 2003 where he played collegiate basketball. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Temple University in 2008. He was certified in Active Release Technique in 2005 (upper extremity, lower extremity, spine, long-track nerve) and obtained his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2009. Mike is involved with numerous community outreach programs and with professional development, serving as adjunct faculty in Widener University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and regularly mentoring physical therapy students in the clinical setting.
Mike's treatment approach incorporates a wide array of manual techniques with holistic, active, and functional treatment planning. He takes pride in his ability to evaluate and treat the whole patient, not limiting treatments to the location of pain. His commitment to this intervention style provides his patients with fast, effective, and long lasting resolutions to their orthopedic injuries. Mike has experience working with all outpatient demographics including the professional athlete, the aspiring athlete, the weekend warrior, the non-athlete, and the elderly. In addition to general practice, Mike has been active with company-wide program development through is efforts with Premier Performance Links, custom orthotic fabrication, and the Premier Joint Program. Recently Mike has taken special interest in the treatment of runners, evaluating running gait mechanics and the particular impacts that shod versus barefoot running has on the human body.
Interests: time with family/kids, basketball, golf, mountain biking, skiing, barefoot running.
Gina Martinelli Noble, MPT, ATC, LAT
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.
Karen Holman, PT, DPT
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.
Chuck McAnally, PT
Chuck received his Bachelors of Arts & Science from Villanova University in 1988 and his Masters in Physical Therapy from Neumann University in 1998.
Chuck has worked in a variety of settings including Outpatient, Home Care, Industrial and Occupational Health. He has a hands-on holistic treatment approach with each and every patient he encounters. He incorporates his array of clinical and educational experiences with his manual therapy techniques from working with musculoskeletal conditions, including back and neck pain, post surgical conditions, sports related injuries and return to work rehabilitation. Chuck’s goal for each patient is to help them return to and or achieve their optimal health and functional levels.
Chuck has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 1994 and is a Credentialed Clinical Educator.
Chuck enjoys spending time with his family, coaching/watching/playing with his kids, all sports, reading, the beach and staying active.
Chuck and his wife live in West Chester with their two sons and are involved in their school communities, CYO, Little League, LAFA, the Malvern League, WCLAX and the Chester County Food Shelter.
Lou Pitonyak, MS, OTR/L, CEES
Lou received his Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1998 from Washington University School of Medicine. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopaedic and nerve injuries of the upper extremity. He has extensive training in the John Barnes approach to Myofascial Release of the upper extremity as well as specialized training in electrical modalities for use with muscle, nerve and pain syndromes of the upper extremity. In addition, Lou is certified in Ergonomic Evaluation of the office and industrial worksite, where he provides consultation to national, local and government agencies on work injury prevention and mitigation. He is currently working toward becoming a Certified Hand Therapist.
In his down time, Lou treasures spending time with his family. He loves the outdoors especially boating, fishing, running and hiking. He has competed in several half marathons and a triathalon.
Kim Backstrom, PT, DPT
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.