See what our patients are saying about us.........

HAMSTRING INJURY REHAB ATHLETE

 

“When I first injured my hamstring during the track meet I lost all hope for returning for my junior season. I never went through physical therapy before and was a bit skeptical at first but after speaking to my athletic trainer, I gave it a try. I noticed the difference after only a few sessions. We started slow and he gradually got me running again. Thank to my athletic trainer and Physical Therapy Associates, I was able to return from what looked like a season ending injury to winning a district gold medal and qualifying for states.”   -Ian  

LOW BACK PAIN PATIENT

 

“I was suffering from low back pain.  A friend recommended Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA because she had gone there for a knee injury and had great results.  I am so happy she did!  I loved the therapists’ willingness to listen to what I was feeling.  Not only did they treat the immediate issue, they made sure to address the underlying problem to prevent future problems!  I found my experience at PT Associates to be PERFECT.  My back pain went away and my therapist gave me stretches and exercises to stay PAIN FREE!!  I have and will continue to recommend them to everyone that needs physical therapy.  They were kind, dedicated and determined to help!”   -Kevin

ACL REHABILITATION ATHLETE

        

"I tore my ACL in November of 2015. Ashley Williams, ATC evaluated my knee from day one and then helped me schedule an orthopedic appointment. When my MRI came back torn ACL and slightly torn meniscus, she instantly focused on my preoperative therapy. She stressed how important it was to regain as much motion and strength before my surgery. She also thoughtfully cared about all the emotional stress I was beginning to feel after my injury. She spoke the truth to me at all times and said that it would be a fight to get back where I wanted to be. But she also stressed if I put in the work that the positive results would follow.

 

Ashley set me up at the clinic after my surgery three times a week and twice with her at the school. At this time she was communicating regularly with my physical therapist to make sure I wasn't pushing my knee too hard but just enough. Around five months post operation; I was working with Ashley five to six times a week at the school. She had a tentative rehabilitation plan set up for me weekly and always pushed me to a comfortable limit. She patiently worked through my complaining and suffering of my painful injury. She had a tactic of setting little goals each week, which made me workout with a purpose.  Without Ashley I truly believe this process wouldn't be as effective. Not only is she a great trainer but she’s an ever better person. Because of Ashley I was able to cheer for football season and play basketball one last time as a senior. She motivated and pushed me everyday of rehab, and I am forever grateful that she was my mentor for my ACL reconstruction journey."  -Olivia

SEVERE NECK PAIN PATIENT

 

 “The burning and aching pain in my neck got so severe, I finally went to my doctor.  It was so debilitating that I couldn’t perform my daily activities, lay on the couch to watch TV, or even sleep at night!  An x-ray found that I have arthritis in the top three vertebrae of my neck from an injury suffered 46 years ago.  I was given a script for physical therapy and went to Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. of NEPA for treatment, where Renee Lenceski, DPT was my therapist.  After only eight visits, with Renee’s hands-on approach, I felt AMAZING! Going to PT Associates was one of the best decisions I ever made.  I feel like a new person.  I cannot thank Renee and the staff enough for their incredible care.  It has been a year now, and I am still PAIN FREE!!!”   -Mimi

TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT PATIENT 

 

"After having a progressive total hip replacement, Bernie and his staff worked closely with my orthopedist, resulting in a PT treatment plan that had me walking and returning to my daily activities within 2 weeks!  I can't thank them enough!"    -Victoria

NERVE DAMAGE DUE TO ACCIDENT

 

"Due to an accident and sustaining multiple bone fractures, I was diagnosed with post traumatic lumbosacral plexopathy (nerve damage).  During the previous 18 months I received rehab from Bernie Povanda of Physical Therapy Associates.  My results have been tremendous:  Reduced pain and a better walking gait. I would publicly like to extend accolades and appreciation to Mr. Povanda and his staff for their expertise, guidance and positive attitude. They have become a second family through this difficult time and I would highly recommend Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA for treatment."  -Brent 

TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT PATIENT

 

“After having a total knee replacement I was sent for physical therapy.  I found the staff at Physical Therapy Associates very personable and helpful with all of my questions and needs.  Therapy was a total success  regaining the bending motion of my knee and strengthening my muscles. Walking and standing have become easier.  I can do stairs and even jog if I had to!  I would recommend Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA to everyone.” - Anita 

     POST-SURGICAL BACK PATIENT

 

"Over the course of seventeen years, I have had TEN back surgeries, and was told I would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.  The therapists at Physical Therapy Associates have helped me with my balance, strengthened my muscles, and lessened my dependency on pain medication.  With physical therapy I am WALKING better today!"  -Stephen 

                         2 KNEE REPLACEMENTS

 

"Therapy for my 1st knee replacement included the Biodex Balance Machine at Physical Therapy Associates.  At 1st, it took me a good amount of time to align the ball.  When my 2nd knee was replaced and I got onto the balancing disk, it was so much easier!  The lines may be squiggly but I hit every target.  My balance and coordination are GREATLY improved by these exercises!"  -Diane