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Committed to You

From modest beginnings, PT Associates of NEPA has grown into one of the most progressive and dynamic physical therapy providers in the region. We have a dedicated staff of physical therapists and athletic trainers who are committed to their profession, our local community, and most importantly to you, our patients.

Bernie Povanda

PT, COMT, FAAOMPT

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Trusted by Physicians - Adored by Patients

Our founder, Bernie Povanda PT, COMT, FAAOMPT, is a renowned, fellowship-trained physical therapist who has dedicated his 35+ year career to improving the lives of countless patients throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. His compassion and expertise are only surpassed by his warm personality and ability to make you feel comfortable during every stage of your rehabilitation program.

Beyond Traditional Therapy

We combine advanced manual therapy techniques and specialized rehabilitation equipment to dramatically improve patient outcomes and reduce recovery times. We are among a select few organizations that use a third-party patient outcomes assessment program (FOTO) to help get you better faster, in fewer visits, and ultimately save you money.

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LOW BACK PAIN PATIENT

“On different occasions, I’ve pulled my back out doing yard work and outdoor projects.  I got excruciating pain across my entire lower back, to the point I could not even stand up straight to walk.  The wonderful staff at Physical Therapy Associates is always so accommodating and gets me right in to be seen.  By the end of my treatment with Renee Lenceski, DPT, I walked out of there, standing straight and PAIN-FREE!  I call Renee “my little miracle worker”!!  It’s absolutely amazing how effective physical therapy is for back pain!  Now I am all set for snowmobile season!” -Lou

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Neck & Back Pain

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Pre & Post-Surgery

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Work Injury

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Sports Injury

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Balance Disorders

It’s Personal with Us

Every patient is unique. That is why we create comprehensive treatment programs that are designed to help you recover, protect against future injury and allow you to get back to doing what you love.

What You Can Expect

On your first visit, you can expect a very thorough evaluation of your problems with a highly-trained and certified physical therapy clinician.


• 60-minute personal assessment of your pain or injury
• Discussion of your personal  goals
• Complete assessment of your condition
• Development of a customized rehabilitation program
• Advanced manual therapy techniques
• In-home exercise treatment recommendations
• Direct referral to a specialist if diagnosis indicates

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