Center for Rehabilitation

at The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness

  • Saint Francis
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    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at: 

    Phone: 814-472-3936

    Fax: 814-472-3905

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  • Why choose the DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation for your physical and occupational therapy?

    State-of-the-Art Facilities

    The DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation is housed on the ground floor of the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. The DiSepio Institute, a state-of-the-art, 30,000 square foot facility, offers equipment and technology not found at any other location in this region. In addition to the Center for Rehabilitation, this facility features a fitness area complete with strength training and cardio equipment, research facilities, a spiritual wellness center, and flexible space for health and wellness educational programming and conferences.

    Experienced Staff

    Our therapists are leaders in the field. They have extensive experience in a variety of treatment settings and also serve as faculty members in the Saint Francis University Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Occupational Therapy. All of our physical therapists are Board Certified Clinical Specialists in either Sports or Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties or are participating in a residency program to prepare for board certification. They are committed to providing the best care possible by keeping up to date on current research regarding physical or occupational therapy practice. The physical therapists also contribute to the physical therapy body of knowledge by conducting clinical research at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.

    Individualized Treatments

    The DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation is committed to providing individualized and effective care for our patients. We have proven treatment strategies for most musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries and conditions including:

    • Sports
    • Orthopedic
    • Neurologic
    • Pediatric
    • Work-related injuries
    • Post-surgical
    • Low back and neck pain
    • Shoulder
    • Chronic pain management
    • Upper extremity injuries

    Specialized Services

    The DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation offers a variety of specialized services including:

    • Biodex Isokinetic testing
    • NeuroCom balance and gaze stability assessment
    • Body composition testing
    • Ergonomic training
    • Work conditioning
    • Biomechanical sports evaluation
    • Sports performance enhancement programs
    • Hand rehabilitation

    Aquatic Therapy

    Rehab like the pros in our therapy pool. The DiSepio Center for Rehabilitation features a Hydroworx therapy pool, the same type used by many professional teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Manchester United Football Club. This pool is also used by numerous Division 1 collegiate athletics programs including our student-athletes here at Saint Francis University. Pool features include an underwater treadmill, resistance jets, and underwater video cameras, which allow our therapists to evaluate and treat gait abnormalities in an aquatic environment.

    Accessibility

    We make every effort to accommodate your schedule and will initiate treatment as early as possible to expedite the recovery process. We are handicapped accessible, offer free parking, and provide a convenient drop-off area just steps from our front door.

    Communication

    If you have been referred by a physician, we will keep your doctor informed with updates on your progress. We are committed to working with you and your physician to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

    Pre-certification

    Our office will assist you in assuring that your treatment is approved by your insurance company. We participate with most private insurances, Medicare, Auto, and Workman's Compensation.

    Direct Access

    You can be treated by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician. As a healthcare consumer, you have a choice of providers. Pennsylvania is a direct access state. Direct access means you can schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist at any time. There is no need to see your physician first for a referral.