Physiotherapy Associates Announces New Clinic in Erie, PA
Clinic Provides Patients Many Options for Healthy Living
Exton, PA, April 6, 2010—Physiotherapy Associates, the nation’s foremost provider of outpatient physical therapy services, announced a new clinic location in Erie, PA. Known as Keystone Rehabilitation Systems – Erie South, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, as well as treatment for lymphedema, specialized programs for dancers, gymnasts and other performing artists, and a breast cancer rehabilitation program.
Leading the physical therapy services at the new clinic is Elizabeth Darling, DPT, OCS, CLT, ATC. Ms. Darling has been a physical therapist for nine years and an athletic trainer for 10 years. She is a certified lymphedema therapist, and she is also an orthopedic clinical specialist. Ms. Darling has worked with USA Gymnastics for nine years, traveling extensively with the national gymnastics team providing physical therapy and athletic training services. She has also worked with USA Diving and, in 2008, Ms. Darling was the diving team’s physical therapist at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Ms. Darling is a graduate of Marquette University, and later this year will accept the honor of most distinguished young alumna.
Pete Grabaskas, PT, COO of Physiotherapy Associates, stated, “Opening this clinic in Erie highlights the opportunities we have as a company to provide cutting-edge physical therapy services across the U.S. By combining outstanding clinicians with new facilities, Physiotherapy Associates allows millions of our patients to lead healthier lives.”
In addition to the clinic’s physical therapy services, a new program is available for patients recovering from breast cancer. The program was developed to help patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely. Patients schedule an office visit prior to surgery where baseline measurements are taken. Then, patients are given a personalized home program based on their needs and their corresponding surgical procedure. Last, patients have appointments at the three- and six-month intervals following surgery. Measurements are repeated and, if any deficits are noted, the physician is contacted and an appropriate treatment plan is implemented. This program helps identify any problems early and facilitates a smooth recovery.
Ms. Darling stated, “I am excited to help open this new facility. We are providing a set of physical therapy services that are not currently offered in this market. We use Pilates-based exercises for certain patients and offer specific equipment for this type of rehabilitation. The Erie community will benefit by returning to a healthier lifestyle.” She added that the clinic provides all conventional outpatient physical therapy services.
The new clinic is located at the intersection of Old French Road and Perry Highway (also known as Route 97 and Route 505). There is parking directly in front of the building.
For more information or to schedule a consultation at the clinic, call 814.860.7816 during the clinic’s convenient office hours of Monday: 10-7pm; Tuesday: 7-1pm; Wednesday: 10-7pm; Thursday: 10-7pm; and Friday: 7-1pm.
Keystone Rehabilitation Systems is a Physiotherapy Associates company.
About Physiotherapy Associates
Physiotherapy Associates is the nation’s foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services. Physiotherapy Associates employs an industry-leading team of physical therapists and healthcare practitioners who are dedicated to high-quality patient care. The company provides physical therapy, industrial rehabilitation and orthotics and prosthetics services to millions of patients each year across the United States. With more than 600 clinics, Physiotherapy Associates is national in scope, local in care. For more information, visit www.physiocorp.com, follow us on Twitter (@physiocorp) or become a Physio fan on Facebook.