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- Active Release Technique
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Functional Movement Screens
- Premier Athlete Program
- PremierJoint Program
- Premier Performance Links
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
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Crozer Medical Plaza,
300 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Premier Orthopaedics’ Physical and Occupational Therapy clinic consists of a knowledgeable staff of licensed physical and occupational therapists dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care. Located at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills, the state-of-the-art facility was designed with functional rehabilitation in mind so therapists can administer complete regimens for patients.
Therapists work closely with each patient to determine goals, supply tools and education, and utilize the best methods in medicine to determine a strategy to achieve these goals. Therapists develop relationships with patients to gain a mutual understanding of their injuries and outline the next steps of rehabilitation. They strive to instill confidence in patients to assure them that they’re putting their health and body in the right hands.
The staff at Premier Orthopaedics’ Physical and Occupational Therapy clinic hosts many special services for the most common forms of orthopedic injury. Therapists utilize proven techniques and cutting-edge technology to identify an injury and provide solutions to decrease pain and improve strength.
The specialties at Premier Physical Therapy at Brinton Lake include:
- Active Release Technique – diagnose and treat injuries to peripheral nerves, muscles and fascia
- Certified Hand Therapy – rehabilitate upper extremities, elbows, wrists and hands
- Functional Movement Screens – seven tests that assess fundamental movements and symmetry
- Graston™ Technique – find adhesions and scar tissue in ligaments, muscles and tendons
- Premier Athlete Program – sport-specific program to optimize athletic performance
- Premier Joint Program – designed through collaboration between therapists and surgeons for efficient and effective rehabilitation from total joint replacement surgery
- Premier Performance Links – biochemical analysis to determine limiting factors for a golfer’s swing
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment – used to identify problem movement patterns
- Vestibular Rehabilitation – rehabilitation for concussion, vertigo, dizziness, imbalance and lightheadedness
Premier Orthopaedic has 15 physical therapy centers located throughout Delaware and Chester counties to ensure that every patient is provided with the appropriate care. With the wide range of specialties available at each location, one of them will have the program you’re looking for.
Premier Orthopaedics physicians specialize in healing patients who have suffered sports-related injuries, including concussion injury management. Premier’s certified impact consultant physicians and athletic trainers identify and diagnose concussions and find a solution. Concussions vary from person to person, and the physicians at Premier treat them accordingly. ImPACT™ is a computer-based program that tests aspects of brain function. Physicians at Premier will administer the ImPACT™ Neurocognitive Test to evaluate the injury and determine treatment.
Premier Orthopaedics formed in 2000 with the idea of bringing high-quality and accessible health care to their patients. Patients are guaranteed holistic and highly effective treatments assigned by skilled and experienced physicians. With a complete range of orthopaedic medicine, our physicians and therapists can guide you on the road to recovery and help you feel better soon.
Zach Mitchell, DPT, ART certified
Physical Therapist, Clinical Manager
Zach graduated from Widener University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. Zach has been with Premier since 2009 and is currently the site manager at Premier’s Brinton Lake facility. He has a special interest in cumulative trauma disorders, sports injuries, ACL rehabilitation and general population movement disorders. He is total body
certified in Active Release Technique, a cutting edge manual therapy technique combining active tissue lengthening and myofascial release. Zach also utilizes principles of the Functional Movement Systems, an approach to create a standardized operating procedure to assess and correct faulty movement patterns.
Kristina DiGaetano, OT
Kristina attended Elizabethtown College and received a B.S. in Health Occupation in 2013 followed by a M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2014. She completed an optional hand therapy affiliation post-graduation and developed a strong interest in hand and upper extremity therapy. She enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan and utilizes a holistic approach to treatment.
Dana Gross, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Dana has a Bachelor's of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University, and Master's of Science in Health Administration from St. Joseph's University. She is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) since 1995.
Dana has experience in working at Episcopal Hospital, as a Manager for 8 years and has worked in a Rehabilitation Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Over the last 20 years she has specialized on the Hand and Upper Extremity rehabilitation. She is experienced in custom fabrication of orthoses, and utilizes exercises, functional activity, patient education, and manual therapy techniques (including Graston ) in treating her patient's . Dana has been with Premier since 2012.
Stephanie McKay PT, DPT, VRT Certified
Stephanie graduated from Lebanon Valley College with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2013 and began working at Premier Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in August 2013. Since then Stephanie has taken an interest in treating both orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. She is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to assess and correct dysfunctional movement patterns. She is also trained in Rock Taping (kinesiology taping) and the Graston Technnique (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) which is used to help improve collagen tissue realignment and restrictions in soft tissues. Stephanie is also certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy and has an interest in treatment of concussions and vestibular disorders for patients who have impairments in balance and dizziness. She emphasizes patient education to empower her patients with the knowledge of self-management of their conditions in an effort to prevent recurrence of their symptoms.
Brad Papson, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Director of Education
Brad is a physical therapist who graduated from Ithaca College with a Masters' degree in Physical Therapy and subsequently from Temple University with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He has been practicing Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine for 10 years and managed multiple clinics over the past 5 years. He became Board Certified in Orthopaedics (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2009.
In addition to treating patients, Brad is in charge of the educational activities for Premier. This includes: monthly journal clubs, monthly physician lectures, staff education, continuing education planning, lecturing and performing movement screens at local high schools, and educating high school coaches/athletes on injury prevention.
Brad utilizes a movement-based approach to the rehabilitation of his patients. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Developmental Kinesiology of DNS, as well as others, all help direct a holistic evidence-based approach to rehabilitation. His goal is to not simply rehabilitate, but educate on where to go from here.
Professional Interests: Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries, Shoulder Rehabilitation and the Overhead athlete, The Neurologic side (CNS) of Orthopaedic Injuries, Kettlebell Training.
Stephanie Stern, PT
Steph graduated from Hunter College with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She has had multiple clinical experiences in various settings including outpatient orthopedics, acute care/ hospital, and acute rehabilitation. Steph has also done research at the Hospital for Special Surgery looking at Spinal Stenosis outcomes after non-invasive intervention.
She has special interest in sports injuries, concussion treatment and management, and spinal cord injuries, but enjoys working with a variety of patient populations.
Ron Goetsch, ATC, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Ron brings many years of experience to your care. His knowledge is derived from the education he received from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harcum College. These were merely the springboard for the experience that followed and continues today. Ron had learned much from his time with The Philadelphia Eagle Football Club, several local educational institutions, and years working for a local Physiatrist, working his way up to manager. Ron also was appointed for 2 terms (8 years), as a member of the State Board of Physical Therapy.
His treatment philosophy includes the use of The Selected Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization utilizing The Graston Technique (M1, M2). Ron is a highly capable clinician that contributes to the ‘Team’ approach to your care that is employed by the Physical Therapy division of Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Bob Lewis, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Bob graduated with his PTA degree from Kent St University after having worked for 16 years as an Athletic Trainer in Cincinnati, Ohio. His array of experiences include working in the NFL with the Bengals and with Cincinnati's minor league hockey team.
He spent the last five years in the clinic as a workers compensation specialist and performing functional capacity evaluations. As a PTA he enjoys expanding his clinical role and experience with a more varied patient population especially geriatric. Outside interests include following sports of all types, including his beloved Bearcats and spending time with his family.