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Employees who experience lost-time, limited duty, or symptoms in response to job tasks may benefit from work hardening physical therapy services. Rendered in various phases of the injury healing process, physical therapy helps the injured employee return to safe and productive work.

The purpose of Work Conditioning and Work Hardening, as well as a combination of the two, is to help progress an injured employee’s tolerance of job or occupation-specific physical stresses. Treatment should emphasize restoration of work-related function and reconditioning.

Work Conditioning Program

An intensive work-related, goal-oriented conditioning program designed to enable the employee to return to work. The program may include:

  • Multi-hour sessions up to 4 hours/day; 5 days/week; for 8 weeks
  • Systemic neuromuscular functions (joint integrity and mobility)
  • Muscle performance (strength, power, endurance)
  • Motor function (motor control and motor learning)
  • Range of motion (including muscle length)
  • Cardiovascular/pulmonary functions (aerobic capacity/endurance, circulation, and ventilation, and respiration/gas exchange

Work Hardening Program

A highly structured, goal-oriented, individualized intervention program to restore physical, behavioral, and vocational functions to return the injured employee back to work. Program includes:

  • Multi-hour sessions up to 8 hours/day; 5 days/week; for 8 weeks
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Uses real or simulated work activities
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1700 Old Gatesburg Road
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State College, PA, 16803-2276

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Phone: (814) 278-1912

Fax: (814) 278-1921

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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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  • Andrew Dearoff, PT, DPT

    Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

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  • Jeffrey M. Nicastro, D.C.

    Chiropractor

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  • Susan B. Fix, PT, MPT

    Physical Therapist

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    Brooke Hensen, PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist

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    Hannah Ulsh, PTA

    Physical Therapy Assistant

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    Michelle Confer

    Patient Care Coordinator II

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    Samantha Woomer, PTA

    Physical Therapy Assistant

A large part of what sets Phoenix apart is our team. We are proud to employ highly trained professionals who are not only skilled at what they do, but are passionate about providing you with individualized care. Our Phoenix team members are what makes achieving quality clinical outcomes possible through expertise and a personal approach.

Welcome to State College

Our team includes a Chiropractor and a Certified Hand Therapist! Welcome! The Phoenix Physical Therapy – State College team is ready to help patients recover, recharge and rise. We develop a customized therapy plan for each patient to get them back to enjoying their favorite activities. Our experienced team is committed to providing exceptional care in a professional environment. Whether you’re looking to prevent or treat an injury, recover from a recent illness or recuperate from surgery, schedule an appointment with our State College clinic and take advantage of our Physical Therapy, Workers’ Comp and Employer Solutions services...

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