Phoenix Physical Therapy

Damon Formaini, PT, OCS Facility Director Physical Therapist Orthopaedic Certified Specialist Damon joined the PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc.

team in January 2007, after gaining 10 years of clinical experience at UPMC St. Margaret. Damon’s expertise is in the orthopedic physical therapy including post-operative rehab, spinal problems, and occupational and sports injuries. PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY... “I am dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate, and individualized care and education to each patient in a friendly, caring, and motivating atmosphere. PATIENT CARE PHILOSOPHY ... “I believe that determining a patient’s own goals and then creating an individualized, focused treatments plan that actively involves the patient is the basis for achieving a successful outcome and maximizing a person’s physical function and performance. Comprehensive, efficient care is delivered through education, manual treatments, prescribed exercise, and various other treatment modalities. Engaging the patient in an independent home program is essential in reaching their goals and preventing future reoccurrence.

PHOENIX provides customized physical therapy and rehabilitation to keep you doing the things you love.

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When should you see a PT versus a PCP? Read here to find out:

Today's Phoenix spotlight is on our Montoursville, PA clinic. This clinic consistently has great patient feedback. The team goes above and beyond for each one of their patients.

Featured here are Dylan Casale, Physical Therapy Aide, Kathleen Winter, Patient Care Coordinator, Justin Catino, Clinic Director, and Taylor Lockerby, Physical Therapy Aide.

It's been a spooktacular month! We wrapped up PT Month with some Halloween fun. Happy Halloween from Phoenix Physical Therapy!

According to the APATA, being a physical therapist is very rewarding. PTs work with patients one-on-one, see them progress through treatment, and know that they're really making a difference in their lives. Forbes identifies PTs as one of the "happiest jobs"!

Earlier this month, we celebrated these Phoenix Physical Therapists in our central PA region for becoming Certified Manual Physical Therapists through NAIOMT, the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Our CMPT Physical Therapists are efficient, accurate, and effective at providing skilled ‘hands-on’ treatment for neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Congratulations!

“NAIOMT CMPT proposes an eclectic approach to management, focusing on producing alterations in the neurophysiological system through all types of manual therapy and exercise.” – NAIOMT

Are you slumped in your chair or standing with your shoulders hunched forward? Here are some tips to help improve your posture.

Thank you to all of Phoenix's Occupational Therapists across our clinics for their hard work and care for our patients. Today we celebrate you on World Occupational Therapy Day!

Knee Pain

Clinic Director, Monica Johnson, PT, DPT from our Etters, PA clinic talks about knee pain and shows some simple exercises to alleviate discomfort.

If you are a health care provider, you know it’s important to help your patients get more physical activity. Here are some useful tips for talking with patients about physical activity guidelines and how to meet them.

Physical therapists are movement experts who help people reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from seeking PT treatment. Read about these myths here:

Regular physical activity can benefit your physical, mental, and social health. Read here for 9 things physical therapists want you to know to age well:

Fun Fact Friday! In 1921, Mary McMillan became the president of the American Women's Physical Therapeutic Association with 274 members. At this time, physical therapy was known as a “women’s health” profession. This organization is now known as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and represents over 100,000 PTs in the U.S. alone. Find more information about the history of PT here:

Today's spotlight is on Phoenix's Lewistown, PA clinic. These employees are local to Lewistown and well known in the area. Patients come for the whole experience from the interaction with the PCCs to the treatment they receive from the clinical staff. They've developed connections with a leading Pennsylvania healthcare provider and are an integral part of their pain program. Because of this, they have returned to pre-COVID levels and are quickly outgrowing their space. Team members include Tyler Hess, Clinic Director, Derek Heisler, PT, Halley Parzanese, PTA, Valeria Dressler, COTA, Sarah Wible, PTA/PCC1, Elizabeth Simone, PCC2 and Nicole Hobbs, OT.

Pain is one of the most common symptoms that leads a person to seek the help of a physical therapist or other health care professional. Click here to find a guide on understanding pain.

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Lauren Brennan PT, DPT, and Ashley Polcovich from Phoenix's Pine Grove, PA clinic show easy stretches for tennis elbow, a condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually from repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.

Did you know that kids and teens ages 6 to 17 need 60 minutes of activity every day? Click the link for tips on how to add a little exercise throughout the day.

What are you doing fun this weekend to move your body? Click here to read about the Top 10 Benefits of Physical Activity.

Do you know what year Phoenix was founded? Comment below or click here to find out the answer:

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Today's clinic spotlight is on Phoenix's Bradford, PA clinic! Clinic Director, Sandy MacFarlane, PT, DPT has been running the clinic since late 2018. Sandy and her team have taken this clinic to the next level through individualized care, research-based therapy, and excellent customer service. They continue to develop a name for themselves in the community. Featured here are Kayla Taylor, PCC2, Kelsey Lovell, PTA and Sandy Macfarlane, PT, DPT.

Today Phoenix celebrates our talented team of Physical Therapists! From the high school athlete recovering from an injury to a senior prehabbing before knee surgery and many other scenarios - Phoenix is proud to play an important role in how our patients recover, recharge and ultimately rise.

Postural Reeducation

Good posture is extremely important. Poor posture can cause widespread pains and stiffness as well as headaches. Improving our posture allows us to function more efficiently with less fatigue. Clinic Director, Bob Dusel from our Orwigsburg, PA clinic shares simple exercises to improve your posture.

The importance of staying active is important for everyone, even seniors. Older adults who are physically active can more easily perform daily tasks, play with their grandkids and remain independent. Read more here:

How can physical therapy help you? Read about the benefits of PT here:

VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins

PT Day of Service - Give back to your local communities by donating your time or money to a local organization. Need help finding a local organization? Check out Volunteer Match to find opportunities near you: Search Volunteer Opportunities. VolunteerMatch is the #1 volunteer-engagement network. Find volunteer information and listings in your local community now!

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As part of National PT Month, each week we're spotlighting one of our clinics. This week we're highlighting our Charlotte, NC clinic. Clinic Director, Matthew Turner, PT, DPT opened the Charlotte clinic in February 2019. Matthew epitomizes the ideal De Novo clinic director and incorporates all of the fundamentals of being a Phoenix employee. He always puts patients first and regularly goes above and beyond to make his clinic successful. Matthew is exceptionally motivated, driven, and is very entrepreneurial-minded.

Blair Atkinson, Charlotte’s PCC, came on board in March 2020 and has complimented Matthew and the clinic exceptionally. Blair has been instrumental in driving the clinic forward. Matthew and Blair make a great team and we are proud to call them colleagues.

How to Prepare for your First Physical Therapy Session - Phoenix Physical Therapy

Do you know how to prepare for your first PT visit? Find out here: If you’ve never been to physical therapy before, the unknowns of your upcoming appointment can be intimidating and stressful. To put your mind at ease, here are some things to keep in mind that will make your visit a success. How to prepare for your first physical therapy session What to bring Her...

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Watch Clinic Director, Katie Karnas, PT, DPT from Phoenix's Harrisburg, PA clinic explain how to make the most of your PT treatment. #PhoenixPTCares #PTMonth

What are you doing to be active today? Moving for 25 minutes or more per day can help to boost your mood, increase focus, reduce stress and improve your sleep. Learn more here:

Should you use heat or ice for pain and injuries? Find out here:

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Throughout National Physical Therapy Month, we'll be sharing fun facts about physical therapy. #PhoenixPTCares #PTMonth

Today, we kick off Physical Therapy Month! Over the next 31 days, we will highlight the importance of physical therapy, provide helpful tips and share how Phoenix Physical Therapists are making a difference in people's lives. Join us as we celebrate the importance of physical therapy!

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5 Franklin Village Mall
Kittanning, PA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:50
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:50
Friday 07:00 - 13:00
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Ondich Rural Health Center, 10261 State Route 85, Suite 2
Kittanning, 16201

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