Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy
- General Orthopaedic Problems
- Spinal Disorders
- Fracture Care
- Joint Replacement
- Sports Injuries and Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders
- Determine functional deficits through evaluation
- Manage the acute stage of dysfunction to prevent chronic pain and/or disability
- Restore function through comprehensive therapeutic programs
- Improve knowledge to reduce risk of reoccurrence
Physical and Hand Therapists perform evaluations in order to assess the extent and nature of the disability, and to allow formulation of a comprehensive treatment program. Measurements such as range of motion and strength are taken to obtain baseline information on areas of lost function. Evaluation results are reported to all referral sources shortly after assessment. Progress updates are forwarded for follow-up visits to the physician.
Manual Therapy techniques utilize the therapist’s hands to relieve pain, restore mobility of stiff or adhesive joints, and to promote appropriate healing in an operative or injured joint.
Specialized exercise is performed during the treatment program to enhance recovery and functional restoration.
Electrical modalities are utilized to promote healing by reducing edema, relieving muscle spasm and reducing pain.
When indicated, the use of therapeutic heat or cold may be used adjunctively in our treatment programs.
Individualized problem oriented programs are designed to rehabilitate an injured worker’s cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and respiratory systems in preparations for return to work.
Pre-Operative Instruction Programs
Patients who will be undergoing elective surgical procedures, such as joint replacement, are instructed in protocol-based exercise and gait training to facilitate quicker post-operative rehabilitation and return to function.
Custom Splint Molding
Our Hand Therapist custom-makes splints for medically necessary hand conditions. Splints are designed to control movement, prevent deformity, allow a joint to rest, or to help facilitate motion in a specific way.
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John Wesolowich, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Wesolowich earned his Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Temple University in 1977. His Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy was completed in 1982 at the College of Allied Health Professionals in Temple University. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and earned his clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2004.
He has lectured in the industry on “Back Safety”, and has been a guest lecturer at Temple University. Throughout his practice, he has continued his professional education in the treatment of spinal and extremity disorders. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Wesolowich is the Administrative Therapist for our Rehabilitation Team.
Marie P. McTamney, MSPT
Marie McTamney earned her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and her Bachelor of Science from the College of New Jersey in 1984. She received her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Harcum College in 1989 with Honors. Marie went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Neumann College.
Marie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. She has attended numerous continuing education courses including McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, as well as Maitland and Mulligan manual therapy techniques. Marie continues her education with an emphasis on Manual Therapy Techniques of the spine and extremities.
Theresa M. Guinan, MPT
Dr. Theresa M. (Guinan) Hood earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2006 and Master of Physical Therapy in 2007, both from the University of Scranton. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2014.
Theresa has over 10 years of experience in the outpatient setting, with special interests in sports-related injuries and joint replacements. Theresa is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the orthopedic and sports sections, and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. Theresa has taken numerous continuing education courses to expand her knowledge and clinical skills in orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports performance. She has also been certified in the LSVT BIG program for patients with Parkinson Disease.
Theresa grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and enjoys treating patients close to where she grew up and lives. Outside of work she enjoys spending much of her time with her family, husband Chris, two very active toddlers Macie and Jake, can’t forget the dog, Tully, and watching sports.
Marcella B. Olenik, MSPT
Dr. Marcella Olenik earned her Masters in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in 2008 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. She continues her professional development with education in the area of Orthopedics.
She has completed the Cervical and Lumbar Spine courses by the McKenzie Institute and sports-related injuries in the young athlete. Mrs. Olenik is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Orthopaedic Section, and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.
Kelly Flannery, PT, DPT
Dr. Kelly Borgia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Physiology from Slippery Rock University in 2005. She played four years of collegiate NCAA Division II field hockey for Slippery Rock. Kelly’s internship was in cardiac rehabilitation at Abington Hospital.
In 2008, she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Thomas Jefferson University. Kelly worked at Jeanes hospital for 8 years as an acute care physical therapist. She continues her professional development with continuing education courses including McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment, spinal surgery, and extremity rehabilitation.
John Bauso, PT, DPT
Dr. Bauso earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2003. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 at Neumann University. With a background in Exercise Physiology, John brings to our practice an expertise in strength and conditioning as well as therapeutic exercise for recovery of function.
Dr. Bauso is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. He continues his professional development with education in the areas of spinal and extremity rehabilitation.
Meredith MacDonald, PT, DPT
Dr. Meredith MacDonald received her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Kinesiology, from Temple University in 2011. She continued her education at Temple, receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014.
Meredith’s interest in physical therapy grew from witnessing her grandfather’s struggles with the effects of post-polio syndrome in his later years and her many visits to rehab following her grandmother’s total knee replacement. Meredith is interested in obtaining her Geriatrics Specialty and Vestibular Specialty certification. Meredith has been a member of the ORSA team since 2017.
Elizabeth Schaeffer, PTA
Elizabeth Schaeffler earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Life Science in 2013. She received her Associate’s Degree of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant from Harcum College in 2017. She continues her professional development with education in the area of Orthopedics. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.
Margaret Tull, PT, DPT, CHT
Dr. Margaret Tull is a 1986 graduate of the Temple University’s Physical Therapy program and earned her post-professional doctorate in Physical Therapy at Arcadia University in 2011. She has specialized in hand and upper extremity care since 1992 and gained extensive clinical experience from a leading rehabilitation hospital hand center in Philadelphia.
Marge also served as a consultant with Independence Blue Cross of Philadelphia where she was responsible for educating providers and developing company policy relative to the coverage of hand therapy services. In addition to her clinical experience, Marge is active in educating future Physical Therapists as an Associate Faculty member at Arcadia University. She is a published author on various hand topics and lectures locally on hand and upper extremity conditions.
Dena R. Hornung, OTR/L, CHT
Dena Hornung graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in rehabilitation, acute care and Work Hardening achieving certifications in the Blankenship and Key Functional Assessments to administer Functional Capacity Evaluations at various facilities. Dena has specialized in the hand and upper extremity since 1996 earning the title of Certified Hand Therapist in 2000.
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