Debra E. Phillips, PTA, graduated from Pennsylvania State University with an Associate in Science. She became a physical therapist assistant to make a difference in people’s lives.
Coordinated Health. Better. Together.
“ The slogan is Coordinated Health. Better. Together. I think this is an appropriate slogan for me as well. I have been a patient at Coordinated Health for many ailments including Achilles’ tendon issues, tarsal tunnel syndrome, torn meniscus, partially torn ACL, and Morton’s neuroma. The first person I encountered at Coordinated Health was Dr. Brigido. When I saw Dr. Brigido for my neuroma issue I told him about no feeling in my foot. He referred me to Dr. Goldberg for acupuncture and Dr. Duffy for Grafton massage. With these doctors I gained the feeling back in my foot. Dr. Goldberg explained acupuncture and what he would be doing. It didn’t hurt and I felt more feeling in my foot after a couple treatments. Dr. Duffy did Graston massage and removed scar tissue as well as keeping me balanced. He looked at me as a whole person and not just a left foot. Unfortunately, as I was getting treated for that I partially tore my ACL. The great news is that I had acupuncture a few days later and it prevented pain from the ACL issue. Dr. Slenker, the orthopedist who treated me for the ACL, sent me for physical therapy. I have been rehabbing and have avoided surgery. Physical therapy is hard work. I had the team of Katie Pritchard and Deb. Together they helped me strengthen my muscles. They were very patient and kind while teaching me new exercises and doing Graston massage on my tight IT bands. I never knew Graston massage was part of the PT but it is makes such a great difference in loosening tightness and breaking up scar tissue. I’m happy to say I have my last day of PT today. As the slogan goes, Coordinated Health. Better. Together. Thanks for all you all have done! I feel stronger and confident I will stay healthy. If not, I will definitely be back because you have a true team that works together to make me better.Diane DeVivo ”
Diane D. from Easton, PA
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