UPMC Rehabilitation Institute


Specialized Services & Individual Treatments

The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute is committed to providing individualized and effective care for our patients. 

Services Offered

physical therapy
We have proven treatment strategies for most musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries and conditions including:
  • Sports
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurologic
  • Pediatric
  • Work-related injuries
  • Post-surgical
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Shoulder
  • Chronic pain management
  • Upper extremity injuries
  • Concussions
We offer a variety of specialized services including:
  • Work conditioning
  • Biomechanical sports evaluation
  • Sports performance enhancement programs

Aquatic Therapy

Rehab like the pros in our therapy pool. The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute features a Hydroworx therapy pool, the same type used by many professional teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Manchester United Football Club. This pool is also used by numerous Division 1 collegiate athletics programs including our student-athletes here at Saint Francis University. Pool features include an underwater treadmill, resistance jets, and underwater video cameras, which allow our therapists to evaluate and treat gait abnormalities in an aquatic environment.

Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

Our therapists are leaders in the field. They have extensive experience in a variety of treatment settings and also serve as faculty members in the Saint Francis University Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Occupational Therapy. All of our physical therapists are Board Certified Clinical Specialists in either Sports or Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties or are participating in a residency program to prepare for board certification. They are committed to providing the best care possible by keeping up to date on current research regarding physical or occupational therapy practice. The physical therapists also contribute to the physical therapy body of knowledge by conducting clinical research at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at:
Phone: 814-472-3936
Fax: 814-472-3905


We make every effort to accommodate your schedule and will initiate treatment as early as possible to expedite the rehabilitation process.  Our facility is handicapped accessible, offers free parking, and provides a convenient drop-off area just steps from our front door.


It Takes a Team 

If you have been referred by a physician, we will keep your doctor informed with updates on your progress. We are committed to working with you and your physician to ensure that you receive the best care possible.


Making the Process Smoother for You

Our office will assist you in assuring that your treatment is approved by your insurance company. We participate with most private insurances, Medicare, Auto, and Workman's Compensation.

Direct Access

You can be treated by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician. As a healthcare consumer, you have a choice of providers. Pennsylvania is a direct access state. Direct access means you can schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist at any time. There is no need to see your physician first for a referral.