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Core Physical Therapy

Core Physical Therapy

5410 6th Ave | Altoona, PA 16602

Call 814-317-6940
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Closed
  • One-on-one care with the same PT
  • Hands-on manual therapy
  • Same day appointment's offered
  • Direct Access license
  • Ten years of PT experience
  • Physical Therapists
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Workers Comp/Rehabilitation
Description

Through skilled physical therapy evaluation we are able to define the nature of the patient's dysfunction and intervene with skilled manual techniques and exercise prescription. Our goal is to not only eliminate the patient's pain but prevent it from returning in the future.

Spinal Rehabilitation:

Low back and neck pain are the most common dysfunctions keeping people from performing the daily, work, and recreational activities that make us who we are. One-on-one, hands on, individualized evaluation and intervention are key to diagnosing and treating the spine. Our approach to treating your spinal pain involves diagnosing what specific tissues or structures are injured, determining what has caused the injury, and implementing a stretching, mobilization, and exercise/stabilization routine to help restore normal function of the spine.

Common disorders of the spine that are treated include: degenerative disc disease (D.D.D.); disc bulges/herniations; osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease (D.J.D.) of the spine; cervical and lumber sprains/strains; cervical headaches; cervical and lumber radiculopathy; and post-operative care.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation:

Sprains, strains, tendonitis, and fractures are, unfortunately, a part of life for most of us. Through early physical therapy intervention, you can prevent a simple injury from becoming a chronic problem. Our approach to treating common orthopedic injuries involves intervention, either immediate or delayed, to reduce acute or chronic pain and swelling, restoring normal mobility and flexibility of the injured joints or soft tissue, and exercise prescription aimed at increasing your functional strength to what it was before the injury.

Common orthopedic injuries that are treated include: osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease (D.J.D.); ligament sprains; muscle strains; shoulder impingement syndrome; rotator cuff strains or tears; tendonitis; bursitis; patello-femoral syndrome; plantar fasciitis; and all post-operative orthopedic care (including total joint replacement; knee and shoulder arthroscopy; rotator-cuff repair; and A.C.L. reconstruction).

Sports Rehabilitation:

During the course of an athletic career, whatever level or length, an injury is likely, and the need to return quickly and safely is of utmost importance. When an athlete suffers any sort of injury immediate intervention is optimal and can help speed up the recovery and return to activity. Our experience with treating athletes of all levels allows you to receive research-driven rehabilitation that will allow for safe return to athletic activity in as little time as possible. And with our partner, Core Performance Training, you have the option of participating in a sports performance training program that will further help to improve your game and prevent the chances of a future injury.

T.M.J. Rehabilitation:

Dysfunction of the jaw, or T.M.J. disorder, can commonly lead to headaches and face and neck pain, and physical therapy is often overlooked as a way to treat these problems. Joint tightness, muscle irritation, and locking of the jaw can all contribute to T.M.J. pain and are all treatable with physical therapy. Through joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilization, jaw exercises, and modalities for inflammation control T.M.J. dysfunction can be kept under control without having to resort to more aggressive interventions, such as surgery.

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Bill Padamonsky, MPT, SCS

Physical Therapist Bill Padamonsky MPT, SCS, brings ten years of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy experience to CORE Physical Therapy.

Per the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Bill is Blair County's only board certified Sports Clinical Specialist. He has experience working with all levels of athletes, from Division I football all the way to pee-wee baseball.

Bill also has the experience to treat non-athletes of all ages, from common back problems, to work related injuries, to arthritic aches and pains.

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