Vestibular Disorder Treatment

Vestibular Disorder Treatment at Summit Physical Therapy in Follansbee, WV Therapy is one of the best forms of treating vestibular disorders as it is non-medicinal. Medicine tends to have some side effects and may be the introduction of toxins into the body. Therapy involves exercises that improve a situation while rendering a permanent solution to [...]

Statement on Coronavirus-COVID19

Summit Physical Therapy makes patient health and safety a primary focus of what we do.   Attached is a patient education fact sheet on Novel Coronavirus – COVID19 in PDF format. We will continue to provide updates as necessary as new information becomes available.   Novel Coronavirus – COVID19 Factsheet

October is Physical Therapy Month — Support a local student

Join Summit Physical Therapy by helping us support a local student and receive a free screening at our New Cumberland clinic. In October, you’ll be seeing Summit Physical Therapy’s New Cumberland staff at Oak Glen High School varsity and JV football home games, as well as several other varsity sport home games. It’s our way of staying connected [...]

Free Movement Screenings in June!

Things are movin’ and shakin’ this summer and Summit Physical Therapy is jumping in feet first with another FREE movement screening. And, due to the screening success in March, you can now call any of our FIVE LOCATIONS to schedule your appointment. There’s nothing we like more at Summit Physical Therapy than people living their [...]

How COVID Saved Me

Peters Township resident Sam Petrarca finds his way back from a life-altering event. By Britt Fresa for Summit Physical Therapy   In May 2020, just two months into the COVID pandemic, normal life had already changed across the country. Amid shut-downs, layoffs, masks and stay-at-home orders, what used-to-be paled in comparison to reality. But, for [...]

How To Heal Heel Pain

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your heel for no apparent reason? One of the causes of heel pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. The plantar fascia serves as a ‘shock absorber’ for the [...]

Benefits of Physical Therapy on Brain Injury Treatment

A traumatic brain injury (also known as TBI) occurs as a result of trauma to the head, leading to damage to the brain itself. Traumatic brain injuries can result from numerous types of injuries including automobile accidents, contact sports, or falls. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe; ranging from headaches and general confusion to [...]

Understanding Spinal Manipulation

Physical therapists at Summit Physical Therapy describe spinal manipulation as a non-invasive procedure that involves the application of manual or mechanical force on the lumbar spine or cervical spine restoring its structural integrity, hence reducing pain and triggering the body’s natural healing process. Spinal manipulative therapy is a treatment technique that requires a high degree [...]

Understanding Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique. This technique is designed in a way to facilitate the body’s healing process on muscles or joints. The method is unique as it does not restrict the body’s range of motion. It also provides prolonged soft tissue manipulation to extend the benefits of manual therapy. Physical therapists [...]

Defying Gravity with AlterG®

AlterG is the new technology in town that helps facilitate patients to gain full mobility without experiencing the effects of gravity bearing down on their bodies. It uses NASA’s Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology. DAP is a precise air calibration (precise unweighting) system that is changing what is possible in physical rehabilitation and training. Physical [...]

Finding Best Care for your Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Upper limb rehabilitation is treatment meant for patients who have lost partial or complete movement capabilities of their upper limbs. One of the major causes of upper limb paralysis is a stroke. The phenomenon inhibits patients from undertaking any physical activity that they would have been able to before for instance, daily chores. Physical therapists [...]

Employee Bonding – Pirates vs San Francisco 2018-05-12

A fun time was had by all at the employee gathering at the Pittsburgh Pirates home game on May 12, 2018.

Summit Physical Therapy Helps You Avoid Plantar Fasciitis

Summit Provides Prevention Guidelines For Baseball Season

Business Spotlight on Summit Physical Therapy

Summit Physical Therapy’s AlterG Treadmill

You can defy gravity in Moon and in McMurray. NovaCare Rehabilitation in the Thorn Run Crossing shopping mall and Summit Physical Therapy in McMurray have the only Alter G treadmills in the metro area. Developed for NASA to make it possible for astronauts to exercise in space, the Alter G is used on Earth to [...]