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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists provide skilled treatment to patients with physical disabilities with the goal of increasing a patient’s functional abilities and thereby allowing them to become more independent in performing activities of daily life. Physical therapy helps to control and/or decrease pain, increase strength, increase range of motion, regain use of an affected limb, and improve balance and gait.  Treatment is focused on maximizing independence with functional mobility.

Physical Therapy at St. Mary Medical Center:
At St. Mary Medical Center, we strive to provide skilled physical therapy intervention in areas of acute hospital care, rehabilitation, and outpatient services. Our therapists are trained in the current trends of physical therapy treatment including BIONESS, and LITEGAIT, as well as traditional practices in areas of skilled intervention including neuromuscular reeducation, and neurodevelopmental treatment techniques.

Career Opportunities
St. Mary Medical Center offers multiple opportunities for entry-level and experienced physical therapists who are interested in a dynamic and fast-paced environment within a hospital setting. New employees will enjoy the benefits of working within a multi-interventional environment with opportunities to work at an acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and/or outpatient level. Individuals who have a current or temporary physical therapy license and are interested in exploring the many career opportunities available at St. Mary Medical Center should contact Courtney Burnett in the Human Resources Department at 215-710-2513.

To learn more about joining the exciting field of Occupational Therapy, please click Educational Requirements

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals who are interested in more direct experience with patients but do not have the academic background. Opportunities may include patient transport, assistance with completing exercise programs, and interacting in patient socialization and leisure groups.

Observation/Shadowing

Individuals considering physical therapy as a potential profession are invited to observe  a PT over one or several days.

Please contact Lillian Schonewolf in the Volunteer Office at
215-710-2096 for more information.