Bryn mawr physical therapy

Helping you recover faster

And get back to doing whatever it is you love!

Come Visit Our Convenient Location in Bryn Mawr, PA

Our dedicated physical therapy team offers exceptional service with state-of-the-art equipment in Bryn Mawr and a spacious atmosphere reflecting our commitment and love for working with and helping people.

Visit us at 905 W. Lancaster Ave Bryn Mawr PA 19010

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Our Physical Therapy Treatments

Gait analysis

Identifies the factors contributing to your particular injury

Blood flow restriction

Brief and intermittent occlusion of blood flow while exercising

Movement Analysis

Fixing the source of the problem, not just treat the symptom

Dry Needling

Unique therapy often administered with traditional physical therapy exercises

Laser Therapy

Uses light to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes

Postural Correction

Restore balance throughout your muscles to give you the ability to sit and stand tall

Sports Rehabilitation

Assisting your recovery from sports-related injuries 

Golf Swing Analysis

Improving fundamental movement while preventing breakdown and/or overuse

Meet our Physical Therapists

Our team is excited to meet you at our new Bryn Mawr location!

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Dr. Jessica Calderón, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
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Joe Dawson, MPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
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Dr. Chelsea Turgeon PT, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Testimonials

Real patients, real stories, real progress. If you want to know what you’re in for when you work with Primal Physical Therapy, take some time to read what our current and former patients have to say.

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Jameer Nelson

Sports Broadcaster, NBA All-Star

I've played at the highest level and been around some great trainers, PTs, and coaches. I have recently been doing laser treatment at Primal with JJ and she is right at the top and the best of the best as a PT.

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Robby Andrews

Professional runner, Olympic athlete

I have gone to JJ for everything from an achilles tear to a tight shoulder. As a member of the 2016 Track and Field US Olympic Team, I value my health above all else, and there is no one I trust with my body more than JJ and Primal Physical Therapy.

Michele ToddMichele Todd
17:52 08 Apr 24
Chelsea is fantastic. Every time we see her she listens and responds in a thoughtful and thorough way. I highly recommend her to everyone.
Alison JonesAlison Jones
16:53 05 Apr 24
Primal PT has literally changed my life. I have over a decade of chronic pain management from an accident and within a few months of weekly sessions with Eric, I had more mobility and considerably less pain with no meds for the first time in years. They genuinely want to help you feel better no matter how tricky of a case you might be. It is such a different experience than going to a chain pt with one person and five patients all doing their own exercises at the same time, it's hard to compare.
Jacqueline BennettJacqueline Bennett
23:19 19 Mar 24
The best!!
Derek LinebargerDerek Linebarger
22:32 19 Feb 24
My son referred me to Eric and the first session was productive and I am pleased with the result. Eric inspires confidence.
Stephen LombardelliStephen Lombardelli
17:19 02 Feb 24
I’ve met with Dr. Eric Abramowitz a handful of times for help with some acute and some lingering injuries. Eric’s personal attention, knowledge, and genuine interest in fixing my issues is unrivaled compared to any other physical therapy experience I’ve had (and with my knees - I’ve had plenty of experiences!). Extremely friendly team, very modern facility, and flexible scheduling. Totally worth it. Highly recommend.
Laura VanArsdaleLaura VanArsdale
11:49 27 Jan 24
Dry needling is not a part of PA's PT practice laws, so desperation is what led me to this private practice 1 hour away from my home.They charge by 15 minute increments that vary based on the practitioner. You pay more for the more experienced, more popular clinicians. I worked with Eric, largely because he had availability and some good reviews online.Eric performed a whole body assessment and prescribed exercises that targeted whole body strength and stabilization that were helpful and I still value them to this day. The dry needling was more to help with my limited range of motion as stretching alone was not effective.If you have never had dry needling, honestly, it can be quite painful. Acupuncture is significantly less painful but usually less effective. Dry needling I've found is best for releasing trigger points in the muscles but not as great at helping release myofasical adhesions. The more dysfunction in the area, the more painful the needling is unfortunately. Lidocaine shots, I've found, to be a little less painful but also very effective at releasing trigger points. For your reference, lidocaine shots can be done by a physician once every 4-6 weeks and may be covered by your insurance.I've found that for dry needling (or any trigger point release) to be most effective, the clinician should feel the muscle belly to identify the trouble spots then insert the needle directly there. Eric could of done a better job of this, as at times it just seemed like he was searching with the needle along the muscle and then adjusting based off the response. However I understand how this can be awkward especially when the clinician and the patient are of the opposite sex. Also Eric avoided my hip adductors until my last session despite my frequent complaints and tightness, but likely also for the same reason.I attended for around 5 sessions, coming approximately once every 2 weeks which we both agreed seemed reasonable. I made some progress but not a ton. Eric attributed this to me not performing the exercises enough. He spent 15 minutes lecturing me on this my last session and charged me for those extra 15 minutes that I did not book or allot for, which again is expensive. Also this turned out being bad advice as no amount of these exercises solved my problem. However I do appreciate him pushing me out of the clinic, as it was clear that he could no longer help and it wasn't worth the investment of my time and money. I do wish he wouldn't have thrown the blame onto me though.I had significantly more success finding a PT who specialized in myofasical release and could also perform trigger point release by hand. She was also able to give me more individualized care as she kept notes on my progress and had the bonus of being much cheaper.Overall I think this facility is good and Eric did the best he could. I wish him the best and think this facility will only improve in the future. If you haven't tried dry needling or other forms of trigger point release yet, it could be exactly what you need. I think they will help you 9 out of 10 times, especially if your problem isn't chronic and doesn't involve nerve pain. I do think it's incredibly valuable that they take a whole body approach, I just personally didn't have a great experience. I hope this review helps someone who might be as desperate as I was. You can get better, you just need to find the clinican who is right for you.
Alessandra AsteAlessandra Aste
00:41 21 Dec 23
Visiting Primal Physical Therapy has changed my life.My experience with Dr. Jessica Calderon has been particularly remarkable. Her dedication to healing is not only evident but also infectious. Jessica's blend of energy and expertise instilled in me a renewed hope for recovery, a belief I had started to lose. Her commitment to understanding and addressing my specific needs has been a key factor in my positive progress.Thanks to their collective expertise, my chronic back pain no longer affects my quality of life.For anyone struggling with persistent pain and feeling helpless, I urge you to give this place a try.And the cherry on top, is the ambiance. Gorgeous interior that feels open, fresh and intimate all at once.10 out of 10!!!I will provide another update/review in a few months!
James AlvarezJames Alvarez
21:04 06 Apr 23
Update 4/6: I had my second in person session today. He’s still the best.It’s so nice to finally work with someone that knows what they’re doing. Eric is smart, confident, competent and knowledgeable. He takes a great functional approach to rehab that is so hard to find. First he put me on a 6 week exercise program after just a FaceTime call and exchange of messages. After that program I had already felt significant progress. I was then able to see him in person for an assessment and dry needling. I left feeling better immediately. I’m so excited to continue working with him and finally correct the issues from a 2+ year old injury. Highly recommend seeing Eric and his team for treatment.
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