Villanova, PA Physical Therapy Services

At our physical therapy clinic, we provide the best care for patients recovering from surgery and sports-related injuries. We offer blood flow restriction therapy, laser therapy, sports rehabilitation, dry needling, and postural correction. Our goal is to help our patients recover quickly and safely so they can return to their active lifestyles.

If you are in need of physical therapy services in Villanova, PA, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you on your road to recovery!


Conveniently located just a few miles from Villanova, PA

Our team looks forward to meeting you and assisting in your recovery at our modern, warm, and welcoming location!

Call today or schedule an appointment online for your recovery consultation!

What sets us apart

At our physical therapy clinic near Villanova, PA, we pride ourselves on providing individualized care for each of our patients. We believe that every patient is unique and deserves a customized treatment plan that meets their specific needs. We also offer a wide range of services so that we can provide the most comprehensive care possible.

An injury is not just an isolated incident—the entire area in which the injury occurred will be affected in some way.


The goal of our customized Villanova physical therapy programs is to get you back to your daily routine faster and prevent future injuries. That means restoring your strength, flexibility, endurance, and reducing your pain.

Physical therapist JJ Thomas working with patient at Villanova physical therapy clinic

Why choose us for your Villanova Physical Therapy

When you choose Primal PT, you can be confident that you are receiving the best possible care. We offer a wide range of services and our therapists are experienced in treating a variety of conditions. We also use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that our patients receive the most effective care possible.

Who we help

We treat a wide variety of patients. We see patients who are recovering from surgery, sports injuries, and other conditions that cause pain or mobility issues. We also work with patients who are looking to prevent injuries by improving their strength and flexibility.


No matter what your situation is, we can help you improve your health and quality of life!

physical therapist in Villanova PA working patient on mat

Our Villanova Physical Therapy Specialties

At Primal Physical Therapy, we offer a wide range of services. We specialize in blood flow restriction therapy, laser therapy, sports rehabilitation, dry needling, and postural correction. We also offer general physical therapy services such as exercise programs, manual therapy, and electrical stimulation.

  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

    Blood flow restriction therapy is a type of exercise that uses special bands to restrict blood flow to the muscles. This type of therapy has been shown to be very effective in improving strength, endurance, and muscle size.

    During a BFR treatment session, a surgical-grade tourniquet is utilized to limit blood flow to part of the limb, imitating severe injury without actually causing tissue damage. The result is a muscular pump that forces more nutrients and oxygen into the working muscles, leading to improved strength and size.

    BFR therapy is a safe and effective way to improve strength and muscle size. It can be used for patients of all ages and fitness levels.

  • Dry Needling

    Dry needling is a type of therapy that uses thin needles to stimulate trigger points in the muscles. This type of therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as muscle pain, tendonitis, and headaches.

    Dry needling works by causing the muscle to relax and release the tension that is causing the pain. This type of therapy is often used in combination with other physical therapy methods.

  • Laser Therapy

    Laser therapy is a type of treatment that uses low-level lasers to stimulate healing and reduce pain. This type of therapy is often used to treat conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that can provide significant relief for many conditions and is also known to help scar healing.

  • Sports Rehabilitation

    Sports rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that is specifically designed to help athletes recover from injuries. We offer a wide range of sports rehabilitation services such as strength training, injury prevention programs, and recovery programs.

  • Postural Correction

    Postural correction is a type of physical therapy that is designed to improve your posture. This type of therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

Meet our Physical Therapists

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


Dr. Jessica Calderón, DPT


Joe Dawson, MPT


Dr. Chelsea Turgeon PT, DPT


Christin McClave
Christin McClave
May 4, 2023.
I’ve been seen by both JJ & Eric and both of them are equally knowledgeable, empathetic and excellent at their work with dry needling.
Kelsey Hunter
Kelsey Hunter
May 1, 2023.
This is the place to go if you’re an athlete or injuries that have been bothering that you’ve never taken care of. Eric is super knowledgeable and highly skilled. I can’t wait to see him again
James Alvarez
James Alvarez
April 6, 2023.
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.
Tara Siddons
Tara Siddons
February 16, 2023.
I had dry needling done on my very painful/stiff frozen shoulder. I don't fully understand the science on how it, BUT IT WORKS!! My range of motion improved greatly after 1 session. I was honest to God in shock when Eric rechecked my range of motion after the dry needling. Absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much, Primal!!
Turin Pollard
Turin Pollard
February 9, 2023.
Eric and JJ are fantastic, professional, dedicated and knowledgeable. They focus on each patient individually, and customize the treatment to your goals, limitations and abilities.
Holly Goodman
Holly Goodman
January 11, 2023.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff and very efficient!
T Wahoo
T Wahoo
December 8, 2022.
Eric was extremely thorough and knowledgeable! I was struggling with hip bursitis and Eric was able to loosen/manipulate the hip socket and dry needle the area. My range of motion has already improved and I just had my first visit this morning. Highly recommend!
Caitlin Gee
Caitlin Gee
August 20, 2022.
Eric explained everything clearly and thoroughly. He gave me my diagnosis respectfully and in a matter of fact way that helped me feel optimistic on the way out of my appointment.

Villanova Physical Therapy FAQ

Not initially. Our therapists are approved direct access providers in Pennsylvania, which means they can work with you for up to 30 days without a prescription. Following that time, you will need a written prescription from a doctor.

At our state-of-the-art facility, your physical therapist will assess your condition and prescribe a personalized treatment program to help you achieve your goals. In combination with hands-on therapy sessions, we also provide guidance on exercise and rehabilitative strategies that can be performed in the comfort of your own home.

No one is going to force you to do the home exercises but we will teach you how to do them and recommend a regularity for them. Dedicating yourself to the home exercises helps you reach your goals faster and with greater success.

Quite the opposite! The earlier you start treatment, the better chance you have of being pain-free or having a low chance of recurrence. 

Yes! You will always have an individualized plan and meet with your therapist 1-on-1. This allows us to provide outstanding care for all of our patients.