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

headshot of JJ Thomas

JJ Thomas, MPT, CMTPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

With over 20 years as a physical therapist, JJ’s passion for movement along with her unique experiences and training have shaped her into the successful clinician and educator she is.

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Eric Abramowitz, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Eric's love for athletics and passion for high-quality care is why he became a Physical Therapist. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the #1 ranked Physical Therapy school in the nation, University of Delaware.

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Grant Kircher
Grant Kircher
January 29, 2022.
Verified
As an active competitor in BJJ in my late 20s, I understand injuries are going to happen but the team at Primal Physical Therapy have been excellent with getting me back on the mats. I typically work with Eric. He really takes the time to understand my activities and goals to personalize my treatment. He is also extremely knowledgeable of the human anatomy and keeps it real by providing honest feedback throughout my treatment. Overall, it is a great experience to work with their team and I highly recommend checking them out.
R P
R P
January 18, 2022.
Verified
Great first meeting! JJ took the to learn about me, my background and my goals. She is a skilled professional and very perceptive in her assessments. JJ is a nice person and I look forward to working with her.
Pat Quirk
Pat Quirk
January 4, 2022.
Verified
Primal is unlike any physical therapy office I’ve ever been to. As athletes themselves, JJ and Eric have the personal experience - in addition to their vast clinical knowledge - to relate to their patients and develop very personalized treatments. For a CrossFit and jiu-jitsu hobbyist, there are no scheduled off-seasons, so I count on Primal to help me stay healthy year round. In addition to being excellent PT’s, JJ and Eric are also great people who I trust wholeheartedly.
Brandy Leinhauser
Brandy Leinhauser
December 30, 2021.
Verified
Zach Green
Zach Green
December 26, 2021.
Verified
Primal Physical Therapy is awesome! Best physical therapy office in the area. I have had many injuries being a professional athlete and Primal PT has helped me recover the fastest and helped keep me out of pain. Months ago I was dealing with a low back injury and thanks to Eric & JJ I am now out of pain. After getting me out of pain they have helped unlock my body and increased my mobility allowing me to achieve a higher level of athleticism. Both Eric & JJ have extensive knowledge of the human body and they both have a heart of gold. They take the time with each patient to assess their situation & address any concerns. Since receiving treatment I have sent many of my friends, family members, and students to Primal Physical Therapy and they all have had an amazing experience. If you are looking for Physical Therapist I would highly recommend JJ & Eric at Primal Physical Therapy.
Dylan Royce
Dylan Royce
December 22, 2021.
Verified
After one visit I left feeling better physically and mentally, optimistic about a productive recovery plan with Eric. His analysis and treatment was thorough and personalized with plenty of feedback and support along the way. Highly recommended.
Mad Todd
Mad Todd
December 22, 2021.
Verified
the best place ever!
Maureen Bulwicz
Maureen Bulwicz
December 21, 2021.
Verified
Primal Physical Therapy is where you go when you've plateaued in your recovery or when no one else can help you. This has been my experience. I don't know where I'd be without dry needling. It has made all the difference in my recovery! JJ and Eric are the most skilled physical therapists I have ever worked with. They listen and they evaluate the whole person, not just a particular area where the pain is. The pain point is not necessarily the problem point. They have a keen eye in evaluating movement and they go to great lengths to help you recover. I'm so grateful to have found them!
heather wilson
heather wilson
December 21, 2021.
Verified
JJ is amazing! We felt better immediately with having a plan for recovery! She is so knowledgeable and took extra time to explain and answer any questions we had.
Jack Traynor
Jack Traynor
December 16, 2021.
Verified
As a Division I Athlete, my body requires a lot of maintenance. JJ has helped improve my mobility and overall performance through her needling technique and overall expertise. The best in the area!

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.

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