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


Patrick Barton
Patrick Barton
November 10, 2023.
Eric is the best.
Andy Donahue
Andy Donahue
November 4, 2023.
Dr Eric has fixed my issues with attention and care. I have spent 1.5 years with chiro, massage, and PT and Eric fixed me in 3 sessions!! Primal is not only overwhelmingly welcoming... but Eric, JJ and the entire staff are some of the best people I have met. Thank you!!
Fiona Bora
Fiona Bora
October 30, 2023.
He's awesome and has really helped with my shoulder!
October 17, 2023.
I’ve been seeing Eric for a while now and I couldn’t recommend him more.
Michele Burns
Michele Burns
September 2, 2023.
Today's evaluation was amazing and I expect going forward, life-changing! Chelsea was able to confirm JJ's concerns and diagnose my condition and begin me on a road of treatment that will alleviate my symptoms and impact my personal and professional life in an immensely positive way. I cannot say it enough; I wish I found Primal and the Primal team years ago - so much time wasted when I could have been feeling better so much sooner than I did! You guys are THE BEST!
Marcy Lynch
Marcy Lynch
July 27, 2023.
I highly recommend JJ and her team for physical therapy, especially if you are an athlete. I was on the verge of giving up my favorite sport due to knee pain. JJ gave me hope that I could regain the ability to play. I am well on my way to feeling better than I have in years. I’m so grateful. Thanks Primal Physical Therapy!
Cay Holmes
Cay Holmes
July 27, 2023.
JJ, David and Eric are amazing! The facility is immaculate and the care is beyond what i have recieved at any PT practice ever! Highly recommend!
Jay Cee
Jay Cee
July 26, 2023.
I went in with a tight lower back. The problem was immediately diagnosed and fixed. Eric was super helpful and knowledgeable. I feel 100 times better than before I started. I definitely recommend Primal to anyone who needs it.

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.