Your Choice is Clear

When your medical condition requires the involvement of a skilled expert to guide you on the path to recovery from trauma, whether it be a stroke, sports injury, joint replacement, diminished function or acute pain caused by repetitive stress, or if you need professional advice in overcoming unpleasant complications which can accompany pregnancy and/or postpartum, or if you just want to sharpen that performance edge to excel at your chosen sport, your choice is clear. Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation has the staff, facilities and expertise to deliver what you need.

Our approach is to address your individual needs and manage the complexities involved with patient care. Cooperation and participation of the patient, his/her physicians, family and caregivers promote excellent care and successful outcomes. Ultimately, our mission is to utilize both the most comprehensive programs and experience so that our people can make the difference.

Our people make the difference

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are essential to the care and treatment you will receive at Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation. When treating you individually, our PTAs will skillfully, courteously and professionally assist you throughout your rehabilitation program.

Each of our PTAs graduated from an accredited college program, and are licensed in the state in which they practice.

PTAs work under the supervision of a Physical Therapist in a cohesive fashion to provide the maximum benefit to you, the patient, for successful rehabilitation.

Richard Holzworth

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Rick received his bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, his Masters of Science Degree from Long Island University, and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Gannon University. He began his career at the West Virginia University Medical Center as a staff physical therapist and trainer for the WVU Football and Basketball teams. He then returned to New York to work exclusively with handicapped children at United Cerebral Palsy of New York The Willowbrooke Institute.

In 1980, Rick was recruited to become the Director of Physical Therapy at UPMC Horizon. While there, he started Penn Ohio Rehabilitation. In 1993, Rick was approached by Penn State University to develop a Physical Therapist Assistant program. Dr. Holzworth did, and remained as chairman of the program for fifteen years and oversaw the program receiving the prestigious ten year accreditation of physical therapy education from The Commission of Accreditation Of Physical Therapy Education.

Rick continues to actively treat patients with the majority of his time being spent in administration. Dr. Holzworth's passion after his family and physical therapy is coaching basketball. He has coached for forty years at all levels including college.

Larry Mattocks

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Larry earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and his Master of Science in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, and received his doctorate degree from Gannon University in 2009. He is a certified youth speed and agility specialist and is currently pursuing a certification as a hand specialist.

Larry is the Clinical Director of Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation's New Wilmington office, where he demonstrates his well-developed clinical expertise in orthopedics, hand therapy, and sports medicine. Larry is a published author of academic essays, speaks at medical conferences throughout the region, and is a guest lecturer at Penn State University and Westminster College.

In Larry's free time he is busy coaching and supporting his three children in baseball, basketball, soccer, and wrestling. Larry participates yearly in the MS1250 bike ride to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. He also enjoys participating in adventure racing and cycling with his wife, gardening, hunting, and being outdoors.

Douglas Orendi

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doug is a graduate of Hickory High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University, his Masters of Physical from St. Francis University and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Gannon University.

Doug is the Clinical Director of Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation's Hermitage office. Doug is very active in continuing his academic pursuits and is in the process of becoming a Certified Hand Therapist. He serves as the Clinical Coordinator for Education for Slippery Rock, Gannon, St. Francis, and Duquesne Universities. He has extensive clinical experience in all orthopedic care, including sports, and aquatic, and post-surgical therapies.

He has developed a special interest in spinal and extremity mobilization/manual techniques, Saebo neurological rehabilitation and biomechanical assessments. Doug spends most of his free time with his wife and three children performing various recreational, sporting and competitive activities. He is very active in the community and is committed to a healthy lifestyle.

Josh Holzworth

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Josh is the newest member to the Penn-Ohio family. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duquesne University in 2013. During his time in Pittsburgh, Josh worked as a strength and conditioning coach for local high school and collegiate athletes. He interned at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthodpedic Center, where he specialized in evaluation and treatment of a variety of sports and orthopedic injuries.

Josh looks to become more involved with our local student athletes with strength and conditioning programs, as well as fitness programs for individuals with goals to live a healthier lifestyle.

Kristen Nollinger

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kristen received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 and completed a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2005 from Findlay University. Kristen continued her education, earning her doctorate degree from Temple University 2009.

Kristen has worked in Physical Therapy since 1999, and joined the Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation team in 2005. She is an experienced clinical physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and is expert at treating balance problems associated with vestibular, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

Rebecca Syersak-Murcko

Physical Therapist
Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from BGSU & Medical College of Ohio in 1993. Rebecca currently works mostly in the home health field but also enjoys Geriatrics & Women's Health. She has two children and three step children, and is very active with the Hubbard Boys Soccer Booster organization.

She also enjoys reading, personal fitness, and spending time with her family. Rebecca's favorite Biblical verse is Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Adam Hamilton

Physical Therapist Assistant
Adam has been a member of the Penn Ohio team since 2011. Before that time he worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 7 years. Adam earned his degree from Penn State Shenango in 2004. He provides effective care to the patients of our New Wilmington office.

In his free time Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and being a new dad to his daughter. They spend time biking and just being outside. He also is an avid sports fan and participates in a number of hockey leagues.

Shelly Komorek

Physical Therapist Assistant
As a mother of two, Shelly wanted to continue her career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She joined Penn-Ohio Rehab as a part-time PTA in March, 2009.

Shelly earned an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant Technology from Kent State University in May, 1994. She is licensed in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. She also received her certification in Massage Therapy from the Sharon Medical Group Office of Chronic Pain Management in August, 1994.

Shelly has worked in various fields of physical therapy and specializes in total hip/knee replacements, exercise training and wound care. She holds a special interest in participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life & the Susan G. Komen Run for the Cure. She is a volunteer for the Senior Olympics and her area school.

Rebecca "Becca" Vannoy

Physical Therapist Assistant
Becca has been part of the Penn Ohio team since 2004. Before joining Penn Ohio she was at Penn State Shenango working towards her degree as a Physical Therapist Assitant. Currently she is taking a class on nutrition and exercise and is seeking a woman's fitness certification. Becca looks forward to helping women become stronger and healthier.

When she is not busy at work she is busy spending time with her husband and being a mom to her three children. They enjoy spending time camping, biking, and just having fun together. Becca hopes to further her degree in physical therapy when her kids grow up.

Wendy Boyle-Campbell

Physical Therapist Assistant
Wendy earned her PTA degree from Penn State University in 2012, and joined Penn Ohio Rehabilitation that fall. During her time with Penn Ohio, she has worked in geriatrics and outpatient physical therapy. Prior to attending Penn State, she worked in administration for several years.

Outside of work, Wendy enjoy spending time with her husband and two teenage boys. She is actively involved with her sons in scouting and school activities. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and being outdoors.

Lynn Renwick

Physical Therapist Assistant
Lynn has been with Penn Ohio since 2010. Lynn is a licensed PTA in both Pennsylvania & Ohio. In her free time she enjoys her daughter Hailey & Family. Her favorite hobbies include CrossFit, lifting with her coworker Mindy, riding horses, swimming, skiing, and of course shopping!

Joyce Young

Exercise Physiologist
Joyce graduated from Slippery Rock University in May of 1991 with a Bachelor of Science. She has been working for Penn Ohio Rehabilitation since October of 2003. If you are looking for Joyce at Penn Ohio she will most likely be in the pool. Joyce enjoys teaching daily classes in the pool. When she is not in the water she enjoys walking her happy face boxer dog, Lane.

Kari McGranahan

Physical Therapist Assistant
Kari received her Associates degree from Penn State Shenango in 2009. She is a licensed PTA in both PA and Ohio. Kari joined the Penn Ohio team in 2015. Outside of work, Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She loves working out and running in all the local 5k and half marathon races.