About Us

about usPenn-Ohio Rehabilitation was founded in 1980 by Dr. Richard Holzworth and his wife, Mariann, to develop, maintain and restore a person’s maximum movement and functional ability, especially when these functions are threatened by aging, injury or disease.

We evaluate the affected region for strength, flexibility, range of motion, and structural integrity in order to establish an interactive strategy that will return you to optimal function. The program is developed with collaboration of the patient, therapist, and when appropriate other medical providers and caregivers.

Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation is a physical therapy service owned and operated by licensed physical therapists. We employ a diverse team of healthcare professionals who provide quality, comprehensive, and cost-efficient physical therapy. Our staff is committed to their occupations, and to providing evidence-based rehabilitation. We continue to expand and better serve you with multiple locations, spacious offices, extended hours, and optimal patient satisfaction.

Our Mission: Penn Ohio Rehabilitation’s mission is to maximize your physical function while providing a superior therapy experience and optimal outcomes. We will create a partnership with patients through therapy, teamwork, education and community.

The Choice is Clear

When your medical condition requires the involvement of a skilled expert to guide you on the path to recovery, your choice is clear. 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 some 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, Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation has the staff, the facilities and the expertise to deliver what you need.

Physical Therapy

image (1)Physical Therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect one’s abilities to move and function as well as they can in their daily lives. Physical Therapy includes alleviating impairment and functional limitation by designing, implementing, and modifying therapeutic interventions. It also includes preventing injury, impairment, functional limitation and disability, including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health, and quality of life in people of all ages. Physical Therapy also provides services to athletes at all levels by screening for potential problems and instituting preventive exercise programs.

PT’s examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PT’s work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Physical Therapists graduate with a doctorate degree and are licensed in the states in which they practice.

Occupational Therapy

image001Occupational Therapy is an applied science and health profession that provides skilled treatment to help individuals develop, regain or maintain the skills necessary to participate in all facets of their lives. OT helps restore the highest possible level of independence to individuals who are limited by a physical injury or illness, a dysfunctional condition, a cognitive impairment, a psychosocial dysfunction, a mental illness, a developmental or environmental condition. OT gives people the “skills for the job of living” necessary for leading meaningful and satisfying lives.

Occupational Therapists possess a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy, but most recently all programs have changed to a Master’s or Doctoral degree. Graduates must pass a national exam and possess a license within their state.

Direct Access

Direct Access is your opportunity to be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist without requiring you to first be seen by your physician and obtaining a prescription. This program was first approved in Pennsylvania in 2002, and all of the physical therapists employed by Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation have their PA Direct Access license.