InStride Physical Therapy offers its patients quality care and treatment through:

  • 1:1 treatment sessions
  • Knowledgeable and experienced Therapists
  • Personalized treatment plans
  • Client specific home exercise plans
  • Preventive therapy and education to help our clients avoid future health issues

Each patient is evaluated by one of our therapists and a tailored treatment plan is devised for diagnoses such as:

InStride Physical Therapy works closely with local clinicians and physicians to ensure our clients obtain a full recovery. We provide periodic reports to our clients’ physicians, helping them to monitor your progress in therapy. Furthermore, we maintain close working relationships with local Prosthetists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Social Workers to help our patients meet and overcome the challenges that they face in their recovery.

   ABOUT US
Joseph J. Ricci
MPT, University of Scranton, 2005

Joe brings nearly 10 years of experience to the Physical Therapy arena. Starting his career at the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, he treated patients with various injuries including: amputations, stroke, cardiac conditions and orthopedic and neurological injuries.

At Bryn Mawr, Joe served as the Amputee Program Leader, directly responsible for running the Amputee Clinic and Support Group, organizing their Peer mentoring program, and overseeing the treatment of all patients with amputations in the hospital. Under his leadership, the Amputee Program became a model for facilities throughout the country and the first program of its kind to be awarded with a CARF accreditation in the world. Joe has extensive knowledge of prosthetics including the most advanced microprocessor and bionic components such as the Helix™ Hip Joint, GeniumTM and PowerTM prosthetic knees.

Joe lectures throughout the Philadelphia area to medical clinicians and students on the rehabilitation of patients with amputations. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor at Neumann University, teaching prosthetics to students in their Physical Therapy Program since 2010.

Patient Resources
Diagnoses

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder whereby the body either does not produce insulin, does not produce enough insulin, or does not respond appropriately to insulin – all of which result in high levels of sugar in the blood.

If left untreated, Diabetes can lead to serious health complications including, but not limited to, diabetic neuropathy or diminished sensation, vision loss, heart disease, stroke and amputations. In fact, Diabetes is one of the leading causes of amputations around the world - 50% of all amputations occur in people who have diabetes.

Physical Therapy helps those diagnosed with Diabetes as well as those at high risk of being diagnosed with Diabetes. Managing the disease, and improving overall health through proper diet and exercise, help those diagnosed avoid the potential life altering effects associated with the disease.

Physical Therapy will:

  • Improve your strength and endurance
  • Retrain your body to improve its balance and coordination
  • Teach you strategies to manage loss of sensation in your limbs
  • Improve your overall health

For more information on Diabetes care please visit the American Diabetes Association

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    DIABETES

In the US, the majority of new amputations occur due to complications of the vascular system (the blood vessels), especially from diabetes. Between 1988 and 1996, there were an average of 133,735 hospital discharges for amputation per year in the US. : Download Fact Sheet :

Specialization in Amputee Care InStride Physical Therapy offers a variety of services to clients with amputations including:

  • Pre-prosthetic assessment
  • Education regarding prosthetics and the rehabilitation process
  • Peer networks
  • Collaborative services with prosthetic companies and clients during prosthetic fittings (by appointment only)
  • Knowledge of the most up to date prosthetic components including:
    • C-leg, Rheo Knee, Genium, and Power Knee prosthetic knees
    • Helix Hip joint
    • Biom prosthetic foot
    DIAGNOSES
    AMPUTATIONS &
    PROSTHETICS

Neurological Disorders affect many areas of the body, limiting a person’s functional mobility and independence. They can adversely affect a person’s balance, strength, endurance, and sensation by damaging nerves in our body that provide critical information in performing everyday activities to and from our brain. Common activities affected include walking, navigating stairs, lifting and carrying objects, and community integration.

Physical Therapy provides comprehensive programs which include strengthening, balance training, range-of-motion and stretching exercises, and functional training to increase a person’s independence and safety with all activities in the household and throughout the community. A Physical Therapy Program helps to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve overall health

Types of neurological conditions that may be treated through physical therapy include spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, Guillain-Barré.

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves). Symptoms can be mild, including numbness in the limbs, or severe, including paralysis or loss of vision.

MS presents itself differently in each person. Therefore, the Physical Therapy plan should be tailored uniquely for each person and adjust that plan as needed over the long term. Symptoms include:

  • Balance problems
  • Clumsiness and poor coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Fitness
  • Pain
  • Weakness

Physical Therapy helps improve quality of life through:

  • Stretching and Range-of-motion exercises to prevent or ease spastic muscles and maintain mobility in joints
  • Exercises to maintain strength and endurance
  • Balance training to improve safety with all daily activities
  • Gait training for increased safety and independence with walking
  • Evaluation of assistive devices (Rolling Walkers, Wheelchairs, Crutches etc.)
  • Home Safety Evaluations

For more information on MS please visit the National MS Society

    DIAGNOSES
    NEUROLOGICAL
    DISORDERS

Orthopedic injuries occur when damage is done to muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. These injuries can be acute, one which occurred recently, or chronic, a long-standing condition. Some common orthopedic injuries include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Knee, ankle, leg, and foot pain
  • Shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Torn ligaments and muscles
  • Arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Whiplash
    DIAGNOSES
    ORTHOPEDIC

The heart is the most important muscle in our body. It is responsible for supplying the body with oxygen and nutrients through our blood vessels. Without the oxygen and nutrients the heart supplies to bones and muscles, we would be unable to perform everyday activities as simple as walking. Our heart does not function properly when damaged or weakened by diseases like Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), or by previous heart attacks or surgeries like Coronary Bypass Graft.

The primary goals of treating cardiovascular conditions with physical therapy include increasing endurance and functional independence. Physical Therapy helps by strengthening your heart through conditioning/endurance programs, lifestyle modifications, and education. Physical Therapy promotes staying active - the key to a healthy heart - by maintaining or improving mobility.

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          CARDIAC
          CONDITION
Insurances

InStride Physical Therapy works along side various insurance companies for the convenience and care of our current and future patients. Below is a list of the insurance companies with whom we currently work:

  • Humana Military (formally Tricare and Tricare Prime)
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Highmark BC/BS
  • Medicare
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • United Healthcare
  • American Specialty Health (formally Cigna)
  • OVR (Office of Vocational Rehab)
  • Federal BC/BS
  • Independence Blue Cross

Please contact us with any questions.

    INSURANCES
Associations

American Physcial Therapy Association : visit their site
Amputee Coalition of America : visit their site
American Heart Association : visit their site
Eastern Amputee Golf Association : visit their site
National MS society : visit their site
American Diabetes Association : visit their site

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FAQ

Where are you located?
We are located off of exit 8 (Ridley Park) on I-95. Our office is on Industrial Hwy between Boeing and Harrah's Casino.

What insurances do you accept?
The insurances that we currently accept are listed under the insurances tab on our website. If you do not see your insurance or are not sure if we accept your insurance please call us at (484) 472-6950.

Are you handicap accessible?
Yes; our office is located on the first floor of our building and is easily accessible by wheelchair.

What should I bring to my Physical Therapy Evaluation?
Please bring you ID, insurance card(s), a list of your current medications, and a doctor’s script if you have one. Please wear appropriate clothing: sneakers, shorts or loose fitting pants and a T-shirt.

Do I need a Doctor’s script?
No it is not necessary to obtain a physician script for therapy for an evaluation.

How long is a typical visit?
A typical visit will last between 1hr and 1hr 15min.

I know Instride Physical Therapy treats patients with prosthetics or amputations, but can I come to therapy if I do not have an amputation?
Yes Instride Physical Therapy, offers therapy for patients with many different diagnoses not just amputations. Included in the services that are provided at Instride Physical Therapy are: Neurological Conditions (such as MS or Stroke), Cardiac Conditions (such as rehab post Cardiac Surgery), Orthopedic Injuries (broken bones, joint replacements), Sports Injuries, Overuse Injuries and Chronic Pain. If you have questions regarding your need for Physical Therapy, call us at (484) 472-6950.

What is your treatment approach and how many patients do you see at one time?
Instride Physical Therapy provides our clients with 1:1 treatment with a licensed Physical Therapist. We take a patient specific, goal-oriented treatment approach with our clients. This means that not only do we strengthen weak muscles, but we also retrain those muscles to perform the activities that are most important to you. This enables us to help you return the highest level of function as possible. For specifics on what to expect during your treatment time at Instride Physical Therapy, please call us at (484) 472-6950.

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Appointments

Schedule an evaluation by calling 484.472.6950 or   email.
Please arrive for your appointment 15 minutes early, with gym appropriate clothing: sneakers and loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.


Location

1402 Industrial Hwy, Unit B
Eddystone, PA 19022

InStride Physical Therapy is located at the corner of Industrial Hwy and Saville Ave between Boeing and Harrah's Casino. Our close proximity to I-95 (exit 8 - Ridley Park) provides easy access to our facility for all of our clients.

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