We are Philadelphia’s premier physical therapy and pelvic floor rehabilitation center. We pride ourselves on providing our community with the highest quality of care. Our clinical staff are all Doctors of Physical Therapy with extensive training in orthopedics and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Our evaluations are comprehensive and include medical history reviews, postural and gait analysis, and testing of strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Our therapists work with you to return you to doing the things you love as quickly as possible by employing the latest evidence based practice and manual therapy techniques. We educate our patients in anatomy, exercise, and the healing process so that they are active participants in their own recovery.
What our patients say about us:
“The best physical therapist and therapy in south philadelphia. Michelle is wonderful! I came in there barely able to walk and in terrible shape and I was so worried I would not be able to walk again. Michelle said she would have me walking in 2 weeks she wasn’t kidding. I’m 2 weeks in the pain is almost gone the numbness and the stiffness is gone amazing. I highly recommend Atlantic Physical Therapy to everyone!!!!! Oh not to mention the staff is wonderful as well! Not to mention she has all the latest equipment! So if u want to get better and feel better then make a call! Love this place!”
“Atlantic Physical Therapy is THE best! Michelle, Liz, Randy, Erika are top notch at what they do. What they do is make you feel brand new. I was a former physical therapy doubter due to my past problems with various PT programs throughout Philly that were not sensitive to my fibromyalgia diagnosis. These ladies assured me that they understood my limitations and would work with me within those parameters. Guess what? They did! Now I am receiving the therapy I need for my lumbar spinal stenosis as well as my bilateral torn rotator cuffs and am loving it! Never before have I received the compassionate care that Michelle and staff provide. So do your body a favor and check out Atlantic PT. You will be amazed!”
“Atlantic Physical Therapy is a fantastic rehab center with personalized service, great equipment and care. They helped me rehabilitate after painful shoulder surgery and now I feel 100%. After using Therapy centers in the past, I would definitely recommend APT to everyone.”
“Liz and Michelle were amazing physical therapists. They concentrated on my specific injury and worked a program unique to me. I feel physically healed from my injury and I really enjoyed going to the sessions. Thanks again APT!”
Michelle is the owner of Atlantic Physical Therapy. She graduated Drexel University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2007 with a concentration in orthopedics and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The George Washington University. She founded Atlantic Physical Therapy in 2015 with a mission to provide high quality holistic care.
Michelle has experience in inpatient settings, outpatient settings, and clinical instruction. She holds certifications in the Graston Technique ,the Aligned Flow Yoga Method, and the CAPP certification in pelvic floor physical therapy through the Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is interested in integrating a holistic approach to rehabilitating her patients which include yoga, dietary and lifestyle changes.
Elizabeth is our Assistant Clinical Director and Clinical Internship Director. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Allied Health and a minor in Psychology from Elizabethtown College.
Elizabeth has experience in a manual-based outpatient setting treating orthopedic and neurologic conditions, post-surgeries as well as auto, athletic and work related injuries. Through the Herman and Wallace Institute, Elizabeth has been trained in treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in women and men. She hopes to utilize her unique skill and holistic approach to treatment to met her patients’ goals and improve their quality of life.
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Pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction are very common conditions that are often difficult to discuss with your health care provider because of the taboos often associated with that area of the body. At Atlantic Physical Therapy, we aim to change that. According to the Center for Disease Control, incontinence has affected half the population. On average, it takes women 7 years to bring up pelvic floor symptoms to a health care provider. Our mission is to take the stigma away from discussing the pelvis so we can provide the healthcare that patients need and deserve.
Many incontinence issues are attributed to a weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles. As strength and conditioning experts with specialized training in examination and treatment of the pelvic floor, we can help you re-train your pelvic floor. We also can treat a multitude of pain and disorders that affect the pelvic floor. We provide treatment in a private, non-judgmental, and safe environment.
A trained Pelvic Floor Therapist will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment to identify possible contributing deficits in strength, flexibility and lumbopelvic movement. When appropriate, an internal assessment of the pelvic floor muscles is performed to identify muscle spasms, trigger points, tone and strength. Individualized and holistic treatment may include:
Thanks to its precise unweighting technology, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows you to push your physical therapy rehabilitation and training further than ever before.
The innovative AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a game changer in body weight supported physical therapy. Whether you’re a patient or an athlete dealing with lower body injuries, chronic pain or neurological conditions that inhibit mobility, you can benefit from the unweighting capabilities. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill helps a broad spectrum of people – top level athletes, orthopedic and neurologic patients, pediatric, geriatric and those looking to lose weight – to achieve their personal health, wellness or performance goals.
With its unique unweighting capabilities, the Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows you and your physical therapist to move your rehabilitation and training forward by:
Unlike any body weight supported treadmill, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can take you further, faster than you ever thought possible after surgery, injury or other mobility impairment.
Note: We are not in network with Keystone Health Plan East or Aetna. Please call the number on the back of your card to check if you have out of network benefits if you have one of these plans and would like to use your insurance.
If you have an HMO plan and are capitated to another provider but would like to come to our facility, we do offer a cash rate. Often times our cash rate is lower or the same as the copay or deductible amount you pay elsewhere. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions about insurance coverage or payment options. We will do our best to answer any questions and guide you through the often very confusing health insurance system.
We are so excited to introduce small group yoga classes (max 7 people per class) taught by Dr. Michelle Friedman, a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Yoga Instructor in the Aligned Flow Method.
These classes are specially designed to cater to those with injuries, pain, and decreased flexibility. There will be plenty of hands-on assistance and modifications to traditional yoga poses.
Classes will be held Tuesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm, starting February 20, 2018 at Atlantic Physical Therapy on 1208 Tasker Street, 2nd Floor. RSVP by calling 215-271-4100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up early because it fills up fast! Classes are $25.