Physical therapy encompasses a wide range of treatment methodologies for illnesses, injuries and other conditions and disease processes.
We are able to provide high quality care to our patients with the convenience to suit your needs. This service can be accessed using your mobile device, tablet, or laptop from the comfort of your own home.
Inflammation is part of the bodies defense system that plays a vital role in the healing process. Virtually everything that we treat in Physical Therapy is connected to one of the two types of inflammatory categories: Acute and Chronic.
Aquatic therapy is great for people that are not ready or able to perform land based exercises. The buoyancy of the water reduces the stress placed on the joints, and also works well with overweight individuals. The viscosity of water provides resistance for strengthening muscles with much less stress than if performed on land.
Sports Medicine therapy is specific for sports-related injuries. We provide sports specific conditioning programs as well as providing education for injury prevention and quick recovery from injuries.
Overall mobility and flexibility play a vital role in improving and maintaining activities of daily living. Rise Above Physical Therapy provides stretching services while incorporating deep tissue techniques to improve your overall flexibility promoting better mobility for everyday tasks, sports performance, and general well being.
Our practice offers many services within the field of physical therapy. These services include Orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, gait analysis, post op joint replacement care, treatment of work related injuries, neurological disorders, and vestibular rehabilitation. We also specialize in the treatment of neck and back pain utilizing a manual therapy and biomechanical approach. We are well positioned to provide strength and conditioning programs through our extensive access to state of the art exercise machines.
Who we are
President and Founder Michael Santa Lucia PT/ATC has been in the Physical Therapy profession for over thirty years. His passion and commitment to patient care persists today as he takes this bold new step in forming Rise Above Physical Therapy.
Originally practicing as a physical therapist in western Pennsylvania, Mike had developed two previous successful multi facility companies affording him the experience necessary to take on this new venture. Mike has worked in virtually every aspect of the field including orthopedic outpatient care, hospital inpatient care, nursing home care…
“We are all so blessed to have been able to find you! You don’t know how much we appreciate and had recommended you to many people and doctors. I only hope for the best for you. Nobody, or no therapy, will ever come close to yours. You were, and are, one in a million. You made our treatments so fun and going back in history with all the different songs, movies, etc. please don’t change!”
“Mike’s Physical Therapy service is state of the art. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about best exercise solutions to aid in patients recovering quick and safely. It is Mike’s wonderful communication ability to engage with his patients that make the journey to recovery achievable. Thanks Mike, for all the encouraging words, laughs, and exemplary service.“
“When I entered Mikes clinic I was captivated by the warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff personified extreme professionalism, a strong work ethic, and a friendly camaraderie between them. What embraced me most of all was the laughter and sense of kindness that was commonly displayed. Thanks.”