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  Therapists of Upper Perk Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

Jay Kauffmann
"I spent enough time working in corporate physical therapy settings to see that clients rarely receive focused, one-on-one manual therapy care. That's why I give my clients my undivided attention and spend time teaching them about their bodies and how best to cope with various conditions. My years of clinical experience and use of today's most advanced techniques can relieve pain and help people heal from injury or surgery more quickly. To me, that's what physical therapy is really all about."

Jay D. Kauffman PT, MBA

Owner/Director of Physical Therapy

Board-Certified: Direct Access-Differential Diagnosis, Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Master's Degree: Business Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor's Degree: (Magna Cum Laude) Physical Therapy, Temple University
Certification: Functional Capacity Evaluation, Keith Blankenship/American Therapeutics
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association (Private Practice Section), Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
Continuing Education: Quality care, foot and ankle care, industrial medicine (FCEs), work injury prevention and management, spine injuries and dysfunction, hand injuries and postsurgical care, advanced shoulder evaluation and treatment, medical screening techniques and biomechanical functional assessments
Dominik Kowalewski
"I pride myself in committing to servicing excellence in therapeutic rehabilitation. By continuous assessment of the individual I analyze, evaluate, and address the various influential factors impairing optimal function. Only through this method can we, as health care practitioners, ensure the most effective, individualized treatment plan. To complete the rehabilitation circuit, I often emphasize education to ensure the individual understands the importance of total mind, body and spiritual wellness; I plan on empowering one to efficiently carryover these lessons throughout everyday activities and continue challenging oneself to push boundaries well after rehabilitation is complete so as to strive for excellence in life! I strongly believe this philosophy integrates well at UPPT and elevates our service above the competitors."

Dr. Dominik Kowalewski, DPT, BHS

Physical Therapist, Aquatic Team Leader and Clinical Education Coordinator

Board-Certified: Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Higher Education: University of the Sciences In Philadelphia: Samson College of Health Sciences, Doctorate of Physical Therapy May 2010, Bachelor of Health Science
Direct Access: Differential Diagnosis Certification, Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Continuing Education: Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of Shoulder Complex, Lower Extremity Update Philadelphia Orthopaedic and Sports Rehab Foundation, Shoulder and Elbow Update, Philadelphia Orthopaedic and Sports Rehab Foundation, Associative Awareness Technique
Beverly Fox
"Good health and physical fitness have always been important to me. Physical therapy has enabled me to communicate the principles of health and fitness to others by helping them feel better. I enjoy the diversity of people who come to us for help. I enjoy educating them and creating individualized treatment plans for them. My goal is to provide them with the tools and information they need to achieve their goals."

Beverly Fox, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Bachelor's Degree: Health Science, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Associate's Degree: Physical Therapy, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
Certification: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Karissa N. Weisel

Karissa N. Weisel, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate's Degree: Physical Therapy, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA
Certification: CPR, Silver Sneakers Muscular Strength and Range of Motion Class Instructor
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Continuing Education:Myofascial Trigger Point Identification and Resolution

Brenda J. Hopkins
"I've always wanted to be involved in improving my clients' overall fitness and well-being. After more than two decades of teaching, it's gratifying to see the changes occur in an individual's self esteem and physical condition. I have great compassion for each person I work with, which helps me understand their needs."

Brenda J. Hopkins

Fitness Director

Certification: AAAI Personal Trainer, ExerSafety, Step Training, Slide Training
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Memberships: Women's Business Association
Lecturer & Presenter
Traci Haas
"From my years of work as a Physical Therapist, I have come to believe in a hands-on, personalized approach to patient care. I strive to treat my patients the way I would want to be treated; combining proven, evidence-based Physical Therapy with empathy, compassion, and individualized attention at every visit. I enjoy working with patients of all ages, from teens to seniors, and all levels of abilities. As your therapist, I won't be satisfied until you are satisfied and have met your goals. I am a Board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Direct Access Provider with over 25 years of experience in Outpatient Physical Therapy. In short, when we work together, you will be in qualified hands. My focus will be to work with you in order to get you back to your optimal level of function and performance." "

Traci Haas, PT, OCS, CSCS

Board Certified: Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Direct Access, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Bachelor's Degree: Physical Therapy, St. Louis University
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Continuing Education: Specialized training in sports injuries , running injuries, manual therapy, Functional Movement Screening, ACL prevention and injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and various orthopedic injury rehabilitation
Susanne John
Susanne joined our team in 2015. She has been a physical therapist for 18 years. Susanne is a graduate from the University of Scranton and earned her degree in physical therapy in 1998 from Touro College. Since that time Susanne has dedicated her professional career to outpatient orthopaedic care. At the present time, Susanne is pursuing ongoing certification in the art and science of Kenisotaping. This is a unique strapping technique using specialized elastic tape which can be used in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Outside of the office Susanne enjoys time with her family and outdoor activities.

Susanne John

Bachelor's Degree: BA in History University of Scranton 1992
Master's Degree: Physical Therapy Touro College 1998
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Continuing Education: Ongoing certification in the art and science of Kenisotaping
Jewel Mack
I have been a massage therapist for over 15 years. I have worked with Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Chiropractors and have also worked in Day Spa environments. My passion is Therapeutic Massage. I enjoy helping people manage their chronic pain conditions, relieve "weekend warriors" aches and pains and help keep the muscles of avid sports enthusiasts stay healthy before/after the big race or game. I believe that most massage therapy modalities are therapeutic in nature, including a relaxation/stress reducing massage that can help people maintain/reach their goals on their journey to better health. By using various massage modalities, my goal is to help each individual client with their specific needs.

Jewel Mack, LMT, CHC, AAS, Massage Therapist

Certifications: Massage Therapy, Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy; Health Coach, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute; CPR/AED
Associate's Degree: Human Services, Montgomery County Community College
Licensed: Pennsylvania
Memberships: ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, 2003-2015);
Continuing Education: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Fibromyalgia, Therapeutic Hot Stone, Manual lymphatic Drainage