Physical Therapy Lancaster, PA

If you or a loved one is experiencing painful symptoms you just can’t get rid of, physical therapy may be a good route for you to take.

Our Lancaster, PA physical therapy clinic is located at 1848 Fruitville Pike Lancaster, PA 17601. The dedicated staff members here are eager to help you live a healthy, normal, pain-free life again with our treatment services, advanced technology, and proven methods for pain relief.

Our treatment plans are aimed toward the achievement of your goals, taking into account your symptoms, medical history, and any health restrictions you may have. At Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy, we have one mission: is to help people in pain get back to normal, naturally. Our big goal is to be the #1 rehab provider in Central PA.

The skilled physical therapists here use sophisticated diagnostic methods to help determine which services of ours you will benefit from most. Our detailed evaluations lead to successful treatment plans for your pain relief, healing, and future injury prevention.

Treating pain conditions in Lancaster, PA

Physical therapy is highly effective in relieving pain by providing the types of treatments you may need when your pain makes it hard to move around and do everyday tasks.

Our Lancaster, PA physical therapy treatments help you move better and will relieve your pain. They also help improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.

The goal of Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy is to make your daily tasks and activities easier. We want you to be able to experience life to the fullest without being hindered by aches and pains. We understand that it can be hard to take the first step towards getting better, especially when you don’t know what the underlying cause for your pain could be. That’s why we are here.

Physical therapy not only provides relief but also teaches you techniques to prevent re-injury and avoid pain in the future.

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1848 Fruitville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 276-9177
Fax: (717) 826-0000

Business Hours:

Monday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Manual Therapy (Hands-on Treatment)

Manual therapy is a specialized physical therapy treatment that allows our certified physical therapists to manipulate joints and soft tissue with nothing more than their hands. That’s right – no intimidating equipment or machines, just hands. This form of treatment helps in relieving pain, decreasing restriction, mobilizing joints, reducing swelling, and increasing your range of motion.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is a great way to restore function and live a pain-free life. Therapeutic exercise provides a multitude of benefits for anyone wishing to restore their strength, endurance, flexibility, or stability. In fact, physical therapy is used as a treatment for any pain, injury, or ailment someone may be facing.

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation helps relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. It is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy that focuses on evaluating and enhancing the spine. Almost every function in your body is directly connected to the health of your spine, and spinal manipulation could effectively provide relief.

Physical Therapy Lancaster, PA Staff

Meet our talented team of therapists!

Here at Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy Lancaster, we only employ the best of the best. Our dedicated team is made up of compassionate, caring, and ambitious individuals who will work toward helping you reach your highest level of performance with the least possible amount of discomfort.

Our Lancaster, PA physical therapists will work hard, not only to get to the root of your problems and provide quality treatment for the pain you are currently experiencing, but they will also use their abilities to teach you how to avoid injuries in the future.

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Alex Bloch, DPT

Hey y’all! My name is Alex and I am a physical therapist working here at Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy. I’m from the small town of Mt. Airy in Maryland where I grew up fishing, hiking, biking, playing soccer, and enjoying all things outdoors.

I graduated from Lebanon Valley College in the spring of 2023 with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy along with my girlfriend, Brenna, whom I met in school and who also works for Madden & Gilbert PT. After graduation, Brenna and I did a bit of world traveling but we now live together in Hershey PA.

I became interested in physical therapy after my brother underwent invasive brain surgery to remove a tumor many years ago. He was unable to walk, talk, or perform many basic daily activities when he began therapy. After many years of intense physical therapy, my brother is now an aspiring bodybuilder who regularly lifts hundreds of pounds in the gym which is definitely incredible to see!

Outside of work, I love to listen to any and all different kinds of music. Some of my favorite artists include Avicii, Calvin Harris, and Coldplay.

I can’t wait to meet you in a clinic and get to hear about your travel adventures, music tastes, and all your other stories as we work together to help you achieve your goals and get you back to normal naturally!

Pat Younes, DPT

Hello! My name is Pat. I am one of the physical therapists at Madden PT and I am excited to share a little about myself!

I am from Mechanicsburg PA, a small town near Harrisburg on the West Shore. I attended Mechanicsburg High School where I was very involved in the music program. I learned to play the saxophone and I was involved in ensembles such as the symphonic band, jazz band, and marching band. Music was a big part of my life at this time, and I spent most of my days either practicing, performing, or in rehearsals. Despite this, I still had time to pursue my academic interests including physics, biology, and psychology. Outside of school, I enjoyed playing soccer and loved spending time during the winter months on the ski slopes. Although I haven’t been skiing in a few years, I like to think it’s like riding a bike: once you learn, you never forget!

I don’t have the typical “becoming a PT” story (student athlete, gets injured, goes through PT, becomes a PT). I didn’t know what I wanted to do for most of high school. In fact, I didn’t even really know much about PT until my senior year! I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted to study in college, so I made a list of things that I wanted in a job. I knew I wanted to be on my feet, work with people, and use my knowledge of the human body to help others. I also knew I didn’t want to be stuck at a desk all day. When I showed this list to my dad, he noted that what I described as my ideal job was a physical therapist! I spent a handful of hours shadowing a physical therapist in an outpatient clinic and realized that this was what I wanted to do. I started applying to schools, got accepted into Lebanon Valley College (LVC), and the rest started falling into place.

I went through LVC’s rigorous 6-year program where I developed a passion for physical therapy and for the art of healing people. I learned innumerable hands-on skills, developed a deeper understanding of human anatomy, and learned rehabilitative exercises for nearly every part of the body. Despite all of this, the most valuable thing about my experience was the relationships I developed over the years. I met lifelong friends both in and out of my PT class. I also formed relationships with the faculty and staff who were there every step of the way. Despite being the class to graduate during a pandemic, there isn’t a thing I would change about my time at LVC.

What are my hobbies outside of work, you might be wondering. Well, I’m glad you asked! One of my other passions lies in the great outdoors. I discovered my love for hiking many years ago once I realized how to disconnect from the world and simply enjoy the beauty of nature. I love to hike because it’s easy to find peace away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I am an avid hiker and I am always ready to talk about my favorite hikes or hikes that are on my bucket list. Three of my favorite hikes of all time are: Tongariro Crossing (New Zealand), Angel’s Landing (Zion National Park, Utah), and Glen Onoko (Jim Thorpe, PA). What are your favorite hikes? I look forward to finding out!

One of my other passions is cooking. I don’t know what it takes to be a “foodie,” but I do love trying new foods, experimenting with new recipes, and discovering new flavors and spices. Growing up, I had influences from Italian, Lebanese, and Vietnamese cultures, and these are reflected in some of the food I make. From carbonara to falafel to Vietnames pho, I love the distinct dishes that come from different cultures. Like hiking, I am always willing to discuss food with anyone, at any time, at any place. Please feel free to send any new recipes my way!

To close out, here are some fast facts about myself:

  • I spent 4 months studying abroad in New Zealand. While there, I traveled solo to Australia for 2 weeks where I attended Sydney’s light festival “Vivid Sydney,” lived in hostels, and even held a koala!
  • I have a running list entitled “Food That Changed My Life” where I record the most notable dishes that I’ve had the privilege of eating
  • I plan on one day opening a food stand or food truck as a side gig to share whatever dishes I concoct
  • I am employed by LVC as a Lab Assistant for the Manual Therapy elective
  • I plan on teaching physical therapy as a professor one day
  • I have a beautiful, amazing, intelligent girlfriend who also happens to be a PT

So, now you know a little more about me. I look forward to learning more about you!

Contact Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy today for help

The Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy team is here to help you along your journey to a healthy and safe recovery. After all, we only succeed when you do.

If you are in the Lancaster, PA area, or any of the surrounding areas, and you are looking for relief, look no further. Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy is here to help as one of the best Lancaster, PA physical therapy practices.

We strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where you can safely heal. Our team of Lancaster, PA physical therapists at Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy is highly experienced, offering specialized treatment services for any pain, injury, or discomfort you may be feeling.

At Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy in Lancaster, PA, we truly value our patients. We will be happy to meet with you and create a treatment plan for your journey toward health, healing, and pain relief. Call our office at 717-547-9100 or click here to request an appointment with one of our Lancaster physical therapists today.

We look forward to watching you become the best version of yourself!

What Our Patients Have to Say!

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    I am ready to get back to my normal life since having my knee replacement. I can now do everything as before thanks to Madden Therapy & their great staff. The staff is so friendly & they gave 110%, they went above & beyond.

    - Anna N
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    Knee and wrist pain from arthritis was making me feel so old! After ripping up my stomach with NSAIDS and doing cortisone shots with no relief, I limped into Gilbert to try something different.

    - Corina W.
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    My rotator cuff injury made it difficult to do activities requiring lifting weighted objects, reaching to the side and behind, and reaching overhead. With Physical Therapy, my range of motion has improved and the pain has decreased.

    - Dennis W.
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    My PT helped me to get back to normal. Prior to beginning PT I had pain in my neck and right arm along with numbness in my index finger. The pain would wake me early every morning and prevented me by eliminating the pain in my name and arm.

    - Deric M.
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    Bursitis in my hip prevented me from walking, sitting and climbing stairs pain-free. Sleep was affected as well. The staff at Gilbert was excellent in working with me, teaching me and encouraging me through the exercises. Dr. Abbey, Rachel and Matt worked as a team and provided considerate and consistent care, and I am now pain free and grateful!

    - Diana D.
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    When I first came to therapy, I had very limited motion in my left ankle. It hurt to walk and use the stairs. It also interfered with my balance. Danny worked diligently to increase my range of motion in the ankle as well as giving me exercises to help my balance.

    - Edna S.