Fox Chapel Physical Therapy Receives Readers’ Choice Award

Fox Chapel Physical Therapy has been awarded the Trib Total Media 2011 Reader’s Choice Gold Medal for Best Physical Therapy Practice.

The practice, which is therapist-owned and operates outpatient clinics in O’Hara Center on Freeport Road and in RIDC Park on Gamma Drive, strives to promote wellness and improve quality of life for its patients through individualized treatment plans for patients of all ages.

“We’re so grateful to the patients and community members whose votes made our practice this year’s Gold Medal winner,” said partner and therapist Greg Campbell. “We’re always working to provide our patients with the best care possible, and this shows us that we’re on the right track.

Fox Chapel Physical Therapy believes that the best care comes from experienced professionals who provide individualized treatment plans based on their patients’ unique needs. Employing licensed therapists with more than 95 combined years of experience and specializations in orthopedics, sports medicine, and women’s health, the practice develops comprehensive treatment plans for patients of all ages seeking improved movement, strength, and quality of life, whether they are recovering from an injury, accident, or surgery, living with a chronic medical condition or chronic pain, or seeking sports performance enhancement.

“Each patient needs something different,” said partner and therapist Nan Vrana. “We look at what each individual patient needs and we develop a treatment plan specifically for them, with their abilities and goals in mind. In our practice, the most important thing is that our patients feel they’re making progress, and to ensure that, we look at an individual and their needs – not just a standard course of treatment for an injury or condition.”

The practice utilizes proven therapeutic techniques such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and patient education. Each patient’s medical history, current condition, and physical abilities are assessed in a thorough initial evaluation, after which the therapist develops an individualized treatment plan. The partners and staff believe that its keen attention to individual needs is the primary reason why so many patients refer their family members and friends to the practice.

“We’ve treated patients who recommended us to their children, then their grandchildren as well,” said partner and therapist Christine Woods. “It’s wonderful to see generations of families, or friends and neighbors, in our community coming to our practice because of our reputation for great care. It’s great to have that kind of connection with our patients and their families.”

Fox Chapel Physical Therapy collaborates with patients to set and adapt goals throughout their course of treatment, giving them more control over their health. As patients reach milestones, they are invited to share their experiences on the Wall of Fame, which features photographs of patients doing the things they wanted to do prior to seeking treatment, but were not able to because of their limitations – like playing sports, gardening, spending time with grandchildren, and even, in one patient’s case, skydiving.

“It’s definitely not the same as going to the doctor and getting a prescription for medication,” says Campbell. “In physical therapy, a patient works hard to meet their goals. It might be painful for them at times. But they push through, and it’s amazing to see their accomplishments. We’re all proud to be a part of a patient’s recovery – whether they’re back on the lacrosse field, or playing in their yard with their grandkids.”

Fox Chapel Physical Therapy’s clinics are located at 1339 Freeport Road and 107 Gamma Drive, Suite 100, in Fox Chapel. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 412-967-9229. Visit and follow the practice on Facebook.