Jersey Shore Hospital
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
In The News: Arthritis, Avoid Surgery, Back Pack Safety, Graston Technique, Stretching

When you are injured or in pain, all of your daily activities are affected, at home, at work, and at play. Our skilled Physical Therapists will perform a thorough assessment including evaluation of joint range of motion, strength levels and identification of difficulties that you may have with daily activities. Following the assessment, a treatment plan is established that will address the pain and/or difficulties you are experiencing and will guide you towards maximizing your full function. Because successful rehabilitation is a combined effort of both the therapist and the patient, your therapist will explain the injury and treatment process, and will also provide instructions for you to continue your treatment at home.

Vicki Hospes, Physical Therapist AssistantOur Physical Therapists offer therapy for various conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Rehab following total joint replacements
  • Work related injuries
  • Tendonitis/bursitis
  • Rehab following shoulder and knee surgery
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Arthritis and joint injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Sprains
  • Sports related injuries
  • Rehab following fractures
  • Difficulty with walking and balance
  • Wound Care
  • Graston Technique Provider

Jersey Shore Hospital Graston Technique ProviderOur hands-on approach also includes manual therapy techniques to increase joint movement or relax and stretch tight muscles and ligaments. In addition, we utilize various technologies such as the Graston Technique, and equipment, such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and ice to improve the "stretchability" of certain tissues and to decrease swelling.

For questions concerning outpatient therapy, please call 570-398-3111.

Karen Horne, Physical Therapist Karen Horne, Physical Therapist
Karen has been a Physical Therapist for over 24 years and she recently brought her experience to the Jersey Shore Hospital Physical Therapy Department. She will be evaluating and treating patients in her specialty area of sports medicine and post-operative orthopedic physical therapy. In her spare time, Karen loves reading and enjoying sports, especially New York Yankees baseball and Penn State football. She also enjoys going to the beach, amusement parks, hiking and warm weather.
Karen Johnson, Physical Therapist 
Karen was born in Sayer, Pennsylvania, and moved to Lock Haven at the age of two. She graduated from Lock Haven University in 1972 with a Bachelor’s of Biology Degree and she received her Certificate of Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. Karen has since been a part of Jersey Shore Hospital, working here for over 35 years. Karen is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, and teaching health wellness. Karen is also a Reiki Massage Master, and enjoys teaching weight loss classes to friends and family.
Mike Donnell, Physical Therapist 
Mike Donnell, DPT, is a western PA native who earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University. Mike has 5 years of previous physical therapy experience and specializes in both geriatrics and orthopedics. Mike is very personable and enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Mike enjoys the positive attitudes of his coworkers, the work environment, and the overall friendliness of the area's patients.
Vicki Hospes, Physical Therapist Assistant Vicki Hospes, Physical Therapist Assistant
Vicki, originally from Brentwood, New York, is a physical therapist assistant at Jersey Shore Hospital. Vicki graduated from Nassau County Community College with an Associate’s Degree in applied science. Her specialty interest lies in treating orthopedic patients. In her spare time, Vicki enjoys golf, skiing, cooking, and travel.
Brittany Wheeland, Coordinator
Brittany, from Jersey Shore, has been employed with Jersey Shore Hospital since 2010. She is the newest addition to the Rehabilitation Department where she handles appointment scheduling. As the receptionist she enables the hospital to fulfill its mission of patient-centered treatment. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, hunting and kayaking.
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Susan E. Smith Susan E. Smith, Physical Therapist
Susan, from Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, works at the hospital’s Tiadaghton office located in Lock Haven where she is also the clinic’s manager. Susan received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2000 from Gannon University. She enjoys treating outpatient orthopedic patients. In her spare time, Susan enjoys playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys participating in church activities including worship/music team, and children’s teaching.  Email Susan at ssmith@jsh.org
Cathy Bowman, Secretary/Receptionist
Cathy, from Mill Hall, has been employed with Jersey Shore Hospital since 2003. Her job duties include greeting and scheduling the patients, as well as assisting the physical therapists. She enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.

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