Physical Therapy Overview

Physical Therapists work to alleviate pain, prevent the onset and progression of musculoskeletal impairment and disabilities resulting from injury or disease, rehabilitate the post-surgical orthopedic patient to regain maximum possible function, as well as restore, maintain and promote overall fitness and health.

Our Physical and Occupational Therapists evaluate and treat orthopedic conditions in patients of all ages. Using the latest in treatment protocols and modalities, our therapists are dedicated to the well-being and timely recovery of our patients. We provide direct one-on-one care and focus on clearly communicating the diagnosis and expectant recovery. Our therapists work closely with our physicians to create a team approach tailored for each patient's specific needs. The experienced staff provides knowledge and insight into developing specific rehabilitation programs. We are able to do muscle testing which helps determine functional strength and mobility testing as well as isokinetic or Cybex testing which accurately measures a patient’s strength progress with their rehabilitation. Services offered at our facilities include the latest technology in regards to modalities used for decreasing pain, inflammation and retraining muscular deficiencies. On your initial visit our therapist will do an evaluation based on your diagnosis from your physician and then give you a treatment plan, which will include exercises that will need to be performed at home. From the high school athlete trying to return to their sport, to the weekend athlete trying to stay in shape or the elderly patient trying to maintain a healthy quality of life, our facility offers the best in experience and dedication to help people achieve their goals.

The Staff

All evaluations and planning of patient care are carried out by our licensed physical therapists. Our therapists are highly trained in all aspects of orthopedic injuries and dysfunctions. Our therapists are actively involved in continuing education as well as teaching at local community functions and collegiate settings. Our staff also includes licensed physical therapy assistants (PTAs) who are here to assist the physical therapists in implementing the plan of care. They are an intricate part of the Physical Therapy team and have extensive knowledge in the areas of therapeutic exercise, functional activities and modalities (i.e. ultrasound, electrical stimulation).

  • Granite Run Therapy
  • 231 Granite Run Drive
  • Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717.735.3600
  • Fax: 717.735.3604
  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM-7PM
  • Friday: 8AM-5PM

Chris Martin, PT, SCS, ATC

Chris Martin, PT, SCS, ATC, received his B.A. in Sports Medicine from Messiah College and earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. He earned his Board Certification in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2004. Chris is the only Physical Therapist with this certification in South Central PA. He is one of five-hundred Physical Therapists with this specialization in the country as well as one of two-hundred with an additional license in Athletic Training.

Chris is also a Clinical Instructor with the Sports Medicine program at Messiah College and works closely with Prestige Gymnastics of Lancaster. He has extensive experience in rehabilitating athletes of all backgrounds and ages. He also performs custom orthotic fabrication for foot, knee and hip pathologies.

Derek Longenecker, DPT

Derek graduated from Lebanon Valley College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science in 2013 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2015.

Derek has a special interest in orthopedic injuries, working with athletes, and manual therapy.

Anna O’Connor, MPT

Anna, a native of Poland, graduated from the Academy of Physical Education in Poznan, Poland in 1992 with a Masters degree in Physical Rehabilitation. She has sixteen years of clinical experience in the United States with an emphasis in outpatient rehabilitation, onsite occupational clinics, injured worker rehabilitation and functional capacity testing.

Joe Prendergast, PT

Joe is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences. He has over 30 years clinical experience primarily in orthopedics with a strong background in acute care, burn and wound care, geriatrics, and industrial health rehabilitation.

Joe enjoys mentoring a new generation of upcoming professionals to the field of physical therapy.

Eric Suess, DPT

Eric is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science in 2012 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2014.

Eric has a special interest in orthopedics and sports injuries with therapeutic emphasis on manual therapy including joint mobilizations.

  • Lampeter Road Therapy
  • 703 Lampeter Road
  • Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717.291.9430
  • Fax: 717.293.9181
  • Monday & Wednesday: 8AM-6PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30AM-5PM
  • Thursday: 8AM-5PM
  • Friday: 7:30AM-1PM

Kevin E. Urbansky, PT

Kevin completed his physical therapy education at the University of Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1978. Prior to this, he attended Penn State University in University Park for his undergraduate education.

Prior to working in an orthopedic practice, Kevin worked as a physical therapist at Community Hospital of Lancaster and was the chief physical therapist at Lebanon Valley General Hospital. He joined Orthopedic Consultants in 1983, which became part of LOG in 2011.

Kevin delights in using his 30+ years experience to return orthopedic patients, young and old, to their optimum function. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Orthopedic Section of the APTA, and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

Kevin manages the LOG Physical Therapy Clinic at the Lampeter Road office in Lancaster.

  • Ephrata Health Pavilion Therapy
  • 175 Martin Avenue, Suite 305
  • Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: 717.721.9201
  • Fax: 717.733.4887
  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM-5PM
  • Friday: 8AM-2PM

Brett Garman, DPT

Brett Garman, DPT, received his B.A. in Exercise Science from Messiah College and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. Immediately after graduating from Arcadia in 2002, he worked for Lancaster General Hospital in the acute care setting. Brett has been a physical therapist with LOG since 2005. He manages the outpatient orthopedics clinic at the Ephrata office. His interests are in shoulder, knee, and sports injury rehabilitation.

The Ephrata clinic is co-managed by Brett at the Martin Avenue office (ECH Health Pavilion).

Dale R. Edgell, DPT

Dale earned his Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Miami (FL) in 1992, a year after receiving his Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University. He then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2004.

Prior to working in an orthopedic practice, Dale worked at Lancaster General Hospital as the coordinator of Orthopedic/Outpatient Services. He also worked as a physical therapist in a Lancaster private practice. Dale joined Orthopedic Consultants in 1997, which became part of Lancaster Orthopedic Group in 2011.

A member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and the Sports Medicine Section of the APTA, Dale has twenty years of experience in the physical therapy field, primarily in orthopedics. He enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic and sports related injuries and has special interest in foot biomechanics, running mechanics and custom orthotic fabrication.

The Ephrata clinic is co-managed by Dale at the Martin Avenue office (ECH Health Pavilion).

  • Mount Joy Therapy
  • 1009 East Main St.
  • Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Phone: 1.866.LOG.1000
  • Fax: 717.928.2222
  • Monday: 8AM-5PM
  • Wednesday: 8AM-1PM
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 9AM-7PM
  • Friday: 8AM-4:30PM

Margaret “Midge” Sholl, PT

Margaret “Midge” Sholl, PT is a 1989 graduate Temple University’s Physical Therapy program. Since graduating, she has gained almost 20 years of experience of managing numerous facilities. Midge has spent the majority of her career doing outpatient orthopedics with many of those years in the industrial rehabilitation field. Her clinical expertise is in rehabilitation of the spine. Midge spent several years managing 4 outpatient sites for Healthsouth Rehab Hospital of York, PA.

After a 3 year stint of owning and managing her own outpatient clinic in York, she returned to Lancaster to work in a busy outpatient orthopedic clinic focusing on general orthopedics and sports medicine. Midge manages LOG’s Physical Therapy Clinic in Mount Joy.

Lorraine Eveler, PT

Lorraine is a graduate of Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA, where she received both her Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees. Since graduating from PT school, she has gained a significant amount of experience working in various outpatient rehabilitation facilities in Central PA.

Lorraine has a special interest in general orthopedics with a focus on manual techniques especially in the shoulder joint. She takes great pride in helping patients return to previous functional levels.

Services Provided

After being referred for physical therapy, each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation by one of our licensed physical therapists. An individualized treatment program is then developed based upon the recommendations from the referring doctor and the findings of the evaluation. A plan of care is established to help gain strength, mobility, flexibility, range of motion, decrease pain and ultimately return to full function. A PTA who may be knowledgeable in a specific facet of therapy will assist the PT in carrying out certain parts of the plan of care for that patient. Our therapists maintain continuous communication with the referring doctor on regarding the patient's current progress.

Treatment Goals

The treatment program's primary goal is to help the patients reach optimal levels of function and independence, allowing them to return to everyday activities including work duties and recreational events. We achieve this goal by:

  • decreasing pain and stiffness
  • improving balance
  • increasing range of motion and flexibility
  • increasing strength and endurance


Treatment Procedures

Our physical therapy staff uses a wide variety of treatment procedures including:

  • stretching
  • gait training
  • soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • muscle strengthening exercises
  • modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, cold and hot packs


Home Program

After the scheduled physical therapy is complete, a home exercise program will be issued. The program will be clearly outlined and include diagrams where appropriate. We are always accessible if there are questions once you are discharged.