A grand opening and ribbon cutting event was held recently at Cawley Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 45 Scott. St., Carbondale. The event took place on Saturday, March 30, and marked the opening of the fifth location for physical therapy practice. Additional offices are located in Pittston, Kingston, Scranton, and Nanticoke.

The event featured a ribbon cutting, a lower back pain and sciatica workshop, a shoulder and rotator cuff pain workshop, door prizes, refreshments, and the chance to meet owner Frank Cawley and some of his staff. On hand for the event were several members of the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, including John Gorel, executive director of the Chamber.

Mr. Cawley said that although there are already several physical therapy clinics in Carbondale, he believes that people will benefit from having another option for care. “We know that in other communities very similar to Carbondale we’re been successful because we provide good care. We’re always looking to expand around us, and we knew that Carbondale, which has a substantial older population, would be a great area,” said Mr. Cawley.

Cawley Physical Therapy offers people a way to manage pain through hands-on physical therapy. The staff at the Carbondale office, under the direction of Dr. Danica Kuti, works one-on-one with the patient to help him or her manage pain without the use of opioids. In order to help achieve this, the staff values the input of each client’s primary care physician, who Mr. Cawley calls “an important part of the pain management team” of every patient.

The employees at Cawley Physical Therapy are committed to providing each patient with the most personal, comprehensive, and individualized skilled physical therapy services available. They treat all types of orthopedic related conditions as well as neurologic balance, walking, and headache or jaw related disorders.

“We treat the cause, not the symptoms. We use natural, holistic, hands-on ways to keep people away from drugs and pain free,” explained Mr. Cawley. According to the Cawley Physical Therapy website, the practice utilizes a European-style based physical therapy which includes hands-on therapy with nearly every patient they see. This allows therapy technicians to find areas of immobility and to facilitate proper movement patterns using a variety of tools, exercises, and techniques.

The physical therapists at Crawley Physical Therapy can treat a variety of conditions that cause back and neck pain, and can also help people alleviate pain after car accidents, treat job-related injuries so people can return to work, and can help patients’ recover after certain types of surgery.

Treatment for injuries incurred while playing sports, physical therapy to help people cope with geriatric conditions like arthritis, and relieving and alleviating symptoms of neuropathy associated with diabetes are some of the other services available at Cawley Physical Therapy.

Physical therapists use a variety of techniques to alleviate pain or to make it manageable, including manual therapy, mobilizations, adjustments, massage, and myofascial release (a soft tissue technique). Once clients are free of pain and have their mobility restored, strengthening exercises and techniques are used to maintain the progress each patient has made. Education for ongoing and preventative care to achieve long-term pain management is an important part of each patient’s treatment.

Cawley Physical Therapy also offers specialty services including cupping, aqua therapy, class 4 deep tissue laser treatments, and MICROVAS diabetic treatment. They treat in back pain, foot and ankle issues, shoulder and knee pain, and any general pain issues.

Cawley Physical Therapy accepts most types of medical insurance and no referral is needed to make an initial appointment. “We are a direct access care provider, but not all physical therapists or physical therapy centers are. We can evaluate and treat patients for up to 30 days without a referral. This direct means of access is easier and more convenient for many,” said Mr. Cawley.

Mr. Cawley hold degrees from East Stroudsburg University and Hahnemann University. He has over fifteen years of experience providing physical therapy to clients. He and his wife Courtney, who is co-owner of the business, employ a highly-trained staff at each of their clinics, including Dr. Kuti, who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Misericordia University and who will be leading the Carbondale office.

For more information about Cawley Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, visit their website at www.cawleypt.net or call the main office at (570) 208-2787.