Tri Rivers Physical Therapy
Read how Sara Marton, center, graduated to better health
with the help of physical therapist Leah Sheetz and
physical therapist assistant Tom Perry. Click here.
About Our Services
Tri Rivers Physical Therapy provides a wide range of physical, hand and occupational therapy services in Cranberry/Mars and Butler. To ensure improved outcomes, the physicians of Tri Rivers Surgical Associates are involved with and provide therapy protocols for physical therapy patients with:
- General musculoskeletal conditions
- Sports injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Spinal conditions
- Arthritic conditions
- Hand and upper extremity conditions
- Foot and ankle conditions
- Work-related injuries
- Joint replacements
Our Locations and Directions
6998 Crider Road
Mars, PA 16046
Phone: (724) 778-3311
Fax: (724) 778-3313
142 Clearview Circle
Butler, PA 16001
Phone: (724) 285-5351
Fax: (724) 285-3780
Grandmother “graduates” to better health at Tri Rivers Physical Therapy
Whether it’s high school or college, commencement is a huge event for many students and their families.
For Sara Marton, her recent “graduation” was a major happening, but it had nothing to do with books or academic tests.
She graduated to better health following knee replacement surgery and a 10-week rehabilitation program at Tri Rivers Physical Therapy that enabled her to return to doing many of her daily activities.
“Tri Rivers made my life better,” she said. “I can now play games with my grandson, ride my bike, take walks and sleep without knee pain.
“Before my surgery and rehabilitation, my knee throbbed – sometimes keeping me awake at night,” she said. “At times, my knee felt like a knife was going through it.”
Through the years, she developed the knee problem from working on a concrete floor in a warehouse.
A graduation celebration
To celebrate her recovery and say thank you to the Tri Rivers staff, Marton donned a cap and gown and proclaimed herself a graduate of the physical therapy program to the staff in the Cranberry office.
“I wanted to express my appreciation in a creative way,” Sara said. “Halloween is my favorite holiday. So, it was natural that I dress up in a costume to fit the occasion.
“The Tri Rivers staff loved it. They are part of my life,” she said.
Sara also wrote a special note to the Tri Rivers staff.
“Thank you for a job well done,” she wrote. “I appreciate everything the Tri Rivers team did to speed up my recovery. I look forward to coming to physical therapy.”
Comprehensive care from surgery through physical therapy
Sara began physical therapy following surgery performed by William Abraham, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Tri Rivers Surgical.
“Dr. Abraham was very caring and thorough,” she said. “He explained the whole procedure and told me what to expect.”
After being discharged from the hospital, Sara had a visiting nurse provide care at her house.
Several weeks later, Marton came to Tri Rivers and began her successful path to recovery.
“The therapy was hard, but the Tri Rivers staff challenged me and made it even fun,” she said. “They always encouraged me and celebrated my milestones. They have a positive can-do attitude. Thanks to the staff, I pushed myself a little harder each day so I could get better faster,” she said.
“My therapist, Leah Sheetz, and physical therapy assistant, Tom Perry, were very caring,” Sara said.
They worked as a team and always knew her progression.
“I could see myself getting better every week,” she said.
Within two weeks, she didn’t need a walker for support to take steps.
“The special exercise equipment helped me a great deal,” she said. “The Tri Rivers staff showed me what I needed to do to get better.”
On the days when she was not at Tri Rivers, Marton diligently performed her knee exercises at home, while watching TV and enjoying her husband’s company.
During a visit to Tri Rivers after her therapy was completed, she said, “I really miss the people at Tri Rivers. They are my friends and periodically I want to stop at their Cranberry office to say hello.”
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