Services | Eclipse Physical Therapy & Athletics | Moon Twp., PA

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From your head to your toes, we’ve got you covered

We’re passionate about PT

There are a lot of options for treating injuries. Call us biased, but we happen to think physical therapy is one of the best you can choose. Why? Your successful rehabilitation requires more than a single visit to a doctor or a daily pill—it requires ongoing, effective care. Good physical therapy pairs you with an experienced clinician who gets to know your unique needs, creates a personalized treatment plan for you, and helps you reach your health goals.

The aim of physical therapy, as well as our focus here at Eclipse, goes beyond pain management. We’re all about reducing pain, restoring function, returning you to your activities, and preventing future injury. The physical therapy techniques we utilize can help you improve your range of motion, balance, posture, strength, coordination, and mobility. In doing so, you won’t just experience temporary relief, you’ll reap long-term health benefits.

We treat a wide-array of injuries

* Don’t see your injury here? No problem! Just reach out and tell us about your situation.

  • Neck injuries (neck strain)
  • Shoulder injuries (instability, impingement, SLAP & rotator cuff tears, little league shoulder, AC joint sprains)
  • Back injuries (herniated discs, spinal stress & compression fractures, low back strain)
  • Elbow injuries (golfers/tennis/little league elbow)
  • Hand and wrist injuries (carpal tunnel, gymnast wrist, wrist TFCC sprain, thumb CMC sprain)
  • Hip injuries (SI joint sprain, osteoarthritis, labral tears, femoralacetabular impingement (FAI), instability)
  • Leg injuries (leg length discrepancy, hamstring strain, quadriceps strain, calf strain)
  • Knee injuries (ligament tears (ACL,MCL,LCL, PCL), meniscus tears, patellorfemoral pain (knee cap), patellar tendinitis, Osgood-Schlatter’s disease)
  • Ankle and foot injuries (Achilles tear, ankle sprain, instability, flat feet)
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Postoperative shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, and spine

Some of our favorite treatments

Soft-tissue mobilization

Soft-tissue mobilization consists of manipulating soft tissues using various techniques to improve circulation, normalize muscle tone. and increase soft tissue extensibility. It’s a great treatment option after you sustain any type of injury to your soft tissues. Common injuries can include sprains, strains, contusions, tendonitis, bursitis, and stress injuries. At Eclipse, three of our favorite soft-tissue mobilization techniques are:

  • Instrument-assisted soft-tissue massage – On top of using their hands, your physical therapist will use a variety of specially designed tools to assess and treat the soft tissue depending on the goals of the treatment.
  • Cupping therapy – In this ancient practice of Eastern Medicine, your therapist will put special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. By drawing blood and circulation to the treatment area, cupping helps decrease inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms.
  • Active soft-tissue and trigger point release – Active soft-tissue release involves the active movement of the muscle being treated and is great for overuse injuries. Trigger point release provides progressive point pressure to a sore area until the pain is relieved. Both techniques reset the muscle’s ability to contract and relax normally resulting in decreased pain, improved mobility, range of motion, and function.
Joint mobilization

Joint mobilization is the careful use of skilled, graded forces to move a joint in the desired direction. Gliding the joint is used to improve motion, normalize joint function, and control pain. It works great for shoulder pain and stiffness, spine pain and stiffness, stiff ankles, and many others.

If joint mobilization is right for you, your licensed therapist will keep you in a comfortable position and discuss appropriate pain levels along the way. As you improve, your PT may progress to higher speed mobilizations, but this is not always necessary.

Taping techniques

When an area of the body is injured through impact or overuse, the buildup of lymphatic fluid causes inflammation and swelling. This may cause increased pressure on muscles and tissue leading to significant discomfort, pain, and muscular dysfunction. By applying specially designed tape to your skin, your therapist will effectively pulling it away from your muscles, allowing blood and other fluids to circulate. This will reduce swelling and speed up recovery. AT Eclipse, two of our favorite taping techniques are:

  • Kinesiology taping (i.e., kinesiotape, KT, or Roc tape) – This tape stretches in length but not in width. As a result, it provides stable support without restricting range of motion like traditional athletic tape.
  • McConnel taping- This approach is primarily used for kneecap (patellofemoral) pain and dysfunction. However, it’s also used at the shoulder, hip, and ankle. McConnel tape is more supportive than KT tape as its goal is to facilitate proper movement by holding and promoting proper alignment.
Physical therapy modalities

Physical therapy modalities involve various methods of electrical, thermal, or mechanical energy treatments. They help relieve pain, decrease swelling, improve circulation, reduce muscle spasm, and deliver medication. Here are a few you can expect to see at Eclipse:

  • H-Wave- This electrical modality generates a mild signal that produces comfortable, non-fatiguing muscle contractions to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, which is the basis for recovery. Pain, swelling, spasms, and stiffness can block the path to recovery. H-Wave unblocks that path, allowing patients to focus on their active rehabilitation.
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) – This electrical PT modality is often used on the quadriceps muscle for knee pain or after surgery, though it can be used on other parts of the body. NMES uses electricity to stimulate muscles and to re-educate them on how to work normally.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) – This electrical PT modality blocks the pain message from the brain to the area of the body that’s experiencing discomfort. It does this by delivering mild electric pulses across the nerves that deliver the pain message, effectively interrupting the signal. Special note: these units can often be ordered for you to use at home.
  • Iontophoresis – If appropriate, your therapist may use this electrical modality with a prescription to deliver anti-inflammatory medication directly to the injured area. This requires a patch to which your medication is applied.
  • Blood flow restriction training (BFR) – This modality works by using a cuff to decrease blood flow to working muscles. This promotes hypertrophy and prevents disuse atrophy of muscles. This treatment is typically used during exercise, but can also involve the use of compression devices alone.
dorsaVi Movement Suite

At Eclipse, we use the latest in wearable sensor technology to measure your movement and muscle activity. This approach uses revolutionary wireless sensors to measure exactly how you move. These are the same sensors that elite sports trainers use with Olympians and professional athletes to measure range of motion, acceleration, and muscle activity.

By recording data at 200 frames per second, the dorsaVi Movement Suite provides your therapist with objective, visual, and easily interpreted data for assessing your technique, analyzing your performance, and planning your muscle re-education. It can be used for running assessments, returning to a sport after an injury/surgery, and to measure function with spinal and lower extremity movements. Special note: this can be done in a team or an individual setting. We have used the dorsaVi for gymnastics specific team and individual testing.

Balance and proprioception training

Balance and proprioception are all about our ability to stay safely upright without injury. For us to remain upright, our brain needs constant input from our muscles and joints. This input enables the brain to monitor our position and to make corrections when necessary. If the brain receives poor information or receives the information too slowly, then we are prone to injury (e.g., spraining the ankle or repeatedly irritating the knee).

We address this problem by using a range of techniques and equipment to challenge the balance systems in a controlled, safe way. Some methods are relatively simple, like balance beams and foam, while some are more high-tech, like the dorsaVi Movement Suite. No matter the exact approach, we will maintain your safety by increasing the difficulty gradually.

As you continue to practice, the brain “learns” to communicate with the body more efficiently. With time, it should be able to initiate corrective movements quickly and without effort or thought. If you practice your exercises with enough regularity, the body will be able to keep itself safer and be less prone to injury.

Braces and orthotics

If you have an unstable joint, the right brace can provide gentle restriction and support. This can minimize stress and pressure on the joint, thus reducing pain.

Not sure what brace you need, if you even need a brace, or if it fits correctly? Take the guesswork out of it and ask us. At Eclipse, we often recommend something to you during your initial visit to help provide immediate support and to speed your recovery. This could include a brace or a supportive device like arch supports for your shoes.

Ready to find your relief?

Here's how to start:

Step number 1

Request an appointment

Let us know the day and time that’s best for you—even if it’s this week! If pain doesn’t have to wait for a referral, neither should you.

Step number 2

Confirm your date

We’ll check our calendar and personally contact you to set an official appointment time. We’ll do our best to see you within 48 hours.

Step number 3

Meet your therapist

You’ll have a dedicated therapist that listens to your goals, cheers you on, and works directly with you throughout your journey.

Benefits you can enjoy

Trusted health advisors

At Eclipse, we only employ physical therapists who are licensed, thoroughly educated, and highly experienced. You can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands.

Furthermore, because we understand the link between your success and the quality of the relationship you have with your therapist, we’ll make sure you train with the same therapist every time you visit. By providing ongoing communication, they’ll get to know your goals, accurately track your progression, and plan effective treatment. They’ll also help you navigate treatment decisions and connect you to the appropriate doctors when needed.

Personalized treatment plans

Every injury and instance of pain are as unique as the people they impact. For a recovery plan to be effective, it needs to treat you as an individual and not just as another person with a general injury.

We believe you deserve customized care and that’s why we guarantee you’ll have a personal experience at Eclipse that helps you reach your goals faster. Before stepping into any treatment, we’ll get to know you and perform a thorough assessment. This will allow us to identify your health goals and to build a treatment plan that stays focused on them. And, as you progress, we’ll make sure your plan evolves with you.

Manual therapy

While resistance training, stretching, and electrical modalities are effective, you’ll see the most benefits when your treatment plan includes manual therapy. With this approach, your therapist will use hands-on techniques to accurately diagnose and effectively treat soft tissue and joints.

At Eclipse, we believe in the power of manual therapy to reduce pain, increase your range of motion, improve muscle length, decrease swelling, assist the body in repair, and facilitate movement. You won’t just receive a piece of paper that outlines exercises for you to do. Instead, you’ll have the direct attention and insights of our highly-skilled therapists.

Virtual visits (telehealth)

Pain and injuries (and world-wide pandemics) are never planned. When one of these things sneaks up on you, how can you conveniently get great therapy? Thankfully, with modern technology, you don’t have to physically visit our office.

We’re now providing virtual visits that allow you to get assessed and treated from the comfort of home (or even from your hotel room if you’re out of town or travel a lot). Just need a periodic checkup or changes to your current home program? We can do that through virtual visits too. No matter your situation, our licensed therapists will be available to work with you through a secure online video chat.

Just request an appointment today and let us know you’d like it to be a virtual visit.

Artistic Athletics program

Are you or your student a gymnast, dancer, or cheerleader? Are you dealing with pain that keeps you from performing at the level you desire? If so, we’re here to care for you.

Our Artistic Athletics program is specifically built to serve the unique needs of the active gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader. Run by former level 8, 9, and 10 gymnasts, this program strives to assess and treat you within the context of your sport. Regain your strength, increase your flexibility, and get back to doing what you love. Just request an appointment today and let us know you’d like to book an Artistic Athletics appointment.

Experience the benefits of physical therapy for yourself

Lets talk about your health goals and how we can help you reach them