Our Physical Therapists
Kevin Edwards - MPT/Owner
Hello, here is my brief story on what brought me here today. In 1991, I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I was working for Mellon Bank and was a bit frustrated with my future and knew I wanted to do something else. I heard a story of a teller's son who graduated from PT school, which sounded very interesting, so I thought I would volunteer to see what PT was all about. Well I loved it! So i decided to go back to school. I went to Chatham University where I got my Masters of Physical Therapy degree (MPT), and I started working for The Medical Center of Beaver in 1997, otherwise known now as Heritage Valley Health System (HVHS).
Over the last 24 years, I worked in alot of different settings including inpatient/outpatient physical therapy, skilled nursing, rehabilitation departments and homecare. I also worked off site at multiple companies offering industrial therapy doing ergonomic assessments,employee screens,functional assessments, body mechanics training, safety education, and work task modification. I have also worked with athletes of varying ages from middle school, high school and the collegiate level. I left Heritage Valley full time after about 10 years and for about 5 years I provided homecare physical therapy while working in Home Health. After that, I became a director of an outpatient PT clinic for 4 years. Over those 4 years I learned alot about running a business. That is what brings me here. I figured it was time to go out on my own and I decided to open Edwards Physical Therapy! So here we are!
Our #1 goal is to get you better! We would love to have you as our patient! We believe in the philosophy of treating patients as we would like to be treated. Recently it seems the word 'care' has been removed from the phrase 'patient care'. It seems that many Physical therapy clinics have less staff seeing more patients, so you almost feel like a number.. At Edwards PT we strive to have a program setup for 'your' needs because we 'care' about our patients, and you won't be just a number. So, therefore your PT plan will be designed just for you and not be a "Cookie Cutter" recipe.
In over 25 years of working in various settings including hospital inpatient therapy, skilled nursing, outpatient therapy, industrial rehabilitation, homecare and after managing another clinic, Kevin decided it was time to open his own facility in which he could use his well rounded comprehensive knowledge to help others.
One of the bonuses to coming here is you will have the Physical therapist / owner on site for your care which is uncommon nowadays. We will have a favorable ratio of therapist to patient, so visits can be comprehensive if needed. So this means you will not be doing your therapy on your own, which happens in many cases in PT clinics. Also, we are right on State avenue in the town of Coraopolis, and have off-street free parking.
So why come to Edwards PT?
- 20 + years of experience
- Private treatment rooms
- Free Parking lot next to our building
- Relaxed atmosphere
- Hands on treatment that is one to one
- Individualized treatment plans
- Hometown feel
Testimonials & Results:
My daughter has been getting therapy with Kevin for her shoulder and knee for a few weeks now. She's had multiple injuries from playing softball and has had trouble for years. The therapist she used to see moved out of state and we had to find a new one. She's pretty picky, but Kevin has listened to her and what she needs and he's picked up where she left off. She's pleased with her progress (so far) and the one on one attention she gets here. The location is perfect also, as we live in Coraopolis and she can even walk from our house, so that's been nice. Thank you Edwards' PT!
I had 2 hip replacements and through Kevin's structured program starting with leg exercises on the table to the stationary bike and then to weight machine exercises, i progressed incredibly from a walker to a cane and then to walking on my own quickly. Kevin and Jenn are very caring people that are very professional and courteous and made me feel very comfortable and i looked forward to my PT sessions. I recommend Edwards PT if you are looking for great results! They are the Right choice!!
Kevin is very professional. He takes his time with you. You feel very relaxed in his presence.
The office is very homey like.
Kevin is the best! He is extremely knowledgable and very caring. His facility is always clean and well organized. My therapy sessions when above and beyond any expectations I had due to his thoroughness and dedication to his profession, I will never go anywhere else!
Edwards PT in 2 months has reduced my pain by over 90% from my spinal stenosis!
I love Edwards PT!! Kevin is very thorough, personal and knowledgable. I've been to a few therapists over the years and I am very happy with the work he has doine on my shoulder and would recommend him to anyone looking for a good PT. Also the front desk staff is very nice!
I knew i needed a new knee and for weeks I would drive by Edwards PT so one day I stopped in. I met the owner and PT Kevin and right then and there I made up my mind this will be the place for me. The reason I like it is that I get ONE on ONE care. It is different from another PT place I had been to where there were so many people at one time and i wonder if they even saw me do the exercises right. I really liked it. Give them a try.
I got into a car accident. Someone rear ended me and threw my neck out. Kevin has gone above and beyond to help heal me up. I had to quit school but when i return i will be better than ever!
Before I started going to PT, I had constant lower back pain from a sports injury. After about 4 visits I started feeling little to no pain in my back and after my 7th visit I had no pain at all!! Now I am able to play the sports I love again!
I had surgery on my back two years ago and was still having horrbile radiating pain into my back, buttock and down my leg. Going to Edwards PT has been a life changing event!! That horrible pain is gone! I was unable to work, do housework etc. now I am able to do all those things and even work up to 10 hours a day! My experience was wonderful at Edwards PT. Kevin is genuinely concerned about my well being and listens and is attentive to my needs. He has gone above and beyond. Its a delight to come here. They have a wonderful staff and atmosphere. I am sad it is my last day, I will miss coming here!
My experience here was excellent!! Before I came here I had trouble walking up and down stairs. Now I can do stairs with no problems at all. My knee pain is at a bare minimum if any pain at all. I highly recommend Edwards PT!
I had a wonderful experience at Edwards PT! The location and the hours were great. Easy to get to and easy to park. The owners are friendly and knowlegable. I came into Edwards PT with balance problems, back pain and poor motion. Having been to PT before I expected to be shuffled in or to wait like i hade before but because this is privately owned,, the attention to the patients need is carefully listened to. The place is very clean and is soothing. I have fully recovered and from now on I know who i can count on for my PT. They are fully committed to helping their patients!
My first day walking into Edwards PT I really didn't have faith that PT would solve my back issues. With Kevin's hands on treatment and trying various exercises and traction, I recovered well, I am back to doing mostly everything in my daily routine. I can't thank Kevin and his crew at Edwards PT enough.