Physical Therapy

Regaining major mobility

Our physical therapists are skilled at treating patients of all ages who need to regain strength, functional ability, and mobility due to orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric conditions.

We also offer the following:

  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioners to assist patients with pain management, postural corrections, injuries, prepartum pain, postpartum pain, and more
  • Comprehensive wheelchair evaluations and specialized seating to optimize seating and positioning for people of all ages and abilities
  • Specialized treatment modalities to increase function while engaging patients through programs like “Wii-hab,” which not only increase ability in the clinic but also allows patients a way to retain their strength at home by playing Wii
  • Therapists who prescribe and teach progressive lumbar stabilization, core strengthening and sport-specific activities to increase patients’ balance, proprioception (where your body is in space), strength, and range of motion
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapists who provide complete decompressive therapy designed to mobilize fluid accumulation following the loss of lymph nodes through cancer or injury. These services are truly transformative and allow patients the opportunity to return to normal function in as little as a month’s time.
  • Board-certified Clinical Specialists in Neurology and Geriatrics and Certified LSVT Big © Parkinson’s program therapists

Meet the Therapy Team

Daniel J Witbeck, PT, DPTDaniel J Witbeck, PT, DPT

Danny Witbeck joined Piedmont Medical Center’s Outpatient Physical Therapy team in February of 2015. Originally from Vestal, NY, Danny earned his undergraduate degree in Clinical Health Studies in 2010 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 both at Ithaca College in New York.

Danny takes a progressive approach in identifying and treating dysfunctional movement patterns with his training in dry needling (a Westernized form of acupuncture), Mulligan and McKenzie techniques, and patient-specific therapeutic exercise programs. Danny uses these therapy techniques to treat pain of the back, knee, shoulder and an array of other orthopedic conditions.

Danny also has extensive knowledge and experience in the treatment and training of athletes and the average weekend warrior. He ran fullback for Ithaca’s Division III football team as an undergraduate, interned at TMI Sports Medicine, the physical therapy clinic of the Texas Rangers. He keeps active now by through golf and cycling, and enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Carrie A. Nguyen, PT, DPT, CLTCarrie A. Nguyen, PT, DPT, CLT

Carrie Nguyen joined Piedmont Medical Center’s Outpatient Therapy team in August of 2013 as her first career path after graduation. Carrie grew up in Rochester, NY and attended college at University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY graduating in August 2013. Here Carrie earned her Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

In addition to treating a variety of functional mobility deficits typical of a physical therapist, Carrie became a certified lymphedema practitioner and currently heads the Outpatient Lymphedema Clinic. Carries performs evaluation, assessment and patient specialized treatment and therapy on lymphatic pathologies. Carrie is also proficient in treatment to address conditions which affect functional use and movement following breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation.

Carrie keeps very active outside of the clinic and participates in daily exercise. She enjoys running, Pilates, and hiking with her family. Carrie is always staying up to date on current and new research to give her patients the most effective treatment available.

Amanda Kuiper, LPTA, CLTAmanda Kuiper, LPTA, CLT

"I count it as privilege to be able to spend dedicated time each week with every patient in order to empower them by giving them the tools to help themselves feel better.  I love seeing the visible difference physical therapy can make in their lives."

Amanda Kuiper joined Piedmont Medical Center’s Physical Therapy team originally in October of 2000 as an inpatient PTA. She left PMC to pursue outpatient therapy in 2008, but returned to join Piedmont's outpatient team after her son was born in 2010. A Fort Mill native, Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Clemson University in 1997 and an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy from Greenville Technical College in 2000. Amanda returned to her hometown where she resides now with her husband and son.

Amanda has extensive experience in the treatment of patients with many orthopedic diagnoses, but her love is working with patients suffering from lymphedema. Amanda attended the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in Charlotte, NC in 2013 and became one of this areas only two Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT).

Melissa A. Witbeck, PT, DPTMelissa A. Witbeck, PT, DPT

Melissa Witbeck joined Piedmont Medical Center’s Physical Therapy team in March 2014.  Originally from Bradford, PA, Melissa earned her undergraduate degree in Clinical Health Studies in 2010 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2012 from Ithaca College in New York.

Melissa treats patients in both the acute care and outpatient settings.  In the outpatient clinic, Melissa primarily treats patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, organ prolapse, and chronic pelvic and low back pain.  Melissa has attended advanced courses through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to provide specialized treatment for patients with pelvic floor pathologies.

Melissa stays active outside the clinic and enjoys walking her dog, hiking, and spending time with her husband and son.

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