It is music to the ears of Judy and Dennis Dougherty when someone describes a session at Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s as “the best physical therapy experience I ever had.” They’re the husband and wife team behind the success of the clinics, having operated a multi-office private practice before they merged their vision and entrepreneurial spirit with the nationally recognized St. Luke’s University Health Network.
That partnership today is the area’s leading outpatient rehab network. The Doughertys oversee a staff of 240 therapists in 48 locations throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley. “We recognize how important it is for health care to be convenient,” says Judy.
Dennis and Judy also know the importance of hiring therapists who share their love for the profession. The staff they’ve assembled—which includes 50 board-certified and 22 advanced-certified therapists—are committed to what they do and passionate about providing the highest quality, evidence-based treatment.
The St. Luke’s team includes physical, occupational and speech therapists who treat conditions related to orthopedic and athletic injuries, spine care, neurological disorders, pediatrics, pelvic health conditions, lymphedema and cancer-related conditions. Audiologists evaluate and treat patients with hearing issues. Restoring someone’s activity to what it was prior to injury is what matters most.
Patients never fail to recommend St. Luke’s to anyone looking for physical therapy. Services are available without a prescription and most health insurances cover treatment without a referral. If not, St. Luke’s can get the process started so recovery can begin.