Physical Therapy

Circle of Life's physical therapy program promotes whole body healing and provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment to the Altoona, PA region and surrounding areas. The techniques are specially designed to complement the care the client is already receiving. Dr. Hanlon DPT, our physical therapist, can teach you how to manage your condition to help you achieve long term health benefits. Physical therapists use their knowledge of disease and injury, symptoms, mechanism of injury, action of movement systems, and treatment response to arrive at a diagnosis.

Physical Therapy for:

  • Chronic pain and headaches
  • Back and shoulder pain
  • Cervical problems
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Injuries and movement disorders
  • Cardiac and pulmonary problems
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Specialized Techniques for Chronic Pain

Dr. Hanlon specializes specifically in problem solving to treat chronic pain conditions, and is a master of traditional techniques with 30 years of experience. He will work with you to alleviate your condition using traditional methods, as well as more specialized techniques like:

  • Nerve Gliding
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Muscle Energy Technique for realignment

Facts About Dr. Hanlon - PT, DPT, MSPT; OCS, Certified MD&T

Dr Hanlon has over 30 years of experience in physical therapy, including university teaching, clinical practice and research, and international mission work. He graduated from an Ivy League school and has multiple advanced degrees in PT. He is both an orthopedic clinical specialist and certified in mechanical diagnosis of the spine through McKenzie Institute International.

PT sessions at Circle of Life are 50-55 minutes each, one-on-one with the doctor of physical therapy. Dr. Hanlon doesn't bill insurance directly for the physical therapy sessions, but is happy to give you a bill to turn into the insurance company.

Call to Schedule

Call us at (814) 944-7961 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.