Stu's main focus is to deliver comprehensive care that will get you back to being active, fit, and healthy. His commitment to helping others live a healthy active lifestyle started over 20 years ago. Stu started this journey by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Connecticut. He worked as an Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer for 7 years helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. Then spent another 3 years pursuing his Master's degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from California State University - Sacramento and now has over 10 years of experience as a Physical Therapist treating patients including children, weekend warriors, Olympic athletes, older adults and everyone in between. Stu also has advanced physical therapy certifications including my Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) as well as specialty certifications in functional dry needling, Graston Technique, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). He knows how to relieve your pain and help you return to your daily activities, run better, and improve your overall fitness level.
Stu also has a wonderful wife and two amazing boys. He is a finisher of the Boston Marathon and Ironman Lake Placid. He loves to spend free time outside being active including skiing, hiking, biking and running. You can also find him in the garage fixing whatever is broken or even building something from scratch. His passion for problem solving is what makes him work so hard to help you get better so you can return to being active, fit, and healthy.
Why is Kershner PT Different?
Have you ever been to a traditional medical office and after the visit think you yourself:
"the doctor/nurse/therapist barely spent any time with me, and then I didn't even get the answer or care that I really needed?" I think we've all been there, and probably far too often.
I know YOU deserve better, and I know I can provide you MUCH better care.
In order to do this, I do 3 key things differently than a "traditional" office to treat your pain:
- First, I listen to you. I want to know the whole story, start to finish. Often times my patients have been in pain for months, or even years! Knowing the history and the challenges you've been through is essential to me helping you. When is the last time a doctor or therapist took the time to listen to you?
- Second, I make sure you get your therapy! I have flexible hours including mornings and evenings at my office. I also provide a mobile physical therapy service* and I will meet you at your home, office, or any other location of your choice. It takes away the burden and the challenge of leaving home or work to get to your appointment.
- Last, I am available beyond your 1 hour visit, for no additional cost. Questions always come up, and having an answer quickly is often very important. You can call, email or text me any time of day for any reason and I will get back to you as quickly as possible. You might be able to call or email your doctor, but it might be days before you hear back.
My goal is to give you the time and care you deserve during your recovery with the focus to get you back to what matters most to you as fast as possible. Usually that is as quick as 4-8 visits (not 12 or more at a "traditional" PT clinic). Click the button below to schedule your free Discovery Visit!
Stuart Kershner, PT, MPT, OCS
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