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NO script, NO problem! If you are in pain, call us directly to schedule an appointment with one of our Physical Therapists. You do not need to be referred by your physician.*
If you are in pain, call 610- 327- 2600 for a FREE phone consultation**, and see if our services are right for you.
Appointments available 7:00am to 8:00pm in ALL locations, most Days! Saturday Appointments Available in Gilbertsville, Phoenixville, and Limerick (inside the Spring Valley YMCA)
Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates is a privately owned, outpatient physical therapy practice throughout Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties. It is our mission to provide the most effective and, state-of the-art physical therapy services to relieve pain, restore function, and return you to the highest quality of life possible.
We consider every patient a VIP, regardless of age, insurance, and/or injury and deliver the best, most comprehensive care necessary. Mishock PT prides itself on providing hands-on, individualized care to every patient. We want to accommodate your busy schedule, so we offer flexible treatment times: early morning, evening and Saturday hours.
* Not applicable to patients in federal or state funded programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.
** Screenings are consultations and do not involve a physical therapy evaluation or treatment.
What Makes Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates Different?
6 Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinics to Serve You!
We challenge ourselves to provide the most clinically superior care in the region. We invest in our clinicians’ education and expect our professional staff to remain on the cutting edge of “what’s new” in physical therapy based on science and sound clinical research. If you are referred by your physician to physical therapy – tell them you want to go to Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates.
Meet the Owner
John R. Mishock,PT, DPT, DC
Dr. Mishock received his Bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University, his Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University, and his Doctorate in Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic in 1996.
Following his passion and dream, John Mishock opened his first physical therapy practice in Gilbertsville in 2005. Over the next several years 6 clinics were opened; Skippack in 2006, Barto in 2007, Phoenixville in 2011, Limerick Spring Valley YMCA in 2012, Pottstown (Stowe), 2014.
Over the years, Dr. Mishock has co-authored research articles on orthopaedic physical therapy and rehabilitation. He has written two books, “The Rubber Arm: Using Science to Increase Pitch Control, Improve Velocity, and Prevent Elbow and Shoulder Injury” and “Fundamental Training Principles: Essential Knowledge for Building the Elite Athlete”, available at (train2 playsports.com).
Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates specializes in providing Physical Therapy and Chiropractic treatment for a wide variety of conditions. We thoroughly evaluate each new patient in order to establish the most effective, individualized treatment program to attain the best possible outcome.
For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.
This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.
For Your 1st Visit, Please:
– Bring Physician’s Prescription
– Bring Photo ID
– Arrive 15 minutes Early
For Additional Questions Please Contact Us
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
In Pennsylvania, you can see a physical therapist without a referral from a physician. However, your insurance may require a referral from a physician to cover your expenses. To find out, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if a referral is necessary for coverage of physical therapy.
If your insurance requires a physician referral, that’s no problem. After your first visit, we can recommend you to a trusted physician or specialist before continuing your care. We have relationships with many local providers and may be able to get an appointment for you sooner than if you went on your own.
- We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for maximum recovery. We want you to start feeling better immediately, so we consider it a top priority to provide treatment, as well as evaluate you on your first visit!
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
For Billing Inquiries: Call 484-948-2804
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“I came to Mishock Physical Therapy because of severe low back pain I was experiencing due to a golf injury. I first went to get a massage to relieve the pain but it ended up being a bad experience and my pain got worse. Dr. Mike was amazing to work with and every time he did manual therapy I had instant pain relief. I also like that I didn’t have to come more than once a week because it fit my schedule very nicely. After 6 weeks I was discharged and feel like my old self again. Thank you to the entire team at Phoenixville who gave me a great at home exercise plan to keep up my back strength. I am now back to golf and have no pain sitting at my desk.”
“I first came to Mishock PT because of a cheerleading injury to my knee (patellar contusion). I was with Dr. Matt and the entire Skippack office staff for 6 weeks and they really made my experience a great one. I felt like I was going to hang out with friends rather than to the doctor. They gave me my confidence back and I just made the Varsity Cheering squad at my high school. One other thing I liked is that there was no pressure to come back. They left the choices up to me, and that felt great.”
– Kristin R., 15 (Teen Cheerleader)
“I’m from the Pottstown area and played basketball for both Pottsgrove High School and Lebanon Valley College. I was a patient at Mishock PT on two different occasions for each of my torn ACLs. Going there felt like going to hang out with friends. After my surgeries I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to get back to my playing best- but with the help of the entire Mishock team, especially Dr. Lisa and Missy, I am well on my way. They really knew how to work with me and I credit them for getting me back on the basketball court.”
– Eryn S., 23 (Basketball Star Tore Both ACLs)
“I came to Mishock Physical Therapy with right shoulder pain that radiated down my right arm, along with increasing episodes of numbness. The pain would sometimes wake me up three times at night and it was becoming more and more difficult for me to use my right arm for the daily activities of living- like getting dressed.
Gradually, over a three month period, through the physical therapy and home exercise program given to me, I can now sleep through the night and do most activities with zero or minimal discomfort…and with no medication!!
I am very grateful for the expertise of my therapist, Dr. Ann Miller, the other therapists, and their assistants. Everyone, including the office staff, was professional, caring, and friendly. I highly recommend Mishock Physical Therapy.”
- Carolyn S., 69 (Pain Affecting Sleep)
“I was a former patient at Mishock PT, so I already knew the Barto office was warm and caring. But when I came back after my total knee replacement, that was confirmed even more so. The ladies in that office are so capable and really helped me get rid of my pain. I am on the path to feeling like my normal self and they helped me strengthen my leg muscles to the point where I no longer need a cane or a walker!!! They told me no pain, no gain, and I am so grateful for everything they did to help.”
– Ambrose L., 69 (Total Knee Replacement)
“After my accident in January 2011 where I broke my pelvis, hip, both ankles, both heels, and the fibula and tibia of my left leg saying I needed physical therapy was an understatement. I started coming in July 2011 and immediately liked the atmosphere in the Phoenixville office. My favorite part of therapy was getting back into shape and challenging my body. The staff really helped me push through and reach my goal. I was discharged in February 2012 so I could take a break for more surgery and am back again as a satisfied customer. After everything I have been through I appreciate the little things more and the positive attitude everyone has at Mishock PT keeps me coming back every week!”
– Michael O., 24 (Repeat Patient After Bad Accident)
“After injuring my lower back while overdoing it with my exercise routine, I was referred to Mishock Physical Therapy right in the heart of Skippack. Dr. Matt and his team were very welcoming and learned how to push me, but not to the point of exhaustion. My favorite part was always receiving individualized attention even when the clinic was really busy. When I first started, I went to therapy three times a week and then reduced to two days a week, and then once a week. I left feeling confident in the exercise program they had prepared for me and I know I can always call or stop back in with any questions. I would not hesitate to return to Mishock PT or send my friends and family members their way!”
– Karen F., 49 (Exercise Induced Injury)
“I tore my ACL playing lacrosse for Boyertown High School and my trainer recommended that I get physical therapy at Mishock PT. After my surgery I worked with the ladies at Barto (especially the Clinical Director Monica) to get my strength back and get back on the field. They were so great and always greeted me with a smile. I felt totally comfortable there and am so happy to say that I reached my goal! I am starting at Gwynedd Mercy College in the fall and will be playing on their lacrosse team- thanks in part to the wonderful staff at Mishock Physical Therapy.”
-Tyler O., 18 (ACL Tear)
“While playing soccer I came down the wrong way tearing my ACL ligament in my knee. Following surgery I had swelling, pain, difficulty with walking and an inability to lift my leg. I began Physical Therapy at Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates. The program I was in was great. Over the months, my knee has improved significantly and it feels great. I still have some time before I can play sports, but when I look back to my 1st day of Physical Therapy I have come a long way. I’m glad I came here for my physical therapy. Everyone was very positive and helped me a lot. I will definitely come back here if I need physical therapy in the future.”
– Lauren F.
“I had a whiplash injury with neck pain and limited mobility. My experience at Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates was very positive. The neck pain is gone and I can move my neck freely. The quality care made my time spent there very profitable. Thanks.”
– Mary G. H.
“I was referred to Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates by my physician following a back injury at work. When I first came I had lots of pain, 9/10. It was having difficulty completing daily activities secondary to pain and muscle spasms. Through the assistance of the staff at Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates I have made a full recovery and am now pain-free. Manual therapy, ultrasound, electrical stim and exercises were all part of my program. I would definitely recommend Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates to all my friends and family.”
– Kristyn McAghon
“The time spent at Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates has been very beneficial. I have really improved following my slipped disc. I am now doing things I could not do before. I am over 90% improved with minimal pain. Thanks to all the staff at Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates for returning me to normal.”
– Franklin G.
“I first came to Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates following a skiing injury. I had a lot of pain, swelling and could not bend my knee. At that time I didn’t think I would ever have full mobility of my leg. Through the caring approach of Dr. Mishock and his staff, I am now pain-free with full mobility. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Thanks everyone!”
– Rachel S.
“When I came to Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates I was in pain and could not raise my right arm due to a shoulder injury. I’m happy to say because of Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates’ treatments I now have full use of my shoulder. I am able to raise my arm pain free. Everyone was caring, compassionate and helpful. I would not have recovered this well without them.”
– Vera M.
“The treatments at Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates were a huge success. I had back pain for months, but after just one treatment I was 80% better. 95% improved after 2 weeks and after 1 month I am 100% with no pain. I would highly recommend Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates to anyone with pain or in need of physical therapy.”
– Kenneth K.