Veale Road Staff
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I started THR back in 1995 after recovering from two back surgeries and being dissatisfied with the physical therapy I received from other facilities. I felt disconnected as a patient when I was assigned different therapists at each appointment then had to review my history and progress with each of them. I was being treated as a number in a factory rather than an individual. It was then that I decided I wanted to create a center that would encourage trust between patient and therapist. This connection throughout the course of treatment has proven to give patients the confidence and ability they need to to return to their daily activities.
I have been married for over 30 years to my wife Dawn. She helped me with my vision and together we made THR possible. In recent years, we have employed our daughter Payton and our son Austin does odd jobs for us on occasion.
My business partner, Gregg Chodkowski, has always been the face of our company and is the main reason that our patients return. His caring and patience has always amazed me.
After two decades of running THR, what makes me most proud is hearing the success stories from our patients and being told numerous times that both the staff and the environment of our facility made them feel comfortable and important. The result of the care we give is the loyalty of our patients. Almost 40% of our new patients are either referred by former patients or are repeat patients.
We have built a family of staff and patients over the years that have given my life purpose. I am happy and grateful to have been on this journey with them all!
For my whole life, I have tried to live by the quote "Don't count the days, make the days count." This attitude has allowed me to become not only an experienced, well-educated clinician, but also focus my time on knowing my patients. Both of these components result in exceptional care. Knowledge and experience backed with compassion provides our patients with a unique physical therapy experience. This is evident with great outcomes for close to twenty years of business. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, as well as coaching my two sons, Jack and Cole, in many sports!
Jason Cantagallo graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College in 1994 from the Physical Therapist Assistant program. He also has a degree in Health Systems and Technology from Drexel University. Prior to joining Total Health and Rehabilitation he worked in Philadelphia, PA for Concentra Medical Centers. He is experienced in outpatient, inpatient, and long term care settings. Jason has over 20 years of experience, and treated a wide variety of conditions, including (but not exclusive to) post-operative, chronic pain, and sports injuries. Jason is skilled in manual therapy, and is a certified personal trainer helping patient's achieve their short & long term goals
Shirley has been working at THR since 2012. Her main jobs are scheduling and verifying health insurance. Shirley has over 28 years of experience working in customer service and enjoys working with the public.
Shirley is proud to be part of the THR team/family. In her spare time, Shirley enjoys camping and spending time with her family and friends.
Richard has driven patients to and from therapy, for Total Health, since 2007 and he makes it his goal to have everyone’s trip as pleasant as possible. Most patients find their therapy session to be more enjoyable than they first thought, in our family atmosphere. So, when you’re in need of therapy, Total Health and Rick are always here to help you through those stressful times of your life.
Payton Filippone has been a part-time receptionist assistant at our Veale Road office for five years. She is responsible for setting up new patient files and various other clerical duties. Payton will be graduating this year from Penn State Brandywine with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She is looking forward to graduate school where she will continue her education earning a Master's Degree in social work. In her spare time, Payton enjoys watching the Flyers and spending time with friends.