Dr. Stephen Kareha, DPT

Dr. Stephen Kareha, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Stephen Kareha, DPT is an orthopedic physical therapist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Arcadia University in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and physical therapy.Read his story

501 Cetronia Rd # 145

Allentown, PA 18104

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This content was provided by Dr. Kareha "Stephen Kareha, DPT, received his Bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Sciences with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Gettysburg College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. He completed his postgraduate mentorship in orthopaedic spinal injuries and vestibular dysfunctions at Allied Services in Scranton, PA. He is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified Mulligan Practitioner, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Kareha has served as an adjunct faculty member at Arcadia University since 2010 teaching content within the graduate and post-graduate degree programs and has been a guest lecturer for DeSales University and multiple dental societies. He has published multiple peer-reviewed research articles and is currently pursuing a PhD at Nova Southeastern University. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers' Association, and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Kareha is Director of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and practices orthopaedic physical therapy at St. Luke's University Health Network in the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania). He also serves as a key member of the Shoulder Pain Module development committee for the National Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Outcomes Database, a national database developed under the direction of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kareha "I am here to work with you to provide the tools necessary for you to meet your individual goals and to exceed your expectations.  I evaluate each patient as a whole, not just the body part that is painful or problematic, and analyze your movement system to determine the cause of the problem and work with you to develop the care plan that best suits your needs.  

My philosophy is that mobilization/manipulation of the joints or soft tissue is used to improve movement which then needs to be facilitated throughout the new or improved range of motion by means of neuromuscular facilitation techniques.  I then train you to use those new or corrected movements in functional pathways.  Then, I utilize exercises to strengthen or enhance those new or corrected functional pathways.  Each session is designed to help you achieve your goals in the most efficient manner possible utilizing the best evidence based practice techniques available.  "

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kareha does not have any board certifications listed.

21  Conditions Treated

9  Procedures

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Mobility Exercise
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Traction Procedure
  • Trigger Point Therapy

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  • Gettysburg College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Arcadia University
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Allied Services, Scranton, Pa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Stephen Kareha, DPT
Dr. Kareha started with a very comprehensive interview to understand the jaw issues that my dentists had not been able to fix. His exam was incredibly thorough and gentle. He wanted to refer me to a dental specialist to be sure that there were no underlying unresolved dental issues. What a great...Read More
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