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Lewes, Delaware

Our Lewes (Route 24, Angola area) location provides highly skilled physical therapy with a variety of services. We believe in getting our patients to a pain-free life by offering treatment for orthopedic conditions, balance, women’s health, pediatrics, and LSVT Parkinson’s therapy. Using manual therapy, special and individualized exercise programs, aquatic therapy, and other interventions such as dry needling, we get our patients on the right path to recovery!

Pediatric Physical Therapy

The goal of pediatric physical therapy is to help children reach their maximum level of independence. At Aquacare, we have the benefit of being able to provide both gym-based and aquatic play-based therapy to help children reach this goal.

In the gym, we use play to help children gain strength, and flexibility, improve coordination, reach motor milestones, and improve independent mobility. We can customize their exercise plan based on the child’s needs and abilities, using equipment such as physio balls, resistance bands, treadmills, and of course, toys!

LSVT BIG Program for Parkinson’s

This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease by using large amplitude based exercise for re-education of the sensorimotor system.  LSVT was developed in 1987 using larger movements to recalibrate the brain’s perception of movement size which reduces with Parkinson’s Disease.  LSVT BIG is the only evidenced based treatment protocol for Parkinson’s patients.

  • 16 one hour sessions, 4 days per week for 4 weeks with one on one instruction.  Programs are tailored to each person’s specific needs.  Homework to be completed daily.
  • All exercises are modelled by the therapist with patient then completing with therapist correcting form.
  • BIG walking is completed at each session in various settings to simulate community ambulation.  Focus is on arm swing, increasing endurance and safety.
  • Functional tasks are addressed at each session determined by the patient’s individual need.

As the brain begins to recalibrate the size of movement, the patient is better able to move with more “normal” movements.  Once the program is completed, the patient is provided an ongoing home exercise program.  With diligence, patients see an improvement in quality of movement.

Ongoing studies consistently show the positive effect of exercise on slowing the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

Dry Needling

If pain or muscle soreness is keeping you from your favorite activity, let Aquacare Physical Therapy’s certified dry needling specialists help.

Offering one-on-one, hour-long sessions. Call today to be scheduled within 24-48 hours.

Dry needling has been proven to:

  • Release muscle tightness
  • Increase blood flow
  • Reduce pain.

During your dry needling session, a thin needle is inserted into the musculoskeletal area causing you pain. After a short time, the needle is removed and the muscle is released.

You may experience some soreness or pain for a short time following your session.

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Barbara Fidler, PTA

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Bryan Morgan, PTA

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Robin Sipp, PT, MA, MHA, Clinical Director

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Mark Bogle, PTA

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Alec Crichton, PT, DPT, MS

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Erin Bourke, PT, DPT

Patient Reviews

I’ve been extremely happy with the level of care and knowledge the staff has. Everyone is friendly and cheerful! I would recommend the Lewes location!

Linda Jensen

April 11, 2024

I have been so happy with Erin, Mark and Barbara. They have been impressed by their professionalism and humanity. Yes, sometimes I want to stop, but they rightly keep me working. My body feels so much stronger. Many thanks to all of them.

Nancy

April 11, 2024

Great therapy by Alec, Mark, Morgan and Barbara. Friendly front desk. Prompt service.Thanks so much!! Will highly recommend you.

Kathy Hilton

April 11, 2024

Jillian was amazing and so very knowledgeable I am still using the techniques she taught me months after my treatment ended. I would most certainly go there again.

Tamarra Banks

December 28, 2022

Patient, professional, and good sense of humor. Making progress with Gabby. I recommend enthusiastically.

Carol S

December 28, 2022

Katie excellent. Very patient and shares very good information. Very supportive and encouraging.

Cheryl Garland

November 16, 2022

I receive consistently caring and effective therapy from well-trained, engaged therapists. I have come to feel like this staff is an extension of family. The facility is clean and sanitized regularly. This is my PT provider of choice and am grateful for all the staff here.

Jean Woolleyf

October 10, 2022

My experiences have been with Lymphatic Massage and LSVT. This is my second time taking LSVT. First experience was elsewhere. There is no doubt that this is the right place for me. The therapists are caring, professional, and treat each client with dignity. They exemplify excellence on many levels. The Lymphatic massage by Jillian is a great help after my surgery. All of the staff is professional, well trained and caring. They constantly clean after each client, before the next one begins. I have high expectations and this place is a gem.

Rosalee Elson

October 3, 2022

Salvatore Mancino provided excellent care. I needed a therapist who was "McKenzie" trained and I greatly appreciate his expertise, caring and always positive attitude!

Donna Smith-Moore

September 29, 2022

I have had a lifetime of back pain, despite decades of treatments, from major surgery to radiofrequency ablations to cortizone shots in my spine . About a year ago, I thought I had found the best treatment for my problem at a new physical therapy program in Rehoboth. At first all went well, but then an intern was allowed to worked repeatedly on my back and did things differntly from her supervising therapist... and unfortunately, harmfully for me. I was left with six new slipped discs, new sciatica and much worse pain then I began with. I was in severe... Read more

Marilyn Emanuel

September 3, 2022

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