SIR Physical Therapy at Exeter
We offer a wide variety of skilled physical therapy interventions that effectively treat various diagnoses such as: concussion, vertigo, balance deficits, arthritis, sports injuries, work injuries, degenerative joint diseases of shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, spine, ankles and feet; joint replacements, pre- and post- surgical interventions as well.
Interventions are customized specifically for each individual patient to help them achieve their goals. Our experienced staff of Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, along with our support staff help guide you to maximize your recovery. We effectively treat individuals with orthopaedic, sports, and work injuries, chronic conditions and post- surgical conditions as well. Beginning with your first appointment, each patient has an integral part of their rehabilitation plan that includes goals designed specifically for them, along with a plan that will address their individual deficits and their strengths as well.
Our facility is open Monday through Friday with appointment times available between 7 am and 6 pm. We accept most insurances, including Aetna, AmeriHealth Caritas, Auto, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, Cigna, Gateway, Geisinger, Highmark, Humana, Loomis, Medicaid, Medicare, United Healthcare, and Teamsters.
Our administrative assistants will verify your insurance coverage and schedule your first visit promptly. Our experienced and diverse staff of professionals, utilizing a “hands-on” approach to ensure that your rehabilitation program is modified and maintained to maximize your potential for a successful outcome to your specific problem.
Meet Our Team
Colleen Zeppos, MPT- Exeter – Colleen graduated from Villanova University in 1997 with a BAS Biology and BAS Honors. She earned her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Hahnemann University. Colleen has been practicing for over 22 years in an out-patient Orthopedic/ Sports Medicine setting. She is currently the clinical director of our Exeter location. Colleen specializes in hands-on manual therapy including IASTM (Hawk Grips certified), myofascial release, and muscle energy. She enjoys providing pre and post-operative rehabilitation to all ages. Colleen also has her Direct Access license in the state of Pennsylvania.
Pratistha Maharjan, DPT- Exeter – Pratistha Maharjan ‘Prat’ graduated with a Bachelors in Physical therapy from Rajiv Gandhi University, India and Masters in Kinesiology with Exercise Physiology as her area of study from Western Illinois University. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. She had been practicing in Orthopedic outpatient clinic and home health in for 3 years in New York city. She uses Maitland approach for manual therapy and exercise therapy for treatment of variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions.
Brenda Kunkle, DPT- Exeter – Brenda graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy and Temple University in 2006 with Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Brenda has 32 years of experience in physical therapy specializing in rehabilitation of cervical and lumbar spine, vestibular rehabilitation, balance training and orthopedic dysfunctions and providing the highest quality of individualized care with positive outcomes. Brenda also has her direct access license.
Jaime Macrina, DPT- Exeter – Jaime went to WVU for her undergraduate degree, receiving a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology and Aquatic Therapy. She also studied Physical Therapy at Lebanon Valley College, receiving her Doctoral degree. Jaime has 11 years of experience in the outpatient setting. She enjoys working with a variety of patients and diagnoses, with a special interest in sports medicine and concussion rehabilitation.
Beth Krick, PTA-Exeter – Beth graduated from Alvernia College in 1999 with an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing in the area for 22 years primarily in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Her experience includes general orthopedic including cervical and lumbar spine incorporating manual therapy, IASTM, and kinesiotaping. She also has extensive experience with vestibular rehabilitation including BPPV, vestibular hypofunction, concussions, and multifactorial balance deficits.
Ashley Long, PTA-Exeter – Ashley is a Physical Therapist Assistant for SIR at our Exeter location. She graduated in 2016 from Penn State Hazleton with an Associates Degree as a PTA. She has been practicing for four years now, with special interests in Orthopedic joint replacements and sports related injuries. She has a special place in her heart for the elderly population and feels that restoring patients in this age range back to a functional status, is very rewarding. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and playing with any neighborhood dog she can find, with hopes of having one of her own someday soon.
Kimberly A Boyer, PTA-Exeter – Kim graduated from Alvernia College May of 1987 with an Associates degree of Science and Physical Therapy Assistance. Kim has been working here in Berks County for 34 years in a variety of settings. She has worked with early intervention with children 0-3 yrs of age, out patient orthopedics, Acute care rehabilitation, and a nursing home. Kim enjoys working with all age groups and loves to see people return to their desired activity level. Kim loves to use cupping to improve mobility and decrease pain with activity.
Karen A. Acosta, PTA-Exeter – Karen graduated from Alvernia College in 1994 with her associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She began her career as a PTA at SJMC, working in the Joint Implant Center. From 1998-2015, she was employed by COA, working in the Wyomissing orthopedic-outpatient clinic. Since 2015, she has been employed by SIR as an outpatient PTA, in the Exeter office. In addition to her PTA degree, she is also certified as a Level II Reiki practioner and hopes to obtain her Reiki Masters in the near future. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her 6 grandchildren and her Golden Retriever.