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“Action Physical Therapy is cool because they make my back, shoulders, and core muscles stronger so I can compete better and win.”


Ariel Spektor is currently rated in the top ten for his age group in all USA swimming events. He is ranked 2nd in the USA 200 fly for 11-12 boys, 30th in the 200 fly in the All-Time ever Top 100 list, and 3rd in USA 12 year old boys for IMX events.Ariel holds four records in the Suburban Aquatic League (A swim League which includes all school districts in the Philadelphia suburbs), a multiple record holder in Middle Atlantic swimming (NJ, PA and DE), and a record holder for 10 and under boys in the Eastern Zone swimming 400m free.



“To the staff at Action Physical Therapy, thank you very much for all your help and attention.”


  • 2008,2010,2011 USA Championship Youth 10-Dance Champion
  • 2010 USA Championship Youth Ballroom and Youth Latin finalist
  • 2011 USA Championship Youth Ballroom Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 USA Championship Youth Latin finalist
  • Finalist in most USA Ranking Competitions in 2009-2010-2011
  • 2009 Junior Blackpool Semifinalist
  • Representative in IDSF World Championships


Dear Alina and Paul,


You have been accommodating, cordial and extremely professional. There are no words to describe my gratitude for your kindness, compassion and support. I met you at the most challenging time of my life. Yes, in a way, despite all the pain and grief, I regret nothing. In the time of ultimate despair and hopelessness, I was blessed to meet people like you who took me under their wing and gave me unlimited help and support. It is because of people like you that this world is a better place. May God bless you and your families! I will never forget your kindness as long as I live. I would like to offer my sincerest appreciation for all of your help to get me to walk again.


You are the only physical therapy office that we trust to put us back together quickly and efficiently. You have proved it over and over again.


  • 2010 French Open Rhythm and Open Smooth Champions
  • 2009 United States National 9-Dance Champions
  • 2009 United States National Rhythm Finalists
  • 2009 World American Rhythm Finalist
  • 2008, 2009 Eastern U.S. Rhythm Champions
  • 2009 Eastern U.S. Salsa Champions
  • 2008 World Masters of American Rhythm Runners-up


Action Physical Therapy has all the traits that are important to me: Integrity, Dedication, Team Effort, and Results. Thank you for all your help


  • 5 time PA state Judo Champion
  • 5 time Liberty Bell Judo Classic Champion
  • 2 time American/Canadian Champion
  • 2 time USA Judo Masters Champion
  • 3 time USA and Pan Am Sambo Champion and
  • NY Open Judo Champion


I don’t think I would have ever come in contact with a more personable, caring, and qualified staff. I will miss you being my morning wake-up. Thanks for everything.


Thank you for all your attention! The attention to therapy needs and patient pain control was outstanding.


You are the best therapist I ever had and I had many of them, so thank you very much for your help.


Alina, you are a highly qualified physical therapist and what is more important is how you treat your patients. You are a good caring person.


Thank you so much for the great job you did for me with the physical therapy. You are truly a dedicated person who has helped us greatly.


We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for Muriel. The progress that Muriel made was totally because of your expertise.


After the hospital I could only move around with the help of the “walker”. I was totally devastated mentally and physically. Because of your professionalism, warmth and caring I can walk again. You gave me a second chance. You are a rare person. My family and I thank you deeply.


Thank you so much for your help and support. You know I couldn’t have progressed without you.


Thank you so much for all you have accomplished in getting Norman “back on his feet” again. Your concern, cheerfulness and faithfulness has helped us all in what could have been a rather tough time.


We would like to thank you and all your staff for the physical therapy treatment I received in your office and very significant results achieved! You are a unique person with a kind soul, sensitive hands and a drive and desire to heal! Thank you for your attention and professionalism which are the trademarks of your practice.


During the last year I had problems with my health. I had overactive bladder and also had pain in my left leg with decreased mobility that significantly limited my ability for my daily tasks. Injections and medications did not help. My Doctor recommended going through Physical Therapy.

I had a very good experience at Action Physical Therapy and received the highest quality of care. The staff was very professional, kind and provided and outstanding care. I truly appreciate the attention and care I received.

Thank you very much


I want to to say THANK YOU for the physical therapy I received here. I had severe pain in my shoulder with every movement before I came for PT. Now it is less because of the special exercises and arrangements.

I want to say big THANK YOU to Dan Vizak for his care


My experience with Dan was good. With his help I was able to drive in 5 weeks, go up and down the stairs with little pain and meet my goal to ride a bike. Everyone at Action Physical Therapy is friendly and helpful. They do a great job getting you back to your old self


I like to work with this office team. Everyone is nice from the reception (Olga) to physical therapist. Dan is very creative. He tries to see not only illness, but person. He uses different approach for the same problem.

We appreciate his time, work and will gladly recommend this practice to our friends


My experience was excellent. I have ongoing issues with my neck mobility. My therapist ,Dan, worked with me and improved my problem considerably. The exercises have been helpful and easy to do at home. I will continue to work toward increasing my mobility.

Thank you Dan and other staff members


I went to your office after surgery (knee replacement). Dan and Irina Helped me so much!

Dan is the best Physical Therapist. I am really grateful for everything. I feel much better


I had a wonderful experience with Erin. When I first arrived, she gave me excellent treatment. After surgery I returned feeling weak and inflexible. After working with Erin for 6 weeks my strength and flexibility have returned, and now I have confidence in my ability to return to sport I love


Dear Alina and the wonderful staff at Action Physical Therapy, especially Dan, Irina and Olga (people who worked with me)

Thank you Dan and Irina for the wonderful physical therapy services provided.

Thank you, Olga for the excellent customer service.

All of you are very professional, efficient, experienced, and last but not least, patient friendly. I am very impressed by all of you.

At this point I don’t know if I am going to need and knee replacement surgery, but if/when I do, Action Physical Therapy is going to be my first choice for after surgery physical therapy. Thank you again


Living with pain is no way to live. Therefore, I decided to do something. I began my PT in January. I wanted to improve my quality of life. My rheumatologist suggested PT to help manage my feet and knee pain. Gradually, I added exercises to strengthen the muscles in my feet and legs. The exercises  helped reduce the chronic pain I was feeling throughout the day. I haven’t taken Ibuprofen in two months. My goal is to continue exercising at home and to gradually become more active. I hope to reduce my daily pain to enjoy life to fullest


When something happened to my not so young body, I knew there was a place where I could get professional help. This time I shoveled snow. I finished work, but the next morning I could not move. I was brought here in a very bad condition. I was afraid that I was going to be handicapped.

Thanks to Erin, my physiotherapist, in a couple of weeks I was ready to shovel snow again



You have doe a great job “fixing” my back. I am so glad I got my basic function back. I’ve picked up a lot of sticks, shoveled some snow, and have hope to have fun gardening as soon as the Spring comes marching on.

It was nice spending some time with you, work with some lovely people


I had a great experience with Alina Fish. I came to PT very anxious about my IC pain and flare ups. She has taught me a lot of stretches and techniques to help with any IC pain, the prevention of such pain. I am much more confident that I can deal with any future issues


I came to this PT practice with TMJ disorder. While I wasn’t in much pain, my right jaw kept locking, so that I could only open my mouth an inch or two wide. This caused difficulty with my eating habits (I could only eat small pieces of soft food and chew on my left side). After a few PT visits with Erin my jaw became more balanced and locking stopped. After a while, I was able to chew on my right side. Although there are still some residual symptoms (jaw clicking), I feel I made a great progress. I would like to thank Erin and the support staff (especially Olga) for a wonderful experience and my speedy recovery.


I had a back injury. Because I was not able to exercise for 4 months while I healed, I needed to work on my posture, core, balance, leg strength, etc. Dan was fabulous and designed a program for me, targeting these exact problems. I am very pleased with my progress, and I will continue working on the more advanced aspects of his exercises. Because of how well I’ve done with Dan’s guidance, I have been able to return to the gym, and take exercise classes. This has been a great experience, and I would highly recommend Dan and Action Physical Therapy


I had injuries of my shoulder and back at least 5 years ago. I had pain in any activities: swimming, walking the dog, climbing the mountains. I’ve been seen by multiple doctors and all I had were the steroid shots. Then they recommended physical therapy. I went through many physical therapy offices for a number of years and didn’t get better. Finally my friend had recommended your office, and a miracle has happened. In less than one month, I started swimming, walking long distances, lifting shopping bags without any help. If someone is serious in getting better follow my example and come to Action Physical Therapy. Thank you Action Physical Therapy for a wonderful job.


My name is Kerry Williams. I had a total knee replacement in late December. I am 60 years old and very active and athletic. Was racing motor-cross 2 weeks before surgery. The staff at Action P.T. were awesome. From the office personnel to the therapists. I am now on track to be back racing shortly! My range of motion and strength is mostly back. I would recommend this office to everyone. Very knowledgable staff!


I had a spinal procedure back in February (L2-L3 discectomy) because the disk was herniated and was pinching my nerve on the right leg. After 4 weeks my neurosurgeon recommended therapy to strengthen my low back. My experience here with my therapist, Dan, was great. When I started taking the therapies I had a lot of pain that caused me problems to walking and sitting for long periods. I finished my rounds of therapies and I feel like a new person. I learned a lot of new exercises. Dan is a great therapist and if I have to come again I will like to take my therapies with him.


When I started PT I was very weak. As I do more exercises I get more strength and now I can do more and feel better. PT is very good place because person gets better not even realizing it. Little by little I got more strength and feel better. I thank PT and Dan he is very caring with each patient and that is important. Thank you Dan.


I got the friendliest service someone can get. She has a lot of knowledge about what she is talking about. The exercises helped my back and my problem was solved. I have knowledge. I know what to do to stay healthy. Thank you a lot.


I have been to Action Therapy twice now, and both times have been extremely helpful. Alina has given me more help than I imagined. I came in with so many aches and pains and after 2 months, I’m leaving feeling stronger, healthier and with much less pain. Plus I have tools and knowledge to take with me to continue my journey to a healthier me! Thank you Alina and Action Therapy!


I came to Action PT for a stiff, painful, heel and tendon. It was not possible to walk normally so I was walking more on the side of my foot. Now I’m back to walking normally, and comfortably. In the process I also learned a lot of exercises for other problem prone areas of my body. I’m able to bike again, do elliptical, and generally am back to being very active and mobile. The staff were excellent, I would highly recommend.


I came to PT with a multitude of issues; low back fusion, weakness in hips/legs, SI joint dysfunction, multiple sclerosis (and the list goes on.) Alina explained the relationship of all the muscle groups having to work together to alleviate the issues I was having; and what a different it has made! Life with chronic pain has gotten better. I can’t change what MS has done to my body, but I’ve been learning how to improve my body to help fight the effects and become a stronger, healthier me! Many, many thanks!


My experience here has not only been helpful for my physical well being but for my mental and social well-being. I will strongly recommend Action PT. Thank you.


Action PT was extremely helpful after my left knee meniscus surgery! Dan Vizak, DPT was knowledgable and patient during the entire rehab. Particularly in the time when my knee was very stiff and had decreased ROM. He was able to determine the origin of calf pain and spasm, treatment, and after recommendation for home and gym sessions. The entire staff is friendly and welcoming. APT is highly recommended for their professionalism and knowledge- Great sense of humor too!


I had a wonderful experience at Action PT. I came here after my second surgery on my foot. When I first started coming, my foot was to painful to run or even walk longer distances. Now I’ve been able to get back to exercising with minimal pain.


This experience was so amazing. I was in so much pain for so many years and Alina changed my life even after the first session it was already night and day. I would recommend this practice and especially Alina to anyone that ever mentions they need PT. Thank you so much you changed my life. Especially with the advice also on how to help with my daily stresses which effect my problem.


I didn’t walk after surgery. I used crutches. I had trouble with all types of activities, even normal sitting on a chair. Now I can perform my usual home and housework. I can walk!!! An amazing office! Special thanks to Erin! I start walking because of her excellent job and knowledge!


I have made progress with Dan’s help. After falling off my treadmill and having my humerus put back together with metal and pins, I was unable to move my arm very much and had pain constantly. Since coming to PT, I have progressed almost no pain and I appear normal when I move. I still have some limits but I would say I am 90% better.


My name is Volodya. I had problems with my back and I ended up having back surgery as a result. After the surgery, I was referred to physical therapy, where I met an amazing team of specialists at Action Physical Therapy. I would like to mention Erin, as a knowledgable specialist and a beautiful person. She was taking care of me throughout my rehab. As a result, I returned to my regular lifestyle. Big thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart for helping me.


I’ve been going here for my daughter’s back for more than six months. The service is great and so are the people that work here. My daughter’s back has gotten better, less pain! Before my daughter had so much pain in her back and didn’t know how to deal with it. But after some therapy she’s gotten so much better. I definitely recommend  to come here! It’s great!


Before I could not bend my knee and it is better now. And I have less pain in my back.


Because of PT I can better understand my body, and treat my pain at home. Everything I do is easier and I feel like I can live my life. Erin has made me feel comfortable and welcome, almost like a family. Everyone here is dedicated to helping people be their best selves. Thank you!!


I began physical therapy session not certain that it would help with the pain and weakness I was experiencing. After months of extensive yard and tree work 4 to 5 days per week, I began noticing increasing discomfort in my right elbow and forearm. My doctor diagnosed it as tennis elbow and told me to buy one of those Ace Bandage type braces with small disks inside. This did not help at all and was very uncomfortable. After my second session at Action Physical Therapy, I noticed marked improvement. Dan Vizak is knowledgeable and personable making my experience at PT both beneficial and relaxing. Having completed 10 sessions I believe I now have the tools and understanding to manage future problems related to these arm issues. I have definitely noticed less soreness after a long day of yard work.


My experience at Action Physical Therapy has been absolutely amazing! The staff was so welcoming and super focused about my training. I looked forward to every session, and I got to learn new, harder exercises every time. My incredible physical therapist, Erin, was so encouraging and helped me out with all of my issues. She taught me the importance of taking care of my body and making it stronger. I couldn’t have done it without you, thank you! At the beginning of my therapy sessions, I couldn’t bend forward or bend back the way I used to, and that really discouraged me and made me feel weak. As time went on and the exercises had gotten more challenging, I became stronger and more flexible. Now I can perform any activity with courage and ease. I now know to take it easy and avoid pushing myself to painful limits, everything must be done slowly and carefully. I’d like to greatly thank the Action Physical Therapy staff for making my experience here fun and memorable.


I was limited in my neck movements, turning and bending my neck. I was limited by pain mostly on my left side, and limited motion. I am now pain free and have much improved neck range of motion. I am grateful to Erin for her work with me. Her hand manipulation felt really effective. It was the best part. Thank you so much Erin. I will commit to doing any strengthening exercises as you advised. Olga is a wonderful receptionist. She is always cheerful and really connected to the details of her job. I’ll miss you too.

Ps. Irina is a great assistant, carefully connected and explaining exercises and modeling the exercises.


My pain was unbearable, I could not turn in my bed, neither I could stand from the bed in the morning. Then I heard about your place from my daughter, the medical translator. I am so thankful to all of you because the help I got here was beyond expectations! I feel much better! I like your team, everyone was so friendly and ready to help in any way! And I never forget Erin’s magic hands.


I had the lower back pain on and off since 2002. I had epidural injections from 2008-2016. Lots of Celebrex and other pain killers and tried two other physical therapy sessions before. Finally an absolutely professional physical therapist. Very attentive one-on-one session and a very good results. Thank you so much.


I came with low back pain. My goal was to increase and strengthen my core. Erin shown my many different exercises which helped me. I still have pain, but I will continue to exercise and hope to be pain free in near future.


Experience was great. I have improved particularly in balance. I still need work. Dan was great! Feel almost back to normal. Thank you.


Very positive instructions, always encouraging and challenging – sure I can manage the challenge. Much more confidence and I feel better with my balance and coordination.


From the front desk to the back of the house..experienced..accommodating.. concerning.. and professional with trained personnel.. made my physical improvement thoroughly an enjoyable experience and successful. I thank the entire staff for their professional approach.


I was here for an issue with my back and was dealing with pain and stiffness in my left shoulder for years. I decided to see an orthopedic shoulder surgeon to see what I needed to do to fix the issue. They took an x-ray and MRI and decided I needed shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. I was not convinced and wanted a second opinion. I asked Erin if she could give me the name of another orthopedic I could consult. She told me several patients had good success with Dr. Lazarus and Rothman consulted me and he told me everyone over 70 years old has a tear but mine did not require surgery. He gave me a script for two months of PT. I have completed my therapy and the pain and stiffness is greatly reduced and almost gone. Erin knew surgery was not necessary before I did. 


All staff members are friendly and knowledgable. After a number of sessions with Dan, Joe, and Ian I have noticed a marked improvement in core strength, posture and range of movement. My pain seems to be less severe while moments of acute pain are less frequent.


I started after a prostatectomy on 7/10/18. Started here 9/17/18. Almost immediate improvement. I was introduced to numerous exercises that were never told to me by my urologist (found out this is common). I also learned if diet and drinking changed that also helped. If I didn’t start PT here I’m sure I would still have great problems with my incontinence problems

Located in Huntingdon Valley, Action Physical Therapy has been proudly serving Huntingdon Valley – 19006, Bryn Athyn – 19009, Abington – 19046, 19001, Hatboro – 19040 , Southampton – 18966, Jenkintown – 19046, and Philadelphia – 19115, 19116 as the leader in outpatient Physical Therapy for over a decade. Our therapy programs are specifically designed to not only help treat the condition, but also prevent future injuries from happening. Our ultimate goal and singular mission is to get you back to doing things that you love the most as quickly as possible. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and treating all of our clients the way we treat our family.