Cliff Wonsettler, DPT, CSCS
My vision for Wonsettler Physical Therapy and Specialized Health was born out of a desire to create a place where mind, body and spirit can be changed for the better. After working in conventional PT settings for more than 9 years, it became very apparent to me that most Physical Therapy clinics fail to offer their clients a holistic approach to healing. I see things differently. I want to have a conversation about your diet. How are you managing the stress in your life? If you’re not able to do what you want physically, what is at the bottom of what’s holding you back? We humans are not compartmentalized silos - all facets of our lives factor into how we feel and perform.
Like you, I’ve experienced physical setbacks. I personally know how an injury can derail the best laid plans. While wrestling for Penn State University in 2001, I suffered a neck injury that required surgery and prevented me from ever competing again. It was a very difficult time for me, but out of that experience came a desire to help others return to the activities they love, without limitation. Everything that happens to us is an opportunity! I thrive when I’m able to help my clients set goals for themselves, breakthrough previous barriers and fears, and achieve a better, healthier version of themselves. I want to see my community not only survive, but thrive!
I received a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, and I’m also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Make an appointment today to see how we here at WPT can help you on your journey to living your healthiest, most full life possible.
Charlie Wonsettler, DPT
LSVT BIG® Certified
Charlie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 to acquire his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Specializing in the areas of dizziness, balance and movement disorders, Charlie focuses treatment on neuro-muscular diseases, such as:
Vestibular (dizziness) disorders
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Charlie is certified in LSVT BIG. LSVT BIG is an effective, evidence-based and empowering treatment for people in all stages of Parkinson’s disease (PD) with application to other neurological conditions. LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally. People living with PD or other neurological conditions often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. They may have trouble with getting around, getting dressed and with other activities of daily living. LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking. The treatment improves walking, self-care and other tasks by helping people “recalibrate” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see. It also teaches them how and when to apply extra effort to produce bigger motions – more like the movements of everyone around them.