BS, Sports Management, Towson University
AS, Physical Therapy Assistant, Central Penn College
Highlights and Specialties:
As HARTZ PT Team member for 20 years, Wendy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Towson University where she was a member of the Varsity Swim Team. Following graduation, Wendy worked and studied aquatic therapy and water fitness in Boynton Beach, Florida at the United States Water Fitness Association. She went on to receive her Physical Therapy Assistant’s Degree from Central Penn College. She is also working to obtain her Aquatic Therapy Clinical Competency for the PTA. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA). In addition, she was awarded the Advanced Proficiency for Physical Therapist Assistants from the APTA.
Wendy is the Director of our Aquatic Rehabilitation program at HARTZ Physical Therapy. and combines 20 years of experience with her passion for aquatic therapy to create a customized rehabilitation program for each patient, based on the goals outlined by the supervising physical therapist. During each aquatic therapy session, Wendy works 1-on-1 with her patients to ensure success. The water allows you to move in ways you may not be able to on land, creating exciting new options for therapy. Being a witness to how water therapy can change someone’s life is a constant driving force for Wendy.
Outside of work, Wendy enjoys training for open water swims in tropical waters. She is also the Head Coach of the Cocalico High School Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams and the Race Director for the HARTZ PT Fall Blast 5k benefiting Lancaster County charities.