Rehab & Wellness
Michele Rigel, PT, DPT, CDP
Owner & Physical Therapist
I am a Pennsylvania native and I have been a physical therapist since 2000. I graduated from Penn State University for undergrad and Slippery Rock University for PT school.
I decided to go out on my own in 2020 to do things differently. I wanted to keep helping people, but I was tired of the limitations and expectations placed on me while working for others. So I made the leap and haven't looked back. I enjoy what I do again!
About At Home Rehab &
Mobile In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy Services, based in Mechanicsburg, PA.
We provide therapy that is specific to you & brought to you, where you need it, in your home! Physical therapist owned company that prioritizes patient needs over everything else.
We are different! We focus on FUNCTION, not generic repetitive exercises!
We come to your home to help you FUNCTION safely and independently within your own environment!
Step 1 - Discuss
It all starts with a simple phone call. I’ll listen to your story and help you understand the pitfalls of the past and what your future may hold.
Step 2 - Meet
I’ll analyze your unique health history, lifestyle factors, health goals, and other assessments. Together we’ll create a complete and personalized plan of care.
Step 3 - Execute
As partners in health, we'll guide you from your current state to your desired destination, using ongoing testing and adjustments for success.
Can You Relate To This?
You've tried traditional therapy, but you didn't improve your actual daily function at home; instead you just did a bike or arm/leg exercises.
You've had physical or occupational therapy before, but had a different provider each visit, so it lacked consistency.
You've had to rush around, get ready, and drive to or have someone drive you to a clinic to get therapy, then drive back home again.
Any of those sound familiar?
We are NOT traditional therapy. We provide instruction and training on functional movements and tasks that are real things you need to do at home.
We have consistent providers that see you every time, so we get to know you and you get to know us.
We do the driving for you. We come to you in the comfort of your home and provide the needed therapy right where you are and where you need it.
Call us & let us help you!
Balance, strength, walking, mobility, physical activity..
We will address whatever is getting in the way of you living your best life! We can help you to improve your balance, strength, walking, mobility, and to rid other other obstacles that are limiting your daily life!
Self care, dressing, cooking, household activities...
Occupational therapy focuses on the therapeutic use of everyday life activities and occupations to improve your performance and participation. Our OTs will help you develop, recover, improve, as weParagraphll as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.
We come to you inn the comfort of your own home!
Once you've reached your initial goals, you have the option to continue with one on one training with a skilled healthcare provider. We can help you to stay motivated and consistent with your wellness home program and keep you from going back to where you started. We want to help you stay at your best!
We've been serving the Cumberland County area for 3 years.
We do our best to provide customized functional-based programs.
Testimony of one of our happy clients:
"I am a Johns Hopkins trained retired (2016) surgeon and otolaryngologist. I did my medical and surgical practice over 40 years at Harrisburg. Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital (Dept. chair) and Johns Hopkins (faculty), and serve as consultant to many institutions. I’ve sustained spinal injury in 8/2020 from a fall and partially paralyzed both arms and legs. The following inpatient care and spinal rehab, required the physical therapy. There I was fortunate to find Dr Michele Rigel. She was my physical therapist for many months, receiving the therapy weekly or biweekly with utmost satisfaction. She is the most competent, likeable person with a vast medical knowledge beyond my imagination. When I’ve had BPPV, she had a full knowledge of various causes of vertigo, and performed the Eppley maneuver on me to clear my vertigo. This a just one example. She explains every details and treatment goal. She is very dedicated to her patients and one of the best physical therapist I know. I do recommend her very highly without any hesitation."
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"After approximately four weeks of physical therapy I am able to walk for miles, ride my bike daily, and do strength exercises like push ups and all household chores. I am very impressed with the service offered by At Home Rehab & Wellness and Michele’s professionalism and attention to detail."
- Mike former client
"Thank you so much for helping Irv regain a better quality of life. We appreciate all you have done for him during the months you have worked with him. It has been a pleasure getting to know you..."
- Spouse of client
"Over the past thirteen years I have had the misfortune of multiple orthopedic and heart surgeries which dictated the need for extensive physical therapy. Most of these therapy programs were prescriptive in nature and while helpful their sameness became predictable. About a year ago after months of rehab hospital programs ended, Dr. Michele Rigel was recommended to me by her colleagues for my long term physical therapy follow-up. I’m eighty years old and wheelchair bound. Dr. Rigel has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy plus twenty three years of experience as a physical therapist. She studied my medical history and tested my physical capabilities. She developed a program specific to my needs and modified that program over time. She also incorporated automation into my program which provides me with daily reminders along with video guidance specific to my physical program. The automation also provides daily feedback to Dr. Rigel of my progress between her visits to my home. I have progressed from needing physical help with virtually everything to a point where I’m able to take care of my personal mobility and personal care including bathroom; shower; dressing etc. I’m beginning to walk using a rollator.
Without reservation I recommend Dr. Rigel to anyone with serious physical therapy needs."
Does my Insurance pay for this?
We know that money is a sensitive issue for most. We do our best to help find out about the benefits you have with your medical insurance or will provide a private pay rate if needed.
How long is a typical visit?
1 hour is the average time per visit, but this can vary from 45 min to 90 minutes depending on the needs
Are the appointment times flexible?
We do our best to be flexible, but we are making therapy convenient for our clients by driving to them, so we have to consider locations and drive times when planning our schedules.