Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT
Dr. Gulbrandson has been a physical therapist for over 42 years with experience in acute care, home health, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, and consulting to business and industry. She has owned a private practice for over 26 years and recently merged with a health care system to devote more time to teaching and checking off her Bucket List of visiting every national park in the country. She’s currently at 26 out of 59. She and her husband, Gil, an orthotist own Gulbrandson Orthotics in Cary, IL. Dr. Gulbrandson frequently presents community talks on topics related to Osteoporosis and safe ways to develop Core Strength. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Physical Therapy, she received her DPT in 2011 from Evidence in Motion. She is a member of the APTA Geriatric and Private Practice Sections and was a member of the Editorial Board for 9 years. She currently serves on the Annual Conference Committee for PPS. She received her certification in Pilates from Polestar Pilates in 2005, is a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method, and has her CEEAA (Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult) through the Geriatric Section of the APTA.
Frank J Ciuba DPT, MS
Dr. Ciuba is the owner of H/S Therapy Associates and graduated from Temple University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. Dr. Ciuba received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in December 2004. Recently Dr. Ciuba obtained his Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Instructor certification. Dr. Ciuba is now able to perform biomechanical evaluations of golfers and prescribe an appropriate, objective researched exercise program. Dr. Ciuba collaborates regularly with local golf professionals regarding swing mechanics.
Dr. Ciuba has also become a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method which was designed by Sara Meeks, PT to combat the effects of Osteoporosis without taking medication. The program focuses on improving strength, mobility, posture and balance and teaching patients proper bending mechanics for the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of a compression fracture.
Dr. Ciuba is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA). Dr. Ciuba routinely speaks in the community regarding physical therapy intervention for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Ciuba currently resides in Harleysville, PA, with his wife Suzanne, their two daughters and son.