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Bernadette Petalber, DPT, COMT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Optimum Rehabilitation Center, Ltd.
Cherry Valley, IL

About Bernadette Petalber, DPT, COMT

Bernadette is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a certified orthopedic manual therapist.

She received her BS in Physical Therapy at De La Salle University, Philippines in 1996. Later, she earned her certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Ola Grimsby Institute in San Diego.

To stay current with the newest research and treatments, she continued her studies at University of Montana and finished Doctor in Physical Therapy in 2014. She has taken numerous continuing education courses in topics related to outpatient orthopedics, including non-surgical and postsurgical conditions, geriatrics, women’s health, and manual therapy. She is also a certified clinician of Graston Technique.

Dr. Bernadette is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Illinois Physical Therapy Association and Private Practice Section of APTA.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling with her family, swimming, running, and yoga.

Articles Reviewed by Bernadette Petalber, DPT, COMT

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

The last 20 years have seen an explosion in the use of metal or hard plastic instruments to assess and treat soft-tissue injuries, such as in IASTM.

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