Heather Salyers, MPT graduated from the University of Delaware with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. In 2004, she opened Personal Touch Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, an outpatient orthopedic rehab and wellness facility where personalized care is the hallmark. She has pursued post-graduate training in various advanced manual therapy techniques, and has become a specialist in the assessment and treatment of TMJ dysfunction. She was invited to be a guest speaker at the annual American Association of Orthodontics conference in Washington DC in May 2018. Her commitment to providing the highest quality care at her clinic led to her developing an on-site residency program where she mentors new associate clinicians as they acquire the advanced manual therapy techniques that her clinic is known for.
Her interest in treating injured musicians led her to develop an injury prevention for musicians course that was accepted by the music department of WCU in 2008. Since then she has held an adjunct faculty position with West Chester University’s music department. She also collaborated with a retired WCU music professor to develop a seminar class on injury prevention for musicians that they co-presented at The Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
Her commitment to supporting higher education is reflected in her clinic’s participation in various educational programs. These include supervising WCU pre-physical therapy student interns during their senior internship, mentoring Drexel University Doctoral of PT students for their final clinical affiliation, and teaching a seminar class on Physical Therapy Intervention in Management of TMD hosted at her facility for the Univ. of Pennsylvania Orthodontics Program graduate students.