We are conveniently located at 350 S. Main St. Suite 216 in the heart of Doylestown, PA. Our trained staff includes physical therapists, massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and a reiki practitioner. Our comprehensive expertise provides our clients with a variety of treatment options.
Central Bucks Physical Therapy has proudly provided outpatient physical therapy to the residents of Bucks County since 2009.
The mission of Central Bucks Physical Therapy is to provide pelvic and orthopedic physical therapy with a focus of care of women. We also provide care for men with high quality physical therapy by reducing pain, improving continence, promoting general health and wellness so our patients can return to their active lifestyles. Since we are located in the heart of Doylestown, our location is convenient for our clients in the Bucks County and neighboring areas. We believe in the mind, body and spirit connection. Our Physical Therapists are committed to ongoing continuing education to ensure professional growth and expertise to provide the latest care to our patients. Our care for our patients and expertise in the pelvic floor and orthopedics makes us the rehabilitation choice for physicians and patients.
At Central Bucks Physical Therapy your privacy is always respected.
We welcome you with sincerity and openness and comply with all federal and state laws.
We participate with most insurances.
Pennsylvania law allows a patient direct access to a Physical Therapist with a direct access license. Janet and Kathy both have direct access licenses which allows patients to receive Physical Therapy care without a prescription from their physician for up to 30 days. After 30 days a prescription for Physical Therapy is required from a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
Janet D. Drake, PT, DPT, LCCE, FACCE, CAPP, TPS, opened Central Bucks Physical Therapy in 2009. Janet has worked in the women’s health field of Physical Therapy since 1989. Janet assists women who have musculoskeletal dysfunctions throughout their lifecycle such as; urogenital dysfunctions, pelvic pain, vulvodynia, pregnancy, postpartum, post-cesarean delivery rehabilitation, osteoporosis and orthopedics. Adding to her women’s health experience is 8 years of teaching childbirth education. Janet earned her Lamaze Certification in Childbirth Education for Lamaze International in the early ‘90s and the title of Fellow with Lamaze International in 2000. In 2010 she earned her certificate in pelvic floor physical therapy (CAPP). She also provides treatment for men with urinary leakage, pelvic and genital pain, post-surgical conditions such as hernia repairs and prostatectomy. She has served as the Pennsylvania Representative for the Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has been a speaker on women’s health issues to the public and her colleagues. Janet’s background also includes home health care and rheumatology. She earned her certification in professional yoga therapy in 2015 a program designed for health care professionals incorporating yoga principles into their practice. In 2016 she earned her certification as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist bringing the latest information on pain science to her practice. Janet earned her DPT in 2017. Her hope for her patients and clients is that they will be able to connect self-thought (mind) with their body for a healthier fulfilling life. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, Lamaze International, Society of Urological Nurses, and The International Pelvic Pain Society. Janet received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1985.
Kathleen Sumner, PT, DPT, WCS, TPS has worked as a physical therapist rehabilitating patients in a variety of settings including acute care, rehab, geriatric, home care , group homes and most extensively in Women's Health for over 35 years. She achieved board certification in Women's Health in 2011 along with receiving her Certification of Achievement in OB- PT (CAPP-OB). As a graduate of Temple University she has educated fellow therapists at conferences, physicians at grand rounds and patients at support groups in the role of pelvic floor physical therapy. She been an assistant in continuing education classes in visceral mobilization techniques. Recently, Kathy earned her Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification in 2016. In 2017, she earned her DPT. She currently treats orthopedic conditions with a focus on chronic pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, ante and post partum conditions, bowel dysfunction, and male pelvic dysfunction.
Carole High Gross, PT, DPT earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2015, and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1992 from Thomas Jefferson University. Carole enjoys working as physical therapist here at Central Bucks Physical Therapy, focusing on women's health / pelvic health issues. She has had the privilege of working in various clinical orthopedic, rehabilitation, and home health settings over the past 25 years. Carole co-developed the Belly After Baby community program, at Central Bucks Physical Therapy, which provides Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA) screening and education for women during the postpartum period. She resides in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters.
Angela Lowell, LMT Hello everyone, my name is Angela Lowell and I am a licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master. Writing a bio about myself is rather strange, but here it goes... I would say that I am a nurturer at heart. I have worked within a hospital setting for almost 2 decades, as a recreation therapist, massage therapist, and energy worker. I have helped many people through their roughest and most wonderful bits of their lives, whether it be through a life altering diagnosis, infertility, trauma, running and completing marathons, becoming parents, having organ transplants and rediscovering new leases on life. It's been an amazing experience thus far helping each individual, and I am eager to help you in whatever capacity you need. I'm celebrating 9 years of marriage this year, have 2 awesome kiddos. Love being outdoors, creating art, listening to podcasts. Thanks for reading about me, I look forward to learning about you! <3
Denise Christopher has been in the medical field for over 30 years. In 2014, she began her career at CBPT. Denise has three children, four grandchildren, loves horses, and her hobbies include farming and gardening.
Nicole Gillespie attended Temple University as a Kinesiology Major, and became a receptionist at CBPT in February of 2016. Nicole was a competitive gymnast and coached for many years. She brings her caring and competitive skills to the front desk everyday.