Meet our Lewes (West) crew
Meet our Lewes West crew!
Joe Whalen, PT is the Clinical Director at our Lewes West clinic. He specializes in geriatric exercise, manual therapy for the geriatric patient and advanced techniques in strain-counterstain treatment. Joe uses an eclectic approach combining his training in joint mobilization, counter strain, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue mobilization, and trigger point treatment to effectively treat all types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Additional patient care is provided by Dennis Edgar PTA and Antoinette Filiaggi, PTA and medical technicians Joan Gilman and Joanne Greco.
Office Manager, Cynthia Truitt and Office Assistant, Jean Duckett greet you with a smile and take care of all your administrative needs.
Joseph P. Whalen, PT
Joe Whalen is the Clinical Director of our Lewes West location. He joined Tidewater Physical Therapy in 1986. Joe received his Bachelors of Science and a Certificate of Proficiency in Physical Therapy (PT) from the University of Delaware. He is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (CMOT) through the Institute of Graduate Physical Therapy in St. Augustine, FL.
Joe is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Special Section for treatment of Geriatric patients and specializes in Geriatric exercise, manual therapy for the geriatric patient and advanced techniques in strain-counter strain treatment. Joe uses an eclectic approach combining his training in joint mobilization, counter strain, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue mobilization, and trigger point treatment to effectively treat all types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Dennis Edgar, PTA
Antoinette Filiaggi, PTA
Richard Read, PT, DSc, ECS
Richard Read provides Electromyography and Nerve Conduction testing in our Dover, Lewes and Milton DE locations. He has been working with Tidewater Physical Therapy since 2005 and has been providing these test procedures in hospitals, private offices and upper extremity hand centers for over 30 years. Rick received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg State College, his post graduate Certification in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania and his Doctor of Science in Clinical Electrophysiology from Rocky Mountain University. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Associations. He holds active physical therapy licenses in PA, DE, MD and NJ and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, credentialed as an Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialist. His areas of interest include cervical and lumbar nerve root problems as well as upper extremity nerve compression syndromes. He has special interest and significant experience in the assessment of traumatic brachial plexus injuries, particularly as they might relate to motor vehicle “whiplash” injuries and repetitive motion type injuries in the work place. Personally, Rick is married with two children and one grandchild and he resides in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Our Lewes clinic is located in Peddlers Village on Route 24, John J. Williams Highway. We are about 10 minutes from Rehoboth Beach area. Contact Joe Whalen, Clinical Director for more information.