About Us

  • OUR MISSION: Individualized, effective physical rehabilitation for children and adults


  • OUR SPECIALIZED SERVICES:  Neurological Rehabilitation for children and adults; Recovery from job site injuries; Drug-free, non-invasive treatment of pain; Expert witness services


  • OUR STAFF: Dedicated, experienced Occupational, Physical, and Speech Language Therapists who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their functional abilities.  Each therapist has at least a master's degree in their area of specialty.  Our office staff have specialty degrees in health care management and all staff have years of experience in their job.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 724-304-0030.

Our Story

Sharon and Sandy started Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc. in 1998 to provide individualized therapy services for people with neurological problems.  Dissatisfied with the outpatient therapy model of treating several clients per hour, they developed a system that maximizes the therapist’s time with their client, ensures continuity of care, and limits the number of clients treated during the same hour.  This system has been extremely successful, with over 85% of our clients individually treated by the same therapist for the length of their therapy.

Therapist owned and operated, not affiliated with a specific hospital system, and have provided therapy services to clients in Western Pennsylvania for 19 years.

Our team Strives to provide the BEST care for you and your love ones.

Meet the Team

Our Lead therapists to our awesome office staff!


Dr. Sharon Gwinn, PhD, OTR/L, ABDA

Dr. Gwinn has worked in Occupational Therapy for over 37 years.  Her specialty is treating the effects of neurological problems in adults and children.  Dr. Gwinn's treatment focus is on maximizing function in a family centered manner.  She strongly believes in a consultative model of treatment, providing significant education to parents, families, and caregivers to achieve optimal outcomes.

In addition to direct treatment, Dr. Gwinn is a certified Pain Management professional, has served as an expert witness, and provides community and peer reviewed inservices about treatment for neurological problems.  Dr. Gwinn has several adjunct faculty appointments at local universities and is active in training the next generation of therapy providers.  As a principal in Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc., she is responsible for administrative functions and overall quality and provision of care.


Sandra Sterlitz, MPT

Sandra Sterlitz, MPT has been a Physical Therapist for over 27 years.  She has a wide variety of clinical experience and specializes in treating the effects of neurological and orthopedic diagnoses in children and adults.  Ms. Sterlitz is an expert at helping people achieve optimal physical conditioning and understanding how to maximize and maintain their functional status.

Ms. Sterlitz has served as an expert witness, is active in training Physical Therapy students, and provides community based and peer reviewed presentations.  Additionally, Sandra is a certified Restorative Yoga Teacher, integrating yoga principles into her rehabilitation programs.  As a principal of Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc.  she is responsible for all clinical operations.





Jennifer Hopkins

Jennifer Hopkins, BS holds dual degrees in business management and psychology and functions as our therapy aide, office assistant, and general organizer.  She has worked at Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc. for over 6 years to help provide patient, family, and therapist support to ensure optimal outcomes.  In addition, Jen is responsible for Infection Control training and monitoring for our practice.  Jen is active in the local community, volunteering in the schools and serving on Parent Advisory Boards.  She is also involved in advocacy for the organization Autism Speaks.


Trisha Spece MS, CCC-SLP

Trisha Spece MS, CCC-SLP has almost ten years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated in the top of her class for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Her scope of practice is wide and includes areas such as swallowing disorders, cognitive impairments, motor speech disorders, and voice disorders. Trisha focuses on a multi-faceted assessment and treatment method while still maintaining a fun and functional approach.












Gerry Barnett, MSHS

Gerry Barnett, MSHS is our Practice Administrator and has been with Rehabilitation Innovations, Inc. since 2006.  She holds a B.S. in Management Studies and M.S. in Human Services Administration.  Gerry will be able to assist you with starting the registration process to receive treatment from one of our skilled therapists!