Peak Performance provides physical therapy services

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Tamyra Jansen and Todd Telemeco have opened Peak Performance Physical Therapy in Shady Grove.

A new physical therapy center opened Nov. 4 to serve the greater Greencastle area. Peak Performance, 1580 Buchanan Trail E., Shady Grove,  is designed "To meet the needs of the community," said owner Todd Telemeco. "We wanted to create a clinic locally-owned where we know the patients and their families, yet give the best care available."

Drs. Telemeco and Tamyra (Toth) Jansen worked together previously and made the transition to the new facility smoothly. Telemeco's sister-in-law Robin Telemeco rounds out the team as office manager.

Telemeco, a native of Hagerstown but a resident of Greencastle for five years, earned a master's degree in physical therapy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., and a PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Vir. He returned to Shenandoah for a second PhD, this one in physical therapy.

He teaches physical therapy at Shenandoah and works part-time at Peak Performance.

Jansen, a Greencastle native and resident, earned a kinesiology degree from Penn State University and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Their clientele includes "anything that can walk through the door," said Telemeco.

They work with people who have problems in the lower back, shoulders, knees, ankles and other joints, pre- and post-surgical patients, people injured in accidents, at work or from sports. Other services include an ACL prevention program, fitness assessment and exercise program development, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, headaches and trigger point release.

Telemeco can perform nerve conduction tests to determine carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Jansen specializes in vestibular disorders to treat vertigo and other balance problems. They have clients from as young as two years old into their 90s.

Some equipment the physical therapists define as "functional trainers", which are air-controlled, so the resistance remains steady. A treadmill and step machine help cardio patients, and other traditional therapy equipment meets the needs of people working to recover mobility and use of their muscles. Peak Performance also set up a Wii game system to provide "Wii-hab", Telemeco said with a smile.

The spacious therapy room has flat screen televisions to help exercisers pass the time. A couple private rooms are used for certain tests and treatments.

Telemeco's wife Annmarie is also a physical therapist, working in the Washington County school system. They have two children.

Jansen is married to Pat Jansen and they are expecting their first child this winter. Jansen also coaches eighth-grade girls' basketball at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School.

Peak Performance participates with Medicare, Highmark and Capital Blue Cross, worker's compensation, Carefirst of Maryland and other insurance companies and programs.

Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 717-643-0574.