Joel J. Digris, MSPT, Owner received his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 1997. Joel was born and raised in Schuylkill County, and is blessed with a beautiful wife and four beautiful daughters.
As a physical therapist, he is guided by his education, experience, and evidence based interventions. As a business owner, Joel has an immeasureable desire to excel in serving the community and the patients of Achieva Rehab.
Joel enjoys music, plays guitar and drums, loves basketball and football, is intrigued by obstacle races and has competed in Reebok Spartan races but now his workout time is spent chasing his children. In addition, he enjoys graphic design, although he will always admit, from an amateur's perspective. Ever an entrepreneur, his first endeavor was selling licorice to his classmates on a grade school bus trip.
Erin Keiper Marek, DPT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Lebanon Valley College in 2007. Erin was born and raised in Lancaster County, but has lived in the Greater Hazleton Area of Luzerne County for 12 years.
She is happily married to her husband, who is also a physical therapist, and is the proud mama of her two beautiful children.
Erin is eager to serve her community and to be able to combine her passions of total body wellness, natural living, and exercise/movement within her profession to help her patients achieve their best wellness filled lives.
Erin also contributes to her community as a board member for the PTA at her childrens’ school and as an event coordinator for the annual Hazleton Area Childrens’ Festival. In her free time she enjoys DIY projects and crafting, reading and spending time outdoors with her family enjoying the lake and kayaking where they live as well as hiking. She is blessed and busy watching her children grow as they stay busy with many extra-curricular activities.
“Be Fearless in the Pursuit of What Sets Your Soul on Fire.”
Jason Alexander, DPT earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Albright College where he earned All Conference and All American honors for football and wrestling. He went on to play football in the Arena League. After returning to academia, he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University. He was a member of the Alpha Eta National Honor Society graduating at the top of his class.
He was able to participate in a clinical round at the world renowned Champion Sports Medicine clinic under the instruction of Kevin Wilk, a pioneer in the field of Physical Therapy. He has treated patients of all ages and backgrounds from pediatrics to geriatrics and from the weekend warrior to professional athletes. He has participated in injury prevention programs, post injury programs and post surgical rehabilitation.
He prides himself on one on one therapy interventions with an emphasis on manual treatment styles and techniques. He is pursuing his clinical specialization in orthopedics and sports medicine, certification as a performance enhancement specialist, and as a certified sports and conditioning specialist. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two beautiful daughters and in the outdoors.
Jessica Navitsky is a Physical Therapist Assistant who graduated in 2010 from Central Penn College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Prior to returning to school to pursue her passion for the Physical Therapy field, Jessica earned an Associates Degree in Medical-Dental Management in 2006.
Jessica joined the Achieva team in 2017 after working with the geriatric population for 7 years. Jessica is proud to work for Achieva and improve the quality of life for the patients through functional exercise, and strives to provide an energetic and fun therapeutic experience right in the comfort of the patients own home.
Jessica resides in Ringtown and in her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and spending time with her husband Jeff, and her young son Nicholas.
Megan Thomas, PTA. With over a decade of experience in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings, Megan Thomas is excited to be working for Achieva Rehabilitation and its patients. A 2006 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Megan has spent the previous ten years of her career focusing on geriatric care in senior living facilities and hospital atmospheres.
Megan is pleased to bring her knowledge and experience directly to the patient in the comfort of their home. She volunteers her time with her local youth Little League and PTA. Megan stays busy with her three children, and husband spending her time biking, walking, and exercising with her family.
You can always find Megan cheering on her favorite Philadelphia teams, the Eagles and Phillies along with her beloved local High School the Hazleton Cougars.