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"We Help Older Adults Who Are Struggling To Stay Independent Regain Balance, Strength, and Mobility So That They Can Enjoy

A Safe and Active Life at Home and in the Community"

If you are an older adult or family or friend of an older adult, you know that deep down inside, there is the heart and soul of an active, independent person.  Their fortune of living into their "Golden Years" has left them with the misfortune of developing some "rust" on that gold. 

We believe that you can get better at any age.  We believe that struggling to take care of yourself is never a "natural" part of aging.  We believe that people who are considered "old" by society's standards are rarely given a chance to remain active and mobile because they are deemed fragile. 


Not so fast!! 


Achieva Rehab's In-Home Physical Therapy Program was developed by Joel Digris, physical therapist, to prove one thing - folks in their "Golden Years" can thrive no matter what they've been through.  Every human has a top-end potential, a ceiling of sorts.  The therapists with Achieva Rehab are pushing seniors to meet that potential every day, helping them ease the worry of losing independence and mobility.  My mother always said:  "Better days ahead".  No matter what your age or problem, there are better days ahead with Achieva Rehab.  You can find our amazing therapists in homes in Schuylkill County, Luzerne County, and Carbon County as well as at the best personal care homes in Nesquehoning and Tower City, PA.

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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 treats and manages our central region which covers all of Schuylkill County and bordering areas.


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. 

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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 manages an amazing team of therapists covering Luzerne County and neighboring areas.  

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.”

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Amanda Vinc, PTA received her Associate Degree from Penn State in Hazleton, PA in 2001, and has worked as a PTA and then a Rehab Manager for the past 18 years, many of which have been side by side with Achieva founder Joel Digris, PT. Amanda has worked for Achieva when the company first began, and is now excited to re-join the team. She believes in the Achieva standards and mission to serve our community.  Amanda was born and raised in Schuylkill County in Barnesville, and now lives in Brockton.

She is happily married to her husband, who is also a physical therapist assistant in the area. She is a proud mom of two boys, one of whom is a junior golfer who has earned some local fame on the news and in newspapers.

Amanda is excited to serve her community and to be able to combine her passions and experience of wellness and exercise within her profession to help her patients improve their quality of life.  Amanda manages an amazing staff in Carbon County and surrounding areas including the unparalleled care that her team provides to residents of MapleShade Meadows Senior Living in Nesqueh0ning, PA.

Amanda is also a member of the PTO at Tamaqua Elementary where her son attends school and a busy “golf mom” traveling with her son on weekends to tournaments.  In her free time she enjoys listening to books on Audible as well as reading, and spending time with family.  She is excited to help others improve their lives with her help so they can also enjoy doing the things they love.