Deborah Hebron, PT DPTDoctor Deb Hebron, PT,DPT has been practicing physical therapy for over 21 years since graduating from Quinnipiac College with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Dr Hebron continued her studies at Boston University after several years in practice earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Over the course of her career, she has various clinical experiences including: skilled nursing facilities, subacute inpatient care, aquatic therapy and home care. Dr. Hebron transitioned to the outpatient orthopedic setting over 15 years ago which allowed her to care for her patients in a more personal setting. She believes in the cohesive, team approach to rehabilitation and healing which Physical Therapy Associates of Smithtown provides. She is motivated to provide quality care through continued learning and use of the best available evidence. Deb understands that medical education is an evolving process and, as such, eagerly participates in continued education courses. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling and coaching her daughters basketball and soccer teams.
Craig Banger, PT DPT
Doctor Banger has been in private practice for 24 years. He received his masters in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in 1999, then completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. In his spare time Craig enjoys running, cycling and going to the gym.
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
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"The Benefits of PT"
January 21, 2015
Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion, and pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more.
Improve Mobility & Motion
Physical therapists work with their patients and clients of all ages and abilities to expand, restore, and maintain motion.
Avoid Surgery and Prescription Drugs
Many people are referred to a physical therapist in order to rehabilitate from a major medical trauma or surgery, but increasing research suggests that treatment by a physical therapist is often an equally effective - and cheaper - alternative to surgery and prescription drugs for numerous conditions ranging from back pain and degenerative disk disease to meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis.
Participate In Your Recovery
Physical therapists routinely work collaboratively with their patients. Treatment plans can be designed for the patient's individual goals, challenges, and needs. Receiving treatment by a physical therapist is rarely a passive activity, and participating in your own recovery can be empowering. In many cases, patients develop an ongoing relationship with their physical therapist to maintain optimum health and movement abilities across the lifespan.
Jace Kobrin, PTA
Jace Kobrin, PTA graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in psychology prior to graduating from the PTA program at SUNY Suffolk in 2022, where he was elected president of his class by his peers. Jace believes in the importance of a strong, interpersonal relationship to ensure personalized care that aligns with the specific goals and needs of his patients, which Physical Therapy Associates of Smithtown provides. He believes that an adherence to continued education is essential as medical knowledge and best practice guidelines are always evolving. He has a strong interest in musculoskeletal conditions, neurological and balance disorders, geriatric care, and athletic rehabilitation, all of which he spends a good amount of free time developing continued knowledge and research reviews. In his free time, Jace enjoys playing basketball and football, spending time with his family and pets, and volunteer coaching with local youth programs.