Tom Zeiser PT, DPT, CSCS, CKTP

Where do you work?
Good Shepherd Physical Therapy — Macungie

In which areas of rehabilitation do you specialize?
Outpatient Orthopedics

What specialty certifications do you hold?

  • CSCS  - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • CKTP - Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Trained in Graston Technique

Which rehabilitation technologies do you utilize in your work?
I use special techniques including the Graston Technique, that uses special instruments for myofascial restrictions and Kinesio Taping®.

What motivates you?
Improving the quality for life of my patients

What attracted you to a career in healthcare?
When I was a young athlete, I experienced a knee injury.  I remember how much pain I was in and how I could not play the sport I loved.  The doctor prescribed physical therapy, and I was back to playing baseball in no time, and that’s when I decided that it was what I wanted to do.

Why do you choose to work at Good Shepherd?
I choose to work at Good Shepherd because of the organization's mission. The most important thing to the team is helping patients, whether it is by looking into new technologies to improve outcomes, or helping those who are unable to afford therapy.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of Good Shepherd?
I enjoy spending time with my family including my two children, Cole and Kacey.  When I have extra time, I enjoy crossfit, weightlifting and playing golf.

What does “Beyond Limits Rehab” mean to you?
It is a mentality that as a physical therapist we have to push our patients and get them to believe in how far therapy can take them. With improvements in technologies, patients are achieving gains in rehabilitation they could not make a decade ago.

Why should patients INSIST on Good Shepherd?
I think Good Shepherd hires a special kind of employee. Not only do they look at expertise, but they hire kind, compassionate and caring individuals who believe in the mission of the organization. Patients leave Good Shepherd feeling better and knowing they were cared for as an individual and not just a number.