Michael Rainis, PT, DPT, OCS

Michael A. Rainis, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Director of Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Certified Specialist

Now residing in Ashland, and a native of Hegins, Michael is proud to return to Schuylkill County to provide his community with outstanding physical therapy services.  He graduated from College Misericordia in 2001 with his Master's of Science in Physical Therapy and Bachelor's of Science in Health Sciences, and is certified by the APTA as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor.  He has successfully completed the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at College Misericordia and is now accepting Direct Access patients.  Most recently, he passed the challenging APTA Orthopedic Certified Speciliast exam. Michael has been employed at our facility since 2001. He is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, and APTA Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections.  His areas of interest include Orthopedics, Sports Rehab, Industrial Rehab, Wound Care, and Clinical Education.


Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, August 2006
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, May 2001
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, May 2001
Magna Cum Laude


Pennsylvania State Physical Therapy License
APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

CPR and AED Certification


American Physical Therapy Association
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
APTA Orthopedics Section
APTA Private Practice Section

Clinical Affiliations

October 2000 – December 2000
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Pediatric Setting Affiliation

January 2000 – February 2000
Good Samaritan Medical Center, Pottsville, PA
Acute Care/Inpatient Affiliation

July 2000 – October 2000
Binghamton General, Binghamton, NY
Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Affiliation

Summer 1996
Sosar Physical Therapy, Frackville, PA
Observation/Volunteer (100 Hours)


October 2007 Present
Sosar Physical Therapy, LLC, Shenandoah, PA
Director of Physical Therapy

August 2008 – August 2010
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
Adjunct Professor - Physical Therapy Department

June 2001 – October 2007
Sosar Physical Therapy, LLC, Frackville, PA
Physical Therapy Supervisor

August 2002 – December 2004
Trinity Mission, Shenandoah, PA
Per Diem Physical Therapist

August 2001 – August 2002
Locust Mountain Nursing, Shenandoah, PA
Per Diem Physical Therapist

December 2002 – December 2003
Broad Mountain Nursing, Frackville, PA
Per Diem Physical Therapist

Continuing Education

October 2001

PPTA Annual Meeting 2001
Seven Springs, PA

February 2002

APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2002
Boston, MA

November 2002

Strategic Orthopedics - Lumbar Spine
Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, PA

May 2003

APTA CI Education and Credentialing Program
Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon, PA

October 2003

PPTA Annual Meeting 2003
Seven Springs, PA

June 2004

College & High School Sports Medicine
Current Concepts 2004, Columbus, OH

February 2005 APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2005
New Orleans, LA
September 2005 PPTA Annual Meeting 2005
Seven Springs, PA
August 2005 to
September 2006
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
College Misericordia
February 2007 APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2007
Boston, MA
March 2007 PPTA Reimbursement Update
Hazleton, PA
June 2008 Examination and Intervention of Dizziness:
The Vestibular System and Orthopedics
Norfolk, VA
October 2009 Recent Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee - Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT
Philadelphia, PA
November 2009 APTA Private Practice Meeting
Colorado Springs, CO
November 2010 APTA Private Practice Meeting
Washington D.C.










Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Post-Surgical Management

Neurological Rehab

Vertigo and Vestibular Rehab

Concussion Management

Sports Rehab

Industrial Rehab

Spine Disorders



General Deconditioning

Wound Care

Wellness Center