Tonia Virnelson, DPT



The Pluses & Perils of Pickleball

Pickleball is all the rage. Each day, more and more individuals, across all age groups are heading to the pickleball courts. With over 4.8 million participants nationwide in 2022, and 39.3% growth over the last two years, pickleball has become the fastest-growing...

How to Avoid Common Winter Injuries this Cold Season

By Joseph Stellabotte, M.D., sports medicine specialist at Premier Every year, 'Old Man Winter' brings with him an assortment of sprains, strains, and fractures. But following a few simple steps can lower the odds that you or a loved one suffers a winter weather...


Tonia earned her B.S. in Biology from Widener University in 2000 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University in 2003. In addition, Tonia received her MBA certificate in healthcare management from Widener University in 2010. She is specialized in vestibular rehabilitation/concussions, and holds a vestibular rehabilitation certification through the American Institute of Balance. Tonia’s areas on interest include vestibular rehabilitation, concussions, pediatrics and geriatrics. 

She grew up in Broomall, graduated from Cardinal O’Hara high school and is excited to treat patients within her community. During her free time, Tonia enjoys spending time with her two German shepherds.