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Balance and Vestibular Disorders
Balance impairments and falls are the primary source of accidental injuries and deaths for older adults in the US. One of our physical therapists has specialized training and experience in the assessment and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders and is uniquely qualified to identify and treat the underlying source of balance problems and dizziness. Our Trumbull and Fairfield practices offer the distinction of providing this service in an outpatient setting. Persons’ who have limited mobility, difficulty walking, experience falls or a fear of falling, or are limited by dizziness or impaired balance would benefit from this highly specialized service.
Age-related physiological changes can significantly impact the older adult’s ability to maintain an independent lifestyle. Many of our physical therapists have extensive training and experience in geriatric rehabilitative medicine and research, making them highly qualified to provide safe and effective individualized exercise programs to restore function, mobility, and independence. Programs will address problems in walking and balance ability, muscle weakness, diminished endurance, cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary compromise, and joint diseases as a result of the normal aging process or after illness, injury, or surgery.
Chronic Adult Neurological Disorders
Persons’ dealing with the limitations from chronic or progressive neurological problems such as stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-Polio syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and Acquired Brain Injury can continue to minimize their disability through specific exercises and training activities. Working with a physical therapist that is trained in managing neurological disorders is vital to maximizing function through exercise programs that are safe and effective without risk of injury and regular reassessment of adaptive equipment.
Therapeutic Aquatics Program
Our Fairfield location offers the only therapeutic pool in the area, with private individualized programs designed and run by licensed physical therapists to address impaired walking and balance due to muscle weakness or neurological disorders; joint pain and stiffness due to Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis; or post-operative spinal or lower extremity joint replacement surgery.
Children who may need the care of a physical therapist require a special approach. Our innovative and individualized programming serves children with developmental, neuromuscular and orthopedic needs. Our child-focused, family oriented treatment facility offers a relaxed and positive environment. Our program may include aquatic physical therapy along with traditional treatments for a wide variety of children’s needs. Our board certified pediatric specialist provides the most appropriate and effective evidence-based treatments along with a results oriented management plan so each child is able to maximize their potential.
Recovering from an amputation is a challenging process. Learning to use a prosthesis so your walking ability returns to an optimal level is very important so you can return to the highest quality of life possible. Each patient with an amputation has a unique set of issues and challenges. We have several therapists with advanced training and experience in rehabilitating people following amputations of their legs. Our treatments are individualized, evidenced based, and focus on teaching you how to use your prosthesis the most safe and effective way. Our goal is to return you to the highest, safe activity level possible for you.
Orthopedic physical therapy involves the treatment of human dysfunction resulting primarily from pathology or injury to muscles and joints. Our board-certified specialists in orthopedic physical therapy deliver advanced clinical practice through the utilization of evidence-based manual therapy skills and therapeutic exercise to promote optimal rehabilitation and recovery from orthopedic conditions.
Common conditions that are treated by orthopedic clinical specialists include:
- Muscle and Joint pain
- Sprains and strains
- Low Back, SI Joint or Pelvic pain
- Neck Pain
- Whiplash injuries
- Shoulder disorders
- Knee and Hip disorders
- Musculoskeletal injuries from trauma
- Heel Pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Elbow pain
- Wrist or hand pain
- Jaw or TMJ dysfunction
- Ligament or tendon injuries
- Work related injuries
- Chronic Pain syndromes
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Sports Related Injuries require advance individualized programs in order to optimize recovery and help athletes return to their sports. Many of our physical therapists are highly experienced in rehabilitating people with athletic injuries. Our programs are designed initially to help you recover from the acute stage of your injury. We then progress you over time with more challenging exercise techniques that are designed to simulate the movements required in your sport. As these exercises are advanced you are rehabilitating your injured body part but also you are preparing your whole body for your return to your sport.