02 Jun

ECRC Now Offering BIG – LSVT Program For Person’s With Parkinson’s Disease

Clinician Audrey Traylor, P.T. of the Lisbon Office is a certified clinician of the LSVT-BIG treatment approach for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions.  “LSVT-BIG is a well researched and highly effective exercise based treatment approach producing significant positive results on tests of motor functioning.  Most importantly, this treatment approach produces faster walking with bigger…

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02 Jun

The Dayville Office Has Moved To A New Location

The new address for our Dayville Office is 165 Hartford Pike, Dayville CT 06241.  Our new Office is still located off of Route 101 (one mile west of the old location, on the left hand side immediately after Charleen’s Portrait Studio).  The phone and fax number remains the same.

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30 Jan

ECRC Now Offering BIG – LSVT Program For Person’s With Parkinson’s Disease

Clinician Audrey Traylor, P.T. of the Lisbon Office is a certified clinician of the LSVT-BIG treatment approach for persons with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions.  “LSVT-BIG is a well researched and highly effective exercise based treatment approach producing significant positive results on tests of motor functioning.  Most importantly, this treatment approach produces faster walking with bigger steps and arm swings, improved balance and increased trunk rotation. LSVT-BIG translates bigger movements into real-work, everyday activities”.   Call 860-376-2564 for an appointment or more information.

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29 Dec

EXERCISE FOR ROTATOR CUFF IMPINGEMENT

STUDY SHOWS IT WORKS! Exercise for rotator cuff impingement can help reduce pain and improve function but it may not improve motion and strength. Manual therapy [having the PT perform techniques, such as joint mobilizations or soft tissue release techniques] helps as well. ECRC CAN HELP WITH EXERCISE PROGRAMS and MANUAL THERAPY. Exercise has significant…

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29 Dec

MOVE FORWARD

PHYSICAL THERAPY BRINGS MOTION TO LIFE You’ve heard about physical therapists, but what can they bring to your life? A physical therapist can help you achieve and maintain mobility and quality of life without surgery or prescription medication. With their extensive education, physical therapists help you move forward so that you can get back to…

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29 Dec

BEST CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR FUSION

For patients who undergo spine surgery, an integrated program of preoperative lifestyle intervention and early rehabilitation is more cost-effective than a standard care program alone, says an article published in October 2008 on BMC Health Services Research. The aim of the study was to assess the quality of life and to estimate the cost-effectiveness of…

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29 Dec

IMMEDIATE IMAGING FOR LOW BACK PAIN DOESN’T IMPROVE OUTCOME

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ARTICLE: Using medical imaging on people who have low back pain that has no apparent underlying cause doesn’t improve clinical outcomes, says an article by US News & World Report based on a recent study in the Lancet. A systematic review of 6 RESEARCH STUDIES that included more than 1,800…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND THE CAMARADERIE OF HEALING

THE NEW YORK TIMES: An article in Monday’s New York Times, titled “Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing,” captures the essence of the special relationship a physical therapist develops with his or her patient. Because the article describes the hands-on, intense nature of physical therapist treatment, there could be some who find the article…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL THERAPY EFFECTIVE VS. ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERY

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE: A new study questioning the usefulness of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee should encourage patients to consider physical therapy as an effective non-surgical option, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  The study found…

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29 Dec

AQUATIC PT HELPFUL

Compared with no intervention, a 6-week program of aquatic physical therapy resulted in significantly less pain and improved physical function, strength, and quality of life. 71 volunteers with symptomatic hip or knee osteoarthritis participated in a study to either receive 6 weeks of aquatic physical therapy or no aquatic physical therapy.  The group that received…

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