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Services Shoreline Physical Therapy 

can provide

While physicians do not have to specify a treatment when referring a patient to us, you may do so.  Here is a list of the services that we regularly provide to patients

Orthopedics

  • Complete evaluation according to the APTA sponsored, Guide to Physical Therapy

  • Individualized therapeutic intervention including pain management, active and passive mobilization to improve mobility, edema management, and exercise to improve strength and endurance. 

  • Assessment of patient's job description or the athlete's sport, to design a work hardening program

  • Assessment of patient's ADLs, including work station, to design adaptations to prevent recurrence

  • Fabrication of custom orthotics

  • PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise.

  • Aquatic exercises

  • Two staff therapists are board certified specialist in orthopedics, by the American Physical Therapy Board of Specialties

Hands

  • Complete evaluation and report

  • Individualized therapeutic intervention including pain management, edema control, active and passive mobilization to improve mobility, scar management, strength, and function

  • Fabrication of custom splints for post-op and conservative management

  • ADL instruction 

  • Workplace assessment and adaptation

  • Standardized tests for independent medical exams 

  • An occupational therapist is a certified hand therapist, by the American Society for Hand Therapy

Pediatrics

  • Partners with LEARN Birth to Three

  • Services provided in local public schools

  • Therapy provided in clinic or in natural settings

  • Cascade AFO fabrication 

  • Interface with Connecticut Rehabilitation and other vendors to provide wheelchairs, standers, and other adaptive equipment

  • Sensory integration programs

  • Aquatic program

 

.Presentations

For Industry

  • Foxwoods Casino: Produced videotape designed to reduce injuries for dealers

  • Ocean Surveys: In-service to reduce back injuries

  • Bethpage: Training for all employees in:

    back care.

    providing exercises for mentally retarded clients 

    transfer techniques 

    selecting equipment

    For the community

We regularly give presentations to community groups. Some of these are done in our clinic, and some are in the schools and community:

  • Golf injuries, Rotary Club

  • Arthritis, co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation

  • Preventing Cheerleading Injuries, East Lyme Pee Wee Football League

  • "Muscles Alive!" Careers for Girls in Science and Math. Sponsored by LEARN  

  • Body type and sports: East Lyme 4th grades  

For educators:

  • Orthopedic intervention in pediatric patients, to the therapists in the Hartford school system

  • Team building strategies, Together We Will Conference, 1996

  • "No More Therapy in the Living Room" - on natural environments. Together We Will Conference, 2000.

  • Sterling School: Sensory integration

  • US Submarine Base Day Care Center: School readiness: Fine and gross motor skills

  • Guest lecturer, University of Connecticut School of Physical Therapy: Rheumatology

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