CHH Opens New Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center On East Main Street in Torrington

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has opened a second location for its Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services at 1151 East Main Street in Torrington. The new center will offer the same Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services as the hospital’s current location at 540 Litchfield Street. An “Ask the Experts” FREE Open House will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Have a question about an ache or injury? Stop by for answers and to view the new state-of-the-art facility and equipment and meet our Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and Medical Director.

CHH Outpatient Rehabilitation Services utilize the best evidence based practices and provide professional, one to one therapist treatments to help reduce pain, restore function, and improve movement and functional abilities for patients. In conjunction with the referring provider, therapists conduct a comprehensive initial evaluation, and then create a detailed long range plan of care specific to the patient’s presenting impairments and individual needs.

“We are pleased to offer an additional new location and specialists we feel will provide greater accessibility and flexibility to our patients in the northwest corner” said Amanda S. Hill, OTR/L, MA, Director of Rehabilitation Services.   

Physical and Occupational Therapies and Treatments offered at both locations are designed to address a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal, cognitive, and speech disorders, including traumatic, medical, mechanical and postural dysfunctions of acute and chronic injuries. These may take the form of musculoskeletal pain disorders, body injuries, sports and orthopedic injuries, and total joint replacements.

Physical Therapists are experts in the field of the neuromusculoskeletal system and apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life. Occupational Therapy treatments and recovery efforts monitor and educate patients on activities of daily living, energy conservation, and work simplification techniques. The development of plans assists patients return to work and set guidelines for functional activities. Speech Therapy offerings include voice therapy, cognitive linguistics, and the treatment of dysphagia and swallowing disorders.

The highly trained staff is made up of Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Hand Therapist, and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Utilizing the best current evidence and preferred practice patterns, the staff employs several interventional strategies including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, custom splint fabrication, gait and stair training, and neuromusculoskeletal reeducation. These are employed and augmented with moist heat and cryotherapy, electric stimulation, paraffin, ultrasound, and biofeedback in order to optimize outcomes and achieve patient specific goals.

CHH will be relocating its Lymphedema treatment services from its Center For Cancer Care on Kennedy Drive to the new facility on East Main Street. Lymphedema is a condition of chronic swelling and tissue inflammation as a result of some surgery and cancer treatments. Treatments are provided by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and are covered by most insurance plans. Speech Therapy services will also now be exclusively offered at 1151 East Main Street. 

The new center will operate Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays, 7 to 4:30 p.m. Both locations accept most major insurances for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies.

To schedule appointments, contact the location you are interested in receiving services – CHH Campus at (860) 496-6875 and 1151 East Main Street at (860) 496-0046.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109-bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One-Thousand Employees, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.

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