Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
538 Litchfield Street, Medical Office Building,
Ground Floor, Suite G03, Torrington
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am – 3:30pm
1151 East Main Street, Torrington (860) 496-0046
Hours: Mon through Thurs, 7am – 7 pm, Fri 7 am – 4:30 pm
Locations accept most major insurances for physical, occupational and speech therapies. To schedule appointments, contact the location you are interested in receiving services:
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 then create a detailed long range plan of care specific to the patient’s presenting impairments and individual needs.
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, total joint replacements, and neurological conditions. Communication disorders, dysphagia, lymphedema, and vestibular dysfunctions are also treated. 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 based 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.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
Inpatient Rehabilitation includes Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy and is available to all hospital and emergency room patients. Maximizing a person’s functional capabilities is the common thread which binds the disciplines of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. These disciplines work together along with the medical team (physicians, nurses, case managers,social workers, etc) to assess and help patients increase their functional capabilities. They provide skilled therapy evaluations and treatments, patient and family education, assess safety and participate in discharge planning.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Professional services available to treat a full spectrum of traumatic, medical, mechanical and postural dysfunctions including but not limited to: sports injuries, orthopedic injuries, back pain, total joint replacements, hand injuries/conditions, and neurological disorders.
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 assist patients return to work and set guidelines for functional activities.
Lymphedema is a condition of chronic swelling and tissue inflammation as a result of some surgery and cancer treatments. Located at 1151 East Main Street Torrington, treatments are provided by an Occupational Therapist certified in Lymphedema treatment and are covered by most insurance plans. Advance appointments and a physician referral are required.
Speech therapy intervention includes voice therapy, cognitive linguistics, and the treatment of swallowing disorders.Our therapist performs common treatments including communication disorders and dysphagia including Modified Barium Swallow evaluations. Located at the CHH Main Campus Lab Building.
Low Vision Service
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Occupational Therapy Department and the local Lions Club have established a Low Vision Center located at the CHH Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic at 1151 East Main Street, Torrington. The program is designed to provide support for individuals who experience low vision by assessing their sight limitations. Following an assessment to determine their degree of vision loss, an individualized plan will be created with specific goals focused on providing assistance and improving their quality of life. Individuals are educated on availability of assistive technologies and learn to use their remaining vision effectively A physician referral is needed. The cost of these services will be assumed by insurance providers and any other form of governmental or private reimbursement available as well as The Lions Club District 23. The individual receiving the service will not be personally charged for any services that occur. Office hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact the CHH Occupational Therapy Department at (860) 496-0046.
“Safe Steps” Balance and Fall Prevention Program
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Department is adding a new “Safe Steps” program to improve balance and significantly reduce the risk of falls in those individuals at risk in our community. The program is specifically designed for those that have had a previous fall, have difficulty walking, have balance difficulties, use four or more medications per day, have dizziness when standing or have difficulty with getting out of a chair independently. Available at both of the CHH Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinics (1151 East Main Street and 538 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT), the new initiative consists of a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation and treatment identifying individual problem areas and focusing on improving balance and minimizing fall risks. A healthcare team, consisting of therapists and the patient’s physician, work to design a customized plan of care that includes exercise, gait training, appropriate exercises for home, home environment education and general education on fall prevention. CHH Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine offers patients two convenient locations at both 538 Litchfield Street, Torrington and 1151 East Main Street, Torrington. Please call 860-496-0046 for more information
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Designed specifically for people living with arthritis however enrollment is open to any individual requiring a modified exercise program. Participants are instructed in a series of gentle movements and activities and learn how to take an active role in an exercise program. This group program meets 2x/week for 6 weeks. For more information, call the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Office at (860)-496-6660 [ Program Brochure (.pdf) ]
Parkinson’s Exercise Group “Keep It Movin”
Do you find that exercise eases your Parkinson’s symptoms or are you looking for a way to get started? “Keep It Movin” is an exercise group designed for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The goal of “Keep it Movin” is to encourage exercise, which is crucial for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and balance. The groups’ aim is to increase your exercise tolerance and educate you about Parkinson’s disease, and how exercise can help manage your condition and lead to a more active life. Exercise is beneficial to anybody of any age. This is also true for people with neurological conditions. Nationally Certified Athletic Trainers will lead individuals with Parkinson’s disease through a series of stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises in a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable format. A major priority is to have fun. You will be progressed over several weeks to achieve your specific exercise/movement goals. Continued participation in future sessions is encouraged to maintain your fitness. Who Can Join? Individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease must have a Physician and Physical Therapist clearance to participate. You must be independently mobile or have an assistant (family member or caregiver) throughout the session. Where is it Held? The “Keep It Movin” group will meet at the Sullivan Senior Center in Torrington, Ct How much is it? $80 for 12 sessions over 6 weeks. For more information, call the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Office at (860)-496-6660
CHH through its Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program provides comprehensive services to area athletes involving expert diagnosis from sports medicine specialist, treatment and rehabilitation. As a specialty area for CHH, the sports medicine program incorporates the latest and most advanced technology and surgical procedures to ensure that all sports-related injuries are properly diagnosed and expertly treated. Incorporating complete sports medicine rehabilitation services, athletes will find that they return to their favorite sports quickly and with the maximum performance possible. READ MORE->