The Long Run: Planning for long term health

04/02/14 8:01 AM


The Physical Therapy Centers of Bristol and Southington to partner with several other local Bristol businesses in a panel discussion, “The Long Run,” about planning for long term health, to take place on Thursday, January 23rd at 11am at the Bristol Senior Center.

January 23, 2014—BRISTOL, CT—Caring for aging and injured bodies is not a task to be taken lightly.  The Physical Therapy Centers of Bristol and Southington (PTC) are not only serious about treating senior patients, but also educating seniors on self-care.

“We hope these seniors would never need our services, because it means they are in pain, and we wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Unfortunately, pain is often a part of growing older–but it doesn’t have to be.  So we decided to participate in this panel discussion because we want seniors to know about preventative exercises they can do on their own to avoid injury,” Craig Zettergren, PT, Dip. MDT, and owner of PTC shared.

The panel discussion will also include Daphne Roberson, of Roberson & Tierney Insurance agency, and invited guest speaker, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lane Spero, of Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates.

Together, the panel will address what seniors should do to plan in case of an injury or illness requiring long-term care, how to plan to pay for such services, what types of surgeries may be needed, and how to keep in good physical health.

Currently the senior center has nearly 30 people signed up to attend, yet expect more due to the events following the discussion (BINGO).  Interested attendees need only call the Bristol Senior Center to sign up for the event at (860) 584-7895.  The Bristol Senior Center is located at 240 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT.

More than senior care.

The Physical Therapy Center, with locations in Southington and Bristol, provide so much more than active adult care.  As the only Certified McKenzie Spine Care and Extremity Clinics in Connecticut, the Physical Therapy Centers are back pain specialists, as well as sports injury, post-surgical rehab, and vertigo experts.  Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, PTC provides exceptional, prompt care through attentive and knowledgeable therapists, along with same day appointments, which are available every day.  For more information about PTC and to schedule an appointment in Bristol or Southington, visit their website.

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