Youth Sports Injury and Prevention

May 13th, 2014
Keith Sobkowiak DPT

Keith Sobkowiak DPT

It is that time of year again! It is time for fall sports of all ages. As parents prepare to send their kids off to practices and are running from field to field, we must not forget the most important topic, the children’s health. There are various reasons why an injury might occur, including improper training, improper technique, equipment failure, and/or anatomic or biomechanical issues. Kids sustain two types of injuries in playing sports: acute and overuse. Acute injuries usually result from a single, traumatic event such as fall or hit to the leg or arm. Some common examples of acute injuries are…
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Plantar Fasciitis

April 22nd, 2014
Keith Sobkowiak DPT

Keith Sobkowiak DPT


The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs along the sole from the heel to the ball of the foot. One of its main roles is to keep the bones and joints in position and enables us to push off from the ground. Bruising or overstretching this ligament can cause inflammation and heel pain. In many cases, plantar fasciitis is associated with a heel spur.

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Frequently Experiencing Dizziness? Physical Therapy of Bristol, Southington-Cheshire Can Help!

April 8th, 2014
Kaitlyn Hamel

Kaitlyn Hamel, Physical Therapist

Have you recently started experiencing episodes of dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, etc? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately 35.4% of US adults experience these symptoms annually and this is the most common reason for individuals 75 years and older to visit their Doctor. These are all symptoms of vestibular system dysfunction. This system is located within the inner ear and consists of 3 semicircular canals and a cranial nerve. The vestibular system is responsible for

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Physical Therapy Center Helping Senior Citizens become Safer Drivers

April 3rd, 2014

Southington and Bristol-based Physical Therapy Center will be giving a free Driving Mobility seminar at the Cheshire Senior Center at 240 Maple Ave in Cheshire on Wednesday, April 9th at 10:30am.

Southington, CT 4/3/14—With so many more senior citizens on the road as boomers age, driving safety becomes more of an issue. While there are many causes of accidents, one area where physical therapy can help is mobility.

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Free Balance Screenings Offered by Physical Therapy Center of Bristol

March 31st, 2014

The physical therapists of the Physical Therapy Center of Bristol are offering their expertise to the Bristol Senior Center on Monday, March 31st from 9am-12pm. To register, call (860) 584-7897.

For Immediate Release

Bristol, CT, 3/26/2014—The Bristol Senior Center is host to a fantastic opportunity for area seniors on Monday,

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Body Mechanics

March 25th, 2014
Jennifer Rudzinski

Jennifer Rudzinski, DPT

As the holiday season approaches so does the chance for snowfall here in New England! Not many people realize the risk of injury that can occur with improper body mechanics during snow removal. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 16,500 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries

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Bristol Physical Therapy Center ‘Home Team’ to Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary

March 19th, 2014

The Physical Therapy Center, with locations in Bristol and Southington, is celebrating ten years of business with a party on March 26th, from 5 to 7pm at their Bristol office, 72 Pine St. Free food, drinks, chair massages, a raffle, and a beer tasting with local brewery, Firefly Hollow. RSVP to Ashley Romao at

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Neck and Shoulder Syndrome- Physical Therapy Differential Diagnosis

March 11th, 2014

By Craig Zettergren, PT, MS, Dip. MDT

Craig Zettergren

Craig Zettergren, PT, MS, Dip. MDT

Far too often, when we are evaluating a client in our office that has “shoulder” pain or “scapular” pain (shoulder blade), we have to rule out the neck (cervical spine) first as a source for referred pain into that area.  The reason is so we provide treatment to the proper source of the pain.  Once you are working on the problem area, the symptoms will go away.  When you are providing treatment to the symptoms and not the problem, the symptoms rarely change and the clients do not get better.  A perfect example of this would be a client who has pain, tingling and numbness into their arm.

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Free Seminar on Cheshire Child Athlete Injury Prevention and Treatment

March 3rd, 2014

In partnership with the Cheshire YMCA, the Physical Therapy Center, with locations in Southington and Bristol, is presenting a free seminar for parents on how to prevent and treat acute sports injuries in their child athletes on Wednesday, March 11th, from 6:30-7:30pm.

Southington, CT 3/5/14 — As the spring season approaches with great anticipation, so do a multitude of spring sports and outdoor activities for kids, and the risk for youth injuries becomes even higher. Physical Therapy Center, located in Southington and Bristol, is offering a free seminar to Cheshire parents at the Cheshire YMCA on youth injury prevention and treatment on Wednesday, March 11th from 6:30-7:30pm.

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Expert Bristol Physical Therapist to Hold Free Seminars for Beekley Employees

February 27th, 2014

Expert Bristol Physical Therapist to Hold Free Seminars for Beekley Employees

Craig Zettergren, PT, MS, Dip MDT, owner of Physical Therapy Center in Bristol and Southington, will share back injury prevention tips at two seminars for Beekley Employees


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