“After suffering a back injury that radiated down my right leg, I sought out medical help. I had spine injections, a year later, chiropractic care, all to no avail. In fact, it got substantially worse. Luckily, I found PTC! Read more
On my first visit, I was an emotional wreck; I cried for almost the whole appointment. I was fed up and drained from not being able to walk, sit, stand or sleep because of the pain. I suffered for 4 years!! I couldn’t partake in ANY activities, I couldn’t keep up with my children either. The housework suffered and even my marriage because I was cranky all the time from pain. After my first 3 visits, I started feeling relief. Now after 13 visits, I can walk, stand, sit, and sleep without pain. I’m no longer cranky – I’m happy. I’ve retuned to almost all my activities, including light cardio kickboxing! Next goal: to get back to playing softball. Soon, you’ll be writing your very own success story just like me. I’m a new woman J” – Gina Greco
“I have had the pleasure (and PAIN!!) of being a patient at the Physical Therapy Center of Bristol twice. The first was after I ran the Hartford Marathon in 2010, which left me with an IT band injury in my right knee. Read more
The second time was for a lumbar disc bulge which occurred while I was training for the same marathon in 2011. My first impression upon meeting the staff, was that they took the time to understand where I was coming from and then treated me accordingly. Both times, they understood that it was my goal to be running as soon as possible. And to be honest, although it was my own goal, I had some doubt both times. I feel that the treatment I received was so successful because the staff also believed in my goal and my treatment was based on that. It was remarkable how fast I recovered from the second injury – to go from not being able to walk and three weeks later getting back to running was astounding to me. The power of the treatment is that it is tailored to the individual’s needs and capabilities. That’s what makes PTC so unique. Everyone is not the same, so why would we all get the same modalities of treatment- makes perfect sense! And clearly it works, twice for me! I have recommended PTC to two other and will continue to give recommendations. I am a success story and I give much of that credit to the success of my treatment at PTC.”- Janelle Howard
“I had my reservations about how much more physical therapy would improve my function with spinal stenosis. I was pleasantly surprised at the benefits of the McKenzie Method and was fascinated with the physiology. Read more
Adherence to the program has provided me with improved function in a pain-free setting. It worked so well I had my mom go to PTC and she feels better too!”- Michael Ptaszynski, MD
“I wanted to thank you for making me better (98%)!!!!!!!! Your dedication, patience and professionalism is outstanding. You never gave have up on me. Read more
At times, I thought I would never get better and wouldn’t be able to do the things I enjoy doing. You have me the encouragement to work hard so I would get better. You were willing to get more visits from my insurance company and it certainly paid off. I am back to the gym and doing the treadmill 3 miles (like I was before I got hurt) and doing several of the machines. I am very conscious of how I sit and bend down to pick things up. Again, thank from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me. Thanks again.”- Caryl Ogonowski
“I initially contacted PTC to be evaluated for my back pain and stiffness and begin a regime of exercises to alleviate or minimize my back problems. The physical therapy stretches have been and will continue to be of benefit to me. Read more
My pain and stiffness have stabilized. The instructions and therapies administered by the therapists are something I will use for the rest of my life. Thank you PTC!”-R.E.
“I am no Annika Sorenstam or teenage Michelle Wie, not even an aging Nancy Lopez. But I am a golfer with a very bad back for 15 years. My story is simple, finding relief was not. 15 years and 5 different therapists. Read more
Now I am finally getting the help I need at PTC. The therapist determined what the problem was and treated the problem, not the symptoms. They offer hands-on treatment techniques and stretching, strengthening and sport specific training so I can resume my passion. Three weeks ago I could not golf. Now I have been hitting golf balls for a week and I will play a tournament next week. PTC is the place to go for therapy!” —F.D.
“This was my first broken bone (leg/fibula) and was on crutches while starting PT. After only a few visits, I progressed to a cane and then progressed to “my own two feet” in just a couple of weeks. PTC did an excellent job Read more
of keeping my focused and progressing. I feel back to normal and my wife and I are most appreciative of the work you do! Everyone on staff was very friendly, supportive and professional!”- J.P.
“I had a back injury that caused numbness in the back of my leg and half of my foot. Before trying physical therapy, I had three weeks of chiropractic treatments with no improvements. Read more
During my sessions at PTC I was given exercises for “homework” and noticed I started improving rapidly, and once my symptoms were almost gone, by sessions were cut back. I felt back to normal in just a few weeks. Going from a fear of surgery to full strength and better educated on how to maintain my back strength was a nice surprise.”- R.J.W.
“I rolled my ankle causing a fracture and was in a lot of pain and discomfort. Upon beginning therapy, my range of motion was poor with significant pain. Read more
With the help of PTC, my recovery was quick and restored my range of motion completely and was able to return to work in a timely manner. I can’t say enough about the staff at PTC, my experience was wonderful. I would recommend PTC to all of my family and friends who may encounter a situation needing therapy.”- T. M.
“When I first started physical therapy, I was beyond frustrated with my pain on a daily basis. Read more
Since then, I have been able to utilize the stretching techniques and exercises which have provided pain relief. Not having to live with the level of pain I was experiencing has allowed me to return to activities of daily living; I can sleep at night again! Thank you PTC!”- P.S.
“I went to a chiropractor and they told me that I needed 48 visits at a cost of $2,900 for my back pain. Read more
I went to PTC for my first visit and was given exercises to relieve my pain and little bit of homework. After 2 visits I was back to feeling 100% better!! Plus, with all the money I saved I was able to take my wife on vacation!”- R.T.
“Who would have known that some simple exercises with no costly equipment could bring relief and put one on a healthier, pain-free track? I came in with sever headaches, lightheadedness and neck stiffness. Read more
Within a few weeks, I was able to go through my day without any of the above symptoms. Additionally, now when any of them reoccur, I am fully aware of what is going on and how to deal with and get rid of the symptoms. Thank you for helping me be me again!”- D.Z.
“The staff at PTC was very concerned and caring during my knee surgery rehab; always asking me to give as much as possible but never go beyond my pain threshold. Read more
It was a much more pleasant experience then the last physical therapy experience I had. I will definitely pick PTC for any of my future physical therapy needs in the future!”-P.K.
“This is my second time here at PTC. I have had excellent results both times. When I tore my rotator cuff the second time, I was afraid I would never get full use of my arm back. Read more
But the staff here at PTC is really good at what they do, and I felt 100% back to normal. My doctors were also very happy with my results, both times! I highly recommend PTC to anyone who needs therapy. In Fact, I brought a friend here!”-C.D.
“As a fire fighter, I knew recovering from my complicated dual injury (of knee and ankle) injury wouldn’t be easy. My recovery would require an aggressive improvement in order to return to such a rigorous work environment. Read more
Creative techniques in the facility as well as at home were employed while focusing on my surgically repaired ankle and surgically repaired knee. I am proud of my accomplishments in this recovery and I know I would not have attained this recovery and been able to return to work with such splendid results without the professionalism exhibited at PTC. I always felt welcomed and part of the family at PTC and will always appreciate my expertly guided sessions and encouraged efforts. I am grateful for choosing PTC and will be an advocate for good reason.”- K.M.
“I came to PTC in a wheelchair after having surgery on both of my ankles. I was a little skeptical about whether a physical therapy program could really get me back to my peak athletic performance. Read more
Within a couple of months, they literally had me up and running again. The staff was so professional, uplifting, and friendly that I am not only entering college as a Division I baseball player, but also as a physical therapy major! PTC opened my eyes to the benefits of physical therapy, and without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.”- R.K.
“I tore my labrum and rotator cuff as a result of playing college baseball. The doctor told me to expect a full year to be able to throw again and gain back all of my range of motion. Read more
However, with the help of PTC, it only took six months to start throwing, and eight to feel 100%. I have since returned to playing baseball with no lingering problems. I would recommend PTC to anyone with a sports injury!”-S.K.
“Recently, I was sidelined from running due to a severe case of plantar fasciitis. Intense heel pain prevented me from the sport I’ve come to know and love – running. Read more
After seeking treatment from PTC , I was diagnosed and fitted with a pair of custom orthotics. I was skeptical at first about introducing anything new into my running routine. After continued treatment from Craig and staff including use of my custom orthotics I am now running better than I have in 10 years and preparing to run my 34th marathon next month”- R.C.
“I had a full hip replacement and basically wasn’t able to do anything. I walked with a cane. I couldn’t drive. I couldn’t even bend over to put on my shoes! Read more
Now, after working with the staff at PTC, I can do all of these things and more! I never thought I would be able to walk without a cane again, but I can! I have absolutely no pain, and I have PTC to thank for that!”-D.T.
“I was referred to Physical therapy for vertigo which I suffered with for 7 months. I had seen 7 doctors in 2 states and I still couldn’t find any answers. Read more
I went to my primary care physician who suggested physical therapy. I thought, “Therapy? For dizziness?” I was so skeptical of PT for my dizziness that I didn’t come for an evaluation for 3 additional weeks. During that time, my symptoms got so bad that I reluctantly decided to give physical therapy a try. The therapists were very confident that they could cure my problem, but it didn’t do much for my confidence. However, within three weeks, my whole outlook changed. I had no severe symptoms, and if I got a little dizzy, I was taught how to control and get rid of it immediately. I was given instructions on exercises I could do at home, and they’ve worked so well that I can sleep through the night for the first time in 7 months! I am very satisfied with the care that I received and am truly grateful to the entire staff at PTC!! Thanks again!”-M.A.
“I never would have believed I would be free of pain. I’m so glad I came here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.”- Betty Goff
“I came in with terrible, agonizing pain then leaving treatment with very little discomfort. I will definitely be continuing all the exercises recommended by the staff at PTC!”- Susan Thayer
“The first day I came in I could barely move and now I am back to my normal everyday physical activity. I was treated with great help and smiles!”- Kristina Hull
“This is my second time using PTC to rehab after surgery. The staff is always friendly and professional. I was guided through my therapy and had everything explained like my short term goals for each week. I am now well on my way for a full recovery thanks to the staff at PTC!”- Mike Wilkes
“When I first came to PTC I had trouble walking, standing and even rolling over in bed. As my sessions here continued I was able to run, jump and sleep without any problems. The therapists are great here at PTC!”- Shane Huey
“When I first came to PTC I was unable to move, no sitting, standing or walking. After 8 visits I have fully recovered and feel amazing. Everyone at PTC is amazing and I would recommend this facility to everyone in need of physical therapy.” – Karen Nozzolillo
“I came here with a neck strain injury and a lot of pain. The treatments and neck exercises were very helpful for the recovery process. I feel 100% better and am educated about my injury and condition. Thanks PTC!”- Lillian Elga
“After knee surgery, I reluctantly agreed to go to physical therapy because I really didn’t think I would need it. However, after my first session, I realized how wrong I was. Read more
The therapist took many measurements and did many tests. The exercises I was then given, allowed my full range of motion to return to my knee and surrounding muscles. I was very pleased with the regimen and final results!”- James Clark
“I came to PTC when I had my left knee replacement three years ago. Therapy and surgery was successful. There was no other option but to return after my right knee replacement. I have made great strides. Thank you PTC for leading me to recovery!”- Patty Doucette
“ I had my right hip replaced Jan. 30th and April 8th was my last day of therapy. I am now doing things I have not been able to do for the last 10 years. Thanks PTC!”- Lance Lenek
“I came in with neck and shoulder pain. I was shown how to do simple stretches to make the pain go away. I now feel back to 100%. PTC was a god send!!”- Sondra Brodeur
“I came in three weeks ago with an injured ACL, unable to play soccer, let alone barely able to walk or go up and down stairs comfortably. At the beginning, I thought it would be a much longer recovery time. Read more
The amount of pain and frustration week one was a challenge. The staff was empathetic, comforting and encouraging. Through my hard work and the staffs, I feel confident to start playing soccer again and working out. Thank you!”- Kristen Passewich
“I am in a much more mobile place then when I started. I will finally be able to enjoy being active again.”- Mary MacDonald
“I was sent here to help with tingling down my arms. I needed to know how to correct this in order to continue with my daily activities which the tingling was restricting. As I still have my tingling on occasion, I know how to correct it and make it go away quickly.”- Lori O’Dell
“I had corrective surgery to help relieve pain after a spinal fusion in 2009. I felt pain for a year and a half leading up to the second surgery. I needed to strengthen my core to relieve my spine. Read more
Physical therapy has been a large help. I have a ways to go but I am well informed about what I need to do. I feel better then I have in two years!”- Lori Kersack
“I came to PTC in a sling just from shoulder surgery. After about a month, I am fully recovered and feeling better then ever. I have full range of motion and strength back thanks to the wonderful staff and all of their hard work!”- Colleen Myer
“I came to PTC hoping to learn lower back exercises that were safe and effective in helping my arthritis. And I did! Everyone was friendly and accommodated me with my difficult schedule. Thank you!”- William Winshenwski
“I enjoyed my time here at PTC. I feel I have gained so much flexibility, strength and knowledge to completely recover from my knee injury. “- JJ
“When I came into PTC, it was explained very clearly which muscles and nerves they were trying to exercise and stretch and why and also explained well how to do the various exercises. I feel more confident that by continuing the program at home I will continue to improve back to 100%.” Eileen M.
“I had a really good experience. The therapists were really helpful and had a great attitude every appointment. I feel that I received a proper diagnosis and then was treated with the appropriate exercises in a progressive manner that allowed for the best possible recovery from my ankle injury. I feel that this therapy was essential to healing my injury.”- Charles A.
“I entered therapy with a lot of pain in my hamstring area and was limping when I first came to PTC. Throughout therapy, we worked on stretching and strengthening which helped with pain and eventually led me to be able to walk without pain or a limp. Read more
I gradually worked up to a fast jog and more advanced strengthening. I am now almost ready to be able to go back to full duty on the police force. “- Eric G.
“I came into physical therapy after a car accident in March. At the time both my neck and back were injured. Over the past few months, I have seen a lot of improvement in myself. Read more
In the beginning, I could not move my neck and it was very hard for me to bend forward or back because of my neck. I was also completely out of work. Since then, I have improved enough to return to work, although I still have some limitations, I see that I will be back 100% in the very near future.”
“PTC is a professional organization with therapists who patiently explain the process of rehabilitation. The office is very spacious and offers a comfortable environment in which to recover and rehab.”- William Senzer
“I came in with pain and stiffness in my right knee. Through rest, stretching and strength exercises, my knee got 100% better. Read more
I started out with trouble going up and down stairs and other everyday tasks. After a couple of weeks, the pain was gone and my range of motion returned to normal. By the end of my scheduled sessions, I was back to playing sports and my active lifestyle. I owe great thanks to those at PTC who helped me.”- Corey Towell
“I came here with a torn ACL and MCL. My therapist prepared me for surgery by strengthening my leg, and then once I had my surgery my therapist got me back to doing all the things I used to do. I am glad I came here and never thought that I would be doing this well. I would recommend this facility to anyone.” – Ryan Baron
“I visited PTC initially because my doctor prescribed it. I did not have any confidence that I would be able to improve my knee pain. Read more
The pain started to gradually improve within the first two weeks with the exercises I was given in the center and for home. Now I know how to manage the pain without taking any medications. I am happy that I don’t have to go for surgery now either. Thank you PTC.”- Mythili
“I was involved in a motor vehicle accident that left me with whiplash injury in the neck and lower back. I was very limited in my ability to care for myself as well as my two year old daughter. Read more
When I first came to PTC, the staff was very attentive and dedicated to improving my condition to where it was prior to the MVA. My therapist was very patient through my ups and downs, assuring me every step of the way that with time and consistency I would be back to my prior self. It has been a few months now and can say that with some hard work I am finally pain free and can do everything I used to again!”- Anon