SOUTHSIDE PHYSICAL THERAPY
At The Wellness Center
Southside physical therapy is dedicated to helping our patients relieve pain, improve functional mobility and achieve their health goals. We treat people of all ages with acute, chronic and post surgical conditions and pride ourselves in providing one on one highly skilled treatment that is individualized to meet patient's needs.
What makes our clinic different is that we provide one on one care. There are no PT aids and we never double book patients. We strive to find the direct source of your pain and treat it with skilled manual techniques as well as effective exercise interventions. Our focus is not only to treat the symptoms but most importantly identify the cause of them.
Our Physical Therapists work to educate and inspire our clients so that they can increase their level of independence and achieve their greatest potential. Our chiropractors treat families and individuals of all ages, adjusting their techniques for newborns, infants – children of all ages including teenagers – adults and seniors.
Monthly check up with a physical therapist to add to or improve upon an already existing home exercise program.
For athletes looking for injury prevention exercises and protocols prior to starting a new sports season or work out routine.
Patients who want to maintain the gains they’ve made in physical therapy after being discharged.
FALLS RISK ASSESSMENT
A falls risk assessment helps identify factors that can cause falls and helps develop a plan to prevent them.
Why is This Important?
1/3 of those over 65 fall each year; ½ of those over 85 will fall
More than 90% of hip fractures among adults over 65 are caused by falls
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths
HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?
Exercise specifically tailored to improve balance and strength.
Gait training that can challenge and advance an individuals function.
Education on home and assistive device modification to help prevent falls.
Carolyn received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut, and a Masters degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Quinnipiac College. She has extensive experience with the adult population, treating muscle and tendon disorders, spinal and peripheral joint injuries, sacroiliac problems, osteoporosis, imbalance and falls, Parkinsons Disease. She utilizes a variety of manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization, and craniosacral therapy; restorative exercise approaches such as core stabilization, McKenzie approach for neck and back pain, Rocabado approach for TMJ dysfunction, LSVT Big for Parkinsons disease, vestibular rehabilitation techniques for dizziness, balance, and fall prevention, and Kinesiotaping. Her philosophy is to provide individualized , high quality, progressive treatment to help each client achieve goals, return to maximal level of function and quality of life, and to teach each person the skills they need to stay well. Outside of work, Carolyn enjoys cycling, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing, going to Vermont and traveling. She is a member of the APTA, Orthopedic section, and speaks Italian.