ECHN Celebrates October As Physical Therapy Month

Oct 13, 2009 - 

Physical therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants are health care professionals who treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

Physical therapists are experts in restoring and improving the motion that is so crucial to your well-being. For instance, when you have pain, daily activities can become a challenge — picking up a child, grocery shopping, or enjoying an evening walk — just to name a few. It is good to know that physical therapists are the experts on whom you can depend to help you move forward.

In recognition of the importance and value of physical therapy in improving people's lives, Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) is joining in the national observance of October as National Physical Therapy Month. This year's theme is "Move Forward: Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life." ECHN offers a variety of physical therapy services in its Rehabilitation Services Department, demonstrating the range and scope of situations in which physical therapy can play an important role.

If you would like more information on how to regain or improve your movement through physical therapy, please contact any one of the locations listed below for any questions regarding services at ECHN or to schedule an appointment. Please note that ECHN's physical therapy services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, CIGNA, Blue Cross, ConnectiCare, Health Net, Aetna, and other carriers.

Rehabilitation Services:

  • Manchester Memorial Hospital 647.6485
  • Rockville General Hospital 872.5261
  • The Rehab Center at Court House Plus 649.3369
  • CorpCare Occupational Health Center 533.6500
  • Glastonbury Wellness Center 652.3181
  • Rehabilitation Services at Evergreen Walk 533.4670
  • Woodlake at Tolland Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 872.2999

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 72,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. For more information on the APTA, please visit

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