At DPT you are treated one on one by a licensed Physical Therapist, usually the same one each time, in a private room. We do a thorough evaluation and focus on your needs and goals throughout the course of treatment.
We treat all musculoskeletal issues including arthritis, sprains, strains, injuries, degeneration, post-surgical rehab, and pain in joints, muscles, bursa, tendons or the spine. Whether this is a chronic or acute problem, we will come up with a plan to meet your goals. Treatments can include exercise, stretching, manual therapy, therapeutic modalities, instruction in a program for you to do at home, and education.
While physical therapy cannot cure or stop arthritis, it can help to alleviate symptoms such as pain, stiffness, or soreness. It may even help you avoid joint replacement surgery or the use of prescription painkillers. Through appropriate exercises, stretching, and hands-on techniques, we can help you increase your muscular stability and joint mobility to pick up the slack for what the joints (i.e. knees, hips) are no longer able to provide themselves.
Dry Needling involves inserting a very thin needle in a muscle to release trigger points. This can help resolve pain and muscle tension and will promote healing. It is not acupuncture. Our physical therapists have been trained by the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments (IAMT) in this technique.
Dry Needling is a valuable and effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain.
Whether you have just had a joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, or any other musculoskeletal surgery - physical therapy allows patients to recover faster and regain mobility quickly after surgery. PT also ensures that any repairs or replacements made during surgery will heal properly and prevent re-injury. In addition to making sure you get back to your prior level of function, we can implement pain management techniques to reduce or avoid the use of opioid medications. We follow rehabilitation protocols provided by the surgeon, or protocols supported by evidence based practice when one is not provided, to ensure optimal recovery.
Balance and Falls
Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when standing, walking, and even sitting. Older people are at a higher risk of having balance problems; 75% of Americans older than 70 years are diagnosed as having "abnormal" balance. Balance problems increase by almost 30% of people aged 80 years or more. Physical therapists develop individualized physical activity plans to help improve the strength, stability, and mobility of people with balance problems.
Classes are offered in our upstairs studio (2nd floor of DPT).
Mondays at 6:15 pm:
Core Stability with Michelle (coming soon)
Wednesdays at 7pm:
Inner Garden Yoga with Karen
First Friday of every month at 5:30 pm:
Meditation with Michelle
We have a variety of items for sale, including Biofreeze, microwave hot packs, theraband, foam rollers, exercise balls, Squatty Potty, stretching straps, Slippery Stuff and more! Stop in to DPT and check out our supplies. We can even special order supplies for you. Our prices are better than Amazon's!
For $25 per month, you can use the equipment at DPT as often as you choose anytime the office is open. We have a treadmill, recumbent bike, lifecycle, total gym, free weights, therabands, ankle weights, foam roller, Bosu, and balls of all weights and sizes. Pay per month with no extra fees and no commitment. Here we have a friendly atmosphere! You do not need to have been a patient to join.
Michelle Thibeault, PT performs Full Spectrum Healing which is a form of energy medicine similar to Reiki that can help remove blocks from your energy field and promote healing. In a full spectrum healing all of the chakra levels are cleared, which allows your auric field to function properly. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a session.
At DPT they are very accommodating to my needs. They listen to what the person needs and do what they can to help with that. The staff is very personable. I have had almost every part of my body worked on at DPT and I go back because I get good results. I trust they will do what is best for me. - CC, Meriden