Advanced Therapy Physical, Occupational & Speech Rehabilitation
Welcome to Advanced Therapy: Sharon Hospital’s Center for Physical, Sports, Occupational & Speech Rehabilitation (PT, OT, SLP)
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Advanced Therapy provides hands-on care combined with technologically advanced equipment. The goal of the center’s staff, which includes physical, occupational, and speech therapists, is to help patients return to their maximum function quickly and effectively. Our team of therapists provides one-on-one care that is individualized to meet your needs.
> Physical Therapy/Sports Therapy
> Occupational Therapy
> Speech and Language Pathology
Hours of Operation:
Please feel free to contact us for additional information:
Advanced Therapy, Sharon Hospital
50 Hospital Hill Road
Sharon, CT 06069
Phone: 860.364.4065 Fax: 860.364.4466
What should I expect from therapy?
You will receive a comprehensive evaluation from a licensed therapist. Your therapists’ assessment along with your personal objectives will be combined in order to determine appropriate goals and a treatment plan that is right for you. Once the treatment plan has been established you will work together with your therapist to reach those goals. It will be your responsibility to perform the prescribed home exercise program in order to maximize your recovery.
What should I bring with me to my first therapy appointment?
Please arrive to your appointment 15 minutes ahead of time in order to complete the appropriate paperwork. In order to receive therapy you will need to have a prescription from your physician. You will also need to bring your insurance cards with you.
What should I wear to therapy?
Wear appropriate loose fitting clothing. You may want to bring shorts/sweats/t-shirt to change into.
Will my therapy be covered by my insurance?
Therapies are usually covered either in part or full by most major insurance plans. The hospital will bill your insurance company direct at the end of each month. Co-pays will be due at the time of service. You may want to call your insurance company and review your coverage prior to treatment.
What can I do at home in conjunction with therapy to make me feel better?
> Discontinue or decrease the activities that cause your pain. They may be contributing to your inflammatory or degenerative process. Discuss with your therapist.
> Try to determine what activity is causing your symptoms and let your therapist know. Your therapist can help to find alternative ways of doing things.
> Apply ice to an acute/new injury for 15 minute intervals several times a day
> Heat can be used for stiffness and achiness as long as it is not a new injury
> Walking is beneficial as long as it does not increase your symptoms even if it is for 15 minutes a couple of times a day.
> Continue to do your home program provided by your therapist and use proper body mechanics
> Drink plenty of water to help reduce soreness-typically eight tall glasses a day and more on therapy days.
>Work on relaxing-pain may be increased by muscle tension and stress
How do I get to Advanced Therapy at Sharon Hospital?
We are located in Sharon Hospital. You should plan to park in the front parking lot of the hospital and enter through the main entrance. Once you are inside the hospital the receptionist in the front will direct you to our department.
Fitness Program: Advanced Therapy offers people the opportunity to continue in our fitness program at the end of their course of therapy if deemed necessary by their treating therapist.
Volunteers: We encourage people interested in any of the therapy fields to spend some time volunteering in our department and shadowing our therapists. This is a great opportunity to observe current techniques and also experience patient care.
Students: Advanced Therapy acts as a clinical site for several nearby colleges for physical therapy and speech therapy in order for students to complete clinical affiliations required for a degree.