Park City Physical Therapy is Bridgeport, Connecticut's leading provider orthopedic rehabilitation. Because of our convenient location we also perform therapy on many residents of Fairfield, CT. Our highly skilled physical therapists only provide the highest standard of care in the licensed therapy industry. We are committed to getting you back to 100% and doing what you love again. Our Therapeutic Treatments Include:
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Youth Athletic Rehabilitation
Vertigo and Balance Therapy
Outpatient Stroke and Neurological Disorder Treatment
Let our highly skilled and caring team of licensed therapists use their skills to restore your health and well-being so that you can return to the life you enjoy! At Park City Physical Therapy, we not only help restore damaged or injured areas of the body, but we also offer comprehensive programs after your initial treatment to help you maintain peak physical health in the future. If you are looking for a therapist, Park City Physical Therapy will get you back to your best in no time.
We accept the majority of workers compensation, commercial, auto, government sponsored insurance programs and always offer self pay rates that are competitive. Our Clinic also accepts letters of protection and offer spinal traction.
Imagine you are preparing to take a trip to an important destination, one that crossed rough and dangerous terrain. Or, you are traveling to a location you have never been before. Don’t you want the best guides and supportive team at your disposal to make sure you arrive at your destination safely and on time?
For a physical therapy patient, treatment can feel like a long journey, and in some ways, that is exactly what it is. The journey to recovery will sometimes be difficult and often everyone has a different goal in mind.
Park City Physical Therapy provides compassion and understanding while effectively leading you through every step of your journey with us. We are proud to have served countless other satisfied patients in the Bridgeport area over the years, and we look forward to welcoming you into our family.
Whether you are suffering from an accident, acute injury, chronic disease. or a disability, your physical therapist will guide you to your “destination”, a better quality of life.
Contact us today for an initial consultation and get your journey started.
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Letters of Protection are Accepted
Involved in a personal injury case? Have your lawyer provide you with a letter of protection so you can get the treatment you need now. If you have questions about our policies regarding LOPs, please contact our insurance department at (203) 731-2310.
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Whether you suffer from a frozen shoulder, torn ACL, meniscus tear, or other orthopedic injury, professional rehabilitation therapy is a must to ensure proper healing and full restoration.
Here at Park City Physical Therapy we have been restoring function to shoulders for years for our patients in Bridgeport and Fairfield, CT. The shoulder joint is one of the most important joints in the human body, but also one of the most susceptible to injury. Whether you want to get back on the tennis court, or extend your sports career, we have the orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation experts you need.
We take great pride in the trained professionals within our orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation programs. We specialize in caring for post-operative joints, injuries caused by sports or other activities, as well as auto accidents and amputations. We work with all types of injuries from basic sprains and strains, to more complex rehabilitation involving ACL or rotator cuff repairs. Our therapists aspire to restore the patient's endurance, range of motion, and strength after surgery or injury.
Using targeted workouts, a patient's weaknesses can be alleviated or eliminated. Our Bridgeport therapists are trained to be knowledgeable on surgical procedures, which allows them to be well versed on the very best treatment for each individual's specific needs.
Rehabilitation may include:
Targeted Stretching Exercises
Swelling Reduction Treatments
Increased Circulation Treatments
Targeted stretching exercises allows the muscles to release tension around the affected area and increasing blood flow to the injury. Increased blood flow to an injury promotes faster healing. Stretching also improves range of motion.
Strengthening exercises can be achieved by adding on carefully selected weights to strengthen surrounding muscles and improve endurance.
Treatments designed to decrease swelling and increase circulation aid in faster healing.
Our Clinical Staff
Eric P. Schmitt, PT, DPT, CSCS Dr. Schmitt started his Physical Therapy career after graduating from Long Island University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. He still volunteers his time at LIU as a Practice Administrator. Before becoming a licensed physical therapy provider he earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from AU (Adelphi University) in 2004.
Eric holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification from the National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA) which enables and is currently working towards being a Certified Hand Therapist. He is well known throughout Connecticut for his orthopedic and sports physical therapy specializations.
Furthermore, Eric uses customized interventions which promote optimum motor control by coupling soft tissue treatment and hands-on mobilization of the joint. Motor control is essential for fully human movement and experience.
Robert E. Douglass, MSPT, ATC Mr. Douglass is a well respected Physical Therapist with over 15 years of experience treating patients with a variety of conditions. As a Certified Athletic Trainer he's worked with different athletic populations including youth, college and semi-professional athletes.
Robert has a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. He studied at Plymouth State College to earn his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He has vast experience in out patient physical therapy, acute rehabilitation and in-patient therapy.
Youth Athletic Rehabilitation
Young athletes suffer from sports injuries as often as adults do and proper rehabilitation can be the difference between a starting position and keeping the bench warm.
Our local Bridgeport Physical Therapists handle many youth related injuries within many different types of sports. Their goal is to assist your young athlete in rehabilitating and preventing injuries. Some of the most common types of athletic injuries we see include ankle sprains, hamstring sprains, shin splints, ACL tears, Patellofemoral syndrome, concussions, and groin pulls.
Our experienced team is highly trained to treat and rehabilitate these types of injuries in your budding athlete, increasing their range of motion, and building strength and endurance within the injured area to get them back on the field in no time.
Arthritis can be one of the most debilitating conditions that effect day to day lives. Don't try to deal with it on your own. Our Physical Therapists specialize in treating arthritic joints, helping you reclaim your life and getting back to the activities you love.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is defined as a chronic inflammatory condition, affecting the joints of the body and causing pain and loss of mobility. Park City Physical Therapy is dedicated to treating the pain caused by Arthritis. Our therapists use state of the art practices and techniques to calm the pain caused by arthritic joints. Your therapist will create and implement a comprehensive program that targets the affected joints and associated soft tissue, reducing the pain associated with your condition and improving your overall posture and range of motion. Your therapist will also teach you proper body mechanics that will reduce the onset of increased degenerative changes of the joint surfaces. In the Bridgeport and Fairfield, CT areas let the Park City Physical Therapy team help you live a more productive and more painless life.
Don't let your child's development suffer from of motor control issues that can lead to more problems later.
A child with decreased motor skills may often be seen to have difficulty with self-care tasks like getting dressed, brushing their teeth, or even combing their hair. They may also have issues when identifying one activity to do when presented with many options, such as where to go when visiting the playground or an activity center. Many struggle with coordination and will even become frustrated when playing games with their friends.
In the last 5-10 years, the number of kids having motor control difficulties has increased significantly. Although the causes of this increase in the need for pediatric therapy is yet to be determined, our specially trained physical therapists are ready to tackle the problem head on, one child at a time.
With programs for birth to three, and toddler to elementary student, we have therapists who are experienced in helping the child and the parent alike. We will teach you about the injury or condition that your child is dealing with, as well as about motor control theories and how you can assist with your child’s rehabilitation at home. Usually, your therapist will base most of your child’s rehabilitation around play.
Since acute motor control issues can lead to significant problems later on in life, pediatric therapy is more necessary now than ever. Park City Physical Therapy in Bridgeport, CT is ready to help your child prepare for a successful future.
Vertigo & Balance Therapy
You don't have to deal with balance issues, vertigo and blurred vision alone. Effective treatments are available to solve a multitude of these symptoms and get you feeling better.
Vertigo, dizziness, blurred vision and other balancing issues can be disconcerting at the least and life threatening at the most. Don’t wait for an attack to happen when you are driving a car to decide you may need help coping with these issues. Many people suffer from balance and vertigo issues for a variety of reasons. Vertigo alone can result from:
Inner Ear Infections or other Ear related issues
Head or neck injury
Brain problems such as stroke or tumor
Certain medications that cause ear damage
Other symptoms of dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, decreased positional tolerance, and trouble with specific head motions are all conditions that are worked with during your rehabilitation. Our therapists can assist you in working to get past your balance issues and help you return to a more stable way of life.
If you reside in the Bridgeport and Fairfield, CT areas and you're looking to treat your vertigo, dizzy spells or nausea don't hesitate to contact the Park City Physical Therapy today.
Outpatient Stroke and Neurological Disorders
Conditions like ALS, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Disorders can be life altering. Let us help get you back on track.
Neurological disorders affect thousands of people each year. In Bridgeport, our PTs strive to rehabilitate more than just knees and elbows by effectively treating diseases of the brain.
Our Physical Therapists specialize in the rehabilitation of stroke victims and patients with neurological disorders and treat many different types of neurological and cardiovascular issues including:
Spinal disorders such as bulging and herniated discs.
When your life has been altered in a way that will inhibit your goals and wishes for the future, you need a rehabilitation team that knows about your injuries and has experience in the type of care you need. Your full body therapy will be focused to improve your posture, core stability, and safety. Park City Physical Therapy is ready to help you get back on track to reaching your goals.