​Specialties in Physical Therapy

You can get help from our seven physical therapists with over 100 combined years of in physical therapy experience.  Click here for more information on each of our therapist's experience and training.

We specialize in helping people avoid medications, injections, and surgery they don't need.  Our therapists all specialize in preventing the use of medications, injections, and surgery not needed for:

  • Back Pain & Sciatica

  • Neck Pain

  • Shoulder, Arm & Hand Pain

  • Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain


We also offer Class IV  Laser Therapy treatment in our Colchester office.  Click here to learn more about how our LightForce therapy lasers can help you by speeding your healing.  

We help with the common conditions listed below by specialty area.


Call us If you have questions or if you do not see your condition listed.   

Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Arthritis of the Arm - shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist & hand pain

  • Arthritis of the Leg - hip pain, knee pain, foot & ankle pain

  • Sprains and Strains – foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist

  • After Joint Replacement – hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow & finger 

  • Manual Therapy

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling

  • Pediatric Orthopedics

  • Rehabilitation after Orthopedic Surgery or Fractures

  • Carpal Tunnel & Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Neurologic Physical Therapy
  • Concussion

  • Stroke

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Vertigo and Dizziness

  • Balance or Vestibular Problems

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Sports Physical Therapy
  • Treatment after all sports injuries

  • After Surgery Rehabilitation including after knee ACL, knee PCL, ankle ligament and elbow ligament repair or reconstruction

Mother and baby

“My back had been bothering me since I had my daughter. One day it really flared-up after a run. I tried some things on my own but my back still hurt. I went to my primary care doctor who recommended I try physical therapy. I saw Jim Ferland, my therapist in the PPTSM Colchester office, and I am back to running now.” 

-- Sarah

Performance Physical Therapy accepts Medicare, most major insurance plans and private pay clients. 


Not all small insurance companies have been listed below.



  • Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

  • Auto Accident


  • ConnectiCare

  • First Health

  • Mashantucket Pequot

  • Medicaid (under 18)

  • Medicare

  • Oxford Health Plans

  • United Health Care

  • Workers' Compensation

Hand Therapy

Comprehensive hand therapy is provided for

  • All hand injuries

  • Rehabilitaton after Hand Surgery

  • Custom Splinting

A certified hand therapist is on staff to provide treatment

  • Appointments starting at 7:00 am until 8:00 pm
  • Schedule varies by location