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​Specialties in Physical Therapy

Avoiding Medications, Injections, and Surgery

We specialize in helping people avoid medications, injections, and surgery they may not need.  Our therapists all specialize in the treatment of:

  • Back Pain & Sciatica

  • Neck Pain

  • Shoulder, Arm & Hand Pain

  • Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain


After Orthopedic Surgery

We also specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of people that have to have orthopedic surgery.  This includes all types of shoulder, arm, and hand surgery. Also all types hip, knee, ankle, and foot surgery. 

After Joint Replacement Surgery

We are experts at the treatment of people that have had knee joint replacements, hip joint replacements, and shoulder joint replacements.  

Class IV Laser & Trigger Point Dry Needling

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

Trigger point dry needling is also a treatment option, when indicated, for people that are interested in adding this treatment.  

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

Common Conditions Listed 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

  • Neuropathy

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

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

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 7:00 pm
  • Schedule varies by location
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