YOUR CHOICE FOR EVIDENCE BASED REHABILITATION
3 locations in new london county
At Spectrum Physical Therapy, our number one priority is the patient. We strive to provide individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care. We do not rush our patients or our clinicians. Rather, we perform comprehensive evaluations and encourage patient input for treatment planning and goal setting.
Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality therapy through personalized care and education. We support creative and individualized intervention. Our personalized approach ensures patient comprehension and will enhance proper treatment progression to secure the best outcome for our patients. In order for full return to an active and healthy lifestyle, the patient must be involved and educated in the recovery process.
We accept most insurance including Medicare & Worker’s Comp.
HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF
personalized care & education
Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.
We currently have locations in Waterford, Mystic & Niantic Connecticut. Please feel free to contact any of our offices with questions regarding insurance coverage, treatment or to schedule an appointment.
Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.
- Neck & Head Aches
- Low Back/Spine Conditions
- Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
- Manual Therapy
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Sprains, Strains and Fractures
- Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
- Athletic Training Outreach
- Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
- Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
- Sports Performance Enhancement
- Personal Training
- Endurance Training
- Work Rehabilitation
- Work Conditioning/Hardening
- Balance/Fall Prevention
- Therapeutic Massage
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Nutrition Education
- Dry Needling
TPI Golf Fitness Program available at Spectrum Physical Therapy’s Niantic location only.
- • Developed in response to the number of patients whose primary goal is to return to playing golf after an injury or after surgery
- • Focus is on player who has a physical problem that is keeping them from enjoying the game, including pain, decreased mobility and decreased strength
- • Players who need to undergo a course of PT to resolve acute and sub-acute injuries to allow them to participate in golf or progressing to the performance track in a beneficial manner
- • Often times covered by health insurance if prescribed by a qualified medical provider
Focus is on “healthy” golfers who want to improve:
- • Overall fitness level including strength, flexibility and balance
- • Power and distance
- • Swing consistency
- • Enjoyment of the game
- • Frequency of play
- • Score
- • Golf specific physical screen focusing on:
- • Strength
- • Flexibility
- • Balance
- • Coordination
- • Biomechanical video swing analysis
For more information on our TPI golf program click here
For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.
New Patient Registration Form Packet | Download
This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.
For Additional Questions Please Contact Us
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.
We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
“My physical therapy and recovery has been nothing less than amazing. I somehow developed neck and shoulder pain and thanks to Spectrum, I was able to get back to normal and enjoy my vacation to Europe. I feel this would not have been possible had I not been here. My activity level is back to high and I feel 100% again. Thanks to the therapist’s guidance and expertise, I feel good about the specific exercises provided to prevent recurring injury.”
“Since I started in physical therapy I have gotten back to playing soccer and softball. I currently have no pain any longer and am back to all of the activities I was doing before my injury. I would like to thank Andrew and the staff at Spectrum for all of their hard work on the road to recovery.”
“Balance has improved greatly. Ability to lift has improved. My sleep is not interrupted as often due to less pain. Each time I leave my appointment I feel physically able to do more.”
“Improvements with driving, golfing, walking, sleeping, sitting, going from sitting to standing, doing dishes – everything has improved.”
“Mr. Doyle’s experience provided me with the reassurance that what was happening to my knee was not unusual, and in the space of a few short weeks had worked things back to normal. He provides exercises and equipment that are not available to normal folks at home, and his training and experience were well-suited to handle the problems I had. Listening to him with other patients, it’s clear that he meets each person “where they are”, is supportive of each patient, and is sufficiently smart and well-trained to know what needs to be done to get the patient back on track. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a provider of physical therapy knowledge, body-mechanics information, and rehabilitation exercise and therapies.”
“I came in with agonizing back pain and was provided an appointment the next day. Dave is a compassionate, knowledgeable, ethical, polite physical therapist that helped to halt the nasty back spasms and give me the “exercise tools” to help strengthen and stretch my back to prevent muscle spasms from reoccurring. I am happy to feel better, but sad to leave!”
“I had a wonderful experience coming to Spectrum Physical Therapy. You feel welcomed and cared about from the beginning and my therapy only continued with the same attitude. I had limited Range of Motion and was in a lot of pain. Within the first week my pain diminished due to the stretches and activities provided. My therapy continued to adjust and change with my improvements. I have become pain free and will continue to do the exercises and stretches due to the therapist making sure I understood how and why they were important. I would recommend Spectrum Physical Therapy to anyone. Thanks for making my experience so enjoyable and instructive.”
“I have had lower back pain for years and have been to many chiropractors and had epidural injections, but my pain would always come back. During physical therapy, I was given the tools to strengthen my back and Dave provided me with the knowledge to correct my back problem instead of just taking care of the pain. I’m now able to move better than I have in a very long time and I’m able to keep it that way.”
“I was extremely frustrated when I first came to Spectrum Physical Therapy. I had a bunionectomy in December, and by February, could only manage about 50 yards before it became too painful. I began to work with Spectrum Physical Therapy and they were wonderful. Although they had other patients in the clinic, they never seemed rushed and always focused their attention on me during the time they spent with me. In conclusion, I’m thrilled with the results! After 6 weeks of PT, I can walk 2.5 miles every day with absolutely no pain. “
“When I began PT 4 weeks ago, I was unable to sleep through the night for 3 months. I woke up several times during the night with pain. I have allergies to some medications and sensitivity to several others. I was unable to take meds for pain. I could not sleep on my right side because of a rotator cuff tear and I could not sleep on my left side due to sciatica due to 3 herniated disks. The first week I started PT with David Doyle, I had relief from the pain. I went from intense pain to being able to sleep through the night and maintain my very active work schedule in a very short time. The entire staff at Spectrum are always kind, friendly and professional.”