Sports medicine is a branch of health care that addresses physical fitness and physiological elements pertaining to sports-related wellness. Specifically, sports medicine deals with the improvement of the body's performance and healthiness, rehabilitation from injury and the prevention of future injury by means of individualized muscle strengthening and conditioning.
Aside from having curative and rehabilitative functions, sports medicine strongly employs preventative education and practices designed to educate and empower the individual with the knowledge of proper form and range of physical aptitude.
Whatever your sport, the staff at Westview can help maintain your passions by building your strength and improving your balance and flexibility while increasing your endurance. Our customized treatment plans begin with a hands-on evaluation of your current state of mobility. This step often includes an assessment of alignment, function, strength, range of motion and flexibility.
Depending on your assessment, your therapist may employ some, or all, of the following approaches: joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion, therapeutic methods to increase tissue flexibility, decrease pain and swelling and promote healing, and consultation regarding bracing, taping and orthotics.
An added touch of care and compassion goes a long way. . .at Westview.
We work hand in hand with you and your primary health care physician for accurate and individualized care. We begin by focusing on the medical and therapeutic aspects of your particular sports/exercise history and current level of involvement in order to accurately assess your needs for further treatment plans.
As your therapy program progresses, regular communication between the therapist and your physician will continue, ensuring that your treatment is advancing appropriately with regard to your medical needs.
As a leader in rehabilitative care, Westview is committed to providing state-of-the-art technology and research to treat a range of conditions. These conditions include:
Click here for injury advice from a sports medicine professional.
Our sports medicine facility is located within Westview Health Care Center; a health care facility that promotes health and vitality with a compassionately dedicated approach. Whatever your needs, we are confident that you'll find our environment purposefully suitable for your therapeutic needs.
Aside from our onsite services, we also offer offsite consultations and treatments based upon your specific needs and schedule.
Click here to get an overview of the sports medicine therapy admission process.
Westview's Certified Athletic Trainers
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are highly qualified, multi-skilled allied health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient activity and participation in athletics, work and life. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of emergent, acute, overuse and chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions and certain medical conditions in order to minimize subsequent impairments, functional limitation and disability. Athletic Trainers work under the direction of licensed physicians and in cooperation with other allied health care professionals.
Our athletic trainers work closely with the school nurse, athletic director, school physician, sports program officials, Primary Care Physicians, local orthopedics and physical therapy offices to help provide the athlete with the highest quality health care possible and help maintain the safety and welfare of all who participate in athletics. The comprehensive health care services include a very integrated and holistic approach to injury prevention, injury recognition and assessment, treatment, and reconditioning of those injured in order to help athletes return to sports.
Whether you are a professional, recreational or scholastic athlete, the benefits of Sports Medicine are numerous.
We know the type: buttoned-up and steam-pressed during the week; sweat-stained and out of breath during the weekend.
We fully acknowledge and appreciate the Weekend Warrior. Here's a few reasons why Sports Medicine can benefit this special breed of athlete:
Luckily there is no age limit for staying fit. That is why it is important to have a plan and understand the bodies limitations that come with age. Here are some benefits of incorporating Sports Medicine into your routine:
For accurate diagnostic, treatment and billing purposes, physician referrals are the preferred method for beginning the admission process and your sports medicine therapy plan.
Your rehabilitation and recovery can be influenced by the environment in which you rehab, we hope you will join the thousands of people who have made Westview their first choice for rehabilitation and recovery.
Westview's state-of-the-art outpatient facilities are conveniently located at Westview Health Care Center, 150 Ware Road, Dayville, Connecticut 06241.
Westview's Outpatient Therapy and Aquatic Center is available by appointment only, 7 days a week for your convenience.
Medicare, worker's compensation, private pay and most insurance plans accepted.
For more information on Westview's outpatient program please call 860-774-8574
Alex began his physical therapy career in 2000. His work includes inpatient and outpatient pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, orthopedic, wound care, neuro, sports-related injuries, vestibular, performing arts; as well as Emergency Room, ICU, Home Care and School based services. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Sports Medicine, Alex can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
Aaron joined Westview's Sports Medicine Department as a physical therapist in 2015. As a 2013 graduate of Husson University in Bangor, Maine, Aaron's enthusiasm for helping others and his understanding of kinesiology are an asset to his patients as well as the facility. Aaron can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
Kayla began her physical therapist career at Westview in 2016. As a 2016 graduate of UConn, Kayla's educational background in physical therapy and allied health sciences are invaluable in her day to day assessment and treatment of patients. Kayla can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
John began his physical therapy assistant career in 2002. He began his employment in 2007 assisting with subacute and post-opertive therapy. John currently performs physical therapy assistance within Westview's outpatient and sports medicine program. John can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
Brad began his physical therapy assistant career in 2013 in the skilled nursing department at Westview. His current position within Westview's Sports Medicine Department includes assisting with inpatient and outpatient sub-acute and post-operative therapy as well as providing strength and conditioning services at Woodstock Academy. Brad can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
Ryan has been employed at Westview since 2015. Ryan provides Athletic Training services to local school athletic departments, focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports related orthopedic injuries, as well as strength and conditioning services. Ryan can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
Serena has been employed at Westview since 2015. Serena provides Athletic Training services to local school athletic departments, focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports related orthopedic injuries, as well as strength and conditioning services. Serena can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
Nicole began her speech language pathologist career in 2010 and has been working at Westview since 2017. As a speech language pathologist, Nicole is responsible for examining and evaluating communication disorders and swallowing disorders. She also develops, implements and monitors specific treatment programs for her patients resulting from CVAs, concussions, brain injuries and swallowing difficulties.
Deb has been at Westview since 2014. Her responsibilities include: scheduling, verifying insurances, obtaining authorizations, assessing and organizing the needs of staff, communicating with physician offices and maintaining patient charts. Deb can be reached directly at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
Ashley has been at Westview since 2015. Her responsibilities include: scheduling, verifying insurances, obtaining authorizations, assessing and organizing the needs of staff, communicating with physician offices and maintaining patient charts. Ashley can be reached directly at 860-774-8574, ext. 143.
If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.
Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574