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Pre/post-Rehab Considerations Following Joint Replacement Surgery: Living Inside the Arrow

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022

By Brian Reis, PT, DPT 
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Physical Therapy

Can you picture this? It may not be hard to imagine. Perhaps you are the patient on the left, suffering from extreme knee pain that is limiting your day-to-day activities. Or perhaps you’re the patient on the right, who has rehabilitated from joint replacement and is back to your usual activity (and potentially beyond). Or perhaps you’re somewhere in the middle – living inside the arrow.

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How newer technologies can help drive motor recovery of upper extremities in stroke patients

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022

Rehab Management
March 16, 2022
By Megan Palmer, OTR/L

The magic of neuroplasticity following a stroke has long been a phenomenon of neurological recovery. Thousands of studies have been performed to understand specific treatment interventions that drive this neurological change. How is it that damaged or dead brain tissue following a stroke can be circumvented to allow for new nerve pathways that result in motor recovery?

For a considerable time, stroke was known as a focal disease at the area of infarct, but the neurological deficits that present themselves tend to have an impact on areas distal to the damaged brain tissue, if not to the entire brain. 

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‘Things started to take off’: Madison dad called a miracle after defying odds to walk again

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

News Channel 8, WTNH
By Sarah Cody
March 21, 2022

MADISON, Conn. (WTNH) – “I remember the feeling that the car was out of control and that was frightening. I rolled down an embankment and was unconscious,” says Jason Bedford who doesn’t remember all of the details of his 2017 accident. “I had an interesting out-of-body experience.”

This left Bedford convinced that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

This one-car accident left him with multiple fractures and paralyzed in his left leg, changing the course of his life.

“I heard a nurse say, ‘You may have to get used to being in this wheelchair,'” he says...

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Preparing Your Body for Golf Season

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2022

By: Corey Podbielski, PT, DPT, OCS, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare The unofficial (or official!) start to the 2022 golf season is upon us. With the Masters kicking off in Augusta, Georgia on April 4th, you can be sure that golfers are feeling the itch to hit the links sooner than later. Caution! If you haven’t picked up a club and/or kept up your training during the off-season, those first few swings could hurt a little or a lot! The good news is there’s still time to prepare your body for the golf season and, of course, Gaylord Physical Therapy can help too! Did you know there are more than 26 million golfers in the United States, with an estimated 25% over the age of 65? That’s a lot of golfers! It also means a lot of potential injuries. Not surprisingly, low back pain is the number one injury sustained by...
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COVID survivor from Ansonia returns home after long stay at hospital

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

News Channel 8 WTNH 
By Rich Coppola, March 12, 2022

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The road to recovery for Danny Larkin is a story of teamwork and resiliency.

Larkin, a 30-year-old from Ansonia, was discharged from Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford Monday. It was an emotional day after a long journey.

“An awesome day today… the last couple of months has been a little rough.” said Darren Larkin, Danny’s father.

When Larkin tested positive for COVID in January, he went to stay with his dad, who already had COVID, and Larkin’s fiancé Addie also tested positive for the virus.

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Adaptive Athlete Sponsorships Available for Connecticut’s Gaylord Gauntlet

Monday, Mar 14, 2022

Wallingford, Connecticut, March 1, 2022 - Gaylord Sports Association, Connecticut’s largest adaptive sports program, is offering two sponsorships to out-of-state adaptive athletes aged 16 and older to participate in the June 25th Gaylord Gauntlet.

The Gaylord Gauntlet is an intense 5K obstacle run held on the 400-acre bucolic campus of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut. 

In order to extend the event to a larger audience, the Gaylord Gauntlet is offering sponsorships to two adaptive athletes to cover their race fee and lodging for both the athlete and their support team.

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Local Sled Hockey Team Gives Insight Into Sport as Team USA Heads to Semifinals at Paralympic Games

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022

NBC Connecticut
By Gabrielle Lucivero •  

Ten years ago, Rachel Grusse decided to try something new - sled hockey.

“I never watched hockey before,” Grusse said. “I knew of hockey as a sport in a faraway concept and that was it.”

Grusse, who is a double amputee, had always been involved in sports but it wasn’t until she was 20 years old that a friend finally convinced her to get on the ice.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Receives $100,000 Grant from the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc.

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2022

Wallingford, Connecticut, March 8, 2022 -- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, announces that it has received a $100,000 grant from the West Hartford-based Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc. to support the purchase of essential rehabilitation technology.

The generous grant has been used to purchase two Bioness L300 Go systems for use in Gaylord’s inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Brings Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Expertise to Madison

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2022

MADISON, CONNECTICUT, MARCH 1, 2022 - Gaylord Physical Therapy is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location at 28 Durham Road, Route 79, Madison. 

The new 3,200 square foot physical therapy clinic accepts self-referrals and offers early morning and evening appointments for the convenience of patients from Madison and surrounding towns. Appointments can be made by calling (203) 284-2929. 


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Study Evaluates Novel Body-Weight Supported Postural Perturbation Module for Gait, Balance Rehabilitation after Stroke

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2022

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, March 1, 2022 — A new report from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation was published today in the journal JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies evaluating the effect of a new balance perturbation module on balance impairments following an acute stroke. The study, A Novel Body Weight–Supported Postural Perturbation Module for Gait and Balance Rehabilitation After Stroke: Preliminary Evaluation Study, demonstrates that balance perturbations in a recently developed    
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