Skip to content

Orthopedics &
Sports Medicine

Our Approach

Welcome to Gaylord Physical Therapy

We believe in empowering people to regain their strength and reach peak performance after an injury or illness. When you trust our physical therapists with your recovery, know you are working with some of the area’s most highly skilled and trained specialists. Our doctorate-educated therapists focus on improving your movement, mobility, and strength to restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function. This is accomplished in various ways, including exercise on land or in our therapy pool, manual techniques, therapeutic modalities, and education.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine At Gaylord

Recover stronger with Gaylords advanced orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy

Our physical therapy services address musculoskeletal issues ranging fromcommon to complex. We work with you to design a personalized rehabprogram and monitor your progress closely, using established and newtechnologies to help you perform at your personal best. At each of our five locations you will find a team of experts knowledgeable in a wide array of orthopedic-based dysfunctions and sports injuries, including but not limited to:
• Degenerative conditions of the spine and peripheral joints
• Sports injuries
• Acute muscle strains
• Ligament sprains
• Tendonitis
• Bursitis
• Post-surgical care
• Workers’ compensation injuries

Physical Therapy Treatments

No matter what your plan of recovery may require, our skilled therapists provide the expert care you need

Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Aquatic therapy

Aquatic Therapy


The physical properties of water diminish the effects of gravity. The therapeutic properties of water combined with the skill of our therapists that will help you to improve your mobility and function.

Location: Wallingford


Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Dry Needling

Dry Needling


Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT), also known as dry needling, is designed to improve muscle function, induce relaxation, and decrease pain. This technique is performed in addition to the traditional therapy assessment, exercise, and mobilization techniques.

Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Exercise therapy

Exercise Therapy

Medical Exercise Therapy (MET) is a concept used worldwide to organize exercises in a robust treatment protocol for patients with musculoskeletal and locomotor dysfunctions. It is beneficial in preventing overuse lesions, often seen in workers and athletes.

Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Gait training

Gait Training 

Gait training is a distinct form of physical therapy that helps strengthen and improve your walk and stance. It specifically focuses on balance and posture, adjusting your position, your endurance, and can include different forms of technology.


Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Post op

Post Op Care

Post-Op Care uses current evidence-based post-surgical protocols for total joint replacements, ligament and tendon repairs, fractures, fusions, and other procedures. Our therapists tailor each patient's exercise program to ensure the best functional outcome.

Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Soft tissue mob

Soft Tissue Mobilization 

STM can help increase local blood flow, improve muscle mobility/plasticity, and reduce pain when muscles become sore or develop trigger points (knots). This can be done with an instrument (Graston), foam roll, or other device.



Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Sports med-05

Sports Medicine 

Sports Medicine addresses the rehabilitative needs of injured patients seeking to regain their highest level of physical performance, regardless of whether the injury originated with playing a sport, orthopedic surgery, joint replacement, or other event.



Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_Strength + conditioning

Strength & Conditioning


Our Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are physical therapists who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes to enhance their performance. They perform sport-specific testing sessions, develop safe and effective strength and conditioning programs, and provide injury reduction guidance.

Ortho Sports Med Page Icons_TMD



Our therapists with advanced training in TMD will evaluate and create an individualized plan
involving manual therapy, postural training, and exercises to decrease pain and restore function. Our team collaborates with dentists and ENTs to ensure the best outcomes.




About Our Programs

Locations throughout Connecticut
Of our therapists are Doctors of Physical Therapy DPT
Likelihood to Recommend Gaylord Therapy
Technology at Gaylord

We use the latest technology to advance your recovery

Where you choose to receive care can make all the difference. Gaylord offers an extraordinary range of technologies and patient services, all based on the latest research and best practices. 









Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Resources

Hear what people are saying about our different locations!




North Haven

Start the road to recovery today