PT+ to hold pre-season injury prevention clinic for Female high school athletes March 8 – April 8, 2017.


Shin Splints. Tendonitis. Hamstring pulls. Shoulder strains. Don’t let an injury shortchange your Spring Sports Season.

The clinic will be sport-specific and is designed to address any limitations or deficits that may lead to injury. Lacrosse, softball, track and field, tennis, golf and Spring travel team athletes are encouraged to sign up.

MARCH 8 – April 8 2017

Each athlete will be screened prior to the clinic Call Dr. Katey Dell Goldberger at 203-955-1795  to schedule your FREE screening. Classes will be held Wednesdays from 6-6:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-10:45.  Cost: $200 for the full 4-week session or $30 per class.

Tirzah Antoine Joins the PT Plus Physical Therapy Team

PT Plus Physical Therapy would like to introduce the newest physical therapist to join our team, Tirzah Antoine.  Tirzah started Tuesday, September 6th 2016.

Tirzah is a CT and NY licensed Physical Therapist with a patient centered approach to therapy. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2009. Upon receiving her degree, she began working in Outpatient Orthopedics with recent focuses in strength & conditioning and functional movement training. She is currently seeking board certification in Orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a strength & conditioning certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She combines her knowledge in both fields to create interventions that address the athlete or client throughout the continuum of care.

Tirzah is originally from the DC Metropolitan Area where she participated in numerous sports including basketball, soccer and swimming. She lives in Bridgeport with her husband and daughter. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and expertise to PT Plus as well as grow professionally and personally. 

Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, or Physician: What's the Difference?

If asked, would you know the difference between a physician, chiropractor, or a physical therapist? When you can go to any of the three for a symptom, such as back pain, it can be difficult to see why you might choose one over the other. To really understand the difference, we will break down each professions theoretical philosophy.

Physician
A physician—also known as a doctor of medicine, medical doctor, or simply doctor—practices maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease or injury. You may go to your physician when you feel sick, get injured, experience any unknown symptoms, or for annual checkups. A physician applies prior medical knowledge to accurately diagnose your ailment. They may prescribe medications for your ailment or may provide healthier lifestyle recommendations.

There are many different types of physicians who each have a specific scope of practice. It is common for a physician to refer you to another physician who specializes in another area. Examples of different physicians include pediatricians, internists, and surgeons, just to name a few. Just as physicians refer patients among themselves, physicians also refer to other medical experts such as a chiropractor or a physical therapist, dependent on the diagnosis and needed care.

Chiropractor
Chiropractic is a health care profession that diagnoses, treats and assists in the prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. It is believed that these disorders affect your general health via the nervous system. A chiropractor’s purpose is to restore function and stability to your spine. They do this by realigning the vertebrae in your spine using spinal manipulation. This releases tension in your spine, and allows for muscles to be relaxed. Pain associated with the misalignment, such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches, is relieved.

A chiropractor also affects your nervous system. The nervous system consists of your brain and spinal cord. The brain is at the very top of your nervous system, and the spinal cord runs down the length of your spine. Your nervous system controls every muscle, organ and cell of your body. With correct alignment of the spine, it allows the brain to talk to every part of your body which promotes better movement, balance, and nerve function.

Physical Therapist
Physical therapy is a health care profession that evaluates, diagnoses, and provides treatment to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function throughout your life. A physical therapist provides treatment when your movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Components of movement and function that are evaluated by a physical therapist include strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance, posture, body mechanics, coordination, endurance and general mobility such as walking, stair climbing, and getting in and out of a chair or bed.

A physical therapist evaluates the components of movement and develops an individualized program to restore your function. A physical therapist will help you with:

  • Orthopedic conditions such as low back pain or osteoporosis
  • Joint and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease
  • Workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders and sports injuries

Physical therapy treatment programs consist of educating you about the cause of the problem, “hands on” manual techniques and instructions in exercise to improve function.


PT+ Physical Therapy provides personalized care for patients of all ages in our Norwalk and Fairfield, CT. offices. We're committed to supporting you on your journey to reach your personal goals as related to function, activity or sport. Contact us today to learn how we can empower and help achieve your goals. For more information, please contact us.

PT+ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Helps Open Fairfield Office

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Attended by Fairfield First Selectman Tetreau

PT + Physical Therapy hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 8 to celebrate their recent opening at the popular Fairfield Sportsplex (85 Mill Plain Road). Dr. Katey Dell Goldberger, along with husband Steven and their children, family and friends cut the ceremonial ribbon with First Selectman Mike Tetreau, to welcome Fairfield’s newest business.

PT+ Physical Therapy specializes in customized one-on-one attention from a skilled and licensed physical therapist – never an aide, assistant or trainer – empowering patients to achieve their personal goals as related to function, activity or sport.

Pictured left to right: Ryan Goldberger, Steven Goldberger, Mike Tetreau, Katey Dell Goldberger, Danny Goldberger and Lucas Goldberger.

Pictured left to right: Ryan Goldberger, Steven Goldberger, Mike Tetreau, Katey Dell Goldberger, Danny Goldberger and Lucas Goldberger.

With over five years serving Fairfield County residents in its Norwalk offices at One Colony, PT+ Physical Therapy is happy to be expanding its reach and convenience, with a second location in Fairfield, while staying true to its mission of personalized physical therapy services. 

“We’re thrilled to be joining like-minded area health and wellness businesses in the Fairfield Sportsplex,” said owner, founder of PT+, Dr. Katey Dell Goldberger. “Often, people are being treated for significant orthopedic or sport injuries not by a licensed physical therapist, but more likely an aide, assistant or trainer. Adding a second location will allow us to reach more patients, with the same level of one-on-one care and attention tailored to specialized treatment needs.”

PT+ Physical Therapy utilizes the latest techniques in rehabilitating orthopedic and sports injuries as well as methods to enhance sports performance, relying upon evidence-based practice, and solid research at the hands of skilled physical therapists. Pervasive throughout each patient’s specialized treatment program are injury prevention, wellness and patient-education. We encourage you to experience the PT + difference.  Providing personalized care for patients of all ages in our Norwalk and Fairfield CT offices.

For more information, please contact us at info@ptplusphysicaltherapy.com or call our offices:

FAIRFIELD: 203.955.1795  |  NORWALK: 203.853.1754
 

PT+ to Open New Office in Fairfield at the Sportsplex

PT+ Physical Therapy will be opening up a brand-new office at the Fairfield Sportsplex early March. The new office will enable us to serve Fairfield and surrounding communities as we currently do at our Norwalk office at 1 Colony Place.

Sportsplex Fairfield CT PT+ Physical Therapy

Founded by Dr. Katey Dell Goldberger, PT+ Physical Therapy provides a positive experience for patients by a caring and helpful staff.  During treatment sessions, patients receive personalized one-on-one attention from a licensed therapist, working carefully to develop a specialized treatment plan.

The new Fairfield office is conveniently located at 85 Mill Plain Road, directly off I95 and just a short walk from the Fairfield train station. For more information, please call us at 203.955.1795.

Please visit our Contact page for more information and directions.