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Christmas Hours

All Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists offices – including STAR will be closing at 2:00 PM on Christmas Eve.

All Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists offices will be closed Christmas Day - We will return to normal hours the day after Christmas on Friday 12/26/14.

New Year's Hours

All Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists offices – including STAR will be closing at 3:00 PM on New Year's Eve.

OrthoNOW will not operate New Year’s Eve

All COS offices will be closed New Year’s Day.

We will return to normal hours the day after New Year’s Day on Friday 1/2/15

Working Closely with your Orthopaedic Specialist

Injury Prevention Techniques Video Library

The following videos are safetey and injury prevention tips presented by Star Physical Therapy's Athletic Trainers. Please check back often as we are continuously adding to our library.

Healthy Tips - Falling w/Age

Kelly Ardito ATC, LAT talks about how to prevent Risk of Falling with Age.

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Healthy Tips - ACL

Kelly Corso ACT/LAT shows you 7 exercises you can do to help prevent ACL tears.

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Lifting Heavy Objects

Learn about injury prevention techniques when lifting heavy objects.

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Workstation Ergonomics

Learn how to set up your workstation correctly in order to prevent low back pain, neck pain and elbow and wrist pain.

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Healthy Tips - Overuse Injury Prevention

Chris Shelton MPT, ATC, CSCS talks about how to prevent overuse injury.

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STAR Physical Therapy’s team of therapists, trainers, assistants, and office staff work in close cooperation with the physicians of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists to develop and coordinate unique therapeutic regimens which in conjunction with the involvement of the patient, seeks best possible outcome for each individual patient.  The ability to work in such close contact with the surgeons and physicians is one of the many benefits of the allied surgery – rehabilitation team of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists and STAR Physical Therapy.

Our state of the art locations in Hamden, Wallingford, Branford, Guilford, Orange and Milford have large open facilities with highly-trained , friendly, and experienced staff.  Our expertise includes pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, sports medicine, over-use injuries, arthritic pain, hand therapy, preventative training for coaches and athletes, custom ACL bracing and orthotics.

Your therapist at STAR will work with you and your physician to develop a plan of care using therapeutic exercise and functional training in conjunction with manual techniques to address the needs of each patient.  The plan of care will be developed after an evaluation performed by a Licensed Physical of Occupational Therapist and will include short term and long term rehabilitation goals against which progress will be measured.  As your therapy progresses, you will be reevaluated by your therapist  who will be in communication with your physician to ensure your goals are met.

Click on the images below to read insightful information regarding the treatment and prevention of ACL Injuries and ITB Syndrome.

Employment Opportunities

To apply for a position at any STAR Physical Therapy location, please either fax your resume to 203.407.3595 or contact Diane Griffin at 203.407.3590 or by email at . We are an equal opportunity employer and look forward to speaking with you soon!