Amity Physical Therapy, Greater New Haven’s award-winning physical therapy facility, will be celebrating its 12th year shortly. Founded by Michael Dow MSPT and CEO/Director, the practice has been voted “Best of New Haven”, two years running, by a number of prominent local publications.
Dow, a long time area resident, set out to differentiate his practice from all other local facilities. Above all, he and his partner, Kyle Branday MSPT, carefully chose the best therapists from a cadre of many qualified practitioners, most of whom have earned advanced degrees in physical therapy. “This is a very ‘hands-on’ profession”, Dow commented, “and a therapist’s skills must be complemented by compassion. Our patients are cared for from the moment they walk through our doors. Their comfort is foremost, both physically and psychologically. Our offices reflect the most relaxed, informal atmosphere possible. No sterile white walls; rather, carefully selected works of art and serene color formats throughout to create a warm, healing environment.”
From a single facility in Woodbridge, Amity Physical Therapy has grown to three flagship offices, adding Hamden and Branford to its complex. Each office has a staff of highly skilled therapists, most with Doctorate Degrees and all with experience in a wide variety of injuries and pain trauma. From chronic lower back pain, muscle or joint pain, neurological symptoms, imbalance, to post-surgical rehabilitation—their therapy covers the age range from pediatrics to geriatrics. Amity Physical Therapy has also recently added the healing art of acupuncture to its arsenal of pain-killing therapy.
“There’s no substitute for true caring and personal understanding of one’s pain,” Dow concluded. “We’re not time-based, nor a turn-style facility. We’re deeply committed to every patient, no matter how difficult or complex their problem may be. From a thorough diagnostic evaluation, to the final healing process, every physical therapy talent we possess is directed toward returning our patients to normal physical activity as soon as possible.”