To improve the quality of people’s lives by providing:
Who We Are
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers is Connecticut’s largest private-practice physical therapy company with 23 locations around the state serving over 17,000 patients every year. President Alan Balavender, a physical therapist himself, purchased and started the first PTSMC clinic in Waterbury in 2000. Balavender established a “partnership model” that supports physical therapists who want to own and operate their own clinics, and has since helped over 20 clinicians realize that goal.
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers has achieved a reputation as a leader in healthcare in Connecticut, improving the quality of life for our patients, returning them to work, athletics and the lifestyle they enjoyed prior to pain injury or surgery.
PTSMC offers physical therapy services specializing in musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Our physical therapists focus on the individual needs of each patient and develop customized, tailored treatment programs that are the safest, most efficient routes to fast recovery.
PT for Life
What began as an impromptu tagline, “PT for Life,” has become a core foundation of PTSMC culture. PTSMC prides itself on building lifelong relationships based on mutual trust and our commitment to providing the very best care for our patients.
All PTSMC clinicians provide hands-on care to their patients. Listening and careful evaluation of each patient’s needs are paramount in our patient-centered care model. Spending time with patients throughout the cycle of care, from initial evaluation to discharge, ensures complete satisfaction and successful outcomes. Patient education about injury, treatment and recovery is valued and stressed throughout the rehabilitation