Essex, Connecticut

12 Bokum Road, Suite B
Essex, CT 06426

Phone: (860) 767-9035
Fax: (860) 767-9015


Most insurances accepted, click for more information. 

Welcome to PTSMC Essex!

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers of Essex is conveniently located on Bokum Road in Essex, Connecticut. We are committed to providing the very best physical therapy care in the Essex, Chester and Deep River communities and beyond. We accept most insurances – for a full list of accepted insurances click here. Please contact us directly with questions or to schedule an appointment; we have skilled clinicians offering a variety of hands-on services, along with flexible scheduling, and in most cases there’s no physician referral needed for PT!

Want to work for a Top Workplace in Connecticut and a Top Workplace USA? PTSMC is hiring for positions at all levels across the state, including Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, PT Aides, Administrative positions, Athletic Trainers, front desk staff and Patient Services. Click here to see a full list of open positions.

Services Offered

We specialize in treatments of:


Assistant Director


Alex Gauthier


Ann Hall


Julianna Lusk


Alyson Whelan


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Patient Success at PTSMC Essex!

PTSMC Essex Testimonial 2021

We LOVE hearing stories like this! Keith, a patient at PTSMC Essex, is in his words “an orthopedic surgeon’s dream” who has used PTSMC to recover from multiple surgeries. With the help of the team at PTSMC Essex, Keith went from knee surgery to running the New Haven Road Race in only 8 weeks! Shoutout to Keith, pictured here with clinic Director Craig Katko.

Read the rest of Keith’s story here:

Why choose PTSMC?

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.

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1-on-1 assessments, hands-on care, cutting-edge techniques.

All PTSMC clinicians provide hands-on care to their patients. Listening and careful evaluation of each patient’s needs are vital to 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. PTSMC clinicians use a combination of expert hands-on care with cutting-edge techniques and equipment to provide world-class treatment to each patient based on their individual deficits, needs and goals.

What do we treat?

Physical therapy is not just an effective way to rehab severe injury or immobility – it’s the go-to healthcare option for anyone dealing with sudden or recurring muscle or joint pain. This includes people of all ages and abilities with sports injuries, back or neck pain, vertigo or balance issues, TMJ jaw pain and headaches, arthritis, knee pain, foot and ankle pain, pre and post-natal issues, post-operative needs, fitness needs, or simply muscle or joint pain that keeps you up all night or keeps you from doing what you love during the day.


With CT’s “Direct Access” laws, most individuals can see a physical therapist without a doctor’s referral. This means you can save time and money by skipping the physician and instead scheduling an appointment with the muscle and joint experts who can assess your issue, identify the root cause of the pain, and create a customized program to get you moving and feeling good again.

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