Southbury, Connecticut

760 Main Street South, Unit D
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203) 437-6155
Fax: (203) 547-7899

Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm

Most insurances accepted, click for more information. 

PT For Life in Southbury is 5-star rated Physical Therapy

PT For Life, an affiliate of Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers, is conveniently located right near the I-84 highway in Southbury, Connecticut. We are committed to providing the very best physical therapy care in Southbury 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.

Physical Therapy Services Offered

We specialize in treatments of:


Drew Gallagher


Assistant Director

Erik Olsen



Excellent5.0 Based on 139 reviews from review us onLouis IannuzziLouis Iannuzzi ★★★★★ Very knowledgeable professional staff..treat everyone in a respectful and friendly way..couldn't be more pleased...Rich NeebRich Neeb ★★★★★ I have been attending PT for several months as an oncology patient for total body reconditioning fighting the side effects of several cancer medications. Side effects consisted of muscle and bone weakness, full body fatigue, neuropathy, balance and coordination issues…Oncology team set the goal of maintaining current levels with an aim to prevent more decline. Despite still on medications and fighting side effects, my PT treatments have me feeling and performing above where I started and improving weekly… a bonus! EVERY member of the staff has been professional, supportive, friendly, and polite. PT for Life Southbury is a well oiled machine and no matter the volume of patients I never feel rushed, forgotten, or in the way. 👍 👍Christopher MedeirosChristopher Medeiros ★★★★★ Drew and staff have been great to my son who went in with a shoulder injury. They've been working with him to strengthen his shoulder and providing advice/direction.James HunterJames Hunter ★★★★★ Great customer service, great team work among employees, really care about wellbeing of their clients easy to talk to and very polite. Was referred by a good friend. Had full hip replacement surgery and started with them 2 weeks post surgery and after 2 weeks with them have made great strides (pun intended) forward. Going back to work early as I have recovered faster Jan anticipated thanks to the support and work from Erik. Great place and great crew!!Donna FrezzaDonna Frezza ★★★★★ PT for Life has my highest recommendation for a results oriented physical therapy experience, having provided a combination of professional technique and supervised on-site exercise, along with easy to follow at-home exercises - all tailored to my specific needs following an injury. I worked under Drew's supervision and left extremely pleased that I'd chosen PT for Life in Southbury upon receiving my doctor's referral for physical therapy.Marian EvesMarian Eves ★★★★★ They have helped me soo much in getting my knee back in shape after it was replaced! Very gentle but very encouraging!Francine ShannonFrancine Shannon ★★★★★ Very nice staff, knowledgeable. Clean facility.Janet JohnsonJanet Johnson ★★★★★ Amber and Matt were amazing and Amber helped figure out a problem that has been going on for yearsAnna WiedemannAnna Wiedemann ★★★★★ I love this place! Everyone is so kind and they all work hard to help me feel better.Carol MiloveCarol Milove ★★★★★ Very professional and caring. Hands on care!Rose M LoyaRose M Loya ★★★★★ Although at times I don't want to go to PT it is not because of the environment, but because I don't like the pain. That being said the PTSMC staff guide me in such a way that I will be a success and heal properly, they listen to me. They are kind, thoughtful and consistent in their work.christina sprindischristina sprindis ★★★★★ PT For Life is an excellent choice for therapy due to the knowledgeable and pleasant staff. Eric and Kaylynn are wonderful. They listened to my concerns and allowed me to be a partner in my treatment. I would highly recommend them !Corby KennisonCorby Kennison ★★★★★ I highly recommend PT for Life. They are professional providing appropriate exercises to address problem areas. I especially like the variety of exercises and the online access with video demonstrations of exercises to support doing them at home.Marie KittermanMarie Kitterman ★★★★★ Great staff and caring therapists. Easy to make appointments and cancel as well for your particular needs. I appreciated the approach of the therapists and PT techs and will return when needed.Ursula StritzelUrsula Stritzel ★★★★★ Matt was great. Helped me regain mobility in my neck that had gotten stiff after a fall.I was worried when driving as I couldn’t rotate my neck as required to see properly.Therapy helped strengthen my neck and shoulder.Super friendly environment and very clean.I would go back if needed in the future.Jan RinaldiJan Rinaldi ★★★★★ I have been going to PT for life for several weeks now. My physical therapist is Erik Olsen. I am beyond grateful for all his care and dedication towards my health. Erik explains each exercise as to how and why. He is a phenomenal therapist.Matt WrabelMatt Wrabel ★★★★★ The therapists at PT for Life are invested in my knee getting back as much function as possible after replacement surgery.Patti StruskiPatti Struski ★★★★★ I loved my experience at PT for Life. Recovering from double hip replacements I needed to build strength. The therapists are extremely knowledgeable, kind and encouraging. I needed some extra help with my spine and sciatic since the new hips realigned my body. That extra touch helped me build confidence and left me with a plan to stay strong. Everyone at this facility is friendly and supportive.Olga HehlOlga Hehl ★★★★★ This physical therapy facility is staffed by excellent professionals, whom I trust.They are knowledgeable, respectful, attentive and caring.The place itself is always clean and uncluttered.I am currently seeing Eric, who has impressed me with his professionalism and his ability to help me rehabilitate after a knee replacement.The business seems to be very well managed. They are always on time, they send appointment reminders and they are well staffed.I wouldn't go any place else!Nancy ForcelliNancy Forcelli ★★★★★ great staff I'll be back next year.Burt StevensBurt Stevens ★★★★★ Drew roams about his staff of PT experts like a benevolent Svengali prompting this one to do that and encouraging that one to do this. Even through the pain of manipulation, it was a pleasure to be a client. I would definitely return if another injury required it.Karen BellottiKaren Bellotti ★★★★★ I’ve been to a number of PT facilities and PT For Life in Southbury stands head and shoulders above the rest. On my first visit I explained what I needed after my knee replacement and hadn’t gotten in my last PT experience. My PT, Amber, listened carefully, took notes and set up a therapy regime for me to meet with success.Each day I had therapy I had personalized, hands-on massage and manipulation as well as numerous exercises to help with my range of motion. Most of these exercises were routines I could easily do at home. I received printouts as needed.I’ve made excellent progress in my recovery and fully attribute it to the dedicated personnel at PT for Life in Southbury!I’d highly recommend them for your therapy needs.js_loader

Why choose PT for Life?

PT for Life, an affiliate of 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.

PT for Life 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.

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

All PT for Life 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. Our 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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