Advanced Physical Therapy - Terryville - December 2019


311 MAIN STREET, TERRYVILLE CT 06786 860-506-4124 842 CLARK AVENUE, BRISTOL, CT 06010 860-540-4920



Saying that 2019 has been a big year would be a major understatement. When we opened the doors to our brand-new Advanced Physical Therapy office in Bristol on Oct. 9, I got to check off one of the biggest items on my bucket list: having the chance to run two offices and offer my lifetime of PT experience to two communities. In a lot of ways, I feel like I’m standing at the pinnacle of my career, and I’m incredibly proud of my staff and family for helping make it happen. The process wasn’t always easy. We had to do some reshuffling of staff — you may have noticed that Jessica has joined our Terryville office as front desk coordinator, while Sarah left to take over that role in Bristol — and it took some time to find our footing. But once the game of musical chairs was over, I think we ended up placing everyone in the clinic environment that was best suited to their personality. Our end goal was always to reach more patients than ever

before, and we’ve definitely been able to make that happen!

Personally, 2019 has been a very busy year. I’ve been dividing my time between both offices and taking on new patients, but in my view, there's nothing better to be busy with than patient care. My wife, Melanie, has been incredibly supportive throughout the whole process — she even helped with some of our aquatic work when we first opened the Bristol office, using her own PT skills! Even though it was challenging upfront, in the long run, having me step into my new role managing both offices was a great thing for our family because Melanie was able to scale back her work hours and spend more time with our three kids. Speaking of the kids, I have to say that the only truly rough part of this year has been watching them grow up so fast. My oldest son, Jack, started intermediate school this year, and he seems like a little man already. He even asked us to stop walking him to

and from the bus stop! I’m equal parts proud of and heartbroken over his newfound independence (and I think I took it even harder than my wife). Bittersweet dad moments aside, looking back on the last 12 months, I’m amazed by everything my staff, my family, and I have been able to accomplish. We’ve helped a little boy get closer to becoming a man, opened a new office, put together an incredible team, and started helping more people than ever before. None of those things are small feats, but to do them all in just 12 months is truly something to be celebrated! Whether you’re a patient, employee, or simply a member of the local community, believe me when I say you’ve helped us along the way, and we couldn’t have done it without you. So from all of us here at Advanced Physical Therapy Terryville and Advanced Physical Therapy Bristol, thank you for your support! We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Are You Struggling With Arthritis or Knee Pain? If you answered “yes,” join us at our Terryville office for a Knee Pain and Arthritis Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 4! We’ll discuss the knee, pass on tips that will make your life easier, and answer your questions. To save your slot, call us today at 860-506-4124!

–Jarred Parker

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