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Saturday:8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Athletic Training Services
Sports Medicine
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Work Conditioning
Post-Offer Employment Testing
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During this time, we are keenly focused on your safety while helping you feel better. Our center is open and here to serve those in need. The Department of Homeland Security and state governments have deemed physical therapy an essential component of health care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are taking extensive preventative measures, guided by the CDC, to protect our patients and employees who enter our center. Should you not feel comfortable visiting our center at this time, we are also offering telerehab services so you can easily connect with one of our licensed therapists through web-based technology that is HIPAA compliant. Contact us today for more information.

Select Physical Therapy's highly trained staff will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for you. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery. We offer a wide range of orthopedic services, dedicated to treating patients of varying age groups and activity levels:

Orthopedics: Whether you've sustained a mild strain or had a major surgical procedure, our physical therapists will work with you in a goal-oriented program to regain maximal pain free function.

Sports Medicine: We provide sport rehabilitation services for multiple local high schools and universities, both onsite and in our center. The goal of our physical therapists and athletic trainers is to return injured athletes to their optimal performance level in whichever sport they participate.

Industrial: We are focused on returning injured workers back to their place of employment in a timely and safe manner. We will provide highly focused functional rehabilitation programs that ensure ideal return-to-work status. We also provide screening procedures designed to ensure safety in the workplace.

We are proud to serve your community and are committed to providing each person an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call or request a visit and experience the power of physical therapy today.

Our Team

Cory Patterson, MSPT, MBA, CSCS

Cory is a physical therapist and market manager for Select Physical Therapy’s central and southwestern Connecticut market. He graduated from the University of Hartford in 2005 with a master's degree in physical therapy. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with special interests in rehabilitation of various musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder and knee. Cory also has a master's degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota.

Hannah Runyon, P.T.

Hannah is a physical therapist for Select Physical Therapy’s Bristol office. She earned a bachelor's degree in health sciences in 2015 and doctorate in physical therapy in 2017 from Nazareth College. Hannah enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including the spine, acute athletic injuries and post-operative rehabilitation, as well as individuals with post-concussion syndrome. She is certified in trigger point dry needling and trained in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and cupping.

Amber Schulde, MSPT, CHT

Amber is a physical therapist and certified hand therapist for Select Physical Therapy’s Bristol center. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in physical therapy. Amber has certification in treating upper extremity and complex hand injuries and has extensive experience treating all musculoskeletal conditions.

Nicholas Martin, P.T.

Nick has been a physical therapist for Select Physical Therapy in Bristol since 2017. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with a doctorate in physical therapy. His special interests include sports rehabilitation, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, hands-on therapy and shoulder treatment.

Megan Hastie, P.T.

Megan is a physical therapist for Select Physical Therapy's Bristol office. She graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2013 with a doctorate in physical therapy. Megan is an LSVT certified clinician for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and is extensively trained in various hands-on techniques. She has experience treating all musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Alyson Paliwoda, P.T.

Alyson brings a high level of energy and personality to the patients she treats. She's passionate about pelvic floor rehabilitation and women's health, from treating the high-level athlete to prenatal and postpartum patients and everything in between. Alyson is an experienced clinician in treating orthopedic and pelvic health diagnoses.

Chris Carriere, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Chris is an athletic trainer at Select Physical Therapy in Bristol and serves Bristol Central High School. He graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training as well as Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. In addition to working as an athletic trainer, he is also a health teacher at Bristol Central High School. Chris has a special interest in nutrition, strength and conditioning, stress management and wellness programs for the student athlete.

Jared Yager, ATC/LAT, EMT-B

Jared is the head athletic trainer for Bristol Eastern High School, working out of the Bristol center for the past seven years. Jared graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Central Connecticut State University. Prior to joining our team, he was an EMT for four years, working on an ambulance for a privately owned company. He is interested in building relationships with and growing Select Physical Therapy as a company within the military, law enforcement and first responder agencies. Being able to make connections and providing high quality care to both athletes and high level agencies is both a passion and honor to be a part of.

Drew Fisher, ATC

Drew is an athletic trainer at Bristol Select Physical Therapy who works with Terryville High School. He graduated from The University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in athletic training. Drew enjoys working with individuals in the sports medicine and athletic performance setting and is involved with the Select Physical Therapy golf performance program. Outside of athletic training, he enjoys being active outdoors with hiking, biking, skiing and playing soccer and golf.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • Functional Movement Screen

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Work Conditioning
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Work Hardening
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