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Walk to Create A World Free of MS

We've formed a team for Walk MS sponsored by the National MS society in Cheshire Connecticut on April 23rd 2017. This walk is a charity walk that is changing the lives of people with MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all the more challenging to solve. The first Walk MS event was in 1988, and since then more than $970 million has been raised for research and programs to improve the lives of people living with MS. Today, there are treatments where there weren't any before, and the dream of ending MS is becoming a reality. But there is still so much to do.

That's why we're walking. The money raised will drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most.

Dr. Amit Lahav Discusses Replacement Knee Made by a 3-D Printer - FoxCT

MILFORD — We’ve come a long way from the dot matrix and ink jet printers of yesteryear.

Doctors at Milford Hospital have begun offering their patients the option of a custom-made replacement knee created by a 3-D printer. A Boston-based company called ConforMIS has built a system that uses 3-D printing technology to replicate knee joints, and the technology is now being used in surgical procedures.

Dr. Amit Lahav, an orthopedic surgeon at Milford Hospital who also has an engineering degree, has been pleased with the results of the new technology. Read More...

The Upcoming Cheshire Half Marathon

Temple Physical Therapy will be a race sponsor of the upcoming Cheshire Half Marathon. The race takes place April 28th at Cheshire High School. Temple Physical Therapy will also have a number of employees supporting this cause by participating in the race. The signature charities for the event are Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies of CT and the Cheshire Lions Club. All three organizations help improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All proceeds from this event help support these three organizations provide the best quality service for those in need.

Know Now Business of the Month for March

Bulldog Tutors is Temple Physical Therapy’s Know Now business of the month for March. Bulldog Tutors provides a very important educational need to our community and has proved to be very important in helping students meet and exceed their academic goals

Bulldog Tutors was founded in 2012 to address the educational needs of high-school students and families in Southern Connecticut (Fairfield and New Haven Counties), West Chester County (NY), and New York City.

Bulldog Tutors provides 1-on-1 in-home tutoring to help students improving grades, prepare for testing, and ultimately, improve academic standing.

To learn more about Bulldog Tutors visit them at

2012 Year in Review

Temple Physical Therapy was strongly involved in our surrounding communities in 2012. Temple Physical Therapy was able to raise and donate over $3,300 to the National MS foundation, donate $300 to the American Red Cross to aid in disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy, raised $100 to an individual in need in East Haven, and donate $500 to the United Way to support the residents of Newtown. We were also able to collect 141 lbs. of food between our three offices that we donated to various food shelters for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Temple also donated several boxes of toys to Toys for Tots.


Our company was represented strongly at the East Haven Fall Festival and also the first ever Cheshire half marathon which supported Abilities Without Boundaries. Temple was able to sponsor the East Haven Youth Hockey organization as well as a Cheshire Youth Softball team both of which has successful seasons. Temple Physical Therapy is proud to be such an active member in our surrounding communities.

Introducing The Temple Physical Therapy Know Campaign

Temple Physical Therapy's Know Now Campaign is an innovative campaign focused on broadening our patients' awareness of New Haven's local business sector. The Know Now Campaign seeks to become a hub of information, public interest and a platform for sharing local business news. Let us work together to help promote all of the wonderful amenities our city has to offer. By doing so, we can strengthen our community relations in a ground-breaking way. The Know Now Campaign allows all businesses the opportunity to further expand the scope of their social responsibilities. Temple Physical Therapy has been located in New Haven for over 30 years. Serving many patients local to the area, and centered in the heart of downtown, our office is exposed to all demographics making it the ideal place to advertise your business.


What you will receive:

  • Your business materials displayed year round in our facility
  • Month long highlight of your business
  • Your business prominently displayed on our map of New Haven
  • Promotion of your business in all of our mailings
  • Exposure on our website and all social media
  • No commitment, no cost!

Non Perishable Food Drive

Temple Physical Therapy will be collecting non perishable food items to donate to local shelters for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our food drive will run from October 1st through November 16th with all food items donated before the Thanksgiving holiday.


Non perishable food items can be dropped off at any Temple location during normal business hours on or before November 16th.

Jeans for Sandy

In an effort to raise money to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy Temple Physical Therapy employees are encouraged to make a donation in order to wear jeans to work each Friday for the duration of 2012. This super storm caused tragedy to many families leaving them without food, shelter and security. All money raised will be donated to the American Red Cross to aide in the recovery efforts.

Temple Physical Therapy will be Race Sponsors of two Upcoming Races in Cheshire

Temple Physical Therapy will be race sponsors of two upcoming races in the Cheshire community. The first race will be the Hot COCO 5K. The race takes place on November 19, 2011 at 10am on North Brooksvale Road by Norton School. This race is coordinated through Abilities Without Boundaries, an organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of adults with developmental disabilities through employment and social opportunities. All proceeds from this event will go to Abilities Without Boundaries and aid in helping adults with developmental disabilities.

The second race Temple Physical Therapy will be involved with is the Cheshire ½ Marathon and 5K. This race takes place on April 29th from 8:30am-12:30pm at Cheshire High School and is also run by Abilities Without Boundaries and Best Buddies Connecticut. All proceeds of this event go toward supporting social, life skills, independence and employment opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities. The proceeds to each event support causes that Temple Physical Therapy strongly supports and is actively involved in raising money for throughout the year.

Temple Physical Therapy and Amity Regional High School's Swim Team Hosts Fundraiser

Temple Physical Therapy and Amity Regional High School's swim team will be hosting a fundraiser in order to raise money for the CT chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event will feature the Amity High School boys swim team participating in a 100x100 swim event. Each participant will swim 10,000 yards in two and a half hours. Each participant swims 100 yards at a time 100 times with minimal rest between each set. This event is a test of each swimmers physical and mental toughness and also benefits a tremendous cause MS.

All swimmers will be raising money individually and Temple will match a percentage of proceeds raised. One-hundred percent of the total proceeds will be donated to MS Society. The event will be held at the Orange Town Pool where Amity High School trains.

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New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - A firefighter and a hometown hero in Wallingford has beaten incredible odds to get back to his job of saving lives.

Wallingford firefighter Rick Garrison is now in fairly good health and back at work thanks to a 'Work Hardening Program' after he faced two serious health issues.

Garrison had a heart attack almost a year and half ago, but that was just the beginning. "During that time of cardiac rehab and the medicines they put me on, I ended up finding out that I was bleeding," explained Wallingford Firefighter Rick Garrison.

That medical discovery lead to a diagnosis of stage three colo-rectal cancer. "There were times that I thought of worse things, that I might not be able to be around, let alone get back to work," said Garrison.

But the 24-year veteran is back at work after going through the 'Work Hardening Program' at Temple Physical Therapy in New Haven. The program is designed to slowly simulate real-life work experiences so people like Garrison can return as soon as possible. "The work hardening program is basically a program that is geared to get injured workers such as firefighters back to work," said Brian Hayes of Temple Physical Therapy. "The program is basically designed for people that have post surgical type of surgeries, also muscular strain and anybody; particularly Rick's case unfortunately, who had cancer and a heart attack."

Fortunately for Garrison, The New Haven Fire Department donated a lot of equipment so that he could simulate real life job tasks. "Everyday I felt myself getting stronger and we would add different exercises and more workload to get me back to my old self to be strong enough to go back to work," explained Garrison.

Garrison went on to say that he never let his illnesses physically get him down because he knew he could fight back. However, he said mentally it was tough. But friends and family were around to get him through it. "If I didn't do anything about it, if I didn't fight hard enough to get back on the job, I feel I would have let them down because they were all there for me," said Garrison.

Garrison went back to work just four days ago. The work hardening program he went through is similar to the Candidate Physical Ability Test given to all potential firefighters in the state.