Thomas Richardson Atwood, Sr., PT, specializes in what he calls “geriatric sports medicine.” As a licensed physical therapist, he believes that rehabilitation of older adults should go beyond functional goals to maintain lifestyle if possible. Tom graduated from the University of Hartford’s physical therapy program in 2000. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in geography from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tom is an outpatient therapist who works at six of Hebrew Health Care’s assisted living services sites. He has also worked in home care and other outpatient therapy offices. He is a skilled manual therapist, with expertise in neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Tom’s specialty is balance and fall prevention. Since 2002, he has worked with the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention, a consortium of clinicians and researchers from Yale University and other colleges, hospitals and health organizations. Tom lectures to senior organizations and health centers about fall prevention techniques and enjoys helping older adults overcome their fear of falling to minimize their risks. He was featured on a PBS special about the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention in 2003.