September 9, 2009
Thoracic Park is happy to celebrate their fifth anniversary. It has been a pleasure serving all of you that are part of the growing Thoracic Park family. The following piece is taken from the Citizens News and we hope you enjoy it:
November 26, 2008
As the holidays are upon us, we wish everyone a safe and
joyful holiday season. September 24th Dr. Patavino and his wife Allison
welcomed their second child Abbie Krystina Patavino to the family. Everyone
is doing well and I thank everyone for their wonderful cards, gifts and
warm thoughts .
May 7 , 2008
Park was happy to welcome Teresa LaBarbera from Channel 3's Better Connecticut
Show to the office to film a segment on acupuncture and the Mother's
Day gift program. It was a great experience documenting the treatment
and reflecting on some of the great success stories of patients whose
lives have been changed by Thoracic Park. We would also like to extend
our thanks to Ruby DeCosta for allowing us to share her acupuncture experience
with everyone. She is a great lady and we couldn't have picked a better
candidate for the segment. The show is scheduled to air at 10am on May
14th on WFSB Channel 3.
April 25, 2008
Thoracic Park is happy to announce it's support of Prospect Little League. As the season kicks off, we hope parents and children enjoy this great pastime. We wish everyone the best this baseball season and may the games be fun and free of injury. Play Ball!
April 16, 2008
You may know that one in eight women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime. What you may not know is that you can help these women and thousands of others in the fight against breast cancer.
On June 7, 2008 I will be participating in the Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure in Bushnell Park in Hartford with a great team of dedicated people. Please join the fight by registering as part of my team. I will be running, others will be walking to show their support. I hope this year will have more members on Team Thoracic Park. If you can't make it, please consider making a donation of any size to help the great cause. I thank you in advance and hope to see everyone on saturday the 7th of June.
We need your support! Every step counts! Join our fight!!! Tom
March 5, 2008
It has been sometime since I have updated the news section
on the website. Quite a bit has happened over the past few months that
might explain why it's been sometime since we've made submissions to the
website. My wife and I moved to Southington in November, so we've been
trying to acclimate ourselves to the new home front. My son Gage celebrated
his first birthday in January and is enjoying his new environment in Southington.
He's walking and testing the success of his parent's attempts to baby
proof the new house. Fatherhood is exceptional and I wouldn't trade it
for anything in the world.
April 20, 2007
Things have been quite busy for Thoracic Park. Dr. Tom Patavino and Brett Murrah recently participated in the health fair held at Naugatuck Valley Community College. The fair had a variety of health services ranging from chiropractors, massage therapists, reiki masters demonstrating their healing arts to those who attended the event. Dr. Patavino will also spoke at the Connecticut VNA March 27th on the benefits of Acupuncture. The lecture explored the use of acupuncture for pain management, weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management, autoimmune and chronic disease. Keep an eye out for our new commercial, which will be airing on Lifetime, USA, Discovery Channel and Fox News in the local Waterbury area. I would like to extend my thanks to all of those who participated in the filming. Although it probably won't make any of us famous, at least you all feel better than you did prior to coming to Thoracic Park.
Tom Mancini and I have concluded our 4th session of floor hockey. The program really seems to be going well. The kids are looking more like hockey players every week. The next session is planned for Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 pm April 26th through June 14th. Please contact Chris Moffo at the Prospect Department of Recreation for sign-up information.
Finally, I wanted to give advanced notice for Saturday June 3rd. Thoracic Park and the collective efforts of the Prospect Senior Center will be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held at Hartford's Bushnell Park to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. We are looking for people who would like to run the 5k race or participate in the 1 or 2 mile walk. Last year was a success enjoyed by all and we hope to gain more support and participation this year. Anyone interested in joining team Thoracic Park can call the office at 203-758-7250 for registration information or sign up at www.komenct.org. Hope to see you.
October 23, 2005
Autumn is upon us once again. The last few months have been very productive for Thoracic Park. We participated with the Prospect Fall Festival sponsored by the Prospect Congressional Church. That allowed us the chance to step out of the office and introduce Thoracic Park to a great group of people who spent the afternoon eating, shopping, and taking in the day's festive events.
September also marked our 1-year anniversary. Time flies and it's hard to believe that a whole year has come and gone. We hosted an open house to serve as an opportunity to thank our current patients for their loyalty and a chance for newcomers to see what makes our office different from the rest. September 10th also marked the day Brett Murrah joined Thoracic Park. Brett is a licensed massage therapist specializing in therapeutic massage for injury, rehabilitation, and stress management. He will be a great addition to the Thoracic Park family and I can't recommend his services enough.
Outside the office, we wrapped up our 3rd season of floor hockey at Community School. Coach Tom Mancini and myself enjoyed this past season and can't wait to get things rolling again for the winter season. The Prospect Senior Center was kind enough to have me back for another health lecture in November. November 21st, 1pm I will be hosting Winter Safety: "The Senior Survival Guide". It promises to be a fun, educational lecture and a must for seniors who are dreading the winter season. For additional information please contact Lucy Smegielski at The Prospect Senior Center. 758-5300. Until next time, be safe and healthy.
February 3, 2005
Dr. Thomas Patavino is happy to announce the next lecture of his health series presented at Thoracic Park. Wednesday, February 23,2005 6pm Dr. Patavino will present his “Back to Basics” weight loss program. This N0-DIET weight loss program is ideal for those who have struggled with dieting and want to obtain a healthier lifestyle. Seating is limited. So please reserve your seat by 2/19/05.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patavino and Tom Mancini are happy to be coaching the floor hockey league at Community School. The kids are doing great and everyone seems to be enjoying Saturday afternoons. This is our inaugural season and the interest and response was overwhelming. We are planning on making this a multi-season activity, so keep your eyes open for registration information.
December 17, 2004
I would like to start by wishing everyone a happy holiday season. I am offering a $25.00 discount off an initial acupuncture treatment as a New Year’s Resolution incentive for those of you who need help kicking that smoking habit or want to shed those holiday pounds that seemed to appear somewhere between the wrapping paper and cookies. In addition, Santa has one more gift for prospective new patients. He has convinced the elves of Thoracic Park to offer an initial consultation and limited physical evaluation for free to help promote a healthy new year. Normally a $50.00 visit, is our gift to you if you call between now and February 28th.
Dr. Patavino will be speaking on Wednesday January 19,2005 6pm at the office for the second lecture of his health series. This month’s topic is “Coping with Fibromyalgia”. It promises to be an informative evening covering a controversial and ever-growing health concern.
On the local front, long time friend and Prospect resident, Tom Mancini and myself are organizing a youth floor hockey program this winter for Prospect boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years old. This will be a great way to expose the kids to the sport and help alleviate winter boredom. For additional information please contact Chris Moffo at the Department of Recreation. 203-758-6247.
November 20, 2004
November has been an exciting month for Thoracic Park. We are celebrating our two-month anniversary of opening in September and we couldn’t be happier with our location and the surrounding community.
On a personal note, November 6, 2004 Allison Miasek became my bride and we celebrated our marriage at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, Connecticut. The weather cooperated and it was a wonderful day.
We are also happy to mention, with great gratitude, that we have been working with The Prospect Pages. We published two health articles in October and November and hope to consistently bring topics of interest out to the community. I extend my thanks and appreciation to Gwen and her staff for doing an excellent job with the paper.
November also kicks off the first health talk of our upcoming lecture series. Dr. Thomas Patavino will present “Exploring the Benefits of Acupuncture” on Tuesday, November 30th at 6:30pm at Thoracic Park. Please reserve your seat by 11/26/04
May everyone have a great Thanksgiving and hope to see you at the lecture.
September 15, 2004
Thoracic Park is happy to announce its grand opening in Prospect, Connecticut.
To kick things off, we opened our doors in September 2004. I am very happy with the office and location and look forward to getting out into the community and meeting everyone. Prospect is a great town and I look forward to becoming an integral part of the community.
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Bob Laigle for his time and generosity. His hard work is responsible for the walls and doors that line Thoracic Park. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Phil Lee. His artistic vision and incomparable talent gave life to my walls and serve as a signature to our unique health care facility.
In addition, I would like to recognize the love and support from Allison, my friends and family. It is important to surround yourself with people who believe in you, recognize potential and allow you to achieve your dreams. I would also like to thank Gashouse Grafix for the great job they did on this website.
In the future, this page will be reserved as an announcement board for upcoming lectures, events and news pertaining to the office. In addition, it will serve as a forum to relay any health news that may be of interest. Please check back from time to time for updates.