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Friday, February 23 News

New women's health practice in Westport offers mammography, physical therapy

A new health-care practice specializing in 3-D mammography and physical therapy for women has opened at 272 Post Road East.

Ella Health, a California-based company, opened the 2,000-square-foot office March 23 and is accepting patients, the practice said in a news release. It has a staff of seven, including physical therapists certified in women's issues, and is open Monday through Friday.

Physician referrals are not required for mammography or physical therapy, Ella Health said. Mammography appointments may be made online and physical therapy appointments by phone.

The Westport location is the company's third. Two others are in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and four more are planned in Deleware, Pennsylvania, San Francisco and Chicago, the company said.

Ella Health said 3-D imaging produces more accurate cancer-screening results than traditional mammograms, reducing false positives and unnecessary call-backs.

The center also offers automated breast ultrasound, which it said is a more effective way of screening women with dense breast tissue.

Physical therapy focuses on women's life events, the company said, including pregnancy and postpartum, injury, surgery, cancer recovery, osteoporosis and pelvic health issues, including incontinence.

The center's therapists have training and certification in women's health, and treatment is customized for each patient, Ella Health said.

Ella Health, 272 Post Road East. Call 203-557-8030 or visit www.ellahealth.com. Hours: Mammography, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; physical therapy, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m to 5 p.m.