Physical therapy FAQ
When sitting use a firm chair with a straight back, maintain an adequate lordosis (using a lumbar roll will help support your low back).

Change your running shoes every 300 miles.

To help prevent aggravating symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome while on the computer, be sure shoulders rest comfortably at your side, elbows are bent to 90 degrees keeping forearms parallel to the floor and wrists are in a neutral or straight position.



Useful Links

There are a myriad of useful online resources to help educate you about your condition and the physical therapies best suited for injury prevention and for recovery following an injury, surgery or illness.  Our patients have found these to be helpful:

Sportsmetrics Consent Form 2013 for Sportsmetrics Participants

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Sportsmetrics ACL Injury Prevention Program Nutritional Information for a Healthier Life

National Athletic Trainers' Association Healthcare for Life and Sport

Occupational Safety US Dept. of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

American Heart Association Information for Cardiac Health

Orthotic Fitting, RX24 QuadraStep System Orthotic Systems

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy The McKenzie Method

Download Patient Forms Prepare for your appointment with Ridgefield Physical Therapy Triathlete Injury Prevention 2012