Physical therapy FAQ
Hydrate before during and after warm weather exercise. When running drink 10 to 15 oz. of water 15 minutes prior to running, and every 15 minutes during your run.

Make time for stretching in your exercise routine. A dynamic stretch before, like trunk twists or gently bouncing on your toes before activities and static stretches holding the muscles on stretch for 20 seconds, is a good plan. The stretching prepares your body for activity and helps you maintain proper range of motion.

Change your running shoes every 300 miles.



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