After Care
Change your running shoes every 300 miles.

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.

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



After Care

Once your prescribed course of treatment is completed, your relationship with Ridgefield Physical Therapy does not come to an end.  We encourage you to continue your personalized regimen of targeted exercises at home to enhance your recovery, increase strength and mobility, as well as to prevent future injury or agitation to the affected area.

We offer a modified, fee-based, follow-up program to enable you to continue your therapy once your insurance coverage is terminated.  Your Aftercare program allows you to continue using our state of the art facility with oversight by our professional team. These visits will allow the therapists to check the injury site and modify your home-based exercise regimen to reflect changes and/or improvements to your range of motion or degree of pain.  You may also opt for massage therapy to assist in your on-going recovery (see "Massage Therapy" to read how this complements a physical therapy treatment plan).

We can also assist in helping you return to sports or other physical activities in a safe manner that will not compromise your recovery.  We teach special techniques for modified approaches to activities that will not cause future injury or relapse.  Returning to work, sports and other activities is a significant step in recovering from injury, surgery or illness, and optimally should be done under the professional guidance of our therapist to make this transition safely.  In today's environment of limited insurance coverage, Ridgefield Physical Therapy supports your care even when insurance companies terminate assistance.

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