Orthopedic Care
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.

When bending down, keep your feet shoulders width apart, bend from your hips and do not round your spine. This avoids back strain.

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



Orthopedic Care

Orthopedic physical therapy aids in the treatment of injuries or diseases affecting bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, as well as rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. After a full assessment by the therapist and consultation with your referring physician and observation of any x-rays, MRIs or other scans, a treatment plan will be designed to treat your specific condition. Treatment focuses on strength training, joint mobilization, and may include hot or cold compresses, ultrasound stimulation, massage and a series of exercises designed to stretch and strengthen the affected area.   Progress is closely monitored, including degree of pain, range of motion, strength of affected muscles and more, and the treatment plan is continually modified to meet the changing needs and goals of each patient.

Chuck Giordano holds his Orthopedic Specialist Certification, a recognition by the American Physical Therapy Association, Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. This designation is granted nationally to physical therapists who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skill in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic patients. At Ridgefield Physical Therapy we offer SuperFeet shoe inserts for purchase. The health of your feet has a dramatic impact on the health of your body. Instability in the foot can lead to painful skeletal alignment issues.  Superfeet help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by an unsupported foot during everyday activities, sports and work. Call our office at 203-438-1898 for more details.

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