Orthopedic Care
Don't jump into a new exercise program too quickly; always progress slowly and let your muscles, joints and bones adapt to the new stresses.

If you experience numbness and tingling into the pinky and ring fingers, avoid a lot of elbow bending and leaning on the elbow to protect your ulnar nerve.

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.



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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