SERVICES: 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, a 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 the degree of pain, the 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.
Hydrate before, during, and after exercise. When running, drink 10 to 15 oz. of water 15 minutes prior to running, and 2 to 4 oz every 15 minutes during your run.