When bending down, keep your feet shoulders width apart, bend from your hips and do not round your spine. This avoids back strain.
Life after an injury, surgery, or illness can be painful, even while doing the simplest tasks. Our physical therapy treatment programs are a custom-designed course to restore maximal function, allowing patients to safely return to life's daily activities. Our programs treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, and help restore range of movement and function, decrease pain, reduce inflammation or swelling, and increase muscle strength and endurance.
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.
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.
Recovering from surgery can be a slow process. Although you may be eager to return to your regular activities as soon as possible, you must approach your recovery with care so as not to damage healing areas or overuse muscles that have either been weakened or are newly active post surgery. A proper physical therapy regimen will aid in a quicker, healthier recovery after surgery.
OUR EXPERT CLINICIANS TREAT A BROAD RANGE OF CONDITIONS