Therapeutic Exercise

Exercise is the foundation to any good physical therapy program.  Our goal is always to restore pain free functional mobility, which is accomplished by corrective exercises combined with progressive strengthening and functional movement programming.

Therapeutic exercises are different from what most people think of exercise. Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. The focus of Therapeutic exercises is on regaining flexibility, strength and endurance related to specific physical problems

What is Therapeutic Exercise?

Therapeutic exercise is the systematic and planned performance of body movements or exercises which aims to improve and restore physical function. Exercise is defined as “activity that is performed or practiced to develop or improve a specific function or skill to develop and maintain physical fitness

Aims of Therapeutic Exercise
  1. The ultimate goal of a therapeutic exercise program is the achievement of an optimal level of symptoms free movement during basic to complex physical activities.

  2. To improve and restore physical function.

  3. To prevent loss of function.

  4. To enhance a patient’s functional capabilities.

  5. To prevent and decrease impairment and disability

  6. To improve overall health status, fitness and sense of well-being

Types of Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercises are classified according to the aim and purpose of the exercises into many types:

  1. Range of motion exercises which aim to maintain and increase range of motion as traditional ROM exercises (passive, active and active assisted ROM exercises) and techniques of joint mobilization and soft tissue stretching.

  2. Muscle performance exercises to increase muscle strength, power and endurance as resisted exercises and endurance exercises.

  3. Postural exercises to improve posture and correct faulty posture.

  4. Balance and coordination exercises to improve balance and coordination.

  5. Relaxation exercises to induce relaxation.

  6. Area specific exercises as breathing exercises and circulatory exercises.

Our clients will always receive coaching in a home exercise program that will facilitate and enhance their therapy sessions.