Therapeutic exercise incorporates a wide range of activities that can help you regain or maintain your strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and stability. Whether you have been injured, experienced an illness, or are simply noticing you are losing your physical abilities, therapeutic exercise can prevent impairment and disability while improving your overall fitness.
Different types of physical therapy include:
Range of Motion – These exercises are aimed at increasing the motion in your joints and soft tissues. This may be done through active, passive or assisted stretching activities designed to help your joints move better, without pain.
Muscle Performance – Increasing power, endurance, and muscle strength is vital for balance and stability as well as bone and joint health. Resistance and endurance exercises are designed to increase muscle strength without injury.
Posture & Gait– Hours spent hunched over desks, looking down at phone screens, low muscle tone, or lousy work ergonomics can all lead to poor posture. Because posture has a direct impact on muscle strength and balance, weakness or overuse of muscles can lead to injury. These exercises are aimed at correcting poor posture and improper movement patterns, not just when you exercise, but in all of your daily activities.
Balance & Coordination – Every time you stand or sit, bones and muscles work together to help you remain upright. The ability to care for yourself or loved ones depends on your ability to balance and the coordinate your body’s movements, especially after an injury or illness.