Exercise Therapy

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Correct, Improve, Maintain.
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Therapeutic exercise is a bodily movement prescribed to correct impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being.  It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities that can return a convalescing patient to the peak of physical condition.  Therapeutic exercise seeks to accomplish the following goals:

  • Enable ambulation

  • Release contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia

  • Mobilize joints

  • Improve circulation

  • Improve respiratory capacity

  • Improve coordination

  • Reduce tone

  • Improve balance

  • Promote relaxation

  • Improve muscle strength

  • Improve exercise performance and endurance

Therapeutic exercise can be further broken down into three types:

  1. Endurance training

  2. Resistance training

  3. Flexibility training