Research has shown that therapeutic exercise programs have proven to be very effective in ensuring a rapid recovery for various types of injuries. Therapeutic exercises include a broad spectrum of activities, from passive range of motion stretches to stabilization exercises to high-speed agility drills.
The ultimate goal of a therapeutic exercise program is improved function. Your physical therapist will therefore gradually and carefully progress your program by increasing the demands the exercises place on your body until you have the strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility, stability, coordination, and balance you need to achieve your goals.
What differentiates a therapeutic exercise program from other exercise programs? With therapeutic exercise, the physical therapist must use his or her specialized expertise and experience, combined with the latest evidence-based research in rehabilitation, to design an individualized program that includes exercises that are specific to each person’s injury, ability, and stage of recovery. The program may include:
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