Exercise therapy is the systemic execution of planned physical movements, postures, or activities that serve to improve patients’ quality of life. Every exercise therapy plan is personally designed and prescribed to the needs of individual patients. It is aimed to help patients recover from diseases and conditions that hinder movement, activity, and the general requirements of daily life. Exercise therapy plans frequently include neuro re-education, gait training, and therapeutic activities that help patients to maintain a sense of well-being.
What Are Some Exercise Therapy Benefits?
Exercise therapy can provide several benefits including:
Reduced risk for movement
Enhanced function of limbs
Remediate or prevalent impairments
Optimisation of overall health
Improved fitness and wellbeing
What To Expect In An Exercise Therapy Session
Depending on where attention is needed, exercise therapy can involve specific muscles or certain parts of the body. Because it is intended to encourage neuroplasticity, promote healing from strenuous activities, and return a recovering patient to peak physical condition, it can be highly repetitive and intensive, requiring time, dedication, and patience on the part of the patient.
Your physiotherapist will also provide comprehensive and personalised individual management, whilst implementing a variety of therapeutic interventions that are complementary. These include the application of heat to ease joint mobilisation and passive stretching, followed by active exercises to utilise the new range of mobility in a functional manner. Patients will also be encouraged to incorporate self-management exercise programs with instructions provided for optimum healing.