Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending on your condition, your chiropractor may give you a list of corrective exercises to perform to reduce discomfort and begin addressing contributing factors to your specific condition. The focus of therapeutic exercise is to regain flexibility, retrain movement and neuromuscular recruitment patterns, as well as increase strength, and endurance related to your specific physical impairments identified through chiropractic examination.
Therapeutic exercise aims to improve, restore, and prevent loss of physical function. It can also improve a patient’s overall health, fitness, and sense of well-being. You can see both a chiropractor and physical therapist simultaneously to maximize your health and wellness!
Additional objectives of therapeutic Exercise include:
- Improving posture & body mechanics
- Increasing range of motion
- Increasing joint mobility
- Releasing soft tissue & fascial restrictions
- Improving circulation
- Improving aerobic & respiratory capacity
- Improving balance, coordination, & proprioception
No matter what type of exercise is prescribed to remedy a patient’s specific condition, the final goal of rehabilitation is to acquire a maximum level of mobility and function, without the use of more invasive methods. Therapeutic exercises can be performed at home, and give you the power to improve your quality of life.