Therapeutic Exercise, Treatments and Therapies


Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending the matter of your concern, your chiropractor may give you a list of exercises to perform to reduce discomfort. The focus of therapeutic exercise is to regain flexibility, strength, and endurance related to specific physical problems.

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.

Additional objectives of Therapeutic exercise include:

  • Increasing mobility
  • Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
  • Mobilizing joints
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving respiratory capacity
  • Improving coordination
  • Reducing rigidity
  • Improving balance
  • Reducing Pain
  • Decreasing Injury Risk

Therapeutic exercises are classified into three major categories:

  • Endurance training
  • Resistance training
  • Flexibility training

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 physical fitness, without the use of more invasive methods. Therapeutic exercise "homework" can be assigned by the Physical Therapist to be performed at home in between visits to further help with the healing process.

Treatments and Therapies

Many times, a variety of treatments and therapies may be useful for patients in treating their specific condition.  Some treatments and therapies they may use are:

  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (ie Scraping)
  • Dry Needling
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Isolated Massage Therapy
  • Brace (example: Knee Brace, Back Brace, Orthotics)

These treatments and therapies are often used to promote healing and may be used alongside therapeutic exercise depending on the condition being treated. Whether you are receiving exercise, treatments and/or therapies, your licensed Physical Therapist is a trained professional with years of experience in treating conditions like yours with great success and has selected these practices specifically to help you on your journey towards healing.  Feel free to discuss any practices you may have heard of with your Specialist if you are seeking to try something that has not yet been prescribed.   We value our patient's opinions as well and will always be open to discuss the options with you that are best for your treatment. 

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