Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending on 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 help you regain flexibility, strength, and endurance related to your specific physical problems.

Therapeutic exercise aims to improve, restore, and prevent any loss of physical function. It can also improve a patient’s overall health, fitness, and sense of well­-being.

Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise:

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

Types of Therapeutic Exercise:

  • 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 can be performed at home, and gives you the power to improve your quality of life. If therapeutic exercise sounds like it could help you, call Total Health and Injury Specialist in Decatur today to set up an appointment.