Therapeutic exercises are effective exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending on your condition and issues, your chiropractor may give you a list of exercises (at home or at your office visit) to perform that reduce discomfort and help the healing process. The focus of therapeutic exercise is to regain flexibility, strength, balance, 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:
- Improving respiratory capacity
- Improving coordination
- Reducing rigidity
- Improving balance
- Increasing mobility & flexibility
- Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
- Mobilizing joints
- Improving circulation
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 restoration, 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.