Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending on your concern, your chiropractor may give you a list of exercises to perform to reduce discomfort, and regain flexibility, strength, and endurance.
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.
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 by:
- Increasing mobility
- Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
- Mobilizing joints
- Improving circulation
- Improving respiratory capacity
- Improving coordination
- Improving balance