Therapeutic Exercise

Physiotherapy is the science responsible to provide advice on safe exercise participation and promotes an active lifestyle to help all individuals improve and maintain their quality of life. The enhancement of exercise participation is applicable at all ages and levels of ability.

Exercise plays an integral role in the recovery of function and the reduction of musculoskeletal injury risk, according to the literature. Modern medical research demonstrates strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise, combined with patient’s education, as the most effective medicine in general, for the prevention, and treatment of a wide variety of injuries and pathologies!

“Therapeutic Exercise” is a fundamental part of physiotherapy that focuses on the aspects, both general or specific, of an individual’s physical status. Think of physical state as a balanced diet which requires many different ingredients in order to be healthy some of them are:

  • load management
  • cardiovascular ability
  • breathing control & respiratory capability
  • stamina
  • power/muscle endurance
  • muscle tone
  • muscular strength and flexibility
  • kinaesthesia/proprioception/balance
  • posture & core stability
  • neuromuscular co-ordination & kinetic control
  • biomechanics analysis & enhancement
  • quality & function of movement patterns
  • joint mobility
  • nerve mobility
  • nerve innervation ability
  • brain plasticity (neuroplasticity) & function
  • fear avoidance inhibition
  • injury prevention

Therapeutic exercise is feasible as well for other aspects like resilience, the locus of control etc that may be involved in the patient’s daily life limitations and can be affected with specific exercise tasks.

Therapeutic Exercise is commonly used, in conjunction with other physiotherapy approaches or alone, as a mean of treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and neuropathic disorders. It is also a major contributing factor to the long-term management of the patients. Although exercise can be extremely beneficial for patients with certain injuries, it needs to be specified to the individual’s needs and cannot be used as a generic tool for everyone.

If you are interested in addressing your injury, it is essential to have a review by a physiotherapist in order to assess the suitability of a therapeutic exercise programme for you. Our therapists identify this key issue by applying comprehensive assessment & carefully selected exercises to the patient’s specific needs. This ensures optimal gains whilst supervision during the performance and methodical monitoring of symptoms behaviour, minimises the likelihood of any symptoms aggravation.

Set your goal and a specialised exercise therapist will guide you to functional independence, through a well-designed, custom-made rehabilitation program.

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