Exercise Therapy is a routine or plan of physical activities designed with the goal of reducing pain caused by injury or diseases. Clients who participate in an exercise therapy program can benefit from increased motor or sensory function, increased independence, reduction of medication, reduction of hospital visits, and increased overall health.
Injuries happen and chronic conditions slowly emerge. Sometimes we just move our bodies in ways that they aren’t quite meant for, and doing this over a lifetime can cause injury and pain. A range of therapeutic exercise options are often recommended for injury prevention and rehabilitation, and can also be used to address faulty movement patterns that may have been the cause of an injury.
A lot of research has also been done that supports the use of therapeutically prescribed exercise programs for conditions such as back pain, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
An exercise therapy program may include exercises to:
- Maximize physical abilities
- Optimize muscular functioning
- Improve physical fitness
- Improve general health and wellbeing.
An exercise therapist will usually be trained in the principles of rehabilitation, how pain works, and the role of exercise in body repair. They can tailor a program for your specific needs.
It’s always important to consult your doctor before starting an exercise program if you have any health issues. Call The Brooks Clinic at (405) 943-0303 to request an appointment with one of our physical therapists.