Exercise Therapy

Exercise Therapy

A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.

In the past, bed rest has been used as part of the standard treatment for managing patients following trauma, surgery and illness. While immobilization can be beneficial for acutely affected body parts, on a global level prolonged immobility has deleterious effects on function.

Benefits

    Increased blood flow to the affected area
    Decreased stiffness
    Prevents muscle atrophy, and provides muscular strengthening
    Lengthens shortened muscles
    Balance restoration