After going to the chiropractor for an adjustment, the patient feels instant relief. But, the treatment provided is not a permanent solution. To have lasting effects, therapeutic exercise is necessary. With a proper plan to go home with, the results are going to stick around a lot longer.

What Is Therapeutic Exercise?

In rehabilitation from an injury and athletic performance conditioning, therapeutic exercise is helpful. Moreover, most qualified professionals say that it's also necessary. The types of activities that are assigned to each patient are done on a case by case basis. Each one is designed to fix a specific set of problems. It is going to depend on the area that is causing discomfort.

Through therapeutic exercise patients will feel stronger. They will also have more energy and flexibility will improve. An overall sense of well-being will increase. There will be a feeling of being healthier and more physically capable. Each plan that is created is designed to help the patient achieve their goals for daily living. Improvements in injuries and reduction in symptoms are the keys to therapeutic exercise.

Expected Results

Through therapeutic exercise, many objectives are going to be achieved. Increasing mobility, improving coordination, and improving balance are just a few. Patients looking for ways to release contracted muscles, mobilize joints, or strengthen circulation benefit. Those that are dealing with breathing difficulties strengthen their respiratory capacity with proper practices.

Three Main Categories

Therapeutic exercise is done at home so that the services received at the office can continue. Three main types work towards reaching the greatest fitness level without using any invasive methods.

Therapeutic exercise that aid in endurance help individuals with being able to lift more weight. Patients can run faster and last longer while taking part in any sort of physical activity. Generally, the exercise plan is going to start at a low level. Over time it will increase. The treated patient will continue to gain strength. Exercises should continue until the desired level is obtained.

With resistance training, the patient will be given exercises that cause the muscles to expand and contract. It’s done with the use of equipment like dumbbells, exercise tubing, or another object that puts pressure on the body. It will increase strength, mass, and tone in the targeted muscle areas. The level of resistance is going to vary based on the capabilities of the person performing them.

Stretching is another way to describe flexibility training. The primary goal is increasing the range of motion in the areas being focused on. For example, a person that has suffered a stroke will have exercises designed to work the areas that may have been temporarily paralyzed. With continued training, eventually, all function in that area should be restored.

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