Therapeutic exercises can be used for rehabilitation, referring to a wide range of physical activities that focuses on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, stability, and balance. The goal of therapeutic exercises is to return an injured patient to a fully functioning, pain-free state.
After inflammation is reduced and normal joint mechanics are restored, either with Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and/or End Range Loading, a thorough evaluation of an individual’s physical capabilities and activities of daily living will be analyzed and addressed. A professional treatment care will then be developed containing a slowly-progressing exercise program that is appropriate to each individual’s needs. The exercise program focuses on regaining range of motion and rebuilding muscle strength and endurance. Exercises that may be included in a therapeutic program include:
Strengthening exercises usually performed with heavy resistance and fewer repetitions – kettle bells and weights.
Endurance exercises that engage large muscle groups over a longer period of time – TRX.
Flexibility exercises achieved through stretching and movement – yoga therapeutics.
Balance and coordination exercises that focus on maintaining an individual’s center of gravity – box jumps and use of wobble and rocker board exercises.