Therapeutic exercise refers to a range of physical activities that help restore and build physical strength, endurance, flexibility, stability, and balance. The goal of therapeutic exercise is to return an injured person to a pain-free, fully functioning state.
Based on the patient’s initial assessment and medical history, the care provider will determine a treatment plan that includes an exercise program tailored to the patient’s needs and capabilities. Therapeutic exercise programs are monitored carefully and focus on slow progression. The treatment plan will be continuously modified according to the patient’s progress.
The goal of any therapeutic exercise plan is to reduce pain and inflammation, regain range of motion, rebuild muscle strength, and develop endurance.