Exercise therapy involves the use of a regimen of physical activities specifically designed and prescribed to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being. It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities that can return a convalescing patient to the peak of physical condition. Therapeutic exercise aims to accomplish the following goals:
The ultimate goal of rehabilitation is to achieve, whenever possible, an optimal level of physical fitness by the end of the treatment regimen.
For examples of exercise programmes for specific conditions, click on the links below:
Dr Allfree is an Osteopathic, Orthopaedic and Sports Physician, and has experience in designing specific exercise programmes to supplement his treatments.