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THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES

Under Physical Therapist Supervision

What is therapeutic exercise?
 

Therapeutic exercise is a bodily movement 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.

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Types of therapeutic exercise
 

Therapeutic exercises aimed at achieving and maintaining physical fitness fall into the following major categories:

  • Endurance training
  • Resistance training
  • Flexibility training

Therapeutic exercises are not meant as a substitute for consulting a medical professional if you have experienced an injury or are feeling pain. Below is the the list of some therapeutic exercise programs we could recommend at Wellness Plus Clinic:

  • Upper Extremity and Neck Flexibility Program
  • Upper Body Strengthening Program
  • Abdominal Strengthening Program
  • Lower Body Strengthening Program

Upper Extremity and Neck Flexibility Program
 

The upper extremity and neck flexibility program is a series of stretching exercises prescribed by your physician for your medical condition. The purpose of this flexibility program is to stretch (lengthen) the muscles in the upper body that are tight (shortened). Having a flexible upper body is desirable. It allows the muscles and joints to work more efficiently and decreases the frequency of muscle strains and tendon injuries. Each flexibility exercise in this program should be performed once a day, every day. Should your doctor prescribe a strengthening program in addition to the flexibility program, we suggest that you stretch before and after you complete the strengthening exercise. If you incorporate these exercises into a fitness program, stretch after your exercise, rather than before. If you have time, you may stretch both before and after exercise. Each exercise should be performed in a slow, sustained, steady manner until you experience a stretching or "pulling" sensation in the muscle. When you experience the pulling sensation, the stretch exercise begins.

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Upper Body Strengthening Program
 

Depending on which exercise(s) your therapist and doctor give you, you may need weights or a wooden bar. Use disc weights (donut weights-the kind with a hole in the center) or small dumbbell weights for these exercises. You will need 1/2 pound increments ranging from 1/2 pound to 6 pounds. This equipment can be purchased from many sporting goods stores. Dowel rods can be cut to your specifications at any lumber yard. Wear your brace or sleeve if your doctor has prescribed one while doing the exercises. Determine the maximum amount of weight your unaffected arm can lift in each exercise by performing each with the most weight you can handle. If the exercise seems easy, do it again with more weight. Record this maximum weight for each exercise that the unaffected arm can lift.

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Abdominal Strengthening Program
 

Weak abdominal muscles affect posture, breathing, appearance, and athletic performance. A weak trunk can also lead to lower pack pain. There are 4 main pairs of abdominal muscles which control forward bending, side bending, and trunk rotation. The exercises listed below are designed to strengthen these muscles without irritating your back or neck. Perform each repetition at a slow, steady pace. Exhale as you come up and inhale as you lower down.

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Low Back Exercise Program
 

The low back exercise program is a series of stretching exercises and strengthening exercises prescribed by your physician for your medical condition. The purpose of this exercise program is to improve the flexibility and strength of your trunk musculatures essential for your low back care. By following this program on a regular basis, you will see improvements in your posture, work endurance and athletic performance. These exercises will not irritate your back or neck when done properly. Perform each exercise at a slow pace at least once a day, everyday. If there is pain, stop.

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Lower Body Strengthening Program
 

Wear shoes and your brace (if you have one) when performing the exercises. Determine the maximum amount of weight your unaffected leg can lift by performing each exercise with the most weight you can handle. If the exercise seems easy, do it again with more weight. Record the maximum weight for each exercise that your unaffected leg can lift. This is the goal you work toward with the injured leg. As a general rule, you should be able to lift 10% of your body weight.

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