Therapeutic Exercise is any type of exercise designed to address a specific problem or health concern. Therapeutic Exercise aims to improve, restore, and/or prevent loss of physical function. It can also improve a patient's overall health, fitness, and/or sense of well-being. Some of the vast benefits of Therapeutic exercise are listed below, and we do have a fully equipped gym onsite that can be scheduled for instructional purposes. Having spent several years working as a personal trainer makes Dr Tom uniquely qualified to develop exercise programs to fit even the busiest lifestyles.
Corrective Exercise is a very specialized type of Therapeutic Exercise. The main objective of Corrective Exercise is to use the skeletal muscles to aid in the process of spinal re-alignment. It works concomitantly with a program of active spinal adjustments to not only strengthen weakened muscles, but also to rehabilitate tendons and ligaments that become damaged from trauma.(micro or macro). Dr Insinna has been classically trained in the science of Spinal Biomechanics, which is the foundation of Corrective Exercise Therapy. As a free service to our patients, Corrective Exercise Therapy is included in all of our Chiropractic treatment programs.
Additional objectives of Therapeutic exercise include:
- Increasing mobility
- Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
- Mobilizing joints
- Improving circulation
- Improving respiratory capacity
- Improving coordination
- Reducing rigidity
- Improving balance
Therapeutic exercises are classified into four major categories:
- Endurance training
- Resistance training
- Flexibility training
- Corrective/Rehabilitative exercise
No matter what type of exercise is prescribed to remedy a patient’s specific condition, the final goal of rehabilitation is to acquire a maximum level of physical fitness, without the use of more invasive methods. Therapeutic exercise can be performed at home or in a fitness facility, and gives you the power to improve your quality of life.