Therapeutic exercises are employed by physical therapists in order to improve muscular control, strength and endurance, and to increase joint stability. These exercises and their accompanying instructions are individualized protocols that are based upon the findings of each patient’s evaluation. Likewise, each therapeutic exercise routine will be progressed in a manner that is most suitable for a given patient’s condition.
Therapeutic exercises hasten recovery by correcting muscle imbalances that may develop from misuse or disuse over time. This type of exercise instruction may also be utilized by a physical therapist in order to protect and strengthen healing tissues. Consistently performing therapeutic exercises will empower patients to return to their full level of function, whether it be working or performing household activities pain-free, or participating in competitive sports with improved performance.