Exercise is the focus and specialty of Physical Therapy. During your visit to Physical Therapy, your therapist will prescribe to your specific exercises that will help you recover from your pain and injury. Therapeutic exercises focus on improving the function of the neuromusculoskeletal system of your body (this includes the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves). The following are general types of therapeutic exercises.
Range of Motion
These exercises involve moving your joints in various ways to restore mobility to the joint. You will typically begin with very gentle slow movements and progress to more aggressive and fast movements as you recover.
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Use various methods to provide resistance to a certain movement. Designed to progressively strengthen your muscle. May utilize machines, resistance bands or weights to provide the resistance.
Designed to improve your overall cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Two common pieces of equipment you may use for endurance exercise is a treadmill or a exercise bike.
Neuromuscular Re-education (NMR)
These exercises are designed to improve your sense of balance, posture and coordination. As your range of motion, strength and endurance improves NMR exercises are used to help you regain your normal ability muscle quickly and fluidly.
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