What exactly is Exercise Therapy?
Musculoskeletal disorders are the biggest cause of disability. Despite the billions spent, the problem is just getting worse. The latest medical guidelines strongly recommend Exercise Therapy as the first-line treatment for musculoskeletal disorders instead of much more expensive surgeries.
Exercise Therapy is a scientific proven method widely used by physical therapists for the rehabilitation of acute and chronic back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee complaints. In addition, Exercise Therapy also serves a method of preventing injuries by conditioning and strengthening the muscles and joints.
Exercise Therapy is based on increasing the mobility of the different directions of movement of the body. In other words, if there is a restriction of movement while stretching the back, for example, then an Exercise Therapy program is set up to ensure that the mobility of the back increases and the stretching of the back, in this case, is improved.
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The second goal of Exercise Therapy is to increase the strength of the muscles in the body. By increasing the strength of the muscles, possible weak spots in the body can be corrected, increasing the function of the joints. An example of this is if a meniscus injury occurs in the knee joint. Then, it is necessary to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Because of this, the function of the meniscus is absorbed by forming a firm corset around the knee joint. Another example is strengthening the back muscles in order to be able to cope with a possible herniated disc in the back.
Several studies have shown that a holistic approach to Exercise Therapy training will play an decisive role in its success. In other words, the rehabilitation of the back and spine should be supported with controlled exercise and movement, not only part of the back, but also muscles in the neck, shoulder, knee, and hip. Through this approach, a patient receives a well-rounded treatment program, and a more successful road to recovery.