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Five benefits of therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic Exercise Benefits

Physical therapists work with patients in a wide variety of ways to help relieve pain and restore functioning. Injury, illness and surgical rehabilitation are just a few examples of issues that can disrupt normal functioning and be helped by physical therapy.

While everyone has unique needs, one of the most commonly recommended methods when developing a treatment plan is therapeutic exercise. This well-researched and evidence-based method of treatment incorporates strengthening, stretching and mobility-enhancing exercise routines designed around each patient’s individual needs.

At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy, we value patient education as a core element of delivering exceptional care. To help you better understand how therapeutic exercise can benefit you, we’ve created this easy-to-understand guide. If you have any questions or would like more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Specific benefits offered by therapeutic exercise

There are a number of benefits to therapeutic exercise, and our team has years of experience successfully integrating this method into effective treatment plans. Here are just a few of the benefits that therapeutic exercise can offer patients:

  1. Increased wellness and fitness levels — No matter what reason you seek physical therapy, therapeutic exercise offers a holistic approach to relief. While exercises can be targeted for a specific injury, they can also help your overall health, including your heart and lungs.
  2. A stronger body — Following a therapeutic exercise plan is designed to improve the strength of your entire body, resulting in better posture and capability to perform daily activities.
  3. Reduced risk for reinjury — A stronger and fitter body means a more stable body. For people dealing with injuries, therapeutic exercises strengthen the muscles around the injured area with the goal of making it less prone to reinjury.
  4. Improved mood and energy levels — People suffering from limited mobility and pain can enter into a downward spiral of depression, anxiety and a sedentary lifestyle that makes it even harder to find relief. Therapeutic exercise releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and can help improve your energy levels so you can be more active.
  5. Less dependence on medication — Therapeutic exercise is an all-natural pain relief and rehabilitation method that treats pain at the source. Medication can only mask symptoms and may become habit forming. Following through on a therapeutic exercise program can reduce the need to turn to medication for relief.

The therapeutic experts at Peak Performance are here to help

At Peak Performance, working with our team of expertly trained professionals can set you on the road to a personalized plan for a better livelihood. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits that therapeutic exercise and physical therapy can offer you, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.