Therapeutic exercise refers to a range of physical activities that helps restore and build physical strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and stability. The goal of therapeutic exercise is returning you to a pain-free, fully functioning state. Dr. Michael Jensen may advise exercises to aid in your treatment plan. Therapeutic exercise aims to improve, restore, and prevent loss of physical function. It can also improve your overall health, fitness, and sense of well¬-being.
Therapeutic exercises are classified by three major categories:
• Endurance training
• Resistance training
• Flexibility training
Additional objectives of therapeutic exercise include:
• Increasing mobility
• Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
• Mobilizing joints
• Improving circulation
• Improving respiratory capacity
• Improving coordination
The goal of rehabilitation is to acquire a maximum level of physical fitness, without the use of more invasive methods.