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Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is used to prevent dysfunction and develop, improve, restore, or maintain strength, endurance, mobility, stability, coordination, and overall function and well-being. Physical therapists develop individualized exercise programs to address specific patient impairments and functional limitations. Exercise programs are designed in collaboration with the patient and modified depending upon the patient’s response to the program. An important part of any exercise program is patient education and a patient’s active involvement in the plan of care. The goals of therapeutic exercise for acute injuries and conditions are to decrease pain and inflammation and maintain optimal strength and range of motion. For subacute and chronic conditions, exercise is used to progressively increase muscle strength and endurance, range of motion, and function

Associated pages

Functional Activities
Balance and Coordination