Therapeutic exercises and Neuro-muscular re-education are specific exercises and therapy meant for correcting specific problems. Depending the matter of your concern, your chiropractor may give you a list of exercises to perform to reduce discomfort and perform neuromuscular exercises that help re-educate your CNS and muscle function. The focus of therapeutic exercise is to regain flexibility, strength, and endurance related to specific physical problems.
These exercises aim to improve, restore, and prevent loss of physical function. It can also improve a patient’s overall health, fitness, and sense of well-being.
Additional objectives of Therapeutic exercise include:
- Increasing mobility
- Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
- Mobilizing joints
- Improving circulation
- Improving respiratory capacity
- Improving coordination
- Reducing rigidity
- Improving balance
- Neuromuscular reeducation represents a series of therapeutic techniques to restore normal function of
nerves and muscles, to include movement, balance, coordination, decreased kinesthetic sense, and impaired proprioception. A broad array of treatments, including repetitive movement, posturing, and stimulation, are included in reeducation programs
No matter what type of therapy is prescribed to remedy a patient’s specific condition, the final goal of rehabilitation is to acquire a maximum level of physical fitness, without the use of more invasive methods. Therapeutic exercise can be performed at home, and gives you the power to improve your quality of life.