Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending the matter of your concern, your Doctor of Chiropractic may give you a list of exercises to perform to reduce discomfort. The focus of therapeutic exercise is to regain flexibility, strength, and endurance related to specific physical problems. Also, Dr. Garcia incorporates Brain Base Therapuetic exercises for brain stimulation for the purpose exercising the brain and improve function. This is the foundation for health issues such as headaches, anxiety, lack of concentration, peripheral neuropathy, ADD, ADHD and other type of health issues.
Therapeutic exercise aims 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
- Improve brain function
Therapeutic exercises are classified into four major categories:
- Endurance training
- Resistance training
- Flexibility training
- Brain training
No matter what type of exercise 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.