Q. What is Therapeutic Exercise?
A. Therapeutic exercise is a set of repetitive stretching, strengthening, or endurance maneuvers designed to strengthen weakened or injured muscle groups that support the spine. Specific exercises help rehabilitate the spine.
Q. How does it work?
A. The individual bones of the spine are held in place by muscles and ligaments. Proper motion and position of these bones are crucial for proper nervous system function, correct posture, and good health. Exercises and repeated maneuvers help retrain and condition these connective tissues.
Q. Why is Therapeutic Exercise necessary?
A. By the time many patients seek professional help, fibrotic scar tissue has changed the elasticity and strength of supporting muscles. A program of carefully designed stretches and exercises helps restore better tone to these damaged tissues.
Q. What can I expect from Therapeutic Exercise?
A. Results take time. Therapeutic exercise is an inexpensive and effective way to speed your recovery, stabilize your spine, and help prevent a relapse.