Exercise therapy

In physical therapy when doing exercises there is always therapeutic target, hich means that exercise aims to cure or alleviate illnesses or their symptoms. Exercise therapy is referred to as this type of goal-oriented exercise. Exercise therapy is the systematic and progressive rehabilitation of the client through various active and functional training methods. Exercise therapy may be aimed at increasing joint mobility, muscle strength, endurance, ability to work or function, health or well-being. Recovery from injury or surgery, or prevention of injury or disease complications, may also be the target of exercise therapy. Exercise therapy aims to prevent and repair problems or injuries to the body, to alleviate functional limitations, to prevent impairment, to reduce disability, or to maintain and improve residual mobility and function.

Exercise therapy is conducted under the guidance of a physiotherapist and the selection of exercises is based on rigorous and individualized research by the physiotherapist and diagnosis of the problem. Exercise can be done in a wide variety of ways, using a variety of equipment such as gym equipment, therapy balls, rubber bands, free weights, or body weight. Exercise therapy differs from traditional gym training in that the physiotherapist often monitors the training and the exercises are precisely targeted to the client's physical ailments. At the beginning of exercise therapy training takes place in the presence of a physiotherapist, but therapy can also be partially converted to home training as the client advances. Exercise programs are always tailored to individual needs and goals and, as rehabilitation progresses, they are modified in an ascending manner.