The primary goal of physical therapy is usually to recover strength, flexibility, and function. In most cases, therapeutic exercise is an important component of the rehabilitation process. Therapeutic exercises involves movement of the body to facilitate recovery from limitations often associated with nerve, muscle, and/or joint problems.
Therapeutic exercises is used to help people in need of:
- Help with walking again
- To improve circulation
- To improve joint motion
- To improve balance
- To relax tight muscles
- To release shortened or scarred tissue
- To improve balance
- To recover strength & power
- To recover complex coordinated (sports-related) movements
- For cardiorespiratory condition
Types of Therapeutic Exercises
There are different types of therapeutic exercise that we provide based on our detailed assessment of your condition and your rehab goals. Physical therapists are experts at providing appropriate progressive therapeutic exercise programs for a given condition and where you are at in the recovery process. By varying frequency, intensity, and resistance, treatment goals can be achieved in an optimal timeframe.
Here is a partial list of therapeutic exercises that may be appropriate for you:
- Range of motion exercises
- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
- Isometric exercises
- Isotonic resistance exercises
- Isokinetic exercises
- Manual resistive exercises
- Aerobic/endurance exercises
Therapeutic exercise is often an important component of a comprehensive treatment plan. The key is customizing the plan for your specific needs.
If you are a youth, collegiate, elite, or professional athlete, when you are injured, you need a physical therapist with experience rehabilitating sports-related injuries.
Athletes place higher demands on the muscles and joints and also require sport-specific training to recover speed, power, and agility. This is the specific training that the therapists at 3D PT provide.
Our physical therapists have years of experience rehabilitating athletes with:
- Postsurgical rehabilitation of the knee, shoulder, ankle, hip, and spine
- Shoulder & rotator cuff injuries
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL rehab
- Post-fracture rehab
- Tennis elbow
- Overhead sports injuries (throwing, swimming, etc.)
- Running & cycling injuries
A Personalized Recovery Process
The process starts with a thorough evaluation of your condition and your personal goals. We then provide a custom program including the following:
- Control of Pain & Inflammation
- Recovery of Range of Motion
- Hands-on Techniques
- Neuromuscular Retraining
- Core & Extremity Strengthening
- Balance & Proprioceptive Activities
- Speed, Endurance, & Power Training
- Sport-specific Retraining
Optimizing the Recovery Process
Injuries are an unfortunate side effect of sports but they don’t have to sideline you indefinitely. With the application of the latest clinical research, we can work hand-in-hand with your referring physician/surgeon to optimize the recover process so you can reach your full potential.
Give us a call today to learn more about our sports rehabilitation program.