Therapeutic exercises are corrective exercises that use bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in the diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement
strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. They should precede more integrated exercises because they can cue the patients motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanics constraints. Use of specific exercises are used to correct deficiencies caused by trauma, inactivity, muscle imbalances, poor flexibility or biomechanics inadequacies.
This comprehensive and consistent approach works to retrain muscles, restore joint function and prevent recurring injuries as well as doctor visits. When corrective exercises become necessary, they help maintain proper posture, improve lifting mechanics while helping to determine the “Do’s and Dont’s” related to certain jobs or daily activities. The effectiveness o the treatment protocol depends on the patient’s commitment to their therapeutic exercises and the doctor’s recommendations.