- Endurance training
- Resistance training
- Flexibility training
- Cardiovascular training
Therapeutic exercise are bodily movements given or prescribed to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function,neurological function,cardiac function or maintain a state of well-being. It usually vary from highly selected activities, restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities,target oriented activities that can return a convalescing patient to the peak of physical condition.
Types of therapeutic exercise
Therapeutic exercise seeks to accomplish the following goals:
- It helps to Enable activities or ambulation
- It helps to Release contracted or tight or stiff muscles, tendons, and fascia
- It helps to Mobilize joints
- It helps to Improve circulation in body
- It helps to Improve respiratory capacity in body
- It helps to Improve balance and coordination
- It helps to Reduce rigidity in muscles
- It helps to Promote relaxation
- It helps to Improve strength in muscle,if possible, achieve and maintain maximal voluntary contractile force (MVC)
- It helps to Improve exercise performance and functional capacity (endurance)
- The last 2 goals mirror an individual's overall physical fitness, a state characterized by good muscle strength combined with good endurance.
- The final goal of rehabilitation is to achieve, whenever possible, an optimal level of physical fitness by the end of the treatment regimen.