Therapeutic Exercise Fort Wayne, IN

Therapeutic Exercise

Jan B.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

My plan of treatment was completely different from the traditional physical therapy I had received and I became pain free. I am grateful that you are dedicated to your mission to serve others by your talents. Fort Wayne is very fortunate that you choose to serve in this city.

Anna O.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

After only 4 appointments, my pain disappeared, I had full range of motion, and was equipped with beneficial exercises to maintain my progress. The office atmosphere is relaxed and genuine. I have a lot of respect for a doctor that tells me he doesn't need to see me anymore once results are achieved, versus continuing to schedule me to make a profit. It was very apparent he had my best interest in mind before his own. I will definitely use ProTailored for any future physical therapy needs and highly recommend this office to others.

Nancy W.
ProTailored Physical Therapy Graduate

I want to thank the entire wonderful staff of ProTailored Physical Therapy for the literally life changing treatment I just completed. My chronic (50+ years) battle with headaches and back pain was improved from my very first treatment. As my treatment wrapped up I realized I had not taken pain meds of any kind for the entire month of the therapy, possibly for the first time since I was a child?

Therapeutic exercise is a great way to restore function and live a pain-free life. Many people assume that anyone participating in physical therapy treatments is recovering from a recent surgery. However, that is not always the case. Physical therapy provides a multitude of benefits for anyone wishing to restore their strength, endurance, flexibility, or stability.

In fact, physical therapy is used as a treatment for any pain, injury, or ailment someone may be facing. For more information on how therapeutic exercise may benefit you, contact ProTailored Physical Therapy today!

How can therapeutic exercise help relieve my pain?

therapeutic exercise for pain relief Fort Wayne, IN

It is a common misconception that one should constantly rest when they are in pain. However, this can actually cause your muscles to weaken during the healing process, which can lead to decreased functionality and more pain in the long run.

Our Fort Wayne, IN physical therapists are movement experts, trained in improving strength, range of motion, and overall function of the body. Our physical therapist will design an individualized treatment plan for you equipped with the therapeutic exercises you need to alleviate your pain, strengthen the weak areas of your body, promote the healing process, and restore function.

At ProTailored Physical Therapy, our goal is to help you live a pain-free life with even greater strength and endurance than you had before.

The many benefits of therapeutic exercise:

Exercise programs are aimed at improving health, so you can feel better than you did beforehand. Therapeutic exercise is similar in this way; however, it also implements targeted activities that are aimed at relieving pain and restoring you to your optimum level of physical function.

Therapeutic exercise can also be used as a way to prevent additional impairment or disability when facing certain physical risks. There are a wide variety of therapeutic exercises and each one has a unique purpose. These include:

Muscle Performance Exercises.

Increasing power, endurance, and muscle strength are vital to good balance and stability, as well as bone and joint health. Resistance and endurance exercises are designed to increase muscle strength without injury.

Balance & Coordination Exercises.

Every time you stand or sit, bones and muscles work in conjunction with one another to help you remain upright. Every time you stand, walk, sit, brush your teeth, cook a meal, or take care of your daily activities, you are testing your coordination between the muscular and skeletal systems in your body. Your ability to care for yourself or your loved ones depends on your ability to balance and coordinate your arms, legs, hands, and feet. That is why balance and coordination exercises are so important, especially after an injury or illness. If you cannot keep your balance or lose your coordination, you lose the ability to care for yourself.

Posture Exercises.

Hours spent at desks, bending over keyboards, poor muscle tone, or simply poor posture habits can all lead to pain or injury. What you may not realize is that posture has a direct impact on muscle strength, balance, and risk of injury. Posture exercises are aimed at correcting poor posture, not just when you exercise, but also in your daily life activities to alleviate aches and pains.

Range of Motion Exercises.

These exercises are aimed at increasing the range of motion in your joints and soft tissues. This may be done through active, passive, or assisted stretching activities designed to help your joints move better, without pain.

Area-Specific Exercises.

It’s easy to think of exercise as something we do with our muscles, but exercise can also help our body’s other systems. Area-specific exercises target breathing and circulation to help speed healing, improve blood flow, or lower stress on the body.

Relaxation Exercises.

Relaxation is part of therapeutic exercise? You bet! While it is important to work the muscles, joints, and soft tissues in the body, it is also important to help them relax. Pain relieving techniques including heat, cold, electrical stimulation, massage, or trigger point therapy, can all help the body relax, improve your sleep, lower your blood pressure, and keep you coming back for more exercise!

therapeutic exercise for pain relief Fort Wayne, IN

Common Questions Regarding Therapeutic Exercise

What does Therapeutic Exercise do?

Manual therapy is performed by the physical therapist and is intended to produce any or all of the following effects: improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints, change pain, and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or movement restriction.

How is Therapeutic Exercise different from regular exercise?

Therapeutic exercise is designed specifically for you to address your individual needs.  Therapeutic exercises are intended to enable a person to address or prevent impairments, enhance activities and participation, optimize overall health, and enhance well-being. Therapeutic exercise is typically much more specific than regular exercise.

What will I feel like after I’ve do Therapeutic Exercise?

This will be dependent on the type and intensity of therapeutic exercise performed. It is common for the area that has been exercised to feel a little sore after therapeutic exercise. Some muscle tenderness is common the day after therapeutic exercise – and in days following that, patients may report a reduction in pain and stiffness.

What tools are used for Therapeutic Exercise?

Frequently, no tools are required for therapeutic exercise. Sometimes light weights or exercise bands are utilized to add resistance. Our therapists are experts at prescribing exercises without the need to go and purchase supplies, they can show you how to do the exercises at home!

How do I know what exercises to do?

When you schedule a visit with us, our therapists work with you to develop a personalized home exercise program consisting of therapeutic exercises to target your specific needs!

Use Therapeutic Exercise to improve your life!

If you want a life with less pain and greater strength and endurance, request an appointment at ProTailored Physical Therapy today to find out how therapeutic exercise can help you reach your physical goals and allow you to live the life you want! Call our Fort Wayne physical therapy office today at 260-739-0300!