Therapeutic exercise is an integral part of proper and complete physiotherapy intervention.
Therapeutic exercise is defined as the administration of a physical activity that includes mainly the active function of the muscles of the patient and the healthy limb as well as physical activity with the aim of relieving the symptoms and returning the patient to the level of activity that was before the injury. . The patient, after first evaluating and completing some treatments in order to improve his symptoms, continues with the formation of the individualized treatment program.
In other words, there are active exercises with a degree of difficulty from the simplest to the most complex performed by the patient.
They are performed for the prevention but mainly for the restoration of musculoskeletal (and non) musculoskeletal diseases mainly through the strengthening of the musculoskeletal system following the advice of the specialized physiotherapist, whose contribution is protagonist.
Therapeutic exercise refers to specialized exercises specially adapted to each patient individually that aim at empowerment as well as the correct return of the patient to the best level of activity. The Physiotherapist gives specific strengthening exercises, specific intensity, specific trajectory and resistance and guides the patient in their proper execution.
More demanding exercises are added to the treatment program as it progresses, keeping pace with the patient's therapeutic progress.
They result in more functional ones that simulate daily activities (professional, sports and non-professional) in order to successfully reintegrate into them.
The key to successful and complete rehabilitation is the correct evaluation of the patient, the application of appropriate physiotherapy techniques and a thorough rehabilitation program.