Exercise therapy may look different for every patient. For some people, it may mean moving more often and sitting less, and for others it might include getting on a bike or lifting weights.
Every individual and every injury is different and therefore our exercise prescription is individualized to the patients specific and unique needs. The ultimate goal is to use specialized physical activity to improve health, function and over-all well-being.
Exercise is also beneficial in increasing blood flow to the affected areas, decreasing stiffness, preventing muscle atrophy, restoring muscle strength and restoring proprioception (balance).
At Fanti + Associates, we use a specialized home exercise program that can be emailed or sent directly to your phone via text message. By doing so, it ensures that you have the instructions that you need at your fingertips in order to stay consistent with your home programming.
These programs can include detailed instructions, pictures and videos to help guide you through your home-based rehab program.
Exercise is often used for the treatment of both chronic conditions and acute injuries. It may include core stabilization exercises for low back pain, postural exercises, stability, and flexibility training for whiplash-associated disorders (to name a few examples).
Your treatment may include exercises that target muscle endurance, cardiovascular exercises, flexibility, balance, and/or strengthening exercises depending on your condition and specific needs.
These will be extensively reviewed and discussed with your therapist in the clinic in order to determine the appropriate plan to help you to meet your rehabilitative goals.