Therapeutic Exercise Applications

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercises; These are exercises performed to reduce limitation of movement or physical disability and to re-strengthen the muscles. Therapeutic exercises are an important part of the physical therapy and rehabilitation process. Because a treatment process consisting only of physical therapy agents is not enough to maintain the activity of the muscles. The effect of physical therapy agents is strengthened by exercise and the most efficient results can be obtained from the treatment process. The muscle group that each exercise applied in this process affects is different. For this reason, with different exercises for the waist, back, neck and leg areas, the muscles are strengthened again.

For more information about therapeutic exercises and their use in the physical therapy process, you can contact the clinic of Specialist Dr. Nural Aydın in Ankara.

Why is the movement of the joints restricted?

Joints and muscles; they are the most active areas of our body, which ensure that our skeletal system is healthy. For this reason, it is one of the most vulnerable areas to damage. At the same time, the muscles need to be constantly active to maintain their healthy structure. Over time, muscle and joint tissues also begin to get tired and wear out. For this reason, an important part of the problems seen in muscles and joints is also related to aging.

  • Staying still for a long time
  • Illness and traumas
  • Edema
  • Injuries after sports
  • The use of devices such as splints affects joint movements.

As a result of restrictions in joint movements, fibrotic changes in tissues may occur. This, in turn, can affect the function of the joints.

Common Diseases in the Field of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation:

  • Acute or chronic, regional pain
  • Back, neck, back and leg pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the hand and wrist
  • Waist and neck hernias
  • Spasticity and dystonia disorders
  • Stroke (Paralysis)
  • Nerve entrapment (especially carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Arthritis
  • Bone resorption
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries

Myofascial pain types are the most common disorders we encounter in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

According to the degree of these disorders and the patient’s complaints, different treatment methods may be preferred. Traction, electrotherapy applications, heat and cold applications, kinesiotaping techniques and similar treatment methods are very effective in this process. However, it is essential to support these treatments with exercise in order to get the most successful results. Different exercises may be preferred according to the patient’s limitation of movement and the region where the limitation of movement is seen.

What Are Therapeutic Exercises?

Therapeutic exercises are exercise practices to increase the effect of the treatment methods mentioned above. Therapeutic exercises are aimed at; to reduce the limitation of movement of tissues and to explain the importance of regular exercise to our patients. Therapeutic exercises are performed under the guidance of specialist physiotherapists. It may be preferred before or after surgery. Depending on the condition and progression of the disease, different exercise programs such as passive, active, assistive can be preferred.

What Are Therapeutic Exercises?

Depending on the area where the muscle-joint problem is located, different therapeutic exercise protocols can be applied. Exercise programs for neurologically induced muscle diseases may also differ. The most preferred exercises in this process are:

  • Heart and breathing exercises
  • Aerobic exercises
  • Exercises related to walking, balance and coordination
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Exercises to increase stretching and joint patency
  • Posture exercises
  • Neurological rehabilitation protocols
  • Position applications
  • Problem-specific therapeutic exercises

In order to get efficiency from Ankara therapeutic exercises and applications, the application must be performed with a specialist. At this point, you can talk to an experienced physical therapy specialist medical doctor and learn about your specific exercise plan.

You can call our clinic in Ankara and get more information about therapeutic exercises and other physical therapy applications.