Exercises to reduce physical impairments and improve body function
The term therapeutic exercise relates to the treatment of disease or physical disorder, and exercise refers to bodily exertion for the sake of training or improvement of health.
The use of therapeutic exercise in the treatment of injuries has been used from ancient times.The ability of an individual to function independently at home or at workplace is dependent upon physical and psycho-social function. These fundamentals of function are characterized by the following definitions.
Impairment of any component of the body and subsequent impairment of any aspect of physical function can reduce an individual’s ability to carry his daily activities.
The therapeutic exercise regime involves the application of carefully graded physical stresses and forces on impaired body systems, specific tissues, or individual structures either actively or passively in a controlled way to reduce the physical impairments and improve function.
Therapeutic Exercise Interventions
The types of therapeutic exercise interventions are mentioned as under :