What is Exercise Therapy?

Physiotherapy at River Stone Wellness includes an exercise component we call Exercise Therapy. 

Exercise Therapy is a treatment plan that includes physical activities and therapeutic activities that help patients recover from injuries and conditions that interfere with their movement, daily activities, and overall state of well-being.

It uses gentle strengthening and stretching exercises to decrease discomfort and body pain as well as improve strength and endurance.

This type of therapy can range from activities that target specific muscles or parts of the body to more general movements that can help you improve your physical condition.

Treadmill and stationary biking are commonly incorporated into our Exercise Therapy plans. We also focus on balance exercises, strength exercises, and conditioning through aerobic exercise.

The main purpose of Exercise Therapy is to reach an optimal level of physical fitness by building strength and endurance.

We begin with exercises that are suitable to your fitness and injury level and slowly work to more vigorous forms of exercise.

Benefits of Exercise Therapy

Studies have shown that exercise treatment has many wonderful benefits for your health.

It increases blood flow, benefits your cardiovascular health, and improves the delivery of nutrients to organs and muscles.

Exercise can also stabilize your core muscles to improve balance, posture, and body mechanics, enhance coordination, and improve your motor and sensory function.

When it comes to injuries, Exercise Therapy reduces the overall healing time following an injury and can also lower your risk of injury in the future.

It has also been shown that exercise therapy can help you manage chronic and acute pain and increase your mental well-being.

Exercise Therapy can enhance your fitness and well-being, improving your overall function and repairing or preventing the deterioration of muscles and joints.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Exercise Therapy fit into my physiotherapy plan?

Exercise Therapy is a component of physiotherapy that can is used to improve mobility, strength, and motor control. While your physiotherapy plan is designed to address your condition or injury and relieve you from pain and discomfort, exercise therapy also helps you strengthen your body to prevent future issues. It is often combined with physiotherapy and chiropractic care.

How many Exercise Therapy sessions do I need?

The number of therapy sessions you need is as unique as your condition and the severity of your injury. Your therapist will put together a personalized care plan that will provide you with an idea of how many sessions you will need. This number may change as you progress through the therapy.

What type of exercises do you include in your treatment?

There are different types of exercises that we can include in your physiotherapy plan to address your individual needs. These include endurance and cardiovascular exercises, flexibility exercises, strength exercises, and balance exercises. 

Our exercises are designed to work your entire circulatory system, increase flexibility, build muscle strength, and improve stability.

Exercise Therapy at River Stone

At River Stone Wellness Centre, we believe in wellness done well. This means providing the best therapy to help you live a healthy and relaxed life.

Our team offers Exercise Therapy as a part of a comprehensive and effective treatment plan to address your unique condition.

We are committed to giving you one-on-one care from a professional and caring physiotherapist to help reduce your pain and improve your health.

If you are ready to get started, click here to book your appointment. Or you can contact us for more information.