Therapeutic exercise is a skilled technique used by licensed physical therapists to retrain a client's body to move and function with a stronger sense of wellness and control.
There are many variations of therapeutic exercise that give rise to an almost endless selection of treatment strategies. All exercises are custom prescribed and tailored to meet each client's specific body image need.
Therapeutic exercise requires active participation from the client and may be challenging at certain points throughout the training process. Progress and results ultimately require guided collaboration. Compared to doing gym exercises with a personal trainer, physical therapists are NYS licensed specialists in exercise prescription. They use their expertise of the human body to create a safe environment where the client's body can become stronger without the risk of injury or the stress of the unknown.
The physical therapist can also use skilled hands-on (manipulation) techniques, such as stretching and massage, in order to assist the client's mobility and alignment goals.