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Physiotherapy Exercises

We are all familiar with the fact that physiotherapist are specialists that specializes in recommending suitable physical exercise in order to procure a solution to injury and also enhance fitness level.

Physiotherapists are not only trained in injury diagnosis but in addition, they are well trained in exercise physiology or the act of exercise. This serves as an excellent opportunity for the physiotherapist to evaluate and diagnose your injury but as an addendum to prescribe injury, fitness, or age-fitting activities meant for you at that point in time.


In the absence of some simple exercises, some muscles in the body can become weak. At the moment when this supporting muscle becomes weak, the injured muscles become less supportive, and you become vulnerable to lasting symptoms or further injury. In addition to this, you can over-activate adjacent muscles that may prompt further injury.

It is additionally critical to comprehend that regardless of whether you are “in good shape,” you may have important but weak localized or stability muscles. When you are battling with injury, there are some exercises that you need to perform, which are helpful in strengthening the muscles around your injury and the adjacent joints. It is the duty of your physiotherapist to examine your muscle’s function and prescribe the best exercises which are of utmost importance to your case.


This is determined by your physiotherapist, and it is very important that the exercise should not be painful. Though some trainers have a divergent opinion and they believe that the more painful, the better, but this might not be the best for your body or injury.

Your physiotherapist is in the best position to thoroughly examine you and prescribe a series of exercises that are the best for you. This post will have some types of exercise which are the best for you.


  1. Stretching exercises: The stretching exercises are done so as to improve flexibility. The primary aim of this exercise is to get rid of the source and bringing in of the muscle in question in order to stretch. For this exercise to be effective, the most important thing to do is to allow the segments of the body involved to align, and this is done by correcting the compensations. In addition to this, it is important to breathe in well so that the muscles can relax and also reduce resistance. In order to be effective, the stretching positions are held for a long time, and also small numbers of repetitions are required. Some of the benefits of strengthening exercise include and not limited to, improving strength, endurance, and or muscle power.
  2. Proprioception activities. These are exercises done at the moment when there is a reduction in the ability to know where the body is in space (position) or how the body moves in space (movement). For instance, the practice of balance in one of the legs improves the sense of the position of the lower limb. Also, there are some cases where exercises that require drawing of the letters of the alphabet with the end of the trained limb are prescribed in order to improve the direction of movement.
  3. Functional exercises: Functional exercises are recommended to rehearse a regular daily existence movement, which is accompanied by some challenges after your injury. Whenever demonstrated, the physiotherapist may request that you practice a particular movement that you perform at work, at home, or in your game.
  4. Cardio-vascular exercises: Some good examples of exercise in this category include stationary biking, walking, running, elliptical, and swimming. These types of exercises are done in order to regain your previous level of effort. One other suitable kind of exercise that belongs to this class is yoga; it is one of the exercises that take the top when it comes to cardiovascular health. It also improves flexibility, strength, mobility, and proprioception.

There is no need to worry about how to do the different types of exercises listed above; your physiotherapist will show you how to go about it. And also they will make sure that progression is done appropriately

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