Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is bodily movement prescribed to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being. It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body. The purpose of therapeutic exercise is to return patients to their peak physical conditions.

Good posture affects both your physical body as well as your emotional and mental well-being. Having good posture has many benefits. By positioning the body correcting while sitting and standing, there is even pressure on the spine, its muscles and ligaments. Having good posture can reduce physical stress on the body. Headaches, neck pain and back pain can be lessened when the body maintains a good upright position. If you slouch while sitting at a desk for long periods of time, you may find that, after a while, your back and neck are sore. With proper posture, sitting is more comfortable. Good posture can affect your intake of oxygen. If you are hunched over, your lungs may not be working to their full capacity. If you stand up straight and allow lots of room in the chest for breathing, you’ll have more energy and often feel better.