What are the benefits of an orthopedic exercise program?
Orthopedic exercises are designed to improve your body’s movement, balance, and stability. They are particularly useful for individuals suffering from the debilitating effects of arthritis and tendonitis. The focus of the exercises is to improve your body’s ability to move with greater fluidity and ease.
Many clients experience decreased range of motion in arms and legs as they age. They adjust their lifestyle to accommodate these restrictions (moving things to a lower shelf or avoiding climbing stairs).
While there is no magic pill to bring back the body you had in your 20s and 30s, an orthopedic exercise program can often reverse or slow down the onslaught of deteriorating joints and muscles Many patients use an orthopedic exercise program after completing a post-surgical physical therapy program to continue recovery.
Most orthopedic exercise programs will include not only exercises but also stretching and soft tissue massage. The inclusion of all 3 components provides the most effective benefit. With the guidance of an orthopedic exercise specialist, it is possible to regain a range of motion in the arms and legs that was lost years ago, without using surgical or pharmaceutical interventions.
An orthopedic exercise program may not eliminate every discomfort and creak in your body, but it could dramatically improve your overall quality of life.