Therapeutic Exercise Chicago, Beverly, Bridgeport, Glenview, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, IL

Therapeutic Exercise

Sarah S.

Very positive experience. Lori helped with my schedule changes. Lauren was my main therapist but all staff and techs were very helpful. Everyone made sure I did all exercises correctly. They would just pass by and show me what I was doing wrong and praised me for what I did correctly.

Robin M.

I reached out to Pam D for a physical therapy reference. She directed me to the Beverly facility. I presented with pain under my left arm that radiated into my left tricep.

Jocelyn G.

I came to Sports and Ortho barely able to walk after I sprained my left ankle. I had extensive pain, swelling, and discomfort. Christy was my main therapist.

Jim A.

"Wow! What a great place. I've been to 2 different Physical Therapists before I found Sports Ortho and the experiences were all very very different. At Sports Ortho you really get the bang for your buck. Each session is 2 hours long.

Recent Patient

When I started with Travis I was extremely limited in all aspects of walking, balance, and endurance. With his incomparable techniques, exercises, massages, and never ending support, My life has improved with strength and knowledge of great therapy and exercises.

Steven D.

I have been so pleased with the service I received at Sports and Ortho. I don't usually do reviews, but that I thought I would write this one. About a year ago my knee starting hurting and I couldn't even run a half mile without intense pain in my knee.

Charmaine L.

Dahlia Fahmy (Sports and Ortho PT and Sports Medicine) is the best - 5 Stars! She is a professional who is very knowledgable and helped me with my back pain.

Get Moving with Therapeutic Exercise

Did You Know Therapeutic Exercise Could Help Alleviate Pain?

Therapeutic exercise is a safe and easy way for people of all ages to find pain relief!

Therapeutic exercise is a great way to restore function and live a pain-free life. Many people assume that anyone participating in physical therapy treatments is recovering from recent surgery.

However, that is not always the case. Physical therapy provides a multitude of benefits for anyone wishing to restore their strength, endurance, flexibility, or stability.

In fact, physical therapy is used as a treatment for any pain, injury, or ailment someone may be facing.

For more information on how therapeutic exercise may benefit you, contact Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine today!

Discover the benefits of therapeutic exercise

Exercise programs are aimed at improving health, so you can feel better than you did beforehand.

Therapeutic exercise is similar in this way; however, it also implements targeted activities that are aimed at relieving pain and restoring you to your optimum level of physical function.

Therapeutic exercise can also be used as a way to prevent additional impairment or disability when facing certain physical risks.

There is a wide variety of therapeutic exercises and each one has a unique purpose. These include:

Range of Motion Exercises

These exercises are aimed at increasing the range of motion in your joints and soft tissues. This may be done through active, passive, or assisted stretching activities designed to help your joints move better, without pain.

Posture Exercises

Hours spent at desks, bending over keyboards, poor muscle tone, or simply poor posture habits can all lead to pain or injury. What you may not realize is that posture has a direct impact on muscle strength, balance, and risk of injury. Posture exercises are aimed at correcting poor posture, not just when you exercise, but also in your daily life activities to alleviate aches and pains.

Relaxation Exercises

Relaxation is part of therapeutic exercise? You bet! While it is important to work the muscles, joints, and soft tissues in the body, it is also important to help them relax. Pain relieving techniques including heat, cold, electrical stimulation, massage, or trigger point therapy, can all help the body relax, improve your sleep, lower your blood pressure, and keep you coming back for more exercise!

Area-Specific Exercises

It’s easy to think of exercise as something we do with our muscles, but exercise can also help our body’s other systems. Area-specific exercises target breathing and circulation to help speed healing, improve blood flow, or lower stress on the body.

Balance & Coordination Exercises

Every time you stand or sit, bones and muscles work in conjunction with one another to help you remain upright. Every time you stand, walk, sit, brush your teeth, cook a meal, or take care of your daily activities, you are testing your coordination between the muscular and skeletal systems in your body. Your ability to care for yourself or your loved ones depends on your ability to balance and coordinate your arms, legs, hands, and feet. That is why balance and coordination exercises are so important, especially after an injury or illness. If you cannot keep your balance or lose your coordination, you lose the ability to care for yourself.

Muscle Performance Exercises

Increasing power, endurance, and muscle strength are vital to good balance and stability, as well as bone and joint health. Resistance and endurance exercises are designed to increase muscle strength without injury.

Finding pain relief with therapeutic exercise

It is a common misconception that one should constantly rest when they are in pain.

However, this can actually cause your muscles to weaken during the healing process, which can lead to decreased functionality and more pain in the long run.

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists are movement experts, trained in improving strength, range of motion, and overall function of the body.

Our physical therapist will design an individualized treatment plan for you equipped with the therapeutic exercises you need to alleviate your pain, strengthen the weak areas of your body, promote the healing process, and restore function.

At Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine , our goal is to help you live a pain-free life with even greater strength and endurance than you had before.

Get moving today!

If you want a life with less pain and greater strength and endurance, request an appointment at Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine today at Chicago, Beverly, Bridgeport, Glenview, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, IL centers!

Find out how therapeutic exercise can help you reach your physical goals and allow you to live the life you want!