These are exercises targeted and planned to improve or restore physical function post injury.
The aim is to improve function and prevent deformity.
Therapeutic exercises could be used for increasing joint range of motion, correct posture, improve breathing and circulation.
Following an abductive clinical reasoning from a collaborative assessment, your physiotherapist may prescribe therapeutic exercises for you.
This mainly involves using electrical energy as medicine. It may include infra-red, laser, shortwave diathermy transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), e.t.c. Electrotherapy may help with pain relieve and innervate nerves when there is no muscle movement or flicker of movements.
SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE
This involves using different pressures on muscles, tendons and ligaments to relax them, relief pain and improve their function.
Following your assessment, your physiotherapist will use one or a combination of the above treatment modalities.