Physiotherapists use therapeutic exercise as a treatment to help in the healing process of musculoskeletal conditions in a multitude of ways including stretching, strengthening and balance restoration. Some exercise is performed by the physiotherapist in the clinic (such as passive or resisted stretching of muscles) but most exercise is given in the form of a home exercise programme intended to improve the rate of healing and as a way to prevent re-injury. Physiotherapists demonstrate and then watch our patients perform all the prescribed exercises so correct technique is ensured and the exercise programme is reviewed and updated at regular intervals as the patient’s physical condition improves.

Exercise helps to increase energy, improve flexibility and range of motion, increase muscular strength and endurance, restore correct muscle balance and movement thereby reducing pain, increase blood supply to the extremities, improve cardiovascular health and decrease the incidence of stroke, heart disease and diabetes.