Get moving. Stay moving. Then do it more.
Therapeutic exercise is a simple and effective way to relieve pain and help you improve endurance, strength, stamina, agility, or flexibility. Contact The Running Physio today for more information on how therapeutic exercise can help you.
You Can Improve Your Quality Of Life Through Exercise
It is typical to believe that if you are in pain, you should just lie down and rest. It is natural to want to avoid any type of physical exercise following an injury, but this might lead your muscles to weaken during the healing process. In the long run, this will result in decreased functionality and greater discomfort.
The good news – our Toronto, ON clinic can help you. Our physiotherapists are movement specialists who can help you increase your strength, range of motion, and overall body function. At The Running Physio, our mission is to help you conquer your goals with even more strength and endurance than before.
Let us design an individualized recovery plan for you that includes interventions to relieve pain, improve weakened body parts, facilitate recovery, and achieve optimal levels of function.
Your recovery plan may include a variety of therapeutic exercises as each one has a unique purpose. These include:
Coordination and Balance Exercises
You put the muscle and skeletal structures in your body to the test any time you rise, walk, rest, brush your teeth, prepare a meal, or go about your everyday activities.
If you can’t keep your equilibrium, you lose your capacity to watch out for yourself and keep yourself safe! You put yourself in danger of falls and injuries if you don’t have control over your body. Your ability to balance and coordinate your arms, legs, hands and feet determines your ability to care for yourself or others. That is why, especially after an injury or illness, balance and coordination exercises are so vital.
You may not know it, but posture has a direct effect on muscle power, coordination, and injury risk. Hours spent at desks, leaning over keyboards, poor muscle tone, and poor posture patterns may all result in discomfort or disability. Posture exercises help to relieve aches and pains by correcting bad posture not just during training but also in everyday tasks.
Range of Motion Exercises
These kinds of 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.
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.
It is easy to think of exercise as something we do with our muscles, but exercise can also help our body’s other systems. Exercises that are focused on your arms, legs, or back are all examples of area-specific exercises!
Although it is critical to exercise the muscles, joints, and soft tissues of the body, it is equally critical to assist them in relaxing and releasing. Even if sleeping when you’re in pain isn’t the best approach to deal with it, resting can assist your body start the healing process. Heat, cold, electrical stimulation, massage, and trigger point therapy are all pain-relieving therapies that can aid in recovery, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, and keep you heading to the gym for more activity!
It’s important to remember that running uses a specific set of muscles in a specific way. It’s very likely that the reason why you were injured running in the first place is because of how you were training, or perhaps even how you were running. By integrating running-specific exercises into your routine, you can treat your current issues and more importantly, prevent them from coming back.
Live Better Through Movement.
If you want to live a life with less pain and more strength, schedule an appointment with The Running Physio today. We will assist you in learning more about therapeutic exercise and how it may assist you in reaching your physical objectives and living the life you deserve.