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The Importance of Doing the Prescribed Exercises After Your Physio Session

Exercise prescription is an essential part of rehabilitation and requires careful consideration of ones health status, baseline fitness, goals and preferences when deciding what to prescribe. Williams & Locke Physiotherapists provide each patient with specific, individualised and progressive exercises to ensure efficient and optimal recovery.

Prescribed exercises are based on 5 principles:

  • Frequency- This refers to the number of exercise sessions performed within a given time frame.
  • Intensity- This refers to the level of exertion (how much energy is expended per minute). This can be a measured using target heart rates or exertion rate scales.
  • Time- The length of time the exercise is performed
  • Type- the mode of exercise training including aerobic/endurance training, resistance/strength training ,flexibility and balance training.

What are the Benefits of Doing Your Prescribed Exercises?

Doing your prescribed exercises will allow for the best possible outcome following and injury or surgery and ensure correct movement and strength is restored for normal functioning. Exercise promotes healing by improving blood flow and circulation as well reduces the risk of scar tissue formation that could further interfere with movement and recovery. Other benefits include:

  • A significant reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease
  • A reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis
  • reduced anxiety and depression
  • enhanced well-being
  • Improved overall physical function

Contact Williams & Locke Physiotherapist today for more information regarding prescribed exercises or book an online session now!