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Therapeutic Exercises

Evidence for exercise benefits has existed since the beginning of time, even from 460 BC when Herodicus recommended his patients walk from Athens to Megara, a distance of more than 20 miles, to promote exercise as a treatment for disease and health maintenance. Today literature has found improved ways of exercises, without the burden of walking 20 miles, however with similar effects on the system. These effects include:


  • Increase in cardiac output and bloodflow

  • Increased immune response

  • Increase in skeletal muscle strength and conditioning

  • Increase in efficiency of regulating hormones, as well as decreasing insuling production

  • Desensitization of nervous system in response to pain

  • Improving tissue tolerance for daily activities

  • Enhancing mood and improving restfullness and sleep


When your body engages in exercuses training according to the correct dosage, each of these systems undergoes adaptation to become more effecient. The magnitude and effeciency ultimately stems from the intensity, duration, and frequency that you undergo during your exercises as per the Therapist's prescription. Removal of exercise and stimuli tends to cause a malevolent effect, resulting in loss of effeciency and exercise-gained adaptations. 







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