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Common Exercises in Physical Therapy

- Wednesday, March 08, 2023
Ishitani Health Center

Today we want to introduce you to the wide variety of Physical Therapy Services delivered here at our Ishitani Health Center. We help clients suffering from injuries, illnesses, and disabilities to restore physical function and improve quality of life. Exercises are an important part of physical therapy, as they are used to help improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Our certified PT professionals are highly trained and skilled in authoring exercise plans to speed your recovery and rapidly move on from your painful ailments. Let’s talk briefly about exercise therapy here at Ishitani.

Common exercises used in physical therapy include stretching, strengthening, balance, coordination, and endurance exercises. Stretching exercises can help increase flexibility and range of motion, improve posture, and reduce the risk of injury. Examples of stretching exercises include hamstring and calf stretches, wall squats, and standing side bends. Strength exercises are used to build muscle and improve overall strength. Examples of strength exercises include squats, lunges, planks, and pushups.

Balance exercises are used to improve balance, coordination, and stability. Examples of balance exercises include single leg stands, heel-toe walking, and balance boards. Coordination exercises are used to improve coordination and motor skills. Examples of coordination exercises include ball tosses, walking patterns, and ladder drills.

Endurance exercises are used to help improve endurance, stamina, and cardiovascular health. Examples of endurance exercises include walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming. Physical therapy exercises are tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. It is important to discuss any exercise plan with a physical therapist before beginning the program.

Contact Ishitani Health Center to learn more about our physical therapy services.