Purpose


Our exercise program comprised of specific rehabilitation exercises which bring you back to full functionality. The exercises can vary from stretches, strengthening and balance. Each required at difference stages of your rehab. It’s vital to continue a regular program along with deep-tissue massage or spinal manipulation to allow adaptation to be met and preserved.

Benefits


Improves balance and flexibility
Increase tendon, bone and ligament strength
Posture management
Increases muscle tone
Reduces the risk of further injury

What will happen?


Your exercise program will be part of your rehabilitation plan. This is done along side your regular treatments. The combination of both treatment and exercising can speed up your recovery and maintain your goals. Your therapist will assess your activity levels, posture, strength and flexibility. Treatment is then provided and combined with exercises at the end. Volumes and intensity of your exercises are adapted throughout your rehab program.

Structured exercise programs


An exercise program is a structured plan that focuses on the patient’s main goals. To provide structure to the exercise program, the F.I.T.T Principle to training will be used which stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type. These main principles are regularly controlled to provide adequate adaptations to your strength, flexibility and weight to reach your main goals.

Why do you need an exercise program?


At SMSM Therapy a holistic approach to treatment is very important. The treatments like sports or deep-tissue massage must be done in conjunction with an exercise program for best results. We believe that 50% of achieving your goals comes from your treatments, and 50% from the exercise you do at home. That’s why your practitioner will devise an exercise program specifically for you.

What will happen?


Once posture, strength and flexibility scores are assessed, your practitioner will assess areas of asymmetry (imbalance) and provide a specific exercise to balance out the areas. Body-weight and theraband exercises are provided and practised in the clinic. You also can purchase your set of therabands at the clinic or they are free as part of a sports therapy plan.

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