Specialised Exercise Programme 2012-05-21T10:27:46+00:00

What is a Specialised Exercise Programme?

Market Harborough Physiotherapy Specialised Exercise Programmeknowledge to provide in-depth preventative and post rehabilitative fitness programming for individuals who are at risk for or are recovering from a variety of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal issues.

Destiny Wellness is a specialised exercise programme aimed at increasing the health and functional abilities of those within the community who require a safe and specialised exercise programmme due to their medical and rehabilitative needs.

The Destiny Wellness Exercise Therapy Program is available to design, develop and/or monitor current exercise, rehabilitation and conditioning programs “off-site”. As a mobile company we are available to meet the patient in their home or within a local fitness facility.

Our certified exercise specialists use outcome measures and conduct assessments to monitor and review client progress with their specialised exercise programme. Client progress notes are simply available upon request by the treating physician or health care professional.

What is included in a Specialised Exercise Programme?

Sessions will focus on maintaining and increasing:

• range of motion,

• strength,

• stability,

• activity levels

• and endurance/aerobic capacity

to decrease pain and improve functional abilities.

Exercise helps to strengthen weakened bones, muscles, joints and the heart, improving functional abilities and quality of life

-Exercise is empowering and encourages a positive regard toward the healing process

-Exercise assists in pain management with the release endorphins and increased functional abilities

-Exercise has special benefits for those with medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, stroke victims and more

-It will increase respiration and blood flow, and increase the release of toxins from the body through perspiration and improved digestive function

-Sessions allow clients to reap the benefits of increased physical activity because our qualified fitness professionals will create a specialised exercise programme based on the needs of the client

Our services are available, and are commonly provided, in the comfort of the clients home as well as within local fitness facilities; providing increased accessibility, comfort and convenience for the patient.

Pilates based specialised exercise programmes and core stability has become the catch phrase of this decade. From improving sports performance through to rehabilitating low back pain, this program promises almost all things to everyone.

But like all modern medical treatment, careful assessment and diagnosis allows us to let you know what program and approach is appropriate for you. Each of our programs is individually tailored to your specific requirements meaning that you don’t just get the generic product, rather a scientifically based specialised exercise programme appropriately designed for you.

We will take you through your specialised exercise programme ensuring that you have the best, most effective and fun program to get you where you want to go.

One of the keys to recovering from an episode of back pain or surgery, and to help avoid future recurrences of back pain, is to pursue appropriate rehabilitation and exercise. A comprehensive exercise regimen should include a combination of stretching, strengthening and aerobic conditioning of the back and body. This requires a basic understanding of the types of muscles that need to be conditioned

For all forms of exercise, it is advisable to see a trained and licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropractic physician or physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also called a physiatrist). Depending on the specific diagnosis and level of pain, the specialised exercise programme will be very different, and these specialists are trained to develop an appropriate exercise program and provide instruction on correct form and technique.

Stretching

Any form of inactivity, especially if an injured back is involved, is usually associated with some progressive stiffness. Therefore, it is necessary to push the range of motion as far as can be tolerated (in a controlled manner). Patients with chronic pain may find it takes weeks or months of stretching to mobilize the spine and soft tissues, but will find that the increase in motion provides meaningful and sustained relief of their back pain.

Stretching exercise should focus on achieving flexibility and elasticity in the disc, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Additionally, it is important to activate and strengthen muscles not directly involved with the injured area, such as the arms and legs. For example, hamstring tightness limits motion in the pelvis and can place it in a position that increases stress across the low back, so hamstring stretching is an important part of alleviating low back pain.

Specialized equipment is available that helps repetitions to be done in the same manner so that progress can be identified and the level of exercise regulated.

Strengthening

It is thought that future episodes of back pain are less likely to occur if back strengthening is accomplished than if mere pain relief is achieved with just stretching. An episode of back pain that lasts for more than two weeks should be treated with proper strengthening exercise to prevent a recurring cycle of pain and weakness.

There are two primary forms of exercise for strengthening and/or pain relief that tend to be used for specific conditions. When appropriate, the two forms of physical therapy may also be combined.

The aims of our Functional Rehabilitation Exercise Programs are to assist individuals to return to normal daily and work based activities and to provide them with the understanding of how to self manage their conditions over the long term. It provides optimal health outcomes for individuals and

reduces costs for employers. Our programs are customised to the individual and use Pilates and functional exercises. Programs are focused on the specific goals and objectives set in conjunction with the other practitioners assigned to an individual’s rehabilitation, whether they are internal or external to Solutions.

For your own specialised exercise programme please contact Market Harborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.