Stretching & Exercises
Stretching is a treatment technique used to increase the flexibility and mobility of soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. Improving flexibility through stretching improves joint function, improves your muscle’s tolerance for physical activity, and improves circulation. Muscles, ligaments and tendons are often tight and painful after an injury, illness or surgery. Stretching is often an integral part of your rehabilitation program and will almost always be given.
Strengthening exercises are used to increase the strength of skeletal muscle. Typically, some form of resistance is used during strength training. Strength is often lost after an injury, illness or surgery and strengthening is an integral part of your rehabilitation. Strong muscles are essential for normal musculoskeletal function. Strengthening increases your tolerance for physical activity, improves balance and coordination.