Exercise Therapy

Exercise Therapy is best defined as a treatment plan of physical activities through gait training, neuro reduction, and therapeutic activities. This exercise regime is designed and prescribed to assist patients in recovering from diseases and conditions that interfere with their movement, daily activities, or well-being.

Exercise therapy is a type of rehabilitation that uses physical activity to help treat injuries or conditions. It can be used independently or with other treatments like medication or surgery.

Exercise Therapy

Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation

At Physio for All, Exercise Prescription is one of our core treatment approaches. Our physiotherapists, body specialists, have advanced knowledge in anatomy, physiology (the science of movement), biomechanics, and motor learning.

They will target specific and safe exercise programs for you, from the early stage of healing to getting back to your activities or favourite sport.

Purpose of Exercise Therapy

  • Encourage activity while reducing the effects of inactivity, resulting in increased independence.
  • Extend your normal range of motion.
  • Strengthen the weak muscles.
  • Enhance your performance in daily activities.
  • Allow for ambulation.
  • Relax the tense muscles, tendons, and fascia.
  • Increase your circulation.
  • Increase your respiratory capacity.
  • Enhance your coordination.
  • Reduce your rigidity.
  • Improve your balance.
  • Relaxation should be encouraged.
  • Improvements in motor or sensory function.
  • Medication reduction, fewer hospital visits, and improved overall health

Benefits of Exercise Therapy

The systematic implementation of planned physical movements, activities, or postures designed to help patients:

(1) Lower the risk of injury,

(2) Improve function,

(3) Repair or prevent deterioration,

(4) Improve overall health, and

(5) Enhance fitness and well-being


  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Coordination and balance exercises
  • Ambulation (walking) exercises
  • General conditioning exercises
  • Transfer training
  • Use of a tilt table

Exercise Prescription Commonly Prescribed

Post-surgery rehabilitation

  • Sports injuries rehabilitation
  • Post-natal
  • Back and neck problems
  • Pelvic floor therapy & continence
  • Sport-specifical performance
  • Children’s motor development
  • General fitness and well-being

Exercises Are Targeted to Improve

  • Awareness and muscle activation
  • Mobility and stretching
  • Stability, core strengthening, Pilates
  • Control, strength training, and endurance
  • Balance, proprioception, and coordination
  • Functional movement and sport-specific conditioning
  • Cardio-vascular fitness

Examples of Exercise Therapy

  • Exercising range of motion (passive, assisted-active, and active)
  • Exercising with increasing resistance
  • Balance exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Conditioning through aerobic exercise