August 18, 2017

Exercise Therapy

What is a Medical Exercise Therapist?

Medical Exercise Therapy is the blending of the best from the rehabilitation world-knowledge of medical conditions, understanding of pathology, functional anatomy and physiology, orthopedic limitations, and metabolic conditions, with the best from the world of fitness training-aerobic conditioning, strength training, exercise progression and skill development. The resulting synergy means personalized therapeutic exercise prescriptions and programs for increased fitness and well-being for patients because the rest of the body is not overlooked while the treatment is being administered to one part. The whole body is trained: while in one area there is therapy, in the other areas, strength and fitness are maintained or increased.

Most personal trainer certifications only cover training healthy individuals, and must exclude anyone who has any known health condition. An Exercise Therapist serves the whole population, especially those with conditions with special needs such as: Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiac Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes I & II , Eating Disorders, the Elderly, Hypertension, different kinds of injury, Muscular Dystrophy, Obesity, Osteoporosis treatment and prevention, and Pregnancy.

Medicine continues to discover the many benefits of exercise to all populations. Exercise has been known to delay or prevent secondary complications from chronic diseases, which translates into not only better health and sense of well-being, but also in cost-savings in future medical expenses.

In the therapeutic model, this is the future!

Contact me directly at Exercisetherapy1@aol.com