Therapeutic Exercise For


A progression of therapeutic exercise is usually more gradual for those recovering from surgery than in one who did not require surgery, especially in order to allow inflamed tissues to heal. In general, specific joint motions and weight bearing are often restricted. High-intensity stretching and resistance exercise is usually limited for at least six weeks to allow adequate healing time for muscles or tendons that have been repaired.

Post PRP (platelet rich plasma)

Careful guidance following this new procedure yields greater outcomes.  Standard therapeutic exercises can often aggravate activated tissue that has been augmented with PRP.  We have developed a good understanding of how to optimally progress most conditions and we work closely with your doctor  to get the best outcome.


In osteoporosis, bone resorption has taken place at a much higher rate than bone formation, resulting in weakened boney structures. The risk for pathological fractures resulting from very minor stress is high. In patients with osteoporosis, low-impact weight-bearing and endurance exercise should be introduced. Caution should be taken when adding resistive exercises, and explosive or twisting movements should be avoided altogether.


There are several high-risk conditions that are contraindications to exercise. These include: incompetent cervix, vaginal bleeding, placenta previa, preterm rupture of membranes, premature labor, and maternal heart disease, diabetes, or hypertension. Precautions need to be taken when women present with the following: multiple gestation, anemia, systemic infection, extreme fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, overheating, phlebitis, diastisis recti, or uterine contractions which last several hours after exercise. In these cases, women who participate in exercise should be monitored closely by both physician and therapist.

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