Therapeutic exercise service is a prescribed dosage of a particular exercise or group of exercises aimed at accomplishing a very specific goal.
After a thorough patient evaluation, including a review of a patient’s medical history, any films that may be on file such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, arthrograms, etc., a complete and thorough subjective history history taking with the patient in the clinic and a biomechanical examination of the patient’s body, we will devise a carefully prescribed therapeutic exercise regimen to address that patient’s impairments.
Therapeutic exercise from a physical therapist’s perspective, doesn’t turn somebody into the Incredible Hulk. Perhaps for an 86-year-old female with osteoporosis, she needs to stand up from a chair without assistance. Therapeutic exercise can only be applied, and should only be applied after a very thorough subjective history taking, objective examination, and setting specific goals together with the patient.