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Ensure Lasting Recovery with Prescriptive Home Exercise Programs

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Developing a routine is essential when recovering from an injury.

By following a prescriptive home exercise program, you can achieve continuous recovery and restore physical function faster.

Superior Physical Therapy offers safe and effective prescriptive home exercise programs as part of the Superior Method. A home exercise program is one of the most important elements of the rehabilitation process.

Therapeutic exercises are tailored according to the patient’s unique condition, health goals, baseline fitness, and lifestyle. We consider body type and medical history when selecting the type of exercises, from stretches to strength and endurance training, and their order and frequency.

Prescriptive home exercise programs are proven to mitigate pain and encourage natural healing. Using this personalized approach, patients can enjoy a faster and simpler recovery.

What is a Prescriptive Home Exercise Program?

A home exercise program includes a series of physical activities designed to help patients overcome their injury and improve muscle memory which is useful when new exercises are added during physical therapy sessions. It can also help ensure continuous progress even outside of the physical therapy office.

Home exercises are practical, accessible, and may be updated throughout the course of care. Regular physical activity can help patients gradually build greater confidence in their ability to maintain strength and overcome their injury.

Regular exercise also allows the body to heal naturally and in a more controlled fashion. This can help prevent future injuries and reduce potential stress or strain once function is regained.

Health Benefits of Home Exercise Programs

A prescriptive home exercise program is a great way for patients to achieve their rehab goals faster and prevent the risk of recurrences. It provides both physical and mental benefits, including:

  • Improved condition of the heart and lungs

  • Increased muscular strength and endurance

  • Enhanced aerobic fitness

  • Increased muscle tone and strength

  • Weight management

  • Improved agility, coordination, and flexibility

  • Better balance and spatial awareness

  • Higher energy levels

  • Improved immunity

  • Increased physical confidence

  • Reduced risk of chronic disease

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Self-confidence and psychological well-being

Factors Affecting Patient Adherence

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Patients need to stick to their exercise routine to recover from their injury and relieve pain quicker successfully. However, perceived barriers such as limited time, busy schedules, and lack of motivation may prevent patients from staying consistent with their home exercise program.

As your physical therapist, we will provide you with the necessary tools to ensure patient adherence and boost long-term rehab success. We will also include exercises that promote proper form and technique to avoid any pain or discomfort.

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MyMovement Rx

At Superior Physical Therapy, we understand the challenges of remembering doctor’s instructions and following the right exercise routines. That’s why we created our own patient mobile app called MyMovement Rx.

We send individualized movement prescriptions directly to your mobile device and make you an active partner in your care.

  1. Your physical therapist determines the restrictions
  2. A video is taken of the patient performing the exercises to correct the restriction
  3. The video instantly appears on your phone in the MyMovement Rx app
  4. Patient participation is tracked and sent to the therapist

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