Physiotherapists prescribe exercises for many different reasons, including both the prevention and recovery from injury (including post-operative care), general strengthening and fitness, and to treat neurological or chronic pain conditions.
All exercise programs are individually tailored by your physiotherapist at PhysioFit Berwick to suit your situation / pathology / condition(s).
We also offer Group Exercise Classes with small groups of up to 3 clients per session. An individual assessment is required prior to beginning classes, where you will have a detailed assessment and the physiotherapist with prescribe your program to suit your individual needs.
Some of the most common types of exercise programs prescribed by your physio may include:
|Exercise program type||Reason(s) prescribed||Examples|
||Brisk walking, running, jogging, swimming, aerobics, gym classes (e.g. spinning)|
|Flexibility exercises (joint / muscle)||
||McKenzie exercises, Upper/lower limb stretching regimes|
||Wobble board exercises
Dynamic balance training
||Chin tucks, postural re-education, core strengthening, fit ball / gym ball exercises|
||Resistance band exercises, upper / lower limb strengthening regimes, core strengthening|
||Mat work, reformer-based regimes, functional core activation|
|Massage ball / foam roller exercises||
||As prescribed by your therapist|
||Knee / shoulder / hip strengthening regimes, Gait re-education, chest exercises|
|Neurological rehabilitation exercises||
||Balance exercises, reaching / targeting, functional mobility exercises, coordination exercises, strengthening exercises, etc.|
||Pelvic floor exercises, abdominal exercises, light weight training, low impact aerobic exercises|
||Percussion, vibration, breathing exercise secretion regimes|