Home Exercise Programs
Home exercise programs include directions for exercises that the patient should continue to perform independently at home. Completing a home exercise program is an integral part of achieving success in physical therapy.
Physical therapy incorporates some re-training and strengthening of specific muscles to perform according to individual functions. In order for muscles to “wake-up” and begin responding appropriately, frequent and consistent practice is necessary. For maximum benefit, it is important to take an active role in your physical therapy experience.
We encourage you to think of physical therapy as a way of learning how to help yourself. A physical therapist alone is not going to make you better, but he or she will teach you how to make yourself better. Performing your home exercise program on a consistent basis is a great way to invest in your own health and to demonstrate to your physical therapist that you are committed to achieving a successful rehabilitation.