Home Exercise Program

FAQ: What Is A Home Exercise Program?

Home Exercise Program

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. They will create a home exercise program ideal for your recovery.

Home Exercise Program

After your initial evaluation, the physical therapist will create a home exercise program for you. These exercises are designed to safely strengthen your muscles. All without the risk of making your injury worse. As you advance throughout your Plan Of Care, the therapist will add to your home exercise program.

The primary goal of the home exercise program is to aid your recovery by strengthening specific muscles in a specific order. You should do these exercises on days that you have physical therapy appointments. More importantly, you should do them on the days that you do not have therapy.

Doing your exercises on the days that you don’t have therapy will help you recover quicker. Far beyond just physical therapy alone. They act as a one-two punch in your recovery, so to speak. In fact, you should do your home exercise program even after you’re done with physical therapy. It’s important to prioritize these exercises at least 3 times a week. This will prevent your injury or condition from coming back as a result.

Additionally, you should do these exercises on days you’re more active or doing strenuous work. You can even do them on days where you have to sit for long periods of time as well. This will help limit pain and stiffness that might pop up in the next couple of days.

Using Exercise Equipment

We focus on rehabilitation and improving function. Our top-of-the-line gym equipment was specifically chosen for our unique programs that cannot be found anywhere else. In fact, our programs are so effective, that anyone can improve and reduce their pain. More importantly, they can get back to enjoying life.

Exercising with the gym equipment is part of your Plan Of Care. Your therapist will incorporate it into your treatment as you progress through recovery. For instance, they will have you warm up on the exercise bikes. On the other hand, you may use the Life Fitness circuit machines to end each session. The equipment is used to improve strength, range of motion, and balance.

Above all else, we aim to provide helpful expert advice and care. Our team provides support as you learn how to use each machine. They can answer any questions that you may have. As well as make adjustments to your form if needed. More than anything, we want our patients to feel comfortable and confident using our exercise equipment. That way, you’ll feel comfortable and confident using similar equipment at your own gym.

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About The Author

Jaime Curl

I've explored various fields within physical therapy including acute care and oncology at Troy Beaumont Hospital and outpatient physical therapy. As the office administrator and marketer, I'm able to combine my love for health and exercise science with my interest in marketing and numbers skills. My hobbies include spending time with friends and family, baking, crafting, and watching my favorite movies or tv shows.

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