What is exercise therapy?
Here at Coastline Therapy Center in Northridge California we use exercise therapy to treat our patients who are suffering from chronic pain and injury. Exercise therapy uses specific movements to improve the way the body functions. This form of therapy focuses on moving the body to help relieve symptoms and improve mobility while also helping to improve the general fitness of patients. We often use exercise therapy for the prevention and management of pain while encouraging patients to use this therapy as an ongoing method to get a better understand and feel for your own body and its functions.
Leading an active lifestyle? Consider exercise therapy
For those patients who are constantly staying active and participating in vigorous activity, it is even more important to ensure you are maintaining a healthy body. Having your active lifestyle cut short because of your failure to seek proper treatment can be avoided with simple and effective exercise therapy. This type of treatment is generally not time consuming but does require commitment and dedication to ensure our patients are maintaining their exercise routines and staying healthy. For those who enjoy their active lifestyles and those wishing to maintain these lifestyles, exercise therapy should be a treatment to consider.
How does exercise therapy work?
First we will complete a full body assessment and discuss any concerns you may have during your consultation. If we feel that exercise therapy is the ideal treatment for you our professionals will then develop a treatment plan to ensure you are getting the individual treatment you require. We often sue exercise therapy in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy however potential treatments will be discussed during your consultation.
Providing you with a holistic approach
Our exercise therapy does not focus just in the body but instead your entire overall health and wellbeing. We often provide treatments that can help treat your overall health including your body and your mind. Through exercise therapy we can also use different stress relieving strategies to help ensure your body and mind is benefiting. A natural medicine for depression and anxiety can be exercise, with research detailing the relationship between serotonin and physical activity. Serotonin is a chemical found in the brain that contributes to a range of functions, including sleep and wake cycles, libido, appetite and mood and has been linked to depression. Research has shown a relationship between physical activity and serotonin levels which has led many to believe that exercise therapy and active lifestyles could improve your overall health and mental wellbeing.