An unhealthy body needs motivation and clear education about how to simply incorporate exercise throughout the day. We have the tools to properly and thoroughly assess injured and poorly conditioned patients, and advise on an appropriate level and form of Rehabilitation Exercise.

Exercise Therapy | Rehabilitation Exercise | Viva Health Centre | Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Exercise Therapy is the prescription of bodily movement to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being. It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities that can return a poorly conditioned person to peak physical condition.

What Are the Goals of Exercise Therapy?

  • Enable ambulation
  • Release contracted muscles, tendons and fascia
  • Mobilize joints
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve respiratory capacity
  • Improve coordination
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve balance
  • Reduce stress and promote relaxation
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Improve exercise performance and endurance

The final goal of rehabilitation exercise is to achieve an optimal level of physical fitness by the end of the treatment regimen.