Exercise therapy is used for rehabilitation after injury, prevention from further injury and for the management of pain.

Extensive research into exercise therapy supports the use of therapeutically prescribed exercise programmes for conditions such as back pain, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.

Therapeutic exercise programmes take place under the supervision of experienced physiotherapists and may include mat work, resisted activity with springs and weights and the use of equipment such as the treadmill, cross-trainer and specialised static bicycles.

Exercise therapy can be used effectively for:

  • Maximising physical abilities
  • Optimising muscular function and core stability
  • Improving cardiovascular and physical fitness
  • Improving balance
  • Preventing injury/re-occurring injury range of movement
  • Improving general health and well-being
  • Boosting endorphins (happy hormones) for stress relief
  • Improving confidence and body image