Exercise is a powerful tool in our repertoire to help you feel better. Exercise is something that we as humans have created to optimize our capabilities. It should be prescribed in a way to help us take our movement potential to the next level. We pride ourselves in being able to make the right exercise prescription to get out of injury, improve mood, and progress you towards performance enhancement.
Looking for the right level of exercise?
We are able to use exercise to improve strength, speed, endurance, power and more. Our bodies are designed to adapt to stress. We can use exercise as a form of stress to achieve our movement goals.
The SAID Principle
The SAID principle, Specific Adaptations to Implied Demands. This is a fancy way of saying your body will adapt to the specific demands you challenge it with. Make sure your exercise is meeting your targeted to goal.
If you have an injury, you need to make sure the exercise stress is geared towards healing the injured tissue and progressively increased in a way that won’t risk your chance of re-injury.
If applied correctly, exercise will create a reduction in inflammation. This is how we can use exercise to aid with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
Some of the benefits of exercise include:
Increase cardiovascular fitness
Mental function and memory
Improve sleeping habits
Reduce inflammation and pain
Increase happiness (dopamine) and energy levels
Decrease risk of disease and cancer
And so much more.
How does therapy involve exercise?
Fun fact: part of your therapy exercise involves what we call therapeutic exercise! Therapeutic exercise involves strengthening, achieving a normal range of motion, endurance, and flexibility. These are the fun activities that involve TheraBand, weights, foam rollers, etc. While we tailor therapeutic exercise to each person, we do find many people with similar injuries. Below are some common activities that you can do at home!
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