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Specialized Exercise (Exercise is Medicine)​

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What is Specialized Exercise Therapy?

Exercise therapy is a regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.

Exercise training or therapy can take many different forms. For some people it may be moving more and sitting less, and for others it may mean getting on a bike, jogging or lifting weights. Each injury or movement dysfunction is different. This means that every individual being prescribed exercise will have an exercise program specific to that individual. The ultimate goal is to use specialized physical activity to improve health, function and overall well-being.

GLAD – A specialized exercise program for the treatment of hip and knee Osteoarthritis

To learn more about the GLAD click here.


 

OSTEOPOROSIS – a specialized exercise program to target BONE LOSS

For over 20 years, EPA has also researched and developed a unique exercise approach to Osteoporosis.  Many of our sites also have “Bonefit” certified instructors to complement our own program.

To learn more about the osteoporosis program click here.


 

PHYSIO PILATES: a speciliazed exercise program to target low back and hip pain, core stability and posture

Low back is the second most common area that is treated at EPA sites.  Low back pain can come from a variety of sources, with the treatment uniquely targeting these different sources.  One treatment that is consistent with low back is exercise, specifically a targeted core stability exercise program. Core stability exercises can be varied, but several EPA sites uniquely add physiotherapy pilates to their core stability programming.  For more information see our brochure.


 

GOLF PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAM – a specialized assessment and exercise approach that targets your pain and improves your golf swing

Using the experience of seasoned physiotherapists, a physiotherapy assessment is combined with the assessment of  a golf assessment through the TPI evaluation.  For more information see our golf brochure here.

GLAD Exercise Pro