Physical Therapy Exercises Overview

McKenzie Exercises for Your Lower Back

McKenzie Exercises for Your Lower Back

Learn about the McKenzie exercises for low back pain and sciatica. Your physical therapist can teach you how to properly perform these exercises. The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, often called the McKenzie Method or McKenzie...

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Physical Therapy Exercises for Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a condition in which the sternum has sunk into the chest cavity. Here are some physical therapy exercises that can help. Pectus excavatum is a condition in which your sternum (breastbone) has sunk into your chest cavity. The...

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Physical Therapy Exercises for Achilles Tendonitis

Exercises that focus on building flexibility, eccentric strengthening, and progressive loading can help to relieve the pain of Achilles tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis is a condition that causes pain along the back of the ankle or heel due to acute...

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Exercises To Prevent an ACL Tear

By building strength, improving your balance, and focusing on your body mechanics, these exercises can help you avoid an ACL tear. The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is an important stabilizing structure located within your knee joint. This...

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Exercises for Patellar Tendonitis

The knee pain associated with a condition called patellar tendonitis can often be improved, and sometimes resolved, using several simple exercises. Learn how. Patellar tendinitis, also referred to as jumper’s knee, is a condition that causes pain...

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Exercises After Hip Replacement

Learn what exercises should be performed to rehabilitate after a hip replacement surgery. These include heel slides and gluteal sets. The rehabilitation process after total hip replacement occurs early in the postoperative period. Most patients...

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Isometric Exercise in Physical Therapy

Learn how to perform isometric exercises to help you recover in physical therapy after injury or illness. Isometric exercise is a type of exercise that your physical therapist (PT) may have you perform after injury or illness. The term isometric...

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How the 6 Minute Walk Test Works in Physical Therapy

Learn about the Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) and how it's used in physical therapy clinics to measure walking ability and function. The Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) is a common outcome measurement tool used in physical therapy to determine your...

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Physical Therapy Exercises

Physical therapy exercises hurt at first, but they get easier as you get stronger. Learn how to get the most out of rehab and do some work at home.

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Foot and Ankle Exercises for Injury Recovery

These 9 exercises can help you recover from a foot or ankle injury or be used as a warm-up or cool-down after a workout to prevent a strain or sprain. After a foot or ankle injury, an exercise program will help you return to daily activities and...

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