What kind of Exercises Should You Do?

It is important that your exercises should not be painful. While some personal trainers believe that the more painful the better, this is not the best for your body or injury.

In fact, research does inform us that pain inhibits muscles from performing to their optimum. This argues the case that painful exercise is actually counter-productive.

You’ll find that your physiotherapist will thoroughly examine you and prescribe a series of exercises suitable for you in quantities that will not injure you further. Please seek an exercise expert, such as your physiotherapist, when you are planning your rehabilitation.

What Happens if You Stop Exercises?

Without some simple exercises, we know that certain muscles can become weak. When these supporting muscles are weak, your injured structures are inadequately supported and predispose you to lingering symptoms or further injury. You can also over-activate adjacent muscles that may lead to further injury.

It is also important to understand that even if you are “in good shape,” you may have important but weak localised or stability muscles. When you have an injury, you should perform specific exercises that specifically strengthen the muscles around your injury and the adjacent joints. Your physiotherapist will assess your muscle function and prescribe the right exercises specific for your needs.

The exercises prescribed will usually be relatively simple, and do not require any special weights equipment, and can be performed safely at home.

Generally the following exercises are suggested in physiotherapy treatment

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation

  • CVA – Paralysis Rehab Program
  • Balanace Rehab Program
  • Foot & Ankle Rehab Program
  • Back Pain Program
  • Knee Pain Program
  • Neck Pain Program
  • Shoulder Pain Program
  • Elbow Pain Program
  • Gait / Crutch Program
  • ROM : Active / Assisted Passive / Resisted
  • Post Operative Program
  • Home Exercise Program

1.Neck Exercises

  • Flexion
  • Extension
  • Isometric
  • Rotations

2.Back Exercises

  • Supine Lying Flexion
  • Extension
  • Leg Raising Exercises
  • Pelvic Bridge Exercises

3.Knee Joint Exercises

  • Flexion of Knee Joint
  • Extension of Knee Joint
  • Leg Raising
  • Isometric Exercises for knee joint

4.HIP Joint Exercises

  • HIP Joint Flexion
  • Hit Joint Extension
  • Hip Joint Abdnetion
  • Hip joint Addnution
  • Hip Joint Straight Raising Exercise

5.Ankle Joint Exercise

  • Ankle Toe Flexion
  • Ankle Toe Extension
  • Ankle Joint Flexion
  • Ankle Joint Extension
  • Ankle Joint Inversion
  • Ankle Joint Eversion


  • Passive Movements for All joints
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Walking Pattern