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Exercise Therapy vs Physical Therapy – What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between exercise therapy and physical therapy

October 19, 2022

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Over the years, medical specialists have developed various ways to treat a range of medical conditions, as well as help patients recover from injuries. As new treatment methods are developed the terms for these may get confusing, especially for patients who don’t encounter the terms on a regular basis. For example, a patient suffering from a certain medical condition may be asked to see a physical therapist for exercise therapy or physical therapy, which may cause confusion if the patient is not familiar with these terms.

What is the difference between exercise therapy and physical therapy?

Exercise therapy is a regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed to aid a patient’s recovery from diseases and any conditions, which disturb their movement and day-to-day activities. Exercise therapy also aims to help patients maintain a state of well‐being through neuro re‐education, gait training, and therapeutic activities. Like other types of sports physiotherapy Dubai, exercise therapy is a systemic execution of planned physical activities, movements, and postures intended to reduce the risk of injury, and enhance certain functions. It is also designed to optimize the patient’s overall health and improve their well‐being.

If you sustain an injury during a game or while performing your daily routine, you are advised to visit a sports injury clinic for an assessment of the injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, the therapist may recommend that you book an appointment for sports massage Dubai Marina or give you a schedule for your physical therapy.

Physical therapy is a type of health care designed to help patients recover from injuries or learn movement through a range of exercises and strategies customized to the patient’s needs. Several patients who require physical therapy often have physical disabilities, chronic conditions or injuries that limit their ability to perform day-to-day tasks. Physical therapy, sometimes accompanied by manual lymphatic drainage and massages can help increase the mobility of patients (restoring their original mobility prior to the injury) and improve the quality of their life.

If you need to visit a clinic near you for a physical therapy appointment to help you recover from an injury or you wish to consult with a specialist about pain or discomfort you experience while performing certain movements, Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC offers a range of treatment plans that are tailored to your needs. You may visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for therapy sessions.