Therapeutic Exercise is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of therapeutic exercise typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. This fact sheet provides basic information about therapeutic exercise, summarizes scientific research on effectiveness and safety, and suggests sources for additional information.
Similar to other movement practices used for health purposes, various elements of therapeutic exercise combine physical postures and breathing techniques.
Therapeutic Exercise helps to:
- To maintain health and well-being,
- To improve physical fitness,
- To relieve stress,
- To and enhance quality of life.