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The Importance of your Home Exercise Program

Home exercise programs (HEP) are usually given to patients on their first physical therapy visit and is created to cater towards their goals. These exercises are frequently checked by the therapist for proper form and progression and is updated throughout their physical therapy program to help them transition into an independent management of their condition.

These exercises are provided to reinforce what is completed during each visit and thus, it is important to do these stretching and strengthening exercises at home. We can always tell if someone has been good at following their exercise program or not.

Staying motivated and keeping up with your HEP can be difficult in our busy lifestyles but there are numerous benefits in completing your program!

· You can achieve more at physical therapy sessions

· You may be able to regain function sooner and relieve pain quicker

· You may discover a new active lifestyle

· It can help avoid reoccurrence of the condition

· It can lead to permanent positive habits

Home exercises may feel unsafe but be assured that physical therapists make certain that you are using proper form before sending you home. Nonetheless, these exercises should not be painful for you. If you ever have any questions or concerns, do not be hesitant in asking your physical therapist. We are here to ensure you reach your goals in recovering.


The post is not supposed to replace any medical advice. If you are experiencing any pain, please consult a therapist as soon as possible. You may contact us or make an appointment at 905-771-8882 or, we are more than happy to help!

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