Should I be doing my physical therapy exercises daily?

Many individuals question why we may or may not require you to participate in regular physical activity. So, if the activity is excellent for you once or twice a week, why not do it twice a week? The answer is no. When selecting the frequency of the exercises, a physical therapist considers various factors, such as the patient’s reactivity, how recently the injury occurred, the nature of the dysfunction, patient desire, and recommendations from the most recent research.

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The following are some examples of the types of exercises and the rationales behind the frequency choices a therapist might make:

Muscle strengthening: 

You will do this workout every other day to rest and strengthen your muscles. You won’t make as much progress if you train out daily because your muscles don’t have time to recuperate. The sets of exercises and repetitions you will do will be determined by the sort of strength you’re working on (power, strength, or endurance.

Flexibility enhancement: 

Increasing your range of motion and flexibility will be a daily or multiple-times-a-day task. However, stretching and moving around frequently can help you progress the fastest.

Improving neuromuscular control: 

To improve your neuromuscular control, we will have you perform the exercises every day or numerous times a day. Doing a lot of repetitions and exercising frequently will help you establish control over your muscles’ ability to activate them.

Neural mobilization:

Neural mobilization exercises can reduce a nerve’s sensitivity. To get the best results, these exercises should be done numerous times a day, potentially even every hour, and the repetitions can range from 10 to 30.

Sports activities: 

Athletes might participate in any or all of the activities listed above, depending on the sport they are participating in. An individual’s exercise regimen can range from daily to as infrequently as once every few days.

It’s crucial to examine how your therapist’s experience, knowledge, and direction in treating movement disorders can influence your recovery rate, even if you think you can independently accomplish the exercises and activities you conduct during your counseling session. For example, patients who are less consistent with their daily therapy attendance are more likely to experience a shorter recovery, prolonging their return to surgery. Know about About Dr Jonson Yousefzadeh PT, DPT, COMPT.


On the initial examination, your psychiatrist will work with you to determine a frequency that meets your doctor’s prescription and takes your level of disability into account so that you can begin your recovery as soon as possible.

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