Meeting Your Individualized Exercise Needs

Exercise is crucial for those dealing with joint pain or for those undergoing rehabilitation. It may sound counterintuitive, but there is proof showing that consistent low-impact exercise reduces joint pain and fatigue while promoting strength and flexibility. Our personalized exercise programs can be used as a pain management solution that encourages movement and helps you maintain a healthy weight while easing your pain and fighting immobilization that pain often induces. It is possible to move your body without hurting it further, in fact, some of the benefits of our physical therapy exercise programs include:

  • Giving you more energy throughout the day
  • Improving your balance
  • Making it easier to sleep at night
  • Strengthening your muscles and joints
  • Helping you maintain bone strength

Different Kinds of Strength Training Exercises

Before beginning any sort of training program, a specialist will meet with you to discuss your specialized needs and goals as you begin your recovery process. You want an exercise program that is going to yield the most benefits and the least amount of aggravation to your joints. Some programs can include range-of-motion exercises, aerobic exercises, strengthening exercises, and more. 

  • Aerobic Exercises – Aerobic exercises can help build muscles and help increase your cardiovascular health. Further, it can help you get control over your weight and can also give you more stamina and energy. Walking, swimming, and bicycling are easy on your joints and are the most effective form of exercise. While they should be done most days of the week, it is alright if they are done a couple of times. Some exercise is better than none at all!
  • Range-of-Motion Exercises –  These exercises are helpful in increasing flexibility, but also maintain regular movement as your body continues to heal. Through these exercises, you can reduce stiffness and increase your ability to move your muscles and joints in their full range of motion. These exercises can be done daily without too much hassle and can include movements like rolling your shoulders, moving your knees, or raising your arms above your head. 
  • Strengthening Exercises – With these exercises, you are able to strengthen your muscles to help protect and support your joints. These exercises should be done two to three times a week to maintain your strength, but if your joints are painful, then it is recommended that you take a rest day! It doesn’t have to be as frequent as you thought to have effective results. Dedicating two days a week to a given muscle group is going to help kick start your recovery. 

Lack of exercise can actually weaken your tissues and bones, making your joints more stiff and painful, creating more stress on your joints. Non-movement can lead to anxiety, depression, and a poor quality of life, making activity that much more crucial as a part of your recovery process. In addition to having mental health benefits, moving your body can reduce the severity of your pain, improve physical function, and improve your psychological function and quality of life.

Remember that these personalized exercise programs are not meant to substitute rehabilitation programs. Also, it is good to always hire a trainer when you are considering strength training, just so you can get the right guidance and assistance. During these programs, it is crucial to keep the impact low to reduce stress on your joints, go slowly, move gently, and ice afterwards. Listen to your body during these exercises, because you don’t want to hurt yourself further. If you would like to know more about our personalized exercise programs or would like to begin pain management treatments, call Body of Beverly Hills Wellness now. Your health is an investment, not an expense.


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