The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends that people, after experiencing injury or surgery, should proactively partake in the appropriate exercise conditioning programs to help quickly return to their customary daily activities and enjoy a more active and healthier lifestyle.
The following Rehabilitation Exercise Handouts are available at the AAOS web site
After a spine injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help patients strengthen their muscles that support the spine. Keeping these muscles strong can relive back pain and prevent further injury.
The hip rehabilitation exercise program focuses on strengthening the muscles that support patients’ hip to help keep the hip joint stable. Keeping these muscles strong can relieve pain and prevent further injury.
The knee rehabilitation exercise program focuses on strengthening the muscles that support the patient’s knee to help reduce stress on the knee joint. Strong muscles help your knee joint absorb shock.
The rotator cuff and shoulder rehabilitation program focus on strengthening the muscles that support the patient’s shoulder to help keep the shoulder joint stable, relive paint, and prevent further injury.
The foot and ankle rehabilitation program target the lower legs, tendons, and ligaments that control feet movement.