Posted By Dr. Raj Desai
Movement is Medicine
Movement therapy, also known as exercise therapy or rehabilitation, is the use of movement and physical activity to improve or maintain physical function, health, and overall well-being. Movement therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pain.
The concept of “movement as medicine” is based on the idea that physical activity can have a positive impact on overall health and well-being, similar to the way that medications can. Research has shown that regular physical activity can help improve cardiovascular health, decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and even improve mental health and cognitive function.
There are many different types of movement therapy, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and exercise programs such as yoga, Pilates, and tai chi. Movement therapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as medications or surgery.
It is important to consult with Dr Desai to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs and goals. They can help design a movement therapy program that is tailored to your needs and abilities, and ensure that it is safe and effective.