Exercise is an important item in one’s lifestyle.  When we think of exercise we usually think of running, walking or working out in a gym. Exercises are used to promote, maintain or develop:

  • Strength
  • Cardiovascular Fitness and Endurance
  • Improved Movement and Flexibility
  • Relaxation
  • Coordination, Balance and Skill.

The Body responds to the forces applied to it.  Exercise is a means of introducing forces to the body.  Many exercises involve the force of gravity which is a constant force on muscles, bones, connective tissue and the circulatory system.

Absence of normal stresses of the body can lead to weakening and deformity.  This may promote pain and injury.  

I’m Physical Therapist Steve Taylor of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services

Moving You To A Pain Free Lifestyle


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