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Exercise is key to healing many chronic conditions and home exercise is a great form of physical therapy rehabilitation.  This chapter covers basic concepts of exercise and provides a basic workout and stretching routine.  Exercise for weight loss is included as well.

There is important material that can help many people obtain the benefits of exercise they need to heal.



This chapter includes discussions on:


  • The difference between exercise and stretching and when to do each.

  • The difference between Exercise and Activities of Daily Living.

  • Weight lifting vs. other types of exercise.

  • When to introduce exercise when you are injured.

  • The most important key to weight lifting that most people get wrong (even many body builders).

  • This one concept will greatly increase the efficiency of your workout.

  • Illustrations of proper stretches.

  • Aerobic vs. anaerobic. How much of each.

  • Exercise and weight loss.

  • Proper weight lifting technique – guidelines and illustrations.

  • Workout plans for 3, 4, 5, and 6 days per week.

  • Strategies for success.

Learn when you should use exercise to rehabilitate an injury vs. when you should use more passive therapies.


Along with the information above, other chapters in this book provide specific exercises for specific injuries.  The sports injury chapter (ch 11) has specific stretches and exercises for:


  • Shin splints

  • Hamstring strain

  • Rotator cuff

  • Shoulder tendonitis

  • Tennis elbow

  • Golfers elbow

  • Wrist tendonitis


Many other specific stretches and exercises are covered in the chapters on:


  • Knee,

  • Ankle sprain,

  • Achilles tendonitis/plantar fasciitis,

  • Four causes of sciatic pain,


The tendonitis chapter has the main exercise and stretches for the:


tendonitis/muscle spasm complex.



The combination of information provided in this chapter along with the other chapters in this book provides a fairly comprehensive suggestion of:


  • Weight lifting routines

  • Exercise programs

  • Physical therapy rehabilitation . . . . . that should help many people to get the relief they need.

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