Therapeutic exercise

 

Physical activity is one of the key factors in a healthy life.

It is known in the medical community that the worldwide increase in physical activity and cardiorespiratory endurance decreases the risk of sudden death from coronary diseases as well as from other causes.

Current bibliographic data from the United States (Center for Disease Control and Prevention-CDC and American College of Sports Medicine-ACSM) show that the benefits of therapeutic exercise, even if aerobic capacity remains unchanged, extend to large groups of patients such as patients with any kind of musculoskeletal, neurological, endocrine, or rheumatologic diseases.

Characteristically, patients with limitation in the range of the motion of their joints of any etiology, normal muscle tone change, benefit up to the full cure of their symptoms through the therapeutic exercise.

The therapeutic exercise in mellitus diabetes patients with mild hypoglycemia without ketosis is so important because it reduces the indications of sugar and the patient's need for insulin.

In "Armonia" under my leadership there is one of the most advanced training courses and program implementation of therapeutic exercise in Greece. Our primary objective is to increase cardiorespiratory capacity, strengthen and control the composition of body weight of our patients. We achieve this by proper selection of the type, intensity, duration, frequency, and evolution of therapeutic exercise for each patient.

 

Christos Goumas

Scientific Director, CSD Harmony