Occupational Therapy -> Balance -> Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic Exercise

In the simplest terms, therapeutic exercise involves movement prescribed to correct impairments, restore muscular and skeletal function and/or maintain a state of well-being.

Reference links

  • Gait and Balance Training 1
    Author: AxiomPlus - The objective of Physical and Occupational Therapy is to restore lost or restricted range of motion, muscle strength, balance, muscle endurance and function that may be compromised due to surgery, injury or disease.
  • Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity On Anxiety 1
    Author: Elizabeth Anderson1 and Geetha Shivakumar1,2, - Exercise and cognitively based distraction techniques were shown to have equal effectiveness at reducing state anxiety, however, exercise was more effective in reducing trait anxiety (Petruzzello et al., 1991).

Activity List(s)

Goal Bank

  • Mara will actively participate and follow directions to maintain prone prop over a supportive device (ball, swing, wedge) for 10 minutes at a time in 4 /5 trials, with visuals and min verbal assistance to increase body strength and awareness. 0
  • Miles will demonstrate bilateral coordination as evidenced by completing 4 /6 symmetrical and reciprocal bilateral gross motor and fine motor tasks with 80% fluidity in 3 /4 trials, with modeling and min verbal assistance. 0


  • Kiki Blossoms Into Spring preview

    Kiki Blossoms Into Spring

    Bethany Ayer

    Physical Therapy Resource. Exercise Resource. Movement Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Blossom with Kiki using these exercises as a session outline or warmup activity.


  • Farm Animal Moves preview

    Farm Animal Moves

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun exercising while moving and acting like farm animals! This can be done for so many seconds or minutes or even to music for a game of freeze.


  • Super Hero Animal Interval preview

    Super Hero Animal Interval

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun with these animal moves as a great exercise and gross motor activity. This activity can help with sensory/emotional regulation, calming techniques, balance, coordination, and strengthening...


  • Wild Wednesday Animal Moves preview

    Wild Wednesday Animal Moves

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun acting out these wild animal moves