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There are many factors to consider with respect to this question, such as the type of exercise, the purpose of the treatment, the area being treated and the physiological effect on your tissue structures.

Under the right conditions, post treatment exercise can facilitate the recovery or healing process. Consider, for instance, using the stationary bike following treatment for a knee replacement. This type of minimal weight bearing, continuous movement is great for improving range of motion and minimizing swelling in the knee. There are instances, however, where exercise would be contra-indicated following treatment, such as functional training following an Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) treatment for muscle spasms in the lower back. Typically, functional training requires core stability and increases muscle tone, whereas the purpose of the treatment is to reset and relax muscle tone.

Due to the many variables involved, it is important to consult with your physiotherapist in order to determine what the parameters of exercise are following your treatment.

 Body & Soul works closely with Halestorm Physiotherapy.

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