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Exercises for Rehabilitation | Rehabilitation Exercise | Function Health Club

Active and Passive Exercises for Rehabilitation

Exercises for Rehabilitation

Active and passive exercises for rehabilitation are the key to understanding your rehabilitation process. In this article, you’ll learn what they mean for different people in their recovery journey as well as how these types of exercises can help with strengthening muscles after injury or surgery!

What Are Passive Exercises?

Passive exercises are also called “passive ROM (Range of Motion)” movements and allow you to move through the full range of your joints without any effort on your part. Someone else will help you move / stretch your muscles because you may have an underlying injury or weaknesses in certain areas of your muscular anatomy that need to be released to have a better training experience.

Who Can Benefit from Passive Exercises?

Passive range of motion exercises are great for anyone who has muscle imbalance, limited range of motion, muscle tightness, and anyone who has recurring pain due to inactivity.  These conditions make it difficult to move around without making small adjustments to your movements. Such as, squatting or bending down with the help of a chair or a cane instead of being able to do it yourself without any assistance. Often, these conditions are usually from inactivity, improper stretching, and a lack of education on proper form. When you work with us, we will work together to find those areas you need help with and really help you stretch out those pesky knots.

Movement is the key to unlocking your limbs. Blood flow and sensory stimulation are two of many benefits passive exercises provide for people who have difficulty moving their bodies. It helps prevent spasticity from getting worse, as well as provides consistency over long periods of time so neuroplasticity can occur – which means new connections between neurons will form.

What are Active Exercises?

When you start working with us, we will give you daily “active exercise programs” which you can do at home or at the gym. To get the most out of your exercises, you should do them religiously. This means exerting yourself through muscular activity and doing things like self-stretching or mobility movements until we reach the optimal range of motion that your body permits you to do. If you are performing the exercise yourself, it is considered an active exercise.

Who Benefits from Active Exercises?

Everyone!  Active exercises are always beneficial. “If you don’t use it, you lose it”. Even if the control is minimal, an individual will gain strength over time through these types of physical activities.

Even with limited mobility, you can still get a great workout by doing passive exercises . These help warm up your muscles and prepare them for more intense activities like running or biking! If there’s less motion on one side of the body due to conditions like spasticity, then start off slowly during these early stages so that they stay safe while also getting used again appropriately.

Therefore, active exercise can be beneficial for everyone.

We wish you success on your journey to recovery! But if you feel like you are ready to work on your mobility and rebuilding strength, contact us at You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on all of our announcements.