Refers to the mode of the exercise. Your physiotherapist will cater to the mode of exercise with the consideration of the equipment available to you in your daily life (e.g. choosing between dumbbells, resistance bands, machines, or body weights to perform the exercise). How this is accomplished is based on another set of principles on training.
The exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist are individualized and specific to address your issue and achieve your goals.
For positive adaptations of the body to occur, there should be an appropriate amount of stress placed on the exercise. Your physiotherapist will prescribe the appropriate amount of overload in an exercise for you (e.g. appropriate amount of intensity that stresses the particular muscle but not at a level where it causes too much pain for you to perform the exercise).
Optimal adaptation will require the right amount of rest and recovery. Your physiotherapist will advise accordingly, and provide recovery exercises such as stretches to facilitate your recovery.
The exercises performed during your rehab sessions will be varied to prevent overtraining, injury, and hitting a plateau. Our physiotherapists are highly trained in these training principles and will devise an exercise programme using these principles to deliver the best results for you.