Rehabilitation and corrective exercise involves strengthening and conditioning specific muscles whether it's to correct posture, to support recovery of injured and healing areas or to prevent an injury from occurring.
Rehabilitation is a key part of treatment after an injury because it facilitates the recovery of muscles, ligaments and tendons that provide functional stability to the joints. Injuries are disruptive to the proper mechanics of the body, they are weak links that are relatively more likely to become injured again. It is reconditioning and strengthening that restores these tissues to their pre-injury state.
Corrective exercises are those exercises that are designed to correct poor posture, improper biomechanics and prevent injury. They are always specific to individual needs which are determined by functional testing and advanced at a rate conducive to each patient's progress. When performed as directed, these exercises result in better posture, more functional movement patterns and less pain.