These types of exercises are directed at the restoration of function, flexibility, mobility and strength. By doing these specialized, simple exercises, we can affect the injured area by restoring muscle tone, increasing strength and endurance, and even resetting neurological programming to the dysfunctional muscles and joints.
Rehabilitation exercises are very important in order to reduce the risk of a re-injuring the same area in the future. Studies resoundingly show that when exercise is combined with other types of therapy the results are significantly better.
So, when your doctor asks you to perform therapeutic exercises, whether in the clinic or at home, it is in your best interest to comply.