Mat activities/exercises are one of the most important parts of physiotherapy rehabilitation programmes. Mat exercises are given to facilitate balance, promote stability, mobilize and strengthen the body trunk and limb and train patients for functional activities.
These exercise improves the overall core strength of the human body. A strong core, which generally refers to the muscles of the abdomen and back, enhances overall athletic ability and daily function. A strong core also makes one less vulnerable to injury and improves posture.
Mat exercises promote muscular endurance and flexibility. These exercises aid in enhancing the overall body composition. Not only this, mat exercises also help to improve coordination and balance and increases pelvic stability. It also improves postural stability, enhances proprioceptive functions and improves ambulatory skills.
Mat exercises also help to improve coordination and balance and increases pelvic stabilitySome simple Mat exercises include the hamstring stretch, the quadricep stretch that essentially entails bending each leg back (while sitting) so that your legs create a "W" shape.
The calf and hamstring stretch, the child's pose, the trunk twist, knee pushups, bicycle kicks and cobra stretch are some Mat exercises. Mat exercises can bring a great difference in rehabilitation of a patient. Therefore mat exercises are highly advisable for people of any age. Mat exercises improve the recovery process and helps in physical development.
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