When it comes to healthcare, patients should play an active role. Showing up for appointments is not enough. Exercises and stretches are given by your therapist in order to facilitate recovery and prepare you for your next treatment. It’s the same as having a golf lesson and going to the range to practice. Your golf professional expects that you will practice your golf drills prior to your next lesson. Your therapist expects the same. After all you are paying for your treatment or your lesson. It would be wise to make use of your time and money.