Geriatric Physiotherapy encompasses an extensive range of issues concerning people as they age from a normal adult to a senior, usually focused on the health concerns of an older adult. There are many conditions that affect many people as they grow older that include but are not limited to the following: Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, balance disorders, cancer, osteoporosis, hip and joint replacement, and incontinence to name a few.
What is Geriatric Physiotherapy?
Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of problems concerning the elderly.
Physiotherapists play a key role in enabling older people to use a number of the body’s systems fully to enhance mobility and independence. Physiotherapists can make a difference by helping older people to be comfortable and pain free. The types of problems faced in geriatric physiotherapy are grouped into three different categories.
One category is the problems that happen because the patient simply does not use their limbs or does not exercise. These problems can be addressed by reconditioning through range-of-motion exercises and other exercises.
Another category geriatric physiotherapy deals with is cardiovascular disease, like heart disease and stroke. The physiotherapy professional has an array of tools at her disposal to work with these conditions. Exercise, aqua therapy, electrical stimulation, and more can be used.
The third category is skeletal problems. Geriatric physiotherapy helps people who have these disorders, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. These problems require special attention as osteoporosis makes patients frailer, and osteoarthritis is very painful.
How does it Work ?
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Our executive gets in touch with you and schedules an appointment.
Our qualified expert visits your home for an assessment and initiates the therapy
Measures improvement over time and recommends next steps if any.
The goal of your therapist here is not to impose what they think is right on you, but rather to make adjustments that you are comfortable and happy with to allow you as much independence and safety as possible. While rehabilitating mobility, a physio will use traditional tools such as strengthening exercises in the context of geriatric care. For example, as falls are a major issue in the elderly, emphasis is placed on balance and postural improvements to minimize the risk of further falls, each of which carries a risk of critical injury.
Conditions Treated ?
Geriatric conditions usually include musculoskeletal problems, mental illness, incontinence, and impaired senses, balance problems, chronic pain, and sleep deprivation. Physiotherapy treatments have been successful in resolving or managing each of these ailments.