Physical therapy for the geriatric population emphasizes optimizing the functions of the aging adult. With age, one’s body experiences wear and tear, and in the process, it may sometimes lead to disability and pain, thereby limiting their daily activities. Geriatric physical therapy serves as an effective mode of improvement in their mobility, giving them strength and balance. It helps the aging individuals in building confidence and staying active.
There are different geriatric conditions that can be treated with physical therapy –
|Osteopenia & Osteoporosis|
|Fall Risk & Gait Training|
|Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Generalized Weakness & Loss of Function|
|Joint Replacement & Other Orthopedic Surgeries|
|Neurological Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Vestibular & Balance disorders|