Physical therapy for the geriatric population focuses on optimizing function for the aging adult. As we age, our bodies undergo wear and tear. Although this process is normal it sometimes leads to pain and disability, causing patients to limit their activity or put a halt to the activities that they enjoy. Geriatric physical therapy can be effective in improving strength, mobility, and balance to help the aging individual build confidence in staying active. Consult your doctor about the benefits of physical therapy.

Treatment will focus on a patient’s specific goals. Individual treatment programs can help restore mobility, reduce pain, increase strength, and improve fitness levels.

Geriatric conditions treated with physical therapy:

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Cancer-related complications
  • Joint replacement and other orthopedic surgeries
  • Neurologic disorders; Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Balance disorders
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Fall Risk and gait training
  • Generalized weakness and loss of function

For more information, Contact us at Huntington, NY center.