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
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.