Elderly, geriatric physiotherapy
Including vestibular, unsteadiness, balance problems, and falls prevention.
We offer physiotherapy support to the elderly for maintaining or improving levels of activity (check it out). It’s a well known fact that the strength and fitness gains can be made at any age. We understand that medical conditions can interact to affect a persons well-being and we take a holistic approach to treatment and advice. More unique to the aging population is that several medical conditions can co-exist. We understand how medical conditions can affect physical well being, factoring in your general health, and medications. This certainly does not apply to all elderly people, but for those it does apply to, we know how to adjust your treatment, for those who live with this constant pain, consider looking for an assisted living community for proper care like Chelsea Senior Living identifies respite care Plainview, NY.
Many over 70s expect to be physically fit and active, and we help you achieve that, understanding that early action and advice for your niggles makes a bigger difference in elderly people.
We commonly see people with diabetes, heart conditions, asthma, severe arthritis, (please see our page on dizziness care or click here) and osteoporosis, since the training of physiotherapists is medically based. Keeping active is beneficial for all these medical conditions. We also understand the effect of these conditions on your physical well being and know how to modify treatments according to the medical condition .
It is widely known that falls is one of the biggest reasons for hospitalisations in the elderly. We aim to prevent falls. A multi factorial Physiotherapy assessment is carried out, since factors such as footwear, loss of strength and balance, medication and obstacles at home can all be factors in increasing the likelihood of falls. There are home healthcare providers that offer programs that promote increasing physical activity of your elderly to improve their overall health. You may also look for an in home nursing professional who has training on physiotherapy for a more holistic approach to your elderly’s well-being.
Balance and pilates strengthening exercise can help to minimise falls depending on the cause. We can liaise with your GP if we find it necessary following our assessment.