Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical Therapist helping senior man

According to American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), physical therapy can restore or increase strength, range of motion, flexibility, coordination, and endurance - as well as reduce pain. Another important role is to retrain the patient to do everyday tasks.

Physical Therapy Can Benefit Seniors' Health

Geriatric physical therapy is a proven way for elderly individuals of all levels of physical ability to build confidence, improve balance and strength, and stay active. Elderly physical therapy combines a combination of approaches including stretching, walking, massage, hydrotherapy, and electrical stimulation among others. The goal of physical therapy for seniors is to make daily tasks and activities easier. And to make seniors as independent as possible.

Among the circumstances where physical therapy can be valuable are for those:

  • Recovering from injuries 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain in all parts of the body 
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo
  • Incontinence
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • And many other conditions

More and more, physical therapy is being integrated into seniors healthcare as vital and necessary. From decreasing pain to improving quality of life, physical therapy is helping seniors find their overall bodies in better and more mobile shape. 

To learn more about how physical therapy can help you or a loved one contact us today!