Benefits of The Older Adult Physiotherapy Program

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Growing old is a natural part of life. However, as we all know, with the passing of time our body does not always function at the optimal level as it used to.  An injury or illness can offset our ability to do a lot of tasks that we do in our daily lives.

The other reality is that some chronic conditions have an onset that occurs later in life. Arthritis, dementia, coordination problems, partial loss of eyesight, heart diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease are among these.

However, it is possible to lead our lives with independence, dignity, and fun if we take concrete steps to make sure that we are physically and mentally fit as we age.

Here are some of the benefits the Older adult therapy program offers:

  •  Helps relieve pain from osteoarthritis, a common problem in older adults.
  •  Useful in controlling and limiting Parkinson’s Disease.
  •  Helps maintain balance, reduce falls, mobility, and stability.
  •  Recommended to aid in cardiac and pulmonary diseases.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Our physiotherapists will assess your current condition and prescribe treatments to get you better. At your first appointment, you can expect:

Medical History
Our physiotherapist will sit down with you to take your medical history. They may ask questions about your current condition and any other pre-existing conditions that may be contributing to your current state.

Physical Assessment
After taking your history, our physiotherapist will begin a physical evaluation. Evaluating your mobility and range of motion through different exercises. This will help our physiotherapist to determine what your current abilities are and what needs to be done in order to get you where you would like to be.

Goals and Treatment Plan
Following your assessment, Our physiotherapist will discuss your condition and work with you to set goals and develop a treatment plan. Your physiotherapist will explain the plan and answer any questions you might have.